Review: Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!
Developer: SFB Games
Platform: Nintendo Switch
An unassuming title, Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!, is a 2D puzzler that encourages you to cut your friends. Perhaps I should put that another way?
In Snipperclips you and up to 3 other friends play as small stubs of paper who’s main objective is to solve puzzles, while being devastatingly charming. The predominant mechanic behind puzzle solving is to use your form to cut holes into your friends, and either fit shapes or move objects. While sounding simple, the combination between obscure puzzle designs and the limited abilities of the characters themselves can make for some intense brain workouts.
Thankfully Snipperclips starts you out easy, allowing players to grasp the concept and controls of the game through a sloping tutorial. As you progress puzzles get increasingly difficult, and friendships are tested, and although I can admit to being frustrated with this game and my fellow players at times, I don’t think I was ever not amused.
The hilariously appropriate and diverse expressions of the paper characters, Snip and Clip, are almost always enough to disperse the tensions felt against your team, and the light design of the game helps to keep this puzzler in the realm of fun, rather than frustration. The ability to cut your friends into oblivion when they are particularly annoying is also especially helpful for this cause.
In addition to the standard multiplayer puzzling, Snipperclips also offers a Blitz mode full of silly mini-games to help blow off steam with your friends. These games let the players fumble their way through competitive sports such as Basketball and Hockey, as well as a weirdly cute death match mode. I honestly don’t think these add much to the game, but they don’t detract either, as there are a staggering amount of puzzles to complete in the main game.
Perhaps the only truly bad thing about the game is the single player. Snipperclips simply isn’t designed to be played by yourself, so in single player mode, you swap between Snip and Clip as though you are your own imaginary friend. This style of play feels tedious and eliminates the charm that is so important to this title’s success.
For around $30 on the Nintendo Eshop, Snipperclips: Cut it Out Together! is a very fun puzzle game, that is perfect for trying to justify your Switch Purchase to other members of your household. It makes good use of the included Joy-Cons so you can play cooperatively right out of the box, and is accessible and fun for all levels of gamer. I’d recommend Snipperclips for anyone trying to get a little more value out of their new Nintendo console, and with a free Demo available on the Nintendo Eshop, there’s no real reason not to try it and see for yourself.
|Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! is well worth the $30 price tag with its cute antics and tough puzzles. There are plenty of stages to go through, just make sure you have some friends to play them with.||3.9 3.9 ( on 5 rating)|