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Snipperclips: Cut it out Together is still a best seller on the Nintendo eShop, even after it’s been available for more than a month. This comes at no surprise, as the game returns to the foundation of what video games intended to be. Snipperclips is a video game that brings joy and laughter to the player, while it makes people get together, play together and well – cut together.
Let’s start cutting!
A video game meant to be played by everyone
Snipperclips is a couch co-op video game in which you and up to 3 other friends have to cut each other into various shapes to achieve the goal of each level. In many ways Snipperclips is the perfect game to showcase what the Nintendo Switch is all about. Nintendos mission since it’s first console is to bring people together, and that is one of the reasons why the Switch comes with 2 controllers right out of the box. The games easy accessibility makes it a hit for all ages and genders. Without the need of a TV you simply start the game, split up the controller, hand one to your friend, and the fun times begin.
Snipperclips is one of the few games in which you can’t lose, making mistakes is encouraged, and doing so ends up being just as amusing. It is the kind of comedy that makes the game great to play in front of an audience, whether this is in front of your friends or family. We found ourselves bursting out in laughter several times when we saw Snip and Snap, the two characters on the screen, pull a face, or make a weird sound. The cute facial expressions on the characters when you accidentally cut your friend in half, are heartwarming. It is noticeable throughout the entire experience, that the developers have paid a lot of attention to detail in every bit of the game.
Snipperclips features a whopping 66 physic-based puzzles, 45 of those can be played in single player as well as in co-op mode with your friends. The remaining 21 puzzles are designed to be played with at least 2 and a maximum of 4 players. While you can enjoy the game by yourself, we highly encourage you to share the experience with others if possible. The game truly shines when played with at least one other person.
As you progress through the levels, you will find that things are getting more sophisticated. The shapes you need to morph yourself into are becoming more challenging, adding another layer of depth to the game. But not to worry, the difficulty increases gradually and at no point you will feel overwhelmed.
Cut it out Together!
The Multiplayer experience is a reminder of why video games became popular in the first place.
The core of Snipperclips is found within the cooperative gameplay. There are many games that feature multiplayer, in which you play alongside another, but you still feel like you are on your own. This is not the case in Snipperclips, when you decide to team up with a friend – Snipperclips becomes the kind of video game you can not complete without communicating and working together. This might sound terrifying if you consider yourself an anti social hermit, but in reality this is the kind of emotional fun you only experience when playing party group games like charade.
As for playing the game in solo mode, it is absolutely possible and still a lot of fun. You will be able to swap between the two characters, taking on the role of two players by yourself. And for those few hermits we mentioned earlier, there is defiantly a lot of enjoyment to be found when playing Snipperclips alone.
While the games multiplayer is executed perfectly, we can’t help but think that an Online extension of the co-op mode would be another great addition. With the upcoming online service and voice chat app for smartphones from Nintendo, it could be a lot of fun to pair up with strangers over the internet, and somehow find the harmony to collaboratively solve the puzzles together.
Playing with scissors has never been this fun!
When we completed all the stages, we were left with the feeling of wanting more. We can see ourselves returning and replaying the puzzles, but like most other puzzle games, the first run is the sweetest. There is hope that Nintendo releases a DLC pack for Snipperclips adding more levels to the game. Until then we will pull out our Switch, and puzzle away with friends and family whenever the occasion allows. With the two joy-con controllers and the built in screen, Snipperclips is the perfect game to play whenever and wherever. The adorable look and feel of the game, the easy accessibility, and the variety of the different stages make this game a must play for every Switch owner. Playing with Scissors has never been this fun!
Big thanks go to Nintendo for providing the review copy of Snipperclips: Cut it out Together on Nintendo Switch. The game is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99.