Summary: I confess that I'm not much into puzzle games, unless I'm playing a flashy combo-crazy game like "Tetris Attack" or "Meteos." While "Picross DS" is not too flashy, it is a nice diversion from the typical snazzy sound effects-laden games.
Another inventive puzzler makes it's way to the DS.
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5 March 2008
Summary: Picross DS is a very inventive puzzle game that comes from combining the strategy of Sudoku and MineSweeper. The puzzles start out as a certain size grid (anywhere from 10 x 10 to 20 x 25) and, using the numbers on at the side of each row and top of each column, the player strategizes whether to...
Summary: I love myself some puzzle games, and this game is a classic. Not only is it one of the older puzzle games, it also adds a bunch of new fun with the controls from the Nintendo DS. Picross is pretty heavily a Nintendo only game, and as most of their work, this game is another milestone to their game...
Summary: I heard a lot of good things about this game but didn't know what to expect. Not being a big Sudoku I was worried if I would like it, but for the budget price it was worth a risk. After two days I have to say that am completely hooked.
Summary: For $20, it is hard to go wrong for a new DS game. This is another puzzle game in an already crowded field of games for Nintendo's handheld system. What sets this apart this from the others is a catchy mathematical appeal that doesn't FEEL like you are doing logic puzzles.
Summary: I loved this game and especially since I had never played it before. I thought that switching back and forth in the 15 X 15 SQUARE GAME is hard and confusing for me. I wish there were more easy puzzles and that you could replay them without knowing what they are (because you have already done them).
Summary: Picross DS is an addictive and fun puzzler that puts a nice spin on the puzzle genre on the DS, and provides a wonderful amount of challenging fun as well. The ridiculous amount of puzzles are solved by attempting to form a picture as grid boxes are punched out by determining various numbers.
Summary: Just got this game in for a couple of days, having known very little about it. In essence, it's sudoku meets minesweeper, as another review so aptly summed it up. Solve the puzzle to reveal a picture and see it spring to life in color and motion. Simple concept and brilliant in execution.