About this game
Developer: Team Shifty
Content Rating: Teen
Shift through bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in an all new kind of action game from tinyBuild and Team Shifty! Mr. Shifty follows a teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world's most secure facility. Shift through walls, through bullets, cover huge distances and be everywhere at once. One shot kills. Survive on skills. Use distraction, trickery, explore what's possible when stealth and action become one! Toy with enemies, laugh as they use doors to enter rooms Underestimate enemies, and cry as they use group tactics to outsmart Shifty.
Gamer Reviews20 Reviews
Critic Reviews19 Reviews
Jose Otero — Apr 25, 2017
Mr. Shifty is an okay brawler that uses a stylish warping ability as a cool way to get the drop on unsuspecting foes. While it’s fun to smack down security goons with quick melee skills, the horrible framerate of the final act will test your patience. If you do endure and manage to drop the final boss, Mr. Shifty doesn’t present enough reasons to replay it.
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Justin Nation — Apr 14, 2017
For what it sets out to be, and the price point, if you’re looking for an engaging brawler that will test both your reflexes and your wits Mr. Shifty delivers some pretty solid goods. While it has issues that keep it from being easy to recommend to anybody if the game looks like it has elements that appeal to you it should reasonably deliver the what you’re looking for, even if it feels like it doesn’t quite live up to its potential.
Léon Othenin-Girard — Apr 15, 2017
Mr Shifty is a very fun, fast-paced game with several hours of playtime in the first playthrough. It has a high replayability factor, with each level being selectable from the menu, letting you try to play each level faster than the previous time, with less deaths, until you manage a perfect run. I look forward to what else Team Shifty has to offer, with this launch window title for the Nintendo Switch being very entertaining.
Robert Lashley — Apr 13, 2017
With stages set to last between 5 to 20 minutes this style of gameplay lends itself to pick up and go mobile play. Mr. Shifty also isn’t the type of game that you would necessarily want to sit down and play for extended periods of time. While there is a sense of satisfaction in figuring out a particularly difficult room most encounters tend to become repetitive and boring long before you complete the game. Sometimes the biggest challenge is committing the time to complete the stage.
Ron DelVillano — Apr 21, 2017
We want it to be clear that the version we played for this review was the full Switch eShop release. We've been told that the game runs much smoother on PC in the launch period, so you might want to make that your platform of choice if you want to check this one out – and honestly, you should. There's nothing groundbreaking to be found here, but it's a decent game with interesting ideas that unfortunately aren't fully fleshed out. We just can't fully recommend the Switch version in its initial form, and it's disappointing that this one falls under the category of games released in a sub-par state that leave owners hoping that promised updates will save the day.
James O'Connor — Apr 17, 2017
Mr. Shifty isn't a huge game in terms of length, but the three- to four-hour campaign is ample. It's like a shot of adrenalin, offering an exciting, intense experience, and it's easy to forgive the game's performance flaws when it so consistently makes you feel like a badass.
Javy Gwaltney — Apr 12, 2017
Technical problems aside, the latter half is disappointing in other ways. Except for some lightly sprinkled puzzles, Mr. Shifty is content just to throw more and more enemies at you for the last few hours, trading the creativity in the first half for a dull endurance test that lasts far too long and ends with a whimper. I was finished with Mr. Shifty long before the credits rolled. It didn’t make me feel like a skilled thief or a rad, teleporting vigilante.
Kaelyn Daugherty — Apr 27, 2017
Mr. Shifty is like buying a used car that runs great for about a week. Then it breaks down and becomes almost impossible to drive. With numerous frame rate issues and glitchy gameplay in later levels it’s hard to recommend for the time being. Hopefully we’ll hear about an update that will fix these problems in the near future.
Greg Giddens — May 01, 2017
Mr. Shifty's shifting is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable combat mechanics ever conceived. Teleporting through offices, smashing furniture and enemies in a flurry of kicks and punches is a wonderful visual spectacle, as well as an adrenaline-fuelled treat. Allowing the story to take a back seat so the action leads the way certainly feels like the best move in this case, but there's certainly some room for a more thought-out and quirky narrative. Meanwhile, some frustrating checkpoints can make the more frustrating fights that bit more annoying.
GameCentral — Apr 18, 2017
Mr. Shifty could’ve have worked perfectly as a spiritual sequel to Hotline Miami; especially given how poorly served it was by its own sequel. But while Mr. Shifty is serviceable and occasionally enjoyable, it’s hard to recommend even at is fairly modest asking price. But while it will be quickly forgotten, it has reminded us just how good the original Hotline Miami was… and how much we’d like a proper sequel.
Glen Fox — Apr 13, 2017
Mr. Shifty is a fun, twitchy action game that fails to capitalise on what was so good about its primary influence.
Calum Parry — Jun 09, 2017
Mr Shifty is a hectic brawler that is enjoyable in short bursts. You can happily power through a few stages and feel like a badass while you’re doing it. It is, however, a short experience, but there are enough challenges, variety and enjoyment to be had. In contrast to Hotline Miami’s brutal difficulty, you’d think Mr Shifty would be Hotline-lite, but you’d be far from wrong as it can stand tall as being one of best top-down brawlers.
Elia Pales — Apr 20, 2017
Mr. Shifty had a really unique spin on the Hotline Miami formula, and I really enjoyed playing through the game at first. It’s unfortunate that simple design decisions and technical problems prevented the title from reaching its full potential, and ultimately Mr. Shifty amounts to an okay Switch indie title. However, that’s not necessarily terrible. There aren’t a whole lot of games right now on the Switch, and $15 isn’t that much to ask for an indie game nowadays. If you’re hankering for a unique action game on Nintendo’s new platform, Mr. Shifty might be just the game to quench your craving.
chiconuclear — Apr 26, 2017
Ni siquiera los múltiples problemas técnicos que tiene el juego en Switch, la plataforma en la que lo he jugado, serían tan dolorosos; es el único juego que se me ha cerrado súbitamente (en cuatro ocasiones, una de ellas durante los créditos finales) de todos los que tengo en la nueva consola de Nintendo, pero además el framerate, muy inestable, hace muy difíciles secciones de lo más sencillas y, al contrario, pone las cosas demasiado fáciles en partes que debían ser desafíos durísimos de reflejos y velocidad.
Alberto Lloret — Apr 22, 2017
Ahora bien, la propia intensidad del juego hace que al pasárnoslo tengamos la sensación de que la cosa se ha quedado corta, sobre todo porque hay pocos incentivos para rejugar. A pesar de todo, es una experiencia muy bien construida y que cumple a la perfección su cometido de ofrecernos una experiencia atractiva para jugadores amantes de los buenos retos y la estética con aires retro.
Dedede — Apr 19, 2017
Mr Shifty es un juego de acción rápida y estilo arcade que ofrece una jugabilidad sencilla pero adictiva para partidas cortas, plasmado en una ejecución técnica decente y cumplidora y que es perfecto para aquellos que busquen echarle 10 minutos de vez en cuando, más o menos lo que dura cada una de las misiones. destaca por el equilibrio en lo que dificultad se refiere y un control eficaz en todo lo que se propone. Se echa en falta más variedad de situaciones y una banda sonora algo más diversa.
Mathias Oertel — Apr 13, 2017
Mr. Shifty ist vor allem konzeptionell eine interessante Variante einschlägiger Vogelperspektiven Action und verbindet eine spannende Teleport-Fähigkeit mit brachialem Nahkampf. Die auch von Publisherseite viel beschworene Ähnlichkeit zu dem modernen Pixel-Klassiker Hotline Miami beschränkt sich aber im Wesentlichen auf die Perspektive und das erbarmungslose Trial&Error-Prinzip. Im Vergleich zur exzentrischen Gewaltorgie in der Florida-Metropole fehlt hier nicht nur der erzählerische Unterbau.
António Branquinho — Apr 26, 2017
Mr. Shifty é um jogo que entretém e que transmite uma boa sensação ao jogá-lo, faz realmente o jogador sentir-se um super-herói. Claro está que assim que as dificuldades técnicas de programação do jogo entram em cena, percebe-se que por muito interessante que ele fosse, tem problemas que não se conseguem ignorar. É um bom jogo para gastar algum tempo mas devido aos seus problemas, está longe de poder ser considerado indispensável.
Wojtini — Apr 18, 2017
Mimo niezbyt rozbudowanej fabuły, Mr. Shifty stanowi ciałkiem dobry zabijacz czasu. Kilka godzin niezwykle dynamicznej rozrywki z pewnością spodoba się wszystkim fanom gier podobnych do Hotline Miami.
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