Switch Launch Game Snipperclips Is A Pleasant Surprise

Snipperclips is the low-key charmer of the Nintendo Switch launch, a download-only indie game turned Nintendo-published co-op puzzler. It’s $20, with a free demo and, as you can see in the archived livestream above, we had a good time with it.

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In Snipperclips, players control little characters who can cut divots in each other and then use their new shapes to solve puzzles. Maybe one player will shave the other into a point so they can pop balloons. Or maybe they’ll cut a scoop in their head so they can ferry a basketball into a hoop. Players often need to stand on each other and use their new shapes to make one bigger shape. Stuff like that. It’s fun.

The game is played on a single Switch, with each player holding one of the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers horizontally for mostly co-op missions. There’s some competitive stuff, too as you’ll see when we engage in brutal combat about 32 minutes into the clip.

Editor-in-Chief. Playing: Watch Dogs Legion (need to get back to RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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DISCUSSION

This game looks like a blast, but I’m sad it’s local co-op only. I mean, I guess there’s a single player mode, but it definitely looks like the kind of game that’s infinitely better with other people.