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  • Summary: Think outside the box to save a world in danger. Traverse tricky landscapes by creating boxes to help Qbby navigate more than 20 puzzling worlds. Just watch out—tons of obstacles stand in your way, so fortify yourself with a Shielding Afro or other boxy defenses. Then beat some more stagesThink outside the box to save a world in danger. Traverse tricky landscapes by creating boxes to help Qbby navigate more than 20 puzzling worlds. Just watch out—tons of obstacles stand in your way, so fortify yourself with a Shielding Afro or other boxy defenses. Then beat some more stages to earn sweet square costumes, like a superhero outfit. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. May 31, 2015
    90
    Its simple design and perfectly-balanced difficulty level mean that it's sure to resonate with players of all skill levels, and whether it's being chipped away at during morning commutes or digested in its entirety over a weekend, Qbby's tale shows that a minimalistic game can be just as satisfying as a triple-A title.
  2. Apr 7, 2015
    90
    If you crave a digestible and portable puzzle-based diversion, look no further than HAL's Box Boy. Its outright friendliness helps combat the patience-testing nature of most puzzle games, and those minutes-long levels allow players to make some degree of progress, even if they don't have much time to spare.
  3. Apr 12, 2015
    85
    It's minimalistic style and simple concept entertains us level after level. In all it s simplicity, BoxBoy's key characters surprises us with his charm. We would have liked the learning curve to be a little bit more steep.
  4. Apr 1, 2015
    80
    BOXBOY! is a fun puzzle platformer that gets a lot of mileage with a simple concept.
  5. Apr 15, 2015
    80
    Boxboy is the ideal game for breaks. The simple design, short levels and learning curve are great. It is addictive, fun and very easy to play when waiting on the bus, so a good game to release on 3DS.
  6. Apr 1, 2015
    80
    The constant reinvention reminded me of Donkey Kong for the Gameboy, another devious puzzle game from Nintendo that repeatedly introduced new ideas throughout.
  7. Apr 1, 2015
    40
    HAL Laboratory fails to innovate at all within the puzzle genre and throws many of the same obstacles at you over and over again—to the point where BoxBoy! is as plain a platformer as its monochromatic motif.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 4, 2015
    10
    This is the perfect puzzle-adventure game, crafted by the talented hands of HAL Laboratory. The price is right, the amount of extra contentThis is the perfect puzzle-adventure game, crafted by the talented hands of HAL Laboratory. The price is right, the amount of extra content will surprise will and the game is always clever - no long introductory levels like Pushmo. In my oppinion is a MUST HAVE on the 3DS. Don't Miss it! Expand
  2. May 11, 2015
    9
    I have played my share of puzzle games in the past and this one sits up there as one of the best. I like the black and white no 3DS starkI have played my share of puzzle games in the past and this one sits up there as one of the best. I like the black and white no 3DS stark graphics in comparison to the majority of the games on 3DS. The game starts off easily enough and can get pretty pretty hard. You can use play coins to unlock hints if things get too tough, but they don't tell you how to get the crowns. The crowns can be very challenging! Addictive and relaxing with no time limits, but the opportunity to unlock new game modes (including time challenges) makes this game great value at being priced as low as a VC game. The music is also pretty decent! Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2015
    8
    I've really enjoyed my time BoxBoy! on Nintendo 3DS. It's a very clever platform/puzzler with simple, yet striking presentation and intuitiveI've really enjoyed my time BoxBoy! on Nintendo 3DS. It's a very clever platform/puzzler with simple, yet striking presentation and intuitive puzzles. The lack of any stereoscopic 3D whatsoever certainly hurts the overall experience, but if you can look past this disappointing omission, you'll find a good 10hrs of 2D puzzle fun! Recommended. Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2015
    8
    A fantastic puzzle platformer that provides a solid 8-12 hour gaming experience. Multiple game modes, tons of levels (digestible in length,A fantastic puzzle platformer that provides a solid 8-12 hour gaming experience. Multiple game modes, tons of levels (digestible in length, great for on-the-go gaming), polished presentation, some real head scratchers. Only negatives no 3D, no real replay value, but based on the asking price definitely an under-priced game. Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2019
    8
    Lovely, adorable, and simplistic puzzle game about growing boxes out of yourself. Very enjoyable the entire way through, a good amount ofLovely, adorable, and simplistic puzzle game about growing boxes out of yourself. Very enjoyable the entire way through, a good amount of content for the low price point. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2019
    8
    A simplistic but very fun puzzle game. It's very cheap so give it a try! So cute.
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    6
    Good game, but boy, does it like to drag in places. Definitely not one to complete in one sitting. The worst part is that the best and trulyGood game, but boy, does it like to drag in places. Definitely not one to complete in one sitting. The worst part is that the best and truly challenging levels are post-game, so you can miss them altogether. It is charming, but really rather simplistic. Expand

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