FYIG got the chance to try out Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! for the Nintendo Switch this week. Find out if this budget title is worth grabbing for your system!
Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together is an interesting new puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch. The game requires you to cut your own colourful characters into different pieces to solve the puzzles at hand. It’s an interesting take on a puzzle game and I found myself enjoying the simple mechanics and the quirky personalities of the characters as you manipulate them to do what you need them to do to solve the puzzle.
Snipperclips starts off with a quick tutorial telling you the controls of the game which are fairly easy to pick up. You can move your character, rotate them, duck, stand on tip-toes, cut shapes out of them by overlapping the characters. You actually have a lot of freedom on how to play the game and it helps to allow you to think creatively to solve each puzzle. It was fun to play around with the different physics in the game to see what I could do before I started the actual puzzle. I also got carried away by seeing how much I could cut off the other character before he fell apart.
The great thing about Snipperclips is that each puzzle can be solved in many different ways. There isn’t just one linear solution to anything, it’s all about figuring out what works best for you. I got really good at cutting bowl shapes out of one character for the levels where you needed to put the ball in the hoop. It made it a lot easier to transport the ball without dropping it. Then there was a time where I ran with the ball on my head and jumped off the other character to put it through the hoop. Those were just two of a boatload of things I could have done to solve the puzzle. It makes for an enjoyable experience because there is little to get frustrated over. You can just keep trying different things until something works.
I particularly liked the fact that this game is playable with up to four players. There are puzzles for 1 to 2 people and 3 to 4. You can really appreciate the creativity with 3 or 4 people trying to solve a puzzle all in different ways. Making your friend a ramp or a pin to pop a balloon isn’t something you’d normally see in a game, but it’s commonplace in Snipperclips. It’s entertaining and keeps you coming back for the more than 60 puzzles on offer in-game. Some of the later puzzles get pretty difficult, but the game is forgiving enough to give you reset buttons and allow you to reform your character with a simple button press. Nothing seems perilous.
The multi-player doesn’t end with the cooperative modes either. There are some competitive modes on offer here for those who want a quick diversion. There’s air hockey, basketball, and even a fighting arena where you try to cut your friend up before they cut you up. These are alright in short bursts, but they don’t give the game a whole lot of replay value after you’ve completed the puzzles.
I think Snipperclips represents a good type of game for the Nintendo Switch system. It’s perfect for those times when you have 5 or 10 minutes to kill. This isn’t the type of game that’s going to keep you busy for months and it shouldn’t be viewed that way. It’s a good complement to the Switch lineup and there’s definitely a lot to enjoy about this title. Don’t let anyone fool you, this game will charm you if you give it a chance. I definitely recommend it to everyone.
*A copy of this game was provided to FYIG by Nintendo for review purposes*