I don’t know how many times I’ve said this so for the record, here goes: I love puzzles.
Now, moving onto the actual point. My first encounter with Picross was in college. A friend showed me Mario’s Picross. That game had everything but the kitchen sink. I fell in love with those games and bought the first DS game when it was announced. (Don’t get me started on Picross 3D, it was AMAZING and I’m still upset I couldn’t finish the sequel because my 3DS died during Hurricane Maria’s recovery.)
I got the first title for the switch years ago, I read that it had come out in a Kotaku article shortly after my 3DS had died and I was ecstatic that I was going to be able to get my fix in the middle of the hurricane recovery. I don’t remember how quickly I finished it.
I didn’t even notice that sequels had come out on the switch and I was so I didn’t even notice that sequels had come out on the switch and I was so happy they did. I skipped the second game and jumped into the 3rd one because it had an all-new Color Picross aside from Clip Picross, which was introduced in the second one.
This game is pretty straightforward. I appreciate that I can skip the tutorials and jump right in.
The game starts you off with 5×5 grid puzzles before slowly increasing the difficulty and the scale. Every page has 15 puzzles with the last one on that page being the hardest. It will not let you use hints or tell you when you make a mistake. There is the option to check for them, but you can only use it once per golden puzzle.
At a time like that, taking a screenshot of your progress will help if you think you’re going to need it again. I have had to start over golden puzzles just for that extra bit of help. When I do get them from the first try, it makes me feel triumphant.
I have enjoyed my time with the game so far. I can’t wait to continue forward and finishing it all.
What has me most interested is Color Picross. Since I like playing these puzzles in order, I’ve decided to finish the first puzzles before moving onto the next ones.
From the looks of it, the Clip Picross puzzles are all centered around the Alice in Wonderland and I’m here for it. I absolutely love it. I have yet to finish them all, but I’m super excited to do so.
So far the game has been pretty worth it. I’m now looking forward to finishing this game so I can start saving up to buy the next one.
If you love puzzle games and have played nonograms before, you should definitely pick this game up.
I’m about to dive into the Mystery Dungeon Demo soon. I can’t wait!
Until next time,