Alt Shift

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4.2/5 (42 votes)

Alt Shift gives us an all new Shift-style game with smoother graphics, deeper puzzles, and a healthy dose of mini-games. The story is one that we've heard before. It's your basic "dimensional traveler meets opposite gendered partner, evil mad scientist kidnaps partner for unclear reasons, dimensional traveler must defeat mad scientist through clever puzzle platforming," story. Like Shakespeare wrote.

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Super little game. Really liked the simplicity.

Traven Torsvan February 20, 2010 8:37 PM

Is there any way to get the full game to run in windowed mode?


I'm playing the light version online and I'm stuck on level 15. Does anyone have any insights?


Never mind--found a walkthrough. Feeling silly now.

ChrisForsyth February 20, 2010 10:17 PM

Nice little game--makes me wish I had a 5-spot to spare for the full one. Ah well.

I don't know about the full game, but the Lite version is definitely easier than the previous Shift games. Shame the author didn't bother to put an example of one of those 'minigames' in there as well.

Black Drazon February 20, 2010 10:42 PM

I don't really like how the walls and characters are organic (rough or smooth) but the keys, flippers and blocks look like they were cut and pasted into the game. It's not laziness, since they clearly made these themselves, but the disparity is something you see in low-grade first flash attempts. Hardly what you'd expect in a for-pay product.

That's not enough to make me say I won't buy it, of course, but it's bugging me.


Hmm, let's see...
"Would you rather play as a boy or a girl?"
and "use WASD or arrow keys"

I think they've been reading the JIG comments section...

Decent game, too


Just a quick note to the developers... is Demo 8 supposed to be achievable with just two jumps? ;-)

Otherwise, yeah, cool game


SOO COOL! I used skip on the 16th level only, and then it said the game was over! =(


I love the game, but I can't even last 30 seconds against the first boss, and I need to last two minutes (I believe), so I'm kinda at a standstill. Too bad you can't skip boss levels.

Carny Asada February 21, 2010 9:20 PM

This was fun, but struck me as MUCH easier than original Shift.

Brainstorm February 22, 2010 4:52 PM

"In a clever twist on the mechanic, you can win a skip back by beating that level at a later time..."

If by 'clever twist' you mean 'feature seen in many phuzzles before', you hit it on the nail :D

Fennyariel March 13, 2010 6:11 AM

ray9na could you please put up a link to where you found a walkthrough? I've been looking for a good while and I've struck out. Thanx in advance.

kustarknight March 31, 2010 2:59 AM

I know this is going to sound sad...but on some games like this I'm very much a perfectionist. I have everything beaten...but my problem is that the game doesn't give me the medals for the pipe I don't get to see what the final prize is :(

kustarknight March 31, 2010 3:01 AM

I know this is going to sound sad...but on short games like this I like to beat everything and get all the achievements...without using any skips. Unfortunately I'm not getting credit for the pipe I can't see what the final prize is :(


Rage! I just spent 5 minutes playing this game, half of which I spent fighting the very controls I learned in the earlier Shift games. Up shouldn't be the only jump key, and nobody mention WASD... In ever other Shift game, Space is for jumping. Add on that the graphical change from good to crap, and the loss of the humor gives this Shift outing a final rating 0/10.


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