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''Mighty Switch Force!'' is a 2011 PuzzlePlatformer from Creator/{{WayForward|Technologies}}. In this third game in the loose ''Mighty'' series (with ''VideoGame/MightyFlipChamps'' and ''VideoGame/MightyMilkyWay''), you repeatedly chase down five escaped convicts (the Hooligan Sisters) across 16 levels. The key mechanic this time is that you have power over certain blocks in each level: They are either out (and you can stand on them) or in (and you can't).

An HD version of the game was released as a WiiU launch title and is available to download on the Nintendo eShop.

A sequel apty-titled ''Mighty Switch Force! 2'' was released for the 3DS eShop in 2013. This time around severe fires are ablaze all over Planet Land, so Patricia swaps out her cop gear for firefighter equipment. Despite the change-up, the core game play remains the same as you now need to rescue the reformed Hooligan Sisters who have been trapped by the inferno.

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!!This game provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Patricia Wagon.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: In the HD version, beating all normal and bonus incidents (not including the Hyper Drive levels) under par unlocks [[spoiler:a playable Patricia in her gym clothes.]] This reward is also in the sequel, for finding all of the Ugly Secret Babies in each level
* {{Animesque}}: Since this is a WayForwardTechnologies game, this is par for the course.
* BareYourMidriff: Most of the Hooligan Sisters in the first part, a few in the sequel, though some of them have gone for a dress.
* BottomlessMagazines: Patricia's gun never runs out of ammo. In the sequel, Patricia's backpack / firehose has an unlimited supply of water.
* CameraAbuse: An example caused by the game's block switching mechanic: If you or an enemy stands in front of a background block and [[TeleFrag switch it forward]], they will smack into the camera and shatter it, costing you a life or destroying the enemy. You/they even twitch like a bug for a moment before falling off the screen.
* CheckPoint: The U.T.D., whose location you return to if you {{Telefrag}} or touch spikes.
* CyberCyclops: Corporal Gendarmor.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Starting a level, Patricia will spout a oneliner along the lines of "Halt! In the name of the law!" or "Phew, it's ''sooo'' hot!". If you get damaged while she's saying it, the phrase stops as she cries out in pain.
* DifficultySpike: While the rest of the game had been challenging, everything starting from Incident no. 14 is NintendoHard.
* TheDividual: The Hooligan Sisters. Their identities rely on being known collectively to a point that [[NoNameGiven none of them are named]].
* {{Fanservice}}: This game uses it liberally, yet subtly.
** Upon defeat, Patricia's armor disappears (not unlike ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'').
** The five convicts you must catch are scantily clad for convicts.
** Some of the end level scenes, like having Patricia in a swimsuit in a hot tub. The ending [[spoiler: has her in her normal revealing clothes]].
** Clearing all 16 incidents under the par time gives you an alternate title screen with Patricia out of her cop gear.
* FairCop: The main character Patricia Wagon has some legs on her.
* FakeLongevity: Going back and getting the par times for each level. There are only sixteen of them to begin with.
** They recently added five new levels -- you have to beat the original 16 to unlock them, though.
* FunWithAcronyms: Checkpoints are marked with the U.T.D. Which doesn't stand for something sensible and technological like Universal Tracking Device, but rather for Ugly Twitching Dog.
** The sequel introduces the Ugly Secret Babies, or [[JustForPun USBs]].
* GoForTheEye: Last level, both games.
* InstitutionalApparel: All 5 convicts are decked in some form of stripes. This is no longer the case in the sequel, as they have reformed.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler:The game's final boss. It is not even hinted at he's an alienlike monster. Most mooks are at least partially mechanical, so this comes as somewhat of a surprise.]]
* HandWave: The reason why there are robot enemies is because one of the Hooligan sisters dropped a flask with green liquid. [[spoiler: The reason for the FinalBoss is shown at the start of the last level as well]].
* HartmanHips: Patricia is actually generally curvy, but since her armor conceals her bust, this is the aspect of it you'll see most of the time.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the second game, the Hooligan Sisters have given up their criminal ways, but you still have to find them in each level.
** The short-haired sister in particular [[HeelFaceMole may not be quite as reformed as the others]], having retained her cutoff denim shorts from the first game and added [[HellBentForLeather thigh-high boots and a leather jacket]].
* MakingASplash: In the second game, Patricia uses a fire hose to combat the outbreak of fire. She can also spray enemies, who take damage, and the Hooligan Sisters, [[SexySoakedShirt whose clothes get soaked]] and who each has a unique reaction.
* MeatMoss: In the final normal level -- at first, it's just in the background, but it starts cropping up on the foreground walls once you get far enough.
* MissionPackSequel: The sequel is largely similar to the first, with a different weapon and new mechanics to match.
* NintendoHard: Starting around the fourteenth incident, the difficulty goes UpToEleven.
* OneHitKill[=/=]PiercingAttack: [[spoiler:Beating all the normal incidents unlocks the Mighty Shot in the first game and Mighty Hose in the second. They kill any enemy and destroy any obstacle in one hit.]]
* PopGoesTheHuman: One of the enemies in the second game is defeated by spraying in its mouth with enough water until it bursts, releasing the sister it had eaten.
* RobotGirl: Patricia.
** RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Although she's paired with her more robotic-looking partner, Corporal Gendarmor.
** RoboticReveal: Beating the second game will show a scene of [[spoiler:Patricia in her robotic body.]]
** Some official material states she's actually a cyborg, not a full robot. Due to the pre-existing dissonance between written info and the in-game art, the jury is still out.
* SceneryPorn: The sprite work and animations stand out as some of Wayforward's best work.
* ShoutOut: Patricia getting out of her armor at the end of the game is a reference to [[{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] slipping into casual wear after you speed run the games.
* SomethingAboutARose: One of the Hooligan Sisters has one in the sequel.
* StealthPun: Patricia Wagon. Get it? [[PunnyName Patty Wagon!]]
** Note to international readers: A "Paddy Wagon" is a large police van or truck used for mass arrests.
* {{Telefrag}}: It's the only way to destroy some enemies and is integrated into the level design, i.e. a type of block launches objects a certain direction if it collides with one on switch. It's fairly easy to self-destruct this way if you aren't paying attention.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Some of the Hooligan Sisters.
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