If the title has you
conjuring nightmare visions of DS games involving imagining being a
hairdresser then take a deep breath and chill, for Snipperclips
is anything but shitty shovelware. Instead it’s a wickedly clever
and fiendishly addictive puzzle game for up to four players.
With JoyCon in hand you control characters named Snip and Clip,
which look like Dr Mario’s prescription-only wares split in half,
then flattened and turned into paper. With their legs, eyes, blushy
cheeks, ties and full of character they also just may be related to
MS Office’s Clippy the paperclip. The aim is to manipulate them
by raising, lowering, rotating and cutting chunks out of them in
order to solve increasingly challenging puzzles. You may simply need
to make them cover a shape. You may need to have them sharpen
pencils. Or you may have them do their best Michael Jordan
Impressively, there isn’t necessarily one
single solution to each of the puzzles, you have leeway to apply
your own way of brain-workiness to getting things done.
solo you can hit dozens of puzzles in ‘World Mode’, flipping between
Snip and Clip. Where Snipperclips totally shines though is
as a local multiplayer experience.
You can assail the
aforementioned mode with two players controlling one character each,
or get snippy with it in ‘Party Mode’, where four shapes require
manipulation, be it by two or four players.
‘Blitz Mode’ is
for a little less puzzling, a little more action. Play hockey,
basketball or just go psycho-nuts cutting your opponents like crazy.
It’s shamelessly Nintendo cute, and frankly if you
can’t deal with that then we doubt you’ve invested in a Switch. For
those who have, get thee to the eStore, get Snipperclipsing
and get happy!