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Character control switch

Video game concept

Player can and likely must switch control between several characters to progress, leaving the other character(s) unattended to behave autonomously or waiting for you to swap back to them.

125
games
36
platforms
Fortune Summoners (Windows)
WIN 2011
CreaVures (Windows)
WIN 2011-03-23
Pinky and the Brain: The Masterplan (Game Boy Advance)
GBA 2002
Head Over Heels (Commodore 16/Plus 4)
C16 1990-07-09
Evolution: Dino Dudes (Atari Jaguar)
JAG 1993
Strike Force Cobra (Commodore 64)
C64 1986
Thomas Was Alone (Windows)
WIN 2012-11-12
Shrek 2 (PlayStation 2)
PS2 2004-05-04
Norse by NorseWest: The Return of the Lost Vikings (Saturn)
SAT 1997
ObsCure II (PlayStation 2)
PS2 2007-11-07
The Lost Vikings (Game Boy Advance)
GBA 2003-03-25
Survivors (ZX Spectrum)
SPC 1986

The first video game about Character control switch was released in 1986.

THQ, Atlantis Software and Ocean has published most of these games

Child group

Switch control within group

Platforms

Windows 28
PS2 11
MS-DOS 7
Amiga 6
GBA 6
Linux 5
C64 4
Amstrad CPC 4
SNES 4
X360 4
ZX Spectrum 3
Wii 3
Mac OS X 3
Amiga AGA 3
Nintendo DS 3
Xbox 3
PS3 3
Saturn 2
MSX 2
Atari ST 2
Atari 400/800 2
C16/Plus4 2
Mega Drive 2
Lynx 1
Mobile 1
BeOS 1
BBC 1
Amstrad PCW 1
Jaguar 1
Flash 1

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