Switchball Media Update

Title: Switchball
Publisher: Sierra Online
Developer: Atomic Elbow
Category: Puzzle
Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC Online (Digital Distribution)
Availability: Xbox LIVE Arcade – November 2007, PC Online – June 2007
ESRB Rating: E (no descriptors)

Overview: Switchball is an intricate puzzle game set in a stunning 3D world. Control an ever-changing ball along a narrow winding course suspended in midair. Solve your way through challenging levels jam-packed with obstacles, traps and mazes. Morph the marble ball with metal, electric and lighter-than-air properties to more easily get through each area.

Features:

– Inventive and fun puzzle-driven play based on real world physical interactions.
– Beautiful and elegant 3D graphics offer panoramic views of 30 incredible levels in 5 amazing environments – Skyworld, Iceworld, Caveworld, Cloudworld and Lavaworld.
– More than 40 interactive objects including wooden blocks, sheets of cloth, spinning fans, magnets, cannons and many more.
– Morph the marble into a different ball, with unique physical properties including the metalball, powerball and airbal to more easily get through each area.

Ball descriptions:

– Marbleball – all around ball good for rolling around quickly
– Metalball – dense, heavy ball great for moving objects out of the way
– Powerball – highly-charged ball, zap with energy to dash or jump
– Airball – airy, light-weight inflatable ball to float over obstacles

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