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Developer(s)HAL Laboratory
Director(s)Yasuhiro Mukae
  • Satoshi Mitsuhara
  • Keisuke Terasaki
Designer(s)Yusuke Ota
Programmer(s)Takaaki Kawahara
Artist(s)Hiroshi Saigusa
  • Jun Ishikawa
  • Hirokazu Ando
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
  • JP: January 6, 2016
  • WW: June 30, 2016
Genre(s)Puzzle, platformer

BoxBoxBoy![a] is a puzzle platform game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console. The game was released in Japan in January 2016,[1] and in other territories in June 2016.[2] BoxBoxBoy! is a sequel to BoxBoy!, which was released in 2015.[1]


Just like the previous game, BoxBoxBoy! once again has players controlling Qbby, a box-shaped character who can create boxes from out of his body. Like before, players use boxes to solve various puzzles, such as climbing on ledges, pushing switches, and avoiding obstacles, in order to reach the end of each level. This time around, Qbby is able to create two sets of boxes at a time, allowing for more complex puzzle solving. Players can use medals earned from completing levels to unlock costumes, music tracks, and 4-panel comic strips, and unlock additional levels by collecting crowns.[3]


Aggregate scores
Review scores
Game Informer8/10[7]
Game Revolution4/5 stars[10]
Nintendo Life7/10 stars[8]

BoxBoxBoy! received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the game holds a score of 80/100 based on 26 reviews.[5] Chris Carter from Destructoid gave the game a score of 7.5/10, saying that it had a "simplistic elegance".[6] Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard gave the game an 8/10, stating that it was "remarkably similar" to its predecessor and failed to expand on the original concept, but that these were not "bad things".[7]


  1. ^ Japanese: ハコボーイ! もうひとハコ Hepburn: BoxBoy! One More Box?


  1. ^ a b Matulef, Jeffrey (6 January 2016). "Boxboy! sequel gets a surprise release in Japan". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  2. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (15 June 2016). "BoxBoxBoy! release date set this month". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  3. ^ Schreier, Jason (6 July 2016). "BoxBoxBoy: The Kotaku Review". Kotaku. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  4. ^ "BoxBoxBoy!". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  5. ^ a b "BoxBoxBoy! for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  6. ^ a b "Review: BoxBoxBoy!". Destructoid. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  7. ^ a b Hilliard, Kyle (12 July 2016). "BoxBoxBoy Review – A Successful Stack". Game Informer.
  8. ^ McMahon, Conor (13 July 2016). "BOXBOXBOY! Review (3DS eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  9. ^ Albert, Brian (6 July 2016). "BoxBoxBoy! Review". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  10. ^ Schaller, Kevin (14 July 2016). "BOXBOXBOY! Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2019-07-13.