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  • Summary: The fan-favorite puzzle series is back for the first time on Nintendo Switch with a brand new game. In addition to 270 new levels, two players can work as a team to solve puzzles in a new co-op mode. As a bonus, players who complete the game can access a new adventure starring Qudy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. 100
    BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! tells a beautiful, minimalist story that can appeal to everyone. Like everything else, it's brilliance is in its simplicity.
  2. Apr 26, 2019
    85
    HAL Laboratory does a great job shaking up the mechanics from one set of levels to the next so the action never grows stale, which seems extra impressive after four entries.
  3. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    The innovation of ​​Boxboy, now for 2 players. HAL Laboratory is still smart and it knows how to entertain and challenge us. If you still do not know this series, discover it with this chapter on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    Aside from the bare-bones visuals and lack of online play, BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! fits right at home on Switch, where future installments have the option to significantly amp things up and adopt a more modern locale that doesn’t shy away from inducing volume. Nevertheless, the game is brimming with engaging content that is sure to appease 2D platforming fans, especially those who enjoy solving puzzles while thinking outside the box.
  5. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! is the best offering in the series so far, and a fine entry point for those without a 3DS. Co-op play is a neat new addition – though the experience is rather familiar for those who have played a BOXBOY! title before.
  6. 80
    BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! continues the series perfectly in its transition from 3DS to Switch.
  7. Apr 25, 2019
    70
    While Bye-Bye BoxBoy! remains the pinnacle of the series, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is a more than worthy entry.

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  1. Jul 28, 2019
    10
    This might be the most bang for your buck game you can get on switch. It is only $10 and is about 5 hours long, compare that to a NintemdoThis might be the most bang for your buck game you can get on switch. It is only $10 and is about 5 hours long, compare that to a Nintemdo published release like Kirby Star Allies which us $60 and the same length, 5 hours long. Beyond that, the co-op mode and collectibles can get you about an extra 10 hours. "OK," you may say, "quality over quantity, right?". Fair enough. This game's puzzles are simple yet challenging and fun, perfect bite sized brain - teasers for the switch. Every single world introduces a new mechanic, and that mechanic is used a fair amount, not enough to feel tired, but more than just scratching the surface. The story is minimalist, yet the cutscenes are still charming and engaging. If you have an extra $10 don't go the wrong way. Expand
  2. Apr 28, 2019
    10
    The best in the series, with much more levels and a pretty fun cooperative mode.