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Flip Wars

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Flip Wars
バトルスポーツ めく〜る
Flip Wars logo.png
English game logo
Developer(s): Over Fence[1]
Publisher(s): JP: Over Fence
WW: Nintendo[2]
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Action
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: August 10, 2017[3]
Japan: May 18, 2017[4]
Europe: July 6, 2017[5]
Australia: July 6, 2017[6]
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Flip Wars (Battle Sports Mekūru in Japan) is an action party game for the Nintendo Switch. The game was developed by Japanese developer Over Fence, and was released on the Nintendo eShop in Japan in May 2017. The game was later released in Europe in July 2017, and in North America in August, published by Nintendo


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Pull off the ultimate color scheme!

This tense multiplayer action game will have you stomping to flip over panels–and unwitting opponents! To win, flip the most panels to your color in local battles, online, or single-player. The more you flip, the faster you'll move in a mad dash to nab power ups. Increase your flip range, turn invincible, and more across 3 modes and 12 arenas! Compete alone or against up to 3 players to see who's the best at each mode: flip the most panels before time runs up in Panel Battle, knock out the most opponents in Time Battle, or outlast your rivals in Life Battle. All 12 arenas have 4 layouts to choose from, some containing hazards like panel-flipping buttons, beam cannons, and waves so beautiful they truly stun competitors. Learn the art of the flip with tutorials and try your hand at achievements. When you're ready to compete, jump into an online battle or a private room with friends via local wireless. No matter how you play, it's time to think fast and pull off the ultimate color scheme!


Up to four players are placed on a board, with the goal being to flip the most panels by jumping into the air and slamming them rear-first, flipping them to the color corresponding to the player. As players flip panels they can discover power-ups, such as ones that increase their flipping range and increasing running speed.

Flip Wars can be played locally or online.

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A brief glimpse of the game was first shown off during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 event. Nintendo would later reveal Project Mekuru during its Nindies Showcase Event in February 2017 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, under the working title Project Mekuru.[1] The game would finally be shown off during the April 2017 Nintendo Direct.[2] A trailer would later be released by Over Fence, promising additional information on May 8[7], including the game's official Japanese title of Battle Sports Mekuru.[7][8] The game's English title, Flip Wars, was later revealed when the game was showcased at a media event in Europe.[9]

The idea for Flip Wars originated with Senri Tsunokawa, who was inspired by an online version of the 1995 Tiger Electronics game Lights Out.[10] Because much of the staff of Over Fence was composed of ex-Hudson Soft employees, who had worked with Nintendo in the past, the company decided to work with Nintendo to develop and release the game for Nintendo Switch.[10] An earlier version of the game featured Mii characters as the playable characters[1], but they were replaced with characters in futuristic space suits as the developers did not feel that Miis fit the game's premise.[10]

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Digital download (Nintendo Switch)
Download size: 350 MB
Supported features: Nintendo Switch Online (Online play, Save Data Cloud)
Input / compatible controllers: Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mysterious Nintendo Switch Game Project Mekuru Revealed. IGN (February 28, 2017). Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nintendo Direct 4.12.2017. Nintendo (YouTube; April 12, 2017). Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  3. Flip Wars hitting North America on Aug. 10th. GoNintendo (July 13, 2017). Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  4. Battle Sports Mekuru launching next week. Japanese Nintendo (May 12, 2017). Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  5. Flip Wars - Battle Sports Mekuru in Japan - Arrives on the EU Switch eShop This Week. Nintendo Life (July 4, 2017). Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. Flip Wars™. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 バトルスポーツ めく〜る 最新動画第1弾. OVER FENCE (YouTube; April 27, 2017). Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  8. Project Mekuru is now Battle Sports Mekuru. Japanese Nintendo (April 29, 2017). Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  9. Battle Sports Mekuru to be known as Flip Wars overseas. Nintendo Everything (June 23, 2017). Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Straight from the Source: Over Fence Co. LTD (Mekuru, Switch). Source Gaming (May 30, 2017). Retrieved May 30, 2017.