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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Switchball challenges players to control an ever-changing ball along a narrow and challenging course suspended in midair. A polymorphous ball exhibits different physical characteristics as it changes form as either a standard Marbleball, a feather-light Airball, an[Xbox Live Arcade] Switchball challenges players to control an ever-changing ball along a narrow and challenging course suspended in midair. A polymorphous ball exhibits different physical characteristics as it changes form as either a standard Marbleball, a feather-light Airball, an electrically charged Powerball or a dense and powerful Metalball. Players will have to solve their way through challenging levels packed with tricky obstacles, traps and mazes. With beautifully rendered 3D environments including Skyworld, Iceworld, Caveworld, Cloudworld and Lavaworld, Switchcball features an advanced physics engine, allowing players to interact with objects just as they would in the real world. [Sierra Online] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Following the path of Marble Blast Ultra, Switchball delivers a well-chiseled puzzle experience to Xbox 360 owners everywhere. And for only 800 MS points, the experience is completely worth it.
  2. Switchball is a nice blend of cerebral and manual challenge, and is a nice switch from your usual puzzle fare.
  3. With so many fast-paced action games clogging up Xbox Live Arcade, a slower-paced puzzler like Switchball really stands out. As to whether or not that’s a good thing, well it’s really up to you.
  4. Ultimately, this is a great game and easily worth the $10 you have to sacrifice to land a copy of it.
  5. At 800 Microsoft Points which equates to a couple of Big Mac meals and a side of chilli cheese tops, it definitely offers the kind of quality that some say is lacking at the moment at a more than reasonable price. However, do be warned that the game gets insanely difficult half way through and although the multiplayer modes are fun, it's fleeting.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    "Marble Madness" with cannons. [Issue 28, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. NickR.
    Nov 11, 2007
    10
    When it comes to video games, my favorite gimmick is physics. My favorite genre is ball-rolling games. So Switchball almost feels made for When it comes to video games, my favorite gimmick is physics. My favorite genre is ball-rolling games. So Switchball almost feels made for me. It's absolutely gorgeous (by far the best looking XBLA game), surprisingly long, very challenging (especially the time trials), and a great value. The puzzles, especially towards the end of the game, are absolutely ingenious. Considering that it's only $10 (compared to the PC version's $20) and has a ton of features the original didn't, including co-op, multiplayer races, and leaderboards, there's no reason not to get it. However, definitely download the demo first; I played through it on an SDTV and had no problems, but some who have played it in HD have complained of tearing from lack of v-sync. It seems to affect people differently depending on their set-ups, so make sure to play the trial version first. Expand
  2. MarvelM.
    Nov 11, 2007
    9
    Good grafics for a live game Extremly good psysics Game play is easy at first but becomes a challange in the end I dig the soundtrack and Good grafics for a live game Extremly good psysics Game play is easy at first but becomes a challange in the end I dig the soundtrack and soundefx are okey. Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2017
    9
    Having played this when it first came out, it is by far one of the most innovative and challenging puzzle games of the 7th generation. It isHaving played this when it first came out, it is by far one of the most innovative and challenging puzzle games of the 7th generation. It is an incredibly beautiful game that puts not only your mind to the test, but uses physics as well as timing to overcome some of the incredibly challenging puzzles Switchball has to offer. It is similar to Marble Blast Ultra, however much slower paced, however the challenge definitely carries over. In Switchball you start off as a marble and can turn into different balls such as the metal ball which is used for pushing metal objects, or the power ball which can be used with abilities such as the magnet, jumping or dashing. There is a also an airball which is extremely light and moves over objects much easier due to its weight. The game is fun, challenging, has a great soundtrack, beautiful graphics engine and is one of the top ball rolling games alongside Marble Blast Ultra. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2020
    0
    Érdeklődnék, hogy hol lehetne ezt a játékot beszerezni. Sajnos sehol sem sikerült még eddig letölteni, vagy megvenni!