Double Switch

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Double Switch
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, Sega Saturn
Publisher:
Sega Mega-CD
Sega
Sega Saturn
Digital Pictures
Developer:
Genre: Virtual Cinema (バーチャルシネマ)[1], Adventure[2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-6040
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Mega-CD
US
$59.9959.99[4] 4419
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4419
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.9944.99[6] 4419
BBFC: PG
Sega Mega-CD
AU
OFLC: M15
Sega Mega-CD
BR
063260
Sega Saturn
US
T-16207H
ESRB: Teen

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Double Switch is a full motion video game developed by Digital Pictures. It was brought to the Sega Mega-CD and then later, Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

Double Switch follows a similar structure to Digital Pictures' previous work, Night Trap. The player needs to monitor rooms of a hotel and trap enemies, while also listening out for access codes. The game is more elaborate than Night Trap, with multiple traps in a room.

Combined, Double Switch offers 60 minutes of full motion video, though gameplay lasts roughly 30.

Production credits

  • Executive Producer: Tom Zito
  • Original Concept: James Riley
  • Story: Christian Williams, James Riley
  • Screenplay: Flint Dille
  • Director of Photography: Sandi Sissel
  • Interactive Design: James Riley, Ken Soohoo
  • Computer Programming: Ken Soohoo
  • Produced by: Paul Levin, James Riley, Dena Maheras
  • Directed by: Mary Lambert
Source:
Introduction demo[8]


  • Cast (In Alphabetical Order)
    • Alex: Camille Cooper
    • The Handyman: R. Lee Emrey
    • Phoebe: Wendy Gazelle
    • Eddie: Corey Haim
    • Elizabeth: Deborah Harry
    • Brutus: Irwin Keyes
    • Slick Sammy: Taylor Negron
    • Jeff: David Packer
    • Laura: Kim Oja
    • Bang: Brooke McCarter
  • Cast/Stunts (In Alphabetical Order)
    • Thug #3: Joey Box
    • Thug #1: Keith Campbell
    • Egyptian Princess: Sonja Davis
    • Egyptian Princess #2: Dorothy Elane
    • Thug Leader: James Lew
    • Thug #2: Gary Morgan
    • Intruder #2: Tricia Peters
    • Intruder #3: Jeff Smolek
    • Intruder #1: Brian Williams
    • Utility Stunts: John Cann, Kim Koscki, Chuck Hicks, Dennis Madalone, Donna Keegan, Dan McCann, John-Clay Scott
    • Stunt Coordinator: Hubie Kerns
  • Music Composer: Thomas Dolby
  • 1st Assistant Director: Carol Bonnefil
  • 2nd Assistant Director: Gail Seely
  • Production Supervisor: Joe Montrone
  • Production Coordinator: Jenifer Chatfield
  • Script Supervisor: Jesse Long
  • Additional Script Dialogue: Luke L Benoit, Jerome Gary
  • Editor: Kate McGowan
  • Assistant Editor: Jennifer Mangan
  • Camera Operator: James Jansen, Jules Labarthe
  • 1st Assistant Camera: Craig Cockerill, Terry Pfrang
  • 2nd Assistant Camera: Marianne Franco, Lisa Ferguson
  • Camera Intern: Natalie Bishop
  • Gaffer: Lou Dicesare
  • Best Boy: Tim Durr
  • Lamp Operators: Lee Auerbach, Cory Bibb, Peter Cornford, John Emory
  • Key Grip: Brian Branigan
  • Dolly Grip: David Novak
  • Best Boy: Jim Carroll
  • Grips: Ed Nunez, Alexander Salazar, Michael Stocks
  • Mechanical Effects Supervisor: Vince Montefusco
  • Special Visual Effects and Miniatures: Stargate Films, Inc., Sam Nicholson, Dan Schmit
  • Sound Mixer: Alex Lamm
  • Boom Operator: Gary Gossett
  • Production Designer: Barry Robison
  • Art Directior: Tim Colohan
  • Storyboard Artist: Andrea Dietrich
  • Set Decorator: Suzette Sheets
  • Leadperson: Mona Personius
  • Swing Gang: Jeff Snyder, Tory Worland, Randy Teuhaeff
  • Property Master: Kent H. Johnson
  • Assistant Property Master: Audrey Johnson
  • Property Assistant: Giovanni Bianchini
  • Costume Designer: April Napier
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Holly Davis
  • Set Costumer: Christine Orth
  • Make-up Artist: Rea Ann Silva
  • Hair Stylist: Andre Blaise
  • Casting: Dori Zuckerman
  • Casting Assistant: Chris Poley
  • Additional Casting: Sobo Casting
  • Accountant: Tad Driscoll, Dawn Darfus
  • Assistant Accountant: Richard Fleming, Susan Zack
  • Production Office Manager: Sue dr Langis
  • Medic: John Blue
  • Assistant to Mary Lambert: Kirsten Anderson, Nancy Kirhoffer
  • Production Assistants: Jim Battersby, Alison Coffey, Gunther Tarampi
  • Craft Service: William Lybeer
  • Dga Trainee: Marc Stirdivant
  • Post Production Supervisor: Frank Salvino
  • Post Production Services Provided by: 525 Post Production
  • Paintbox: Silverstraw Production, Neal Thomson
  • Sound Editor: Jim Beshears
  • Music Editor: Bob Randles
  • Assistant Music Editor: Ling Ling Lee
  • Sound Facility: Sound Satisfaction, Gary Coppola
  • Director, Computer Graphics: Lode Coen
  • Computer Graphics: Cuyler Gee, Joshua Solomon
  • Associate Product Manager: Charlie Ogden
  • Associate Producer: Jonathan Wells
Japanese version
  • Testers for Digital Pictures: Randall K. Hughes, David J. Popovich, Richard H.R.W.Wong
  • Englich version
  • Testers for Digital Pictures: David J. Popovich, Michael Carter,PhD
  • Testers for Sega
  • Japanese Cast
    • Eddie: Mitsuru Miyamoto
    • Lyle: Seizo Kato
    • Alex: Mami Horikoshi
    • Elizabeth: Toshiko Sawada
    • Phoebe: Atsuko Tanaka
    • Jeff: Yoshioto Yasuhara
    • Laura: Yuko Mizutani
    • Brutus: Shozo Iizuka
    • Luiz: Shinpachi Tsuji
    • Hamlin: Masashi Sugawara
    • Mitsuaki Madono, Mitsuru Ogata, Hideaki Ono, Toru Ohkawa, Kazuhiro Nakata, Makoto Tsumura, Yoko Somi
  • Japanese Localization Team
    • Voice Recording Staff: Dentsu Inc., Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
    • Producers: Kiyoshi Takeda, Shoichiro Ishiwatari, Naomasa Furukawa, Daizo Tsushi
    • Director: Toshio Sato
    • Translation: Takeshi Kihara
  • Sega of America Inc.
  • Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    • Product Manager: Masanobu Tsukamoto
    • Filmed at: Hollywood Center Studios Hollywood, California
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: Double Switch/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega-CD print advert in SuperGamePower (BR) #7: "Outubro 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
60
[10]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[11]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
71
[12]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[4]
GamesMaster (UK)
62
[13]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
36
[14]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
87
[15]
Joypad (HU)
91
[16]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
58
[17]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
81
[18]
Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
70
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
65
[20]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
74
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
89
[22]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
86
[23]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[24]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
79
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
74
[26]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
68
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
50
[29]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
72
[30]
Sega Mega-CD
71
Based on
22 reviews

Double Switch

Mega-CD, JP
DoubleSwitch MCD JP Box Back.jpgDoubleSwitch MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
DoubleSwitch MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
DoubleSwitch MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Doubleswitch mcd jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US
DoubleSwitch MCD US Box Back.jpgDoubleSwitch MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
DoubleSwitch MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Doubleswitch mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
DoubleSwitch MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, EU
DoubleSwitch MCD EU Box Back.jpgDoubleSwitch MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, UK
DoubleSwitch MCD UK front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, AU
DoubleSwitch MCD AU front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, BR
DoubleSwitch MCD BR back.jpgNospine.pngDoubleSwitch MCD BR front.jpg
Cover

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-U
46
[31]
Sega Saturn
46
Based on
1 review

Double Switch

Saturn, US
DoubleSwitch Saturn US Box Back.jpgDoubleSwitch Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
DoubleSwitch Saturn US Disc1.jpg
Disc 1
Doubleswitch sat us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
634,825,968 CD-ROM (EU) 4419
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
634,517,856 CD-ROM (JP) G-6040
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
634,825,968 CD-ROM (US) 4419
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1995-10-03 CD-R Page

References

  1. File:DoubleSwitch MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mega-cd/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-22 19:24)
  3. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/ZeRZlWXlMYQ/m/7_Y39WRM0ksJ
  4. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 64
  5. Sega Pro, "April 1994" (DE; 1994-03-23), page 44
  6. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 52
  7. http://www.inlink.com:80/~dkreaver/release.html (Wayback Machine: 1997-05-23 02:45)
  8. File:DoubleSwitch_MCD_JP_SSCredits_Intro.pdf
  9. File:DoubleSwitch_MCD_JP_SSCredits.pdf
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 42
  11. Famitsu, "1995-03-31" (JP; 1995-03-17), page 1
  12. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 2 February 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 80
  13. GamesMaster, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 60
  14. Games World: The Magazine, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-26), page 22
  15. Joypad, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 158
  16. Joypad, "3/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 14
  17. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 20
  18. Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 34
  19. Mega Action, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 56
  20. Mega Fun, "03/94" (DE; 1994-02-23), page 120
  21. MegaTech, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-20), page 60
  22. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 76
  23. Sega Magazine, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 100
  24. Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 96
  25. Sega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 64
  26. Sega Pro, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 72
  27. Sega Zone, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 38
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "April 1995" (JP; 1995-03-08), page 131
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  30. Video Games, "5/94" (DE; 1994-04-27), page 86
  31. MAN!AC, "02/96" (DE; 1996-01-10), page 41


Double Switch

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototype 1995-10-03