Switcheroo

by The Marino Family

Episode 3 of Mrs. Wobbles
2015

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- magicnumber, January 13, 2017

- The Xenographer, August 12, 2016

- Doug Orleans (Somerville, MA, USA), May 20, 2016

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A family-written Undum story about a kid who changes overnight, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: IF Comp 2015

Switcheroo is part of a family-friendly series of stories about a witch who runs a foster home. All parts of the story involve a certain writing style, where the narrator is a magic book that coughs up 'pageballs' from time to time.

In this tale, the focus is on Derik, who goes to sleep as a boy in a wheelchair and wakes up as a girl.

Later, some good things start happening in their life due to the switch. And they have to decide whether to keep their new body and identity, or go back to their old.

This game has affected a lot of different people in different ways. There is an obvious interest from the transgender community to see how this story is represented, and those who have experience adoption have responded to it as well. My family includes some who are permanently disable and use wheelchairs, so it was very interesting for me to think about this game.

Overall, I had fun playing through the first time, but I didn't look forward to replaying this game for the review. I would recommend this game to those looking for a family-friendly game or for a game that examines social issues in detail.


- Aryore, December 12, 2015

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A great game for all ages, November 19, 2015
by Felicity Banks (Canberra, Australia)
Related reviews: IFComp 2015

Decent writing, interesting story.

I thought going straight into peeing might not be a great narrative choice, but it depends on the reader. The stuff about gender is either fantastic or terrible (is it exploring ideas of gender, gender vs identity, etc..... or is it ignoring the complexities to have a male character who must therefore innately hate dolls etc?) The final choice was very interesting.

One of the stat boxes blocked my view of the text, which drove me bonkers. It only has that flaw in Internet Explorer.

The end was bittersweet, which was the right choice even though it's unusual for a children's story.


- necromancer, November 16, 2015

- Karl Ove Hufthammer (Bergen, Norway), November 9, 2015

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), October 31, 2015


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