Switch (Alberto A. Braga)
Need a new rage fix? Switch is what you need for all your high difficulty, platform, puzzle game needs. Brought to us by Alberto A. Braga, Guarav Sharma, Daniel Wallner, Sven Waschk, and Vulcan Brimstone, Switch's goal is to reach the portal door exits. To do so you need to switch the light bulb your little bot uses for a face... pressing the down [arrow] or the [spacebar] swaps between red and blue, while the standard [WASD] or the [arrow] keys moves and jumps. When he is glowing blue, he can see and use blue platforms, while when the bulb is red, the only platforms he can use are red as well. We've seen this before in games like Color Theory, but what makes Switch stand out besides the snarkiness of our hero is the high challenging levels that take all the skill, wit, and luck you got.
As I said this game is tough. If the little bot gets caught even slightly in a platform as it appears, he's a burst of pixels. Even if it's just the tip of his pinkie toe, instant death... maybe a little rough as a lot of this game requires you to jump through the same color walls as the platform you are on. You're going to have to be fast to switch colors in an eyeblink. Getting caught in the appearing blocks of color isn't the only way to die, however... there are moving platforms that can't wait to squish you, as well as our old friends, spikes, though at first it may be hard to spot them. They almost look like part of the scenery, like stiff cattails, but you'll discover them when they make you restart the level. It can make some levels even more teeth grinding as what you thought as a safe place to land ends up not. But the background scenery is just so pretty you don't want to imagine the game without it. The only other slight nuisance is that you can't just go back and replay levels, only keep going or restart the whole game, though most likely there'll be a lot of levels you'll be glad to be done with. Switch may not be the most original idea but it's definitely not a carbon copy. It has a few things to teach you in the world of rage platforms and one of those is kicking your butt.