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Switch ‘n’ Shoot

I’m absolutely terrible at Matt Glanville’s Switch ‘n’ Shoot, a lovely but really quite difficult one switch shoot ’em up.

The addition of Tempest-style “baddies clog up your movement area” to a fairly usual tap to change direction fare makes for a really neat twist on an already solid formula. BUT! As much as I love the game (which is a lot), I love the bezels even more.

Wrap your eyeballs round this:

A screenshot from the game Switch n Shoot. It's an arcade game stationed in the centre of the screen. To its left, some wonderful spaceship designs. To its right, aliens.

They’re the work of illustrator Paul Duffield and just woah, frankly. Woah.

They wouldn’t be even slightly out of place on a real proper arcade machine from the late 70’s/early 80’s. They’re tremendous.

And indeed, for only three grand I could be the owner of a Switch ‘n’ Shoot arcade machine. Sadly, I don’t have three pence most days, much less three thousand actual Earth pounds, but if I did…

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