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Monday, November 27, 2006
An homage to SCI's SWIV, Switchfire features excellent 3D graphics and a simultaneous two player mode as well. Different vehicles are assigned to each player, with one handling the jeep while the other controls the helicopter.

The demo is awfully short and day to night transition is slightly unrealistic though the gameplay itself is decent enough. Controls are a bit awkward, with the arrow keys assigned by default to the first player but shots are managed by holding down either mouse button. A manual in the installed game directory provides adequate information on standard key mapping.

A worthwhile download for anyone with the excess bandwidth to spare.

Name: Switchfire
Developer: Frogster Interactive
Category: Shooter
Type: Demo
Size: 150MB
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/28/2006 03:26:00 AM:  
Now I love SWIV (though I prefer Silkworm) but 150mb for a demo? The screenshot makes the game look a tad generic too. Pass for now...