Snipperclips

Actually a pleasant surprise — I’m writing my first Nintendo Switch review not about Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but about Snipperclips…which might actually be my new favorite game for the system.

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Schtoop and I spent some time this weekend playing Zelda, but since it wasn’t really interactive for both of us the game started to feel like it was dragging pretty quickly. I wanted to play something together, and we felt like 1, 2, Switch seemed a little immature for us. So, Snipperclips it was.

This game is a blast. You are basically each controlling a tiny cutout character, and you have to work together to complete tasks. Your little clips can trim each other into shapes to make these tasks easier. And let’s be honest, there’s a good amount of time spent chopping each other to bits in the first few minutes you play with a partner. But once you get over the initial realization you can destroy each other (your characters can’t be killed, you just revert yourselves back to your original shape…over and over again…ahem…Schtooping), you start using teamwork to get through the levels.

The game allows up to 4 players, so if you have a pal with a couple of extra Joy-Cons, you can pair ’em up and all play together.

Here’s an example of a level:

Image via Siliconera

In this level, you’ve got to work together to pop these balloons. That means you have to not only pull them down (by shaping yourself into a hook to weigh down the little triangles), but use each other and your pointy shapes to pin down and destroy the balloons. It took us longer than I’d like to admit to figure out what to do, but it was really fun trying to get there.

There’s a lot of “No, flip the other way!” and “Dammit, cut me at the right angle would ya”s as you work through the tasks set out for you. But overall, the game promotes teamwork and partnership, and although it can be a little difficult at times it’s actually a lot of fun.

As a multiplayer game, I highly recommend it. I can’t imagine how hectic it might be with 4 people trying to solve a problem at once, but I can also see how awesome it might be to all be shouting solutions over each other while one person cuts everyone to bits.

Go download Snipperclips. It’s $20 and worth every penny.

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