Pile Up Box By Box Review (Xbox Series S)

This Pile Up Box By Box Review had us coordinate with friends and relying on our own creativity to navigate cardboard worlds full of uniquely joyful levels. Unfold mysteries, solve puzzles and quests as a team, help the friendly citizens of sunbaked islands, amber forests, magical caves, and visit the fantastic feather theater.

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Pile Up Box By Box Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 3GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • 2-4 player local multiplayer.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Has wonderful art and craft style aesthetic much like Tearaway.
  • You can pick up, throw and use blocks.
  • Collect cubes and rings.
  • Reload room option.
  • Puzzle elements throughout as you learn how to use blocks for traversal but also with switches.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Bright cheerful game.
  • You can jump, pick up/place/throw boxes and dash forward.
  • Levels are split into rooms by a roll of cardboard and each room has either a puzzle or collectible within them.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Boxling Square is the hub where you open up and select levels to play.
  • Cubes are used to buy new costumes.
  • Can swap costumes on the menu.
  • Mini-games are plenty from Basketball to Football.
  • Can quit levels or reset the room and keep any collected items.

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Pile Up Box By Box Review Cons:

  • Hard to judge jumps and angles due to the camera angle.
  • Takes getting used to the jump as it’s a bit spongy.
  • The timing of dashing is tricky.
  • Mini-games are multiplayer only.
  • No dedicated online.
  • Areas can wear out their welcome.
  • No help with guidance.

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Pile Up Box By Box:

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Developer: Seed by Seed

Publisher: HandyGames 

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Pile Up Box By Box is a beautiful-looking game dripping in style, it had me remembering games such as Mario and Tearaway with its unique art style. The gameplay is very much a puzzle with platform elements. As you progress you get access to new blocks that do things like sticky boxes to grab items. It’s a game that will challenge, delight, and frustrate in equal measure for the jump feels spongy, timing dashes are a pain. The thing is no matter all that the charm of the game kept me coming back, the very detailed and varied level design meant I was always on my toes and looking for solutions. Yes it is a bit slow and it takes a lot of liberties but it is a solid puzzle platformer and the charm alone is brilliant.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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