Snipperclips Plus a Welcome Addition to the Original Title
Snipperclips is easily one of my favorite, budget titles to release on Nintendo Switch to date. The idea of playing with someone else – although much less fun, can also be done solo – to cut each other into shapes to solve puzzles is fantastic, and the only problem with the original release was that there just wasn’t enough of it. My wife and I blew through the initial worlds offered in the game, and while the multiplayer modes were fun, those experiences didn’t quite hit the highs that the campaign did. When Nintendo of Canada reached out and offered us an opportunity to try the expansion, we jumped!
During a Nintendo of Canada holiday event in Toronto, Snipperclips Plus was actually available to play prior to launch. My wife had tons of hands on time with a Nintendo rep by her side, but because if the demand – the point of making this statement – I wasn’t able to get a go at it. Now that I have, I’m beyond thrilled, and cannot wait to see where Nintendo takes this franchise next.
Plus adds 40 new worlds to the campaign mode, all of which can be played with a friend. Not only are the new levels and worlds introducing new concepts and puzzles, but the replayability of the entire game has been increased by allowing you to replay previous levels, but as different shapes. While the puzzle remains the same, the solution becomes that much more difficult; regardless of the puzzles being familiar, my wife and I quickly got back into old levels for the second, third, and even fourth time, but as new shapes.
A bunch of other nifty modes have been added to the game. Consumers can now partner up and create unique pictures on a canvas by cutting each other out, dipping themselves in paint, and seeing what they can create. These images, when compelte, can be saved and shared through social media channels directly from the Nintendo Switch itself. And with even more multiplayer games to play competitively with up to 4 friends, the longeveity and replayability of this title has gone through the roof.
We’ve copied our original review of Snipperclips below, and hope you will give that read to understand how the game works. For what it’s worth, though, it should be a must buy for any puzzle fan!
Earlier this week, we published our review of 1-2 Switch, and noted that despite their best efforts to market this as a full retail release, that title fell flat pretty quickly. The same cannot be said about Snipperclips, however. With a price tag of only 19.99, Snipperclips is the must own title for Nintendo Switch, especially if you want to show what the Joy-Cons – separate from the console – can do.
Not A Ton of Content but…
I’ll be honest, two players could easily finish the 2 player experience of Snipperclips in less than two hours. With only 45 puzzles to complete in two player mode, it won’t take you long to get through the first three worlds. However, all the puzzles are pretty intuitive and fun to complete, and most puzzles don’t rely on a specific solution, but rather allow you to experiment.
These levels are broken in a number of categories: moving an egg to a nest, filling in a outlined space, cutting out a shape, moving balls into hoops and containers, and more. The egg levels are particularly fun. You and your partner will be trapped inside a box, and carbon copies of your bodies – which will move while you move – are all around the screen. Using movements and specific cuts, you will have to move an egg from a tube to a nest. These were some of the more challenging, yet fun puzzles to solve.
3-4 Player Content
Once you’ve completed the 1-2 player content, you can jump into 3-4 player content. These games are fun for a while – you can play sports games like basketball and hockey – but do lose their appeal over time.
The best way to show off Snipperclips is to see someone play it, so as per the usual, we have teamed up with Abdallah (YouTube, Twitter) to show off his gameplay! Check it out below, and be sure to follow him.
We will have more on Snipperclips in the near future, but for now, this is a great way to show off some of the coolest aspects of the Switch for a great price. And even when you’ve finished the levels, doing it with someone else – or watching someone else do it – is still a great experience.