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Snipperclips (Switch eShop) Hands-On Preview

by Justin Berube - January 15, 2017, 1:05 pm PST
Total comments: 4

It's a tough game to describe.

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! is a new eShop game coming to Nintendo Switch this March. At a glance the art style reminded me of the Freakyforms games, but don't let that fool you. Snipperclips is an entirely different beast.

The Snipperclips demo I played required two players to hold the Joy-Con controllers on their sides. The game is broken up into multiple short stages and the players must cooperate in order to compete tasks and solve puzzles.

The game description above may sound generic, but the unique game play of Snipperclips forces players to communicate and come up with solutions to, seemingly, simple problems. The main mechanic is that each player can overlap one another then press a button to cut away a portion of their ally. Whatever portion of your partner that you were overlapping then is snipped away giving the character a new look.

Stages start off simple by having players cut each other into basic shapes, but game play soon advances. Levels then require each player to rotate their characters, to duck, jump, and critically think together on how to complete the advancing tasks at hand.

In one stage we were required to cut one player thin to hit a button in a narrow area which caused a pencil to drop down. We then had to carry the pencil to a nearby sharpener to win. One of the later demo levels had us cut one player into a hook so they could jump off the other player to pull balloons down from above. The second player then had to be cut to have a sharp point so they could pop the balloons to win.

I enjoyed my time with Snipperclips but walked away wondering if the title offered any type of single player experience. The game play is interesting but I really don't know if I'll be able to get friends to sit down and play it with me. That said Snipperclips is a unique and a game I'll hopefully get to explore a bit more in the near future.

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supergttJanuary 15, 2017

IF it has online play, I'll buy it day one. if not, I'll probably never get it.

SorenJanuary 15, 2017

Quote from: supergtt

IF it has online play, I'll buy it day one. if not, I'll probably never get it.

You'd figure that with Nintendo offering paid online services this game would be a lock to have online. But the lack of clear answer lends me to believe that no, this game does not have online.

StogiJanuary 15, 2017

This game looks incredible.

ClexYoshiJanuary 15, 2017

yeah, this actually has me excited, and I have a friend or two I could talk into doing this local with.

Really wish I could afford a switch. ._.

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Game Profile

Genre Action / Puzzle
Developer SFB Games
Players1 - 4

Worldwide Releases

na: Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Release Mar 03, 2017
PublisherNintendo
RatingEveryone
jpn: Issho ni Chokitto Snippers
Release Mar 03, 2017
PublisherNintendo
RatingAll Ages
eu: Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Release Mar 03, 2017
PublisherNintendo
Rating3+
aus: Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Release Mar 03, 2017
PublisherNintendo
RatingGeneral
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