BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

HAL Laboratory, Nintendo

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
94%
Critics Recommend
Based on 35 critic reviews
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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 26, 2019

Developer: HAL Laboratory

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

The fan-favourite 2D puzzle-platformer series comes to Nintendo Switch, in BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! Think outside the box – alone or with a friend in co-op – as you help Qbby and his pals solve tricky puzzles across 270 brainteasing stages!

BOX BASICS
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!

Where to Buy

Amazon

Review Data

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Mighty Head
5
Strong Head
18
Fair Head
5
Weak Head
0

Trailers

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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

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Metro GameCentral

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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Game Informer

8.5 / 10.0
Game Informer

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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GameSpot

7 / 10
GameSpot

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

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USgamer

USgamer

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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