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  • Summary: Our boxy hero, Qbby, has a brand-new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He'll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across 11+ worlds of puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes, and evenOur boxy hero, Qbby, has a brand-new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He'll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across 11+ worlds of puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes, and even lazers. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. CD-Action
    Oct 14, 2016
    90
    It’s actually a perfect smartphone game, but on 3DS it doesn’t attack you with ads, microtransactions and other annoyances associated with the free-to-play model. [10/2016, p.70]
  2. 90
    At the end of the day, I enjoyed my time with BOXBOXBOY!. The is simple, yet charming.
  3. 85
    BoxBoxBoy might be a must-buy, but it does feel like DLC for a game I’ve never played.
  4. Jul 1, 2016
    80
    Charming and clever, this sequel is just a reminder for players who loved the first game. A must-have for puzzle fans.
  5. Jul 13, 2016
    80
    BoxBoxBoy may be remarkably similar to the original BoxBoy, stripping it of its experimental indie cred and slipping it into a comfortable and safe sequel – but comfortable and safe are not bad things. Those are the words I use to describe all of my favorite clothing. You get more of what made the original BoxBoy worth a recommendation, and the same can be said of this follow-up.
  6. Jul 6, 2016
    78
    There are a few times when this puzzle-platformer leans too heavily into classic run-and-jump territory it’s not suited for, but when it stays the course, BoxBoxBoy! is a great example of how to do a lot with only a little.
  7. Jul 13, 2016
    70
    While we'd argue that previous fans will get the most out of this sequel in the long run, it's a perfectly manageable entry point for newcomers if the tight mechanics and bite-sized chunks of puzzling goodness are starting to sound pretty good this time around.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 19, 2016
    9
    This game is simple, but who says that's a bad thing? HAL's newest game is everything I could have wanted in a BoxBoy sequel and more!This game is simple, but who says that's a bad thing? HAL's newest game is everything I could have wanted in a BoxBoy sequel and more!

    Pros:
    - It's only $5
    - Simplistic design
    - Amazing puzzles
    - The comics are hilarious

    Cons:
    - Not enough levels!
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  2. Sep 18, 2019
    8
    Another great entry in the BOXBOY series. A must-play for a fan of the first game.
  3. Jul 6, 2016
    7
    Pros:
    -$4.99 guys. Four dollars and ninety-nine cents!
    -Puzzle concepts numerous and easy to understand -Challenging but never impossible
    Pros:
    -$4.99 guys. Four dollars and ninety-nine cents!
    -Puzzle concepts numerous and easy to understand
    -Challenging but never impossible
    -Good length for the price.

    Oks:
    -Minimalist art style. Really embodies the gameplay>graphics motto

    Conclusion: a refreshing puzzle game for the year after the daunting experience that was the Witness.
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