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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Nintendo, HAL Laboratory
Apr 26, 2019 - Nintendo Switch
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Trailers

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! New Stages Co-op Gameplay - Nintendo Minute thumbnail

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! New Stages Co-op Gameplay - Nintendo Minute

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - Box Basics - Nintendo Switch thumbnail

BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - Box Basics - Nintendo Switch


BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Screenshots



Critic Reviews for BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A welcome comeback for Nintendo's most minimalist mascot, that justifies itself with an extremely entertaining co-op mode.

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BoxBoy + BoxGirl hits the sweet spot with a series of puzzles that aren't too hard, but occasionally make you think

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The fourth BoxBoy game isn't a major shake-up, but it's more reliably enjoyable puzzle fun.

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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.

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Unfortunately, the game is a little too easy, especially for those of you not worried about collecting every crown. The hint system provides too much of a safety net that is far too easy to fall back on. Thankfully, though, the series clever puzzles are as entertaining as they ever have been and keep the pesky frame rate issues and low difficulty from boxing you out of enjoying Qbby’s latest adventure.

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Even after three games, HAL Laboratory is still able to introduce new skills, puzzles and challenges, now with a coop campaign. A game as simple as addictive, that even if it doesn't take the formula one step ahead, and without a very well known name behind, if offers a good chunk of accessible challenges for all kind of players.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is another quirky, charming puzzle platformer from HAL. It might not have quite as outlandish box types as Bye-Bye BoxBoy!, but it makes up for that as a welcoming entry on Switch for newcomers, stacks and stacks of bitesized puzzles and a new co-op mode to boot.

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BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! is another great HAL Laboratory offering with only a few small missteps that keep it from being a perfect example of how to make a puzzle platformer.

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