Bye-Bye Box Boy Available Now on 3DS

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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I have a bit of mixed feelings about this announcement. On the one hand, I absolutely love having more Box Boy to play. That series surprised the hell out of me by being compelling, complex and just delightful. I beat the first one, am working on the 2nd, and suddenly the last one is out today! Which is good, but also bittersweet. I’ve really grown attached to Qbby and his friends.

Bye-Bye Box Boy | Farewell

Farewell, sweet Qbby…

On the plus side, Bye-Bye Box Boy does have some nifty features for fans. For one thing, it supports amiibo integration from the Kirby series (that’s what happens when HAL Laboratory makes both!). You can get skins for Kirby, Waddle Dee, Meta Knight and the big penguin himself, King Dedede! That’s pretty awesome if you already own those amiibo, or great incentive to snag them if you don’t.

Bye-Bye Box Boy | amiibo


Lastly, if you have save files for the previous games in the Box Boy series, you can get old school filters to play the game with. One has it look like you’re playing on a classic Game Boy!

I know I’m gonna be picking up Bye-Bye Box Boy as soon as I get home. Help me and HAL Laboratory give the cube gentleman a fitting farewell!

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • Brian OLeary

    I wonder when the Box Boy amiibo is coming out?