Tag: Boxboy!

  • Review BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! - A Challenging Little Puzzle-Platformer That Ticks Most Of The Boxes

    Boxing clever

    The original BOXBOY! trilogy proved to be one of the quiet triumphs of the 3DS era. These unassuming puzzle-platformers might have lacked the visual fireworks or the 3D gimmicks of some of their contemporaries, but they more than made up for that with a fresh concept and rock solid level design. We're delighted that HAL Laboratory has...

  • News HAL Laboratory Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary With A Cute BOXBOY Comic

    Happy Birthday to the House of Kirby!

    As noticed on Twitter by @teamkirby92, the developer that brought us Kirby, BOXBOY, Earthbound, Smash Bros. and much more is celebrating 39 years in the video game business with a little comic featuring Qbby and his companion, Qucy. Below is the entire comic, plus a translation courte

  • Video BOXBOY! Trailer Hints At Possible New Title

    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...

  • Review BYE-BYE BOXBOY! (3DS eShop)

    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...

  • News BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Says Farewell to the Trilogy in North America

    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...

  • News Say Bye-Bye to BoxBoy on 23rd March in Europe

    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...

  • News BoxBoy! Retail Collection Hits Top 10 in Japan as Evergreen Titles Lead the Way

    Pokémon and Yoshi still in top five

    It's Media Create results time out of Japan, and this week there are no significant new big-hitters at the top of the charts - nevertheless fans of quirky eShop games may be interested in one new arrival on 3DS. In terms of software Resident Evil 7 is still top, followed by Pokémon Sun and Moon and Poochy &...

  • News Goodbye! BOXBOY! Has Some Lovely Kirby-Related amiibo Support

    A Game Boy screen filter, too

    Slowly and surely, heading towards its third release in Japan, HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! series continues to gain fans and momentum. Though a Western release is yet to be confirmed, early February will see the release of Goodbye! BOXBOY! in Japan, known locally as Sayonara! BOXBOY!, with a physical retail edition on the...

  • News Goodbye! BOXBOY! Has Been Announced for Nintendo 3DS

    New Qbby amiibo will be sold alongside a collector's edition

    A side project from HAL Laboratory, of Kirby fame, the BOXBOY! games have been a nice puzzle-platforming addition to the 3DS eShop, offering a diverse array of thought provoking levels. So far, we've gotten BOXBOY! and its follow up, BOXBOXBOY!, and now it's been announced that HAL will be...

  • News BOXBOY! is Getting a Sequel

    It's time for round two

    Many of you will no doubt remember BOXBOY!, a quirky puzzle platformer from HAL Laboratories that came out last spring. We gave it a 6/10, noting that it's a solid game, but it plays things a little too safe. Nonetheless, it apparently was a fairly popular title, as Nintendo has just announced a sequel. The new game will be...

  • Interview Bringing Together the 3DS and Game Boy in BOXBOY!

    Thinking outside of the box

    HAL Laborary Inc has been busy of late, bringing Kirby into the HD era with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse but also, on a much smaller scale, developing BOXBOY! for the 3DS eShop. With a Game Boy style and retro approach to puzzle solving it's charmed plenty of portable gamers, and also showed that the house of Kirby is more...

  • News HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

    Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct

    HAL Laboratory's retro-themed puzzle platformer BOXBOY! will be available for download on the North American and European 3DS eShops today. Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the game tasks you with guiding a box-like character through increasingly tricky levels, using his ability to generate...

  • Review BOXBOY! (3DS eShop)

    Boxed in

    BOXBOY! is Game Boy-era design and aesthetics reincarnated for Nintendo's latest handheld, picking up a few new ideas since the monochromatic minster's heyday. With plenty of polish and thoughtful puzzles to conquer, we were surprised to find ourselves so bored with it all. Just like the retro classics, BOXBOY! makes a simple request of...