Snipperclips Review Roundup

Snipperclips was a late addition to the Nintendo Switch‘s launch lineup, bringing with it some charming co-op gameplay. The title was previously slated for a “March 2017 release,” but just a week before the Switch’s release date, Nintendo announced it was bringing the paper-based puzzler to the console in time for launch. In addition, a physical bundle of the game–including a download code and extra Joy-Cons–landed today, March 10, in Europe.

But what do critics think of the multiplayer game? Reviews have now gone live, including GameSpot’s own verdict. Editor-in-Chief Randolph Ramsay said “Snipperclips isn’t a Switch showstopper,” but stated that “when a game is this inventive and appealing, it doesn’t need to be.” Read more in our full Snipperclips review, or take a look at the roundup below for a selection of critics’ reviews.

Alternatively, check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic for a look at the game’s wider critical reception.

  • Game: Snipperclips
  • Developer: SFB Games
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: Out now
  • Price: US $ 20 / £17 / AU $ 30 (game only), £80 (download code + Joy-Cons bundle)

GameSpot — 7/10

“Snipperclips works best as a shared experience. When you’re working with friends and you do finally complete a tough level together, the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie is palpable. Unfortunately, there’s no real reason to replay levels–once you’ve figured out a solution, there’s no incentive to try again, since there’s no tangible benefit to finding out more efficient solutions. Snipperclips is indeed engaging, but it’s likely something you’ll only ever play through once. It isn’t a Switch showstopper, but when a game is this inventive and appealing, it doesn’t need to be.” — Randolph Ramsay [Full review]

Eurogamer — No score

“While it lasts, Snipperclips is unquestionably worthwhile, both as an imaginatively designed puzzle game, and as a strong showcase for Switch as a hub for ad hoc social gaming. Snipperclips is smart and witty, and its focus on on-the-fly creativity makes for an inclusive, unexpectedly engaging multiplayer game. It’s a little insubstantial, and rather too limp as a solo endeavour, but there’s real heart to its raucous, collaborative core. If Switch’s underlying ethos inspires more games like this, then there’ll be no complaints here.” — Matt Wales [Full review]

IGN — 8.0/10

“With a clever idea for 2D physics-based puzzle solving and a bright and colorful personality, Snipperclips is a good experience by yourself and a great one with friends. Solving every puzzle won’t take too long, but Snipperclips is continuously clever in its puzzle design and adorably fun to watch play. It left me eagerly waiting to reunite more frogs, put together more cat puzzles, and solve whatever other odd challenges developer SFB Games might have in mind.” — Jonathon Dornbush [Full review]

Destructoid — 9/10

“Snipperclips is a terrifically charming package. It’s one of those rare games I can flat-out recommend to everyone because odds are you’ll have a blast with it, and so will anyone you share it with. If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, this deserves to be your next game after Zelda.” — Jordan Devore [Full review]

Trusted Reviews — 4/5

“Snipperclips won’t go down as the biggest or most ambitious Switch game ever, or even the one that best demonstrates the console’s features. However, it’s a game that knows what it wants to be–a smart, inventive co-op puzzle game–and does a great job of being it. Played solo it isn’t all that enjoyable, but pair up or find a foursome and you have one of the most enjoyable, if stressful, co-op games since Overcooked.” — Stuart Andrews [Full review]

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