Boxboy

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Recommended
Apr 9, 2015

Behind the stylish black and white art is a puzzle-platformer that really wants you to enjoy yourself.

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IGN

Top Critic

8.2 / 10.0
May 5, 2015

It might not look like much, but BoxBoy is one of the cleverest puzzle platformers I've ever played. The constant variety gave me dozens of uses for Qbby's simple-to-learn self-replicating abilities. Coupled with great pacing and level designs that encourage and reward experimentation, I just couldn't put it down until I'd cleared the 18-world campaign and put some time into the delightful side challenges.

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8.3 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2015

Boxboy finds a good balance of difficulty with puzzles that challenge, but never get too complicated or difficult

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8 / 10
May 7, 2015

This 3DS game's disarming simplicity is a ruse that hides an addictive depth.

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Yes
Apr 9, 2015

It's a masterfully-designed sidescrolling puzzle-platformer based on a brilliant combination of Mario and Tetris.

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Apr 7, 2015

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. Box Boy might not change the world, but even so, it's refreshing to see a big developer like HAL take a gamble on such a quirky little experiment.

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Apr 1, 2015

If you're a puzzle fan, you must get BOXBOY! Even if you're not the biggest puzzle fan, but you're a fan of a good challenge, BOXBOY! is for you. Simply put, BOXBOY! rocks. Whether or not you're wearing socks is irrelevant.

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8 / 10
Apr 1, 2015

The combination of a monochrome aesthetic and simple gameplay conjures memories of the original Gameboy. Qbby would be right at home there, and nothing about the game would be particularly impossible on that system. In fact, the constant reinvention reminded me of Donkey Kong for the Gameboy, another devious puzzle game from Nintendo that repeatedly introduced new ideas throughout.

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Apr 1, 2015

A slick and fun puzzle experience from start to finish, BOXBOY! will please anyone looking for a great new pick-up-and-play adventure. Just don't expect too much challenge until you dive into the optional areas of the game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2015

A decent puzzle game that doesn't overstay its welcome. For the price, it's highly recommended.

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