A fond farewell
Nintendo has been on something of a roll with surprise announcements lately, and one of them was the localisation of the third and final game in the BoxBoy trilogy, BYE-BYE BOXBOY! If you’ve already played the first two games, then this should come as no surprise — BYE-BYE BOXBOY is excellent. If you haven’t played another...
#25 - BUYBOXBOY!
For the month before the 3DS and Wii U eShops close for new purchases on 27th March, each day we're going to highlight a specific eShop game for one of those consoles and give a short pitch as to why we think it deserves your love and attention — before it's too late. The chance to add these to your library will be gone for good...
Seven games on offer
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts in Europe has now gone live, offering the usual selection of 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. This time we've got entries from the Mario and Zelda series, a double helping of Kid Icarus goodness, Kirby, and more. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...
An all-new Switch release, or a collection of previous games?
BOXBOY! studio HAL Laboratory has published a video which hints that the series will continue. The video - shown above - ends with a graphics that says "To be continued". Box Boy! was something of a sleep hit on the 3DS eShop and the character was popular enough to gets his own amiibo...
Kirby! Mr Shifty! Jackbox Party! BOXBOY! Much more!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. A couple of titles arrived after the Nintendo Direct on 12th April, and in addition to those there are some other gems on the list. The Nintendo Switch gets three enticing releases along with a demo, while...
Series trilogy demo now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop
The BoxBoy! trilogy says its final goodbye as BYE-BYE BOXBOY! is now available in North America on the Nintendo 3DS eShop; it arrived in Europe in late March. Featuring creative new puzzles and gameplay mechanics, this one has HAL Laboratory put in all of its creativity into this last game...
One final unboxing
HAL Laboratory may be best known for the Kirby series, but it's a studio more than capable of applying its sense of whimsy to new ideas. The BOXBOY! series has done just that, and the third entry - BYE-BYE BOXBOY! - is now right around the corner in PAL territories. Out this week on the eShop (priced £4.49 / €4.99), the new...
More thinking outside of the box
We're quite fond of the original BOXBOY! and it's follow-up BOXBOXBOY!; these HAL Laboratory puzzlers made nice additions to the 3DS eShop. Now Qbby is back to square up to his biggest challenge yet in BYE-BYE BOXBOY!, which launches on the Nintendo eShop in Europe on 23rd March 2017. Let's let Nintendo's own PR do...
Square off against the odds in BYE-BYE BOXBOY!, a charming 2D puzzle-platformer available exclusively from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS family systems. Join Qbby, a conundrum-solving cube, on an all-new adventure where you'll need to box clever and ingeniously navigate your way through more than 180 brainteasing levels.
A grand adventure
Determined not to be boxed in, Qbby and his pals board a spaceship and go planet hopping! Each world they visit brings exciting new challenges, unique play styles and even different colour schemes, so the action never gets dull.
Pit your wits against oodles of obstacle-filled levels, including new stages where you'll need to think outside the box and ensure a safe passage for both Qbby and the adorable Qbabies. Create boxes out of thin air to build bridges, hit switches and reach riches! Whether you're tracking down crowns, conjuring up laser-beam-blocking barriers or summoning a spike-shielding stairway, there's always something to keep this clever cube on his toes.
Just like in the original BOXBOY! game, Qbby can spawn a single set of boxes – only this time, boxes can take on incredible new powers, allowing for even more puzzling opportunities. Some boxes can soar to the skies with the power of rocket propulsion, explode to open up new paths, or even teleport Qbby from one place to another.
For a tougher test, you can take on Challenge Worlds – strange places where the rules have been changed and the difficulty ramped up. Can you complete levels without throwing boxes? How about jumping? Conquer stages as efficiently as possible to claim the elusive crowns scattered throughout, and if you make a mistake, use the instant reset function to go back to square one.
By besting levels, you can earn medals to spend on various in-game goodies, like new challenges, comic strips and music tracks. You can even unlock fresh looks for Qbby to try out. Hey, he's a squid now! Stay fresh, Qbby.
And of course, if you already own BOXBOY! or BOXBOXBOY!, all your costumes will carry over. That's one smart wardrobe!
You can unlock new costumes with amiibo, too!
Calling brainboxes everywhere! If you own both BOXBOY! and BOXBOXBOY! on your Nintendo 3DS system, you'll be able to unlock cool bonuses in BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Take on the adventure as the fearless Qucy, and play with a somehow familiar, old-school colour scheme. Retrotastic!
Don't own Qbby's early adventures? Not to worry – puzzling perfectionists can get their hands on these rewards by collecting every crown in the game. All hail King Qbby