Picross 3D

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Picross 3D is the sequel to the popular Picross DS puzzle game. The original game was a number-based grid puzzle that challenged players to reveal a hidden picture. Picross 3D moves the action into three dimensions. Picross 3D blends the logical challenge of a sudoku puzzle with the excitement of discovering the hidden images within.

Specifications

Manufacturer Nintendo
Mfg Part# NTRPC6PE
SKU 214576978
UPC 045496740566
UPC 14 00045496740566
Format Nintendo DS
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Picross is one of the very best games on the Nintendo DS, and after three years Nintendo has finally delivered a sequel. This isn't just "more Picross," though, as the number puzzles we know and love have now been brought into the third dimension, requiring us to turn on a completely different area of our brain. The experiment was a success and Picross 3D is another addictive collection of satisfying mind games. Only the visuals, which took a dramatic turn for the worse, keep this sequel from sitting alongside the original Picross DS...The puzzles in Picross present you with a grid of blocks and you must determine which cubes can be removed in order to reveal a picture. Numbers at the end of each row and column indicate how many blocks are part of the image -- or how many blocks you need to keep. By carefully analyzing the clues you can smash the unnecessary blocks and uncover the hidden dog, robot, bulldozer, etc. Picross 3D works the same way, but now there are several layers of blocks to be chiseled away. It's a more difficult game and one that I don't think has the immediate appeal of the first, but it is nonetheless still very amusing...New types of number clues have also been added for Picross 3D. In addition to the regular numbers that indicate how many blocks in a row or column are part of the hidden shape, there are now circle and square blocks to think about. Circle numbers mean the blocks you want to keep are in two groups instead of one continuous line. Square numbers indicate the keepers are in three or more groups, complicating matters significantly. A helpful tutorial walks you through all of these features step-by-step, though, and gives you time to practice before tackling the game for real...Despite a disappointing shift in visual style, Picross 3D is another enjoyable and habit-forming puzzle game that is perfect for the DS. It's very satisfying to reveal each stage's hidden object and you'll find yourself returning to many puzzles in order to get a perfect rating. If you're looking for your next DS addiction, this is a good pick.
Reviewer Daemon Hatfield
ReviewRating 8
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number NTRPC6PE
Manufacturer Website Address www.nintendo.com
Manufacturer Nintendo Co., Ltd
Product Name Picross 3D
Brand Name Nintendo
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Compatibility Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Distribution Media/Method Cartridge
Platform Support Nintendo DS
Features Players start with a solid block of cubes marked with numbers on the end of each row. If the number five is marked on the end of a row of six blocks, for example, one of those blocks must be eliminated. But which one? Players must deduce the answer based on the numbers marked on other rows. Players tap a chisel to eliminate blocks they think don't belong or use a paintbrush to mark ones they think should stay. Once all the appropriate blocks have been chipped away, a fun object will be revealed. There are more than 350 objects to discover in the game. Picross 3D lets players create their own customized puzzles. Players can either share their creations with other Picross 3D players via a local wireless connection or use their broadband Internet connection and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to submit their puzzles into a weekly contest. Winners will have their puzzles featured in free weekly downloads available to all Picross 3D players. If multiple people want to play Picross 3D, game owners can also send a few sample puzzles to others via DS Download Play without the need of a second game card.
Package Type Retail
Software Name Picross 3D
Software Sub Type Puzzle Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Single Player Support Yes
Release Date 2010 May 03
Game Expansion Pack No
Product Attributes
Game Format Nintendo DS
Game Genre Strategy
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1UP.com With hundreds of puzzles, even more available for download over wi-fi, and an editor to make and share your own, Picross 3D is just too clever for a DS puzzle game fan to pass up.
GameShark.com Picross 3D is that kind of game, the kind that burrows itself into your mind, puts down hooks and never, ever leaves.

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