Percentile Rank

Part Time UFO is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

LadiesGamers.com
Loved
Loved
Nov 7, 2020

A physics based puzzler isn’t my idea of a good time and yet Jobski’s hard working charms won me over. I think this is a great game for couples or someone with a slightly older kid so you can spend a quick gaming session together. While it might only take a couple of hours to beat there’s plenty more to come back to.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Liked
Liked
Oct 31, 2020

For those expecting a Kirby-like platformer experience due to the game being from HAL Laboratory, you will likely be disappointed. Instead, Part Time UFO feels more like a series of wacky extended WarioWare type levels that will keep you addicted as you strive to earn every medal in the game.

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Scored Reviews

Use a Potion
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2020

Part Time UFO is a delightful puzzling experience that shows that even the simplest of jobs can be incredibly wacky and fun when there’s a UFO involved. There’s so much to do and see across the game’s varied tasks, whilst the extra objectives will keep you coming back for more – I’ve poured hours in already and I STILL haven’t unlocked all of the game’s achievements and costumes, but I’m having a heck of a good time working towards it. With additional game modes to tackle that spice up the experience and the manic (but wholly enjoyable) co-op mode that allows players to attempt to work together ‘efficiently’, I can’t see me quitting Part Time UFO’s claw-grabbing escapade any time soon…

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 1, 2020

The mobile version of Part Time UFO already had the charm of a Kirby game, the physics-based chaos of World of Goo and the compelling claw machine mechanics of Nintendo Badge Arcade. This new Switch port builds on top of that already impressive stack by adding a co-op mode that betters Snipperclips and chucks in an infinite mode that provides the sort of quick-fix joy that hasn't been seen since Paper Plane on DSiWare. It may be a game about picking things up, but the real challenge will come when you try to put it down.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 3, 2020

With a host of extras and the ability to play on a big screen, this is the definitive version of Part Time UFO. A lovely title with the cutest aesthetic in recent memory, you'll be humming the theme song and smiling as you pick up and play this awesome puzzle title.

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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

With new features, modes, and various quality of life upgrades from its mobile origins, Part Time UFO on Switch continues to exemplify the fun and quirky sensibilities of HAL Labs without losing a step or grip.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2020

undefined.The lovable Jobski and his part-time endeavors are absolutely worth checking out on Switch. Even if you've already played the mobile version of Part Time UFO, this latest release adds co-op, and the adventure and stacking modes I mentioned earlier, so there's reason to jump back in. We all need a dose of pure happiness now and again, and if there's anything that comes out HAL's version of the classic claw machine, it's joy.

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Nintendo Wire
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2020

Just like BoxBoy! made its mark as an eShop must have on 3DS, Part Time UFO represents one of the best Nintendo published digital offerings you can find on Switch.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2020

Part Time UFO is not an especially impressive game. I can’t imagine it being anyone’s game of the year. However, it is undeniably enjoyable, whimsical, and a blast to play with a younger player. With a nice little co-op mode, enjoyable visuals, and a competitive price point, this offering is pretty hard not to love – even if it does get a touch tedious after a little while. Maybe this isn’t a game you should binge, it’s something you’ll certainly enjoy part-time.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 2, 2020

An uproarious, fine, original and as a whole catchy experience that seems out of this world, where HAL Laboratory's stellar creations definitely belong.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 1, 2020

Part Time UFO is a surprise release that brings a charming new puzzle title to Switch. The levels are fantastic amounts of fun and figuring out how to solve and beat all the challenges is addictive.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2020

Part Time UFO is simple, it's cute and it's a huge dose of fun. This port of the 2018 mobile game comes with numerous additions for Nintendo Switch, and might just be the best co-op title on the console for some time.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
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Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

It was a joy to visit Part Time UFO again outside of a smart phone. Being on Switch gives the game new life, and it’s more enjoyable than ever. Thanks to its varied levels and its ridiculously cute characters, you’ll come back to it again and again. Just don’t expect too much from its multiplayer mode.

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The Nintendo Nomad
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 5, 2020

A recommended physics-based puzzler. Overall, Part Time UFO is a good title for casual puzzle fans and it’s a great game for anyone in the mood for a charming puzzler with some fun gameplay.

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Enternity.gr
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2020

Nintendo Switch is a system that offers quite a few games or applications for players to have a good time. One of the best suggestions at the moment is HAL Laboratory’s new title.

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Nintendo Blast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2020

Part Time UFO uses charm and creativity to create a great puzzle games. Carrying things with a claw and doing countless jobs is fun, mainly because of the wide variety of situations, which are even cooler in the company of a friend. Some moments are annoying, as they require a lot of precision and the controls don't always offer the needed accuracy - luckily, they are rare. The visual captivates with the use of lots of color and expressive characters, and there is a lot of content to explore in optional modes and challenges. In the end, Part Time UFO is a unique experience and a remarkable puzzle.

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Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
78 / 100
Oct 29, 2020

Two years ago, Part Time UFO was launched on Android, and now, that game arrives to Nintendo Switch, with changes and new additions like coop, physical controls, new modes and all the graphics adapted to horizontal handheld mode. A joyful and fun proposal, for those looking at something lighthearted, replayable and ideal for short sessions.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 2, 2020

Just make sure to turn the volume down, because you'll get so sick of the game's one song and its different variations that you'll never want to hear it again after hearing it drone on for about an hour.

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Video Chums
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2020

Part Time UFO is the best game I've ever played where you control an alien ship while completing mundane tasks. Okay, that didn't sound like a glowing endorsement but it is a cool little game and it's even more fun when you play it with a chum.

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Game Forces PT
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2020

For the Kirby creators we couldn’t expect anything less funny then the renewed version of the mobile game part-time UFO! With a funny concept it brings some fun to a revived title. With a sweet mix between graphics and sound it’s a good scape from the world to have some fun!

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