In Snipperclips, players control Snip and Clip to solve a variety of puzzles. You can use these paper-esque friends, alone or with friends of your own, to tackle some interesting scenarios in a variety of ways. Snip and Clip can cut each other to change ones shape, allowing for some out of the box thinking that will lead you to solve the puzzles. Whether you round out your center to catch a basketball, or sharpen yourself to poke and pop obstacles, you will find that there is always more than one way to get to a solution. In the main mode, you will travel across three notebooks which each feature 15 levels, summing up a total of 45 varied puzzles. With different themes and objectives, the game offers a solid amount of variety for being a $20 digital download. I played the majority of these levels in cooperative mode with my fiancé, and could not have had a better time. It was fun to play around with different ideas, and when faced with failure, it was easily laughed off due to goofy antics and trying to force our solutions to work. It is without a doubt a great multiplayer game, one that never grows to frustrating and one that has a “just right” amount of difficulty.
In Party mode, two to four players tackle 12 different puzzles as a team. In two player mode, players manage two characters, and in three player mode one player will manage two. There is a solid amount of variety and ways to play to be found within party mode. I can imagine it is a riot to play with four players with ups and downs happening throughout the course of a puzzle, but I was only able to play in two player mode during my time with the title.
Snipperclips is rich with charm and stands out as a clear go-to-game on the Switch. Its whimsical sounds and adorable graphics make it an easily lovable title to play, but all that is backed by its witty but casual appeal. The game is incredibly fun, and if you are looking to expand your collection on the Switch’s currently minimal offerings, there is no reason to overlook Snipperclips. Be sure to bring a friend, as the game is made to be enjoyed with others, a statement that rings true throughout much of Nintendo’s nostalgic history. Snipperclips is a great start to what will hopefully be a great future for the Switch’s inevitable multiplayer games line up.
*Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review
Final Score: 8/10
+Adorable and Charming
+Budget Friendly Launch Title