[Beyond PlayStation] Box Align Review
Box Align from QUByte Interactive is a relaxing puzzle game with a ton of boxes to get rid of. Learn more in our Box Align review!
In Box Align from QUByte Interactive, you will be tasked with solving the many puzzles the game throws at you, taking your time to find the right solution at your own pace. The main goal is to get rid of all the boxes on the screen in as few moves as possible, giving your brain a relaxing workout in the process. The game features a colorful presentation, with shiny boxes of many patterns and configurations, allowing you to focus on color-coding the boxes to plan your next move. At least three of the same box type must be matched in a row to make them disappear.
The controls for Box Align are easy to understand. Youâ€™ll be picking up and dropping cubes with the A button, moving them around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, panning the camera with the right one to get the best view possible â€“ or use the L and R buttons to rotate the camera. Your selector can be moved down or up on a stack by pressing the ZL or ZR buttons, respectively. If youâ€™ve made a mistake and need to start over, you can reset the puzzle by pressing the X button. You can also control the game by using the Nintendo Switchâ€™s touchscreen when playing in Tabletop or Portable Mode, or when taking Box Align for a spin on a Nintendo Switch Lite.
There are 99 stages to clear, and, as expected, the further you progress in the game, the more difficult the configuration of boxes will be. The game never felt overwhelmingly hard, but your mileage may vary depending on your experience with puzzle games of a 3D nature. The first handful of stages will serve as an extended tutorial that will allow you to learn the basics so that you can get the hang of things before the difficulty starts to go up, and more block patterns are thrown into the mix.
Box Align is a fun and relaxing puzzle game with a minimalist but colorful presentation on Nintendoâ€™s console that eases you into the whole experience as new cube types are introduced at a steady pace. You will, for example, run into cubes that canâ€™t be moved or cubes that have a metal cage around them that can only be opened by having them touching a set of cubes that are matched and removed from the screen. Chain reactions are also a thing, so after making one match, you might need to set up how the other cubes below it are going to react to the match. Box Align is out on Nintendo Switch for a budget $1.99, making this an easy one to recommend to puzzle fans.
This Box Align review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by QUByte Interactive.