Excerpt: Even though it is two years late, Switchball has finally made its way to the PS3 after being released to positive reviews on PC and Xbox 360. Better late than never. It has been resurrected for release on the PSN and while a lot of improvements in the way of graphics have been made since 2007, Switchball still looks and plays quite well.
Conclusion: A word of caution for achievement hunters. This is not a game for those looking to score easy points. This is a truly challenging game that requires a large time investment. However, at the end you will find a relaxing yet mind-bending game that can be enjoyed for a long time. http://www.atomicelbow.com/games_view.php?
Excerpt: Switchball follows in the footsteps of the great Marble Madness . Guide your ball through a variety of obstacles to reach the finish point. That game and its predecessors are loosely based on childhood toys where you sent balls through different puzzles by titling the box to control the ball movement. It’s a very simple premise and it works with the virtual world allowing the game to extend “beyond the box”. In fact, early on, the game will bring a smile to your lips.
Excerpt: Games set during World War II tend to follow the same formula: a company of soldiers as they fight their way to victory against the Nazi threat. These men have access to devastating weapons, which are handy for cutting through the enemy hordes they’ll inevitably encounter. Throw in the occasional vehicular section and you have the perfect description of your average war game. Which is why Velvet Assassin makes a refreshing change to all those games.
Summary: Switchball doesn't try to be anything it's not. Not only is this one of the best puzzle games on the Xbox Live Arcade, but it's also a fantastic looking game with a compelling gimmick. If you had fun playing with marbles as a kid then Switchball is the game for you! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Excerpt: Remember playing marbles as a kid? You know, that game where you have a circle, and you try to shoot your opponent’s marbles out of it to collect them for yourself? Ahh, those were the good old days, before all these crazy newfangled holograms and electromagnets and floating platforms. Yes, back in my day, we had to roll uphill to the goal both ways. Over ice! Switchball definitely isn’t your grandpa’s game of marbles.
Summary: It’s the classic story of a marionette cowboy shot in the back and left for dead, rising from his grave to seek revenge, backed by the power demonic tacos and justice. Ok, so maybe it’s not the ‘classic’ storyline, but this game is sure to become a ‘classic’ Kinect title. Twisted Pixel , best known for the ‘Splosion Man titles, set out to make a game that not only played well with the Kinect’s abilities, but was also fun and unique.
Pros: Fun, creative, and responsive use of Kinect, Quirky and humorous storyline and style, Finger guns are always fun
Cons: Sitting mode doesn't work well, Short length for a retail release, Gameplay after time can become a bit repetitive