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Doki Doki Switcheroo! is a fan mod by MWRoach. In this fan game based on Doki Doki Literature Club!, you play the role as the childhood friend of Satori who asks you to join his club one day. Despite some initial hesitation, you agree. Upon arriving to the literature club, you meet Natsuko, a flirtatious young man with an attitude; Yuuri, a tall, shy boy with a deep fascination with books; and Mateo, the witty president of the club.

After three years of development, the full version was released on October 31, 2021, just in time for Halloween. The mod can be downloaded here.


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This fan mod provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Short Level: Act 3 is much shorter than it is in DDLC.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Mateo is the total opposite of Monika. While she was a sweet, kind girl, he is unnecessarily mean to the Main Character.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Done with most of the characters, since Doki Doki Switcheroo is meant to change both the gender and personalities of the characters:
    • MC is changed from being responsible and level-headed to being a tomboyish delinquent gamer.
    • Satori is changed from ditzy and airheaded to more level-headed and reasonable. He also has bipolar disorder, instead of clinical depression.
    • Natsuko is changed from a Tsundere to being much more flirtatious and straightforward in his attraction to MC.
    • Yuuri isn't changed that much personality-wise, but the knife obsession is replaced with pyromaniac tendencies.
    • Mateo is changed from being sweet and kindhearted, instead becoming incredibly rude and arrogant towards MC.
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  • Adults Are Useless: Characters don't seem to have parents, except Natsuko - though his mom is not exactly the best parent...
  • Aerith and Bob: Downplayed. Main boys have rather exotic names, and then there's Mateo.
  • All in the Manual: Satori becomes this when he explains which types of words you need to choose to appeal to every boy before the first poem game.
  • Art Shift: There was a different artist for every boy's CGs, so there is a noticeable difference in art styles between them.
  • Ate It All: When Natsuko brings cookies to the club on the third day, Satori and MC immediately eat them all.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The game ends with Mateo winning and Satori being deleted for good.
  • Bait-and-Switch: If you played DDLC, then you'd expect the worst when you go into Satori's house on the day of the festival... and then you see that Satori's safe and sound.
  • Balanced Harem: It's a way you can play a game: just write every poem for a different boy.
  • The Bully: Mateo acts like this concerning the player character.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: One of the romance options is Satori, the MC's childhood friend.
  • Dark Secret: Almost every character has one. Satori has had bipolar disorder since childhood, and Yuuri has pyromaniac tendencies.
  • Downer Ending: The only ending of the game (for now, at least).
  • Driven to Suicide: Mateo and Yuuri.
  • Empty Shell: During Act 2, the Main Character is on autopilot, and as result, she gradually becomes devoid of most of her original personality.
  • Evolving Title Screen: After Act 1 end, Mateo is deleted from the title screen, then in Act 4 he is restored, but Satori's deleted instead.
  • The Faceless: Subverted. Main Character not only has a personality of her own but has an official full body sprite, too.
  • Fiery Stoic: Yuuri is a calm, collected person, who collects lighters and is experienced in using them.
  • Friendless Background: Yuuri has one: in the past he had homeschooling, so it's justified.
  • Foreshadowing: During weekend event with Yuuri, when MC enters his room, she smells bacon. This is an early hint at Yuuri's pyromaniac tendencies.
  • The Gadfly: Mateo makes the habit of taking jabs at the player character.
  • Gender Flip: All of the main girls are now boys in this version, and the MC is now a girl.
  • Gender-Neutral Writing: Subverted as the player character is understood to be represented by a female.
  • Genre Shift: Like the original game, it changes from a romance/harem visual novel to psychological horror, before going back to a normal visual novel at the end.
  • Hand Behind Head: One of Satori's sprites looks like this.
  • Hellish Pupils: Yuuri's yandere eyes.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You can name Main Character as you wish.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Satori sacrifices his life at the end of act 3 to restart the game with everyone (except him) alive.
  • Hollywood Psych: Bipolar Disorder is abbreviated as BPD in the game. In psychology, BPD is the abbreviation for Borderline Personality Disorder, which is a very different mental condition.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Downplayed. There are more dirty jokes and sexual innuendos than in DDLC, but it's justified by MC's character and thinking.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In act 3 Satori lets the player delete him to restore everyone else and fix the world of this game.
    • Mateo created a very complex plan (featuring suicide and controlling several characters) just to be happy as Main Character's boyfriend in act 4 and give her the happy ending she deserves.
  • Karma Houdini: Mateo is the reason why Act 2 happened and because of him Satori got deleted, but he still gets a happy ending (the only one in the game).
  • Love Interests: Every single literature club member, except Mateo.
  • Older Than They Look: Natsuko.
  • Overcome Their Differences: Yuuri and Natsuko decide to write poems about the same thing, trying to not criticize each other writing styles.
  • Medium Awareness: Mateo is aware of being in a mod to DDLC, and knows the plot of the original game.
  • Murder-Suicide: When Yuuri sets himself on fire, MC dies as well.
  • The Pen Is Mightier: Natsuko dies when Satori stabs him with a pencil.
  • Permanently Missable Content: Just like the original game, when you start Act 2, there is no way back. If you want to collect all CGs from Act 1, you have to restart the game.
  • Porn Stash: Natsuko keeps his collection of hentai manga in the classroom closet during Act 2.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: Implied. Natsuko's name is feminine and one of the special poems mentions that his mother forces him to wear dresses.
  • Romantic Wingman: Satori gives you advice on how to appeal to each boy through the poem game.
  • Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue...: At some point in the game, a poem that starts like this shows up in the game files.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Yuuri and MC.
  • Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Satori during Act 2. It turns out he has been manipulated by Mateo the whole time and wasn't even aware of what he has done.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The MC is the only girl in the club.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Mateo is cold and mean towards MC, but that starts to change with time.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Subverted. MC has gold eyes, but she is a normal high school girl.
  • There Are No Therapists: Just like in the original DDLC some characters are mentally ill, but they don't get any professional help.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Satori, if you choose his route.
  • Wham Shot: Mateo's lifeless body in the clubroom.
  • You Can't Make an Omelette...: Mateo's plan of getting his happy ending involved his suicide in Act 1, so he could come back to life in Act 4. In addition, the person who became the President of Literature Club in Act 2 had to get deleted from existence in Act 3.
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