Parents' Guide to

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.

Game Nintendo Switch 2017
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

A 2D Reasoning, Geometric Masterpiece

Snipperclips was the first game our family bought for the Nintendo Switch, and confirmed that we made the right decision on this console. We spent HOURS over DAYS working together to solve the puzzles, laughing at the weird conversations that spiraled from our gameplay. Manipulating the characters, cuts, and objects really helped my son's hand-eye coordination, and helped him meet a lot of spatial development goals. The game is overall cute, quirky, positive, and just challenging enough to make you want to come back for more.
age 6+

Great puzzles, more challenging then it looks

Very simple looking puzzles at first look, but is more challenging than it looks at first. For 2 or more players they have to work together to solve the puzzles so good to encourage cooperation. Content is fine for younger children but they may find it too difficult.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

While many puzzle games feel like they've been cut from the same cloth, occasionally something truly unique carves out a nice little niche for itself. Enter Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!, a crafty little launch title for the Nintendo Switch. The game is an odd concept, with players literally cutting away at each other like some sort of weird elementary school art class to accomplish some random task. In one early puzzle, you have to work together to cut one player into the shape of a bucket to catch a falling pencil, before tipping it over and guiding the pencil into a sharpener on the other side of the screen. Another puzzle challenges one player to weigh down stray balloons while transforming into a sharp-tipped triangle capable of popping them with its pointy bits. On paper, it sounds confusing and even a bit boring, but in practice, it's actually one of the best puzzlers around.

Snipperclips is fun as a solo experience, but where it really shines is its multiplayer. When you have two people, Joy-Con in hand, it's an absolute laugh riot. What starts off as two people tossing friendly ideas at each other many times turns into a frantic chase as players just start running around trying to snip little chunks out of each other. Still, there's a great sense of accomplishment when the puzzle gets solved and that "Great Work" banner flashes across the screen. And if you think things get nuts with two players, just wait and see what happens when you get a couple more friends in on the action during the insane Blitz and Party modes. Party mode gets the group together to try to solve extra-complex puzzles requiring more than Snip and Clip to complete. Blitz mode pits players against each other in silly little mini-games that run the gamut from 2-on-2 basketball and hockey matches to last-paper-standing free-for-alls where everyone's trying to chop the competition into colorful confetti. No matter how you slice it, Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! is a cut above the rest and a must-have game for the Nintendo Switch.

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