Summary: Picross is great fun, but gets very hard quite fast. It's very annoying when you've spent 20 minutes on a puzzle, only to realise you did something wrong right near the beginning, and the only way to rectify it is to start again. It is, however, well worth struggling through for the delight at the end when you can't help but exclaim out loud "Oh, it's a..." as I and my mother have done frequently over the past few days.
Summary: after months of fighting with pencils and rubbers it such a joy to have this on DS. yes it has a few drawbacks the main one being the lack of memory especially on the larger puzzles, but if times short do a smaller puzzle! Some reviewers have moaned about the zoom facility but I haven't had a problem with this. (its similar to the zoom on the suduko part of brain trainer) and it is the only way to get the larger puzzles which I enjoy on such a small format.
Excerpt: Picross is the same game as a puzzle book you can buy, which used to be called Tsunami but is now usually called Hanjie. There's a grid with numbers at the end of each row and column, which show how many blocks are shaded in that row / column. For example, it might read 3 2 3, which would mean that there's a block of 3 then at least one unshaded box, then a block of 2 then at least one unshaded box, then a block of 3.
great game that is suitable for adults and children
5 May 2008
Excerpt: I have had this game now for 3 weeks and i am addicted. I do the daily play game which is small grids that you fill in as quickly as possible, and after you have been playing for a certain amount of days you unlock and new level, i so far have unlocked the no x, errror search and memory. i would say the memory one can be quite testing you see the numbers on the grid for 20 seconds and then they dissappear and you have to fill in the grid.
Conclusion: There is not much to say in a review about Picross DS. The graphics are not important, there is no story, the music is poor but again not important. But with Picross DS the above things dont matter because its all about the gameplay, every puzzle can be solved with some logical thinking, patience and persistance. with over 300 puzzles getting progressively bigger and harder this game will last a long, long time.
Conclusion: Ok let's face it. Picross looks awful! It's got pixelated graphic puzzles and it's very basic. However you'd be totally wrong to judge a game by it's graphics in this case, look back through history at the likes of Tetris, Sudoku, Columns, they were never the most beautiful of games were they?
Summary: In Picross you are presented with a grid and have the task of filling in certain squares to make up a picture. The squares to be filled are indicated by numbers showing how many squares in every row and column must be filled. The challenge is working out which squares they are. It is important to think carefully about which squares to fill. In the initial difficulty levels, you are told when you have made a mistake, which adds minutes to your valuable completion time!