BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
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Developer: HAL Laboratory
Genres: Puzzle, Platformer
Though they might look like simple squares, Qbby and co. have a special ability that allows them to create boxes out of thin air. When there’s an obstacle in your way, boxes can really come in handy: place one on a switch, cover a pitfall or even use it as a shield.
HELLO, BOX GIRL!
From platforms to portals, lasers to zero gravity, plenty of surprises await you across 270 puzzle-filled stages. Good thing Qbby’s not alone – Qucy (the one with the bow) is tagging along too! Along the way, they’ll learn new techniques, such as sliding boxes forward or even slamming them into the ground! By completing their adventure, you’ll unlock more stages for their taller, rectangular friend Qudy to solve using his oblong-shaped boxes.
MEET THE PARENTS IN CO-OP!
For the first time ever, two players can solve puzzles together in local co-op! Help Box Dad and Box Mom – who look suspiciously similar to Qbby and Qucy – to reunite the Box Baby with the others. Though many cunning contraptions stand in your way, two brainboxes are better than one in squaring off against the odds!
GET BOX FRESH
Clever boxes who collect Crowns and conquer stages efficiently will be rewarded with Target Medals that can be redeemed for all sorts of snazzy costume items. Nothing beats a clean new look while you’re solving puzzles and sidestepping perilous traps!
BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch
BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! New Stages Co-op Gameplay - Nintendo Minute
BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - Box Basics - Nintendo Switch
The newly introduced cooperative puzzles and some of the new concepts are where BoxBoy + BoxGirl shine the brightest, like a yellow laser striking down pain. Even with a bit too much of a samey feel now four games in, and some performance issues when the levels and abilities get complex, BoxBoy + BoxGirl is a swell puzzle outing for the Switch.