Stay away from that trap door, ‘cos there’s something down there
Screaming Villains, the small-scale studio that brought us Night Trap: 30th Anniversary Edition, has today launched its second remaster from the annals of terrible FMV video games. Double Switch: 25th Anniversary Edition, is available today on PS4 and PC.
Originally released by Night Trap-helmers Digital Pictures back in 1993, Double Switch isn’t a straight sequel, but remains an incredibly similar title. Players once again switch between CCTV cameras and activate a series of hidden traps, this time within the walls of an opulent apartment complex. Rumour states that ancient riches are hidden within the building, and so players must protect the occupants while capturing would-be thieves.
Double Switch attempts to have deeper gameplay than Night Trap, which is admirable, but ultimately results in far less forgiving – and far more confusing – gameplay. A bigger budget brings in stars like Debbie Harry, Corey Haim and R. Lee Emery, as well as better production values in costuming and sets. But this is definitely a release for those bound to a ridiculous, retro-istic FMV obsession – sigh – such as myself.
As with Screaming Villains’ previous Night Trap remaster, Double Switch: 25th Anniversary Edition features a selection of deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and a selection of new HUDs and quality-of-life improvements.
Double Switch: 25th Anniversary Edition is available now on PS4 and PC.