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Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Patrick's Parabox 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 10 weeks ago.
In each level, you are given a set of boxes which you need to get to certain parts of the level, before moving your own character, a small cube with eyes, to a specific position. However, many of the boxes you push contain their own levels inside of them which you also need to complete, and some even contain miniature replicas of the level you're playing, complete with a tiny version of your character that can interact with the objects inside.
By pushing boxes or your cube against an opening in the side of a box, you can shrink and move inside it. This enables you to access new areas of levels and change your relative position compared to other boxes.
In levels where a box contains a replica of the level, there are often gaps in the walls. Leaving these exits results in the miniature you from inside the box doing the same thing, expanding and becoming the primary character, allowing you, in a way, to teleport through the space and reach new areas.
It's a very unusual puzzle game with a core mechanic that makes you pause and approach the levels from new perspectives, requiring thinking, patience, perseverance and determination to beat.
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