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    Picross 3D

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Mar 12, 2009

    A three-dimensional take on the classic game of Picross that challenges players with managing three axes rather than only two.

    kagai's Rittai Picross (Nintendo DS) review

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    Picross 3D? YES!

    I've always loved puzzles.  Way back, in the beginning of time, I had to enjoy puzzles from these things called books and magazines.  It was a difficult time to be a puzzle fan.  No stylus (we had to use our fingers with a pencil...archaic!), no colorful graphics (just black...and...white, oh the joy!), and no cool sound effects (just the occasional "Dammit!" for having to erase the same space for the umpteenth time and leaving a hole where there was once paper.  No, the puzzle fans of old didn't have it so easy; however, thanks to PIcross 3D, we still don't have it so easy, but it is so much more fun.
     
    When I first purchased my Nintendo DS, I got Brain Training 1...who didn't?  I tired pretty quickly of the main focus of the game, yet I really liked the Sudoku portion.  I solved every puzzle.  But, after a while, it felt more like the old school puzzlin' as opposed to anything "new school".  I still went searching for a game dedicated only to Sudoku and that's when I found Picross DS.  I loved Picross DS.  It was fun and offered colorful rewards for completing the puzzles.  I completely finished the game.  Then, I started having withdrawals, so I started downloading the online puzzle packs.  Even though, they were on the simple/boring side, I finished most of those as well.
     
    And that brought me to Picross 3D.  Wow.  I have fallen in love yet again.  This game is even more fun, challenging, and rewarding than Picross DS.  It's everything I loved about Picross times ten.  It starts off slow to familiarize you with the details of playing the game and it does it in a fun and enjoyable way that makes you feel like you're playing the game and not simply learning how to play.  It's just a really great way to introduce players to the new mechanics and rules.
     
    The puzzles start out easy and work their way up to really hard.  Yet, completing the puzzles still feels obtainable if you just give it one more go.  Who needs sleep when you can be solving Picross 3D puzzles?!?!  And the reward of having your "sculpted" item come to life  never gets old.  I've also tried the downloadable packs and they are much better than the Picross DS downloads.  Which means they are definitely worth solving.
     
    I can't recommend this game enough.  It is a total package for puzzle fans and I think even non-puzzlers will find a nice experience here.  It has great and great looking puzzles and lots of them, a fun introduction where the fun is maintained throughout the game, and nice downloadable content to extend your enjoyment.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this game at $29.99, but I have to demand that you pick it up at $19.99.  It's rare to get so much enjoyment at such small price.  Pick it up.  Now!  What are you doing still reading this?  I'm serious!  Go on...Git!  And enjoy.

    Other reviews for Rittai Picross (Nintendo DS)

      Chip off the old block ... 0

      This has been out in Europe for a while now and it's stayed firmly put in my DS since then. It is one of those classic games where you pick up for a quick puzzle or two and fall under it's spell again. Suddenly it is 2AM and you still want to finish a new section.   It does takes a while to get your head around the concept and navigate around the blocks. If you are used to the 2D versions, the third dimension is a lot trickier. Although it is the same basic mechanic (delete the zeroes, leave the...

      6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

      From painter to sculptor 0

      Picross DS was a fantastic puzzler that presented a great, logic based puzzle game in a slick package that contained a ton of content. Picross 3D attempts to take that basic Picross formula and translate it to 3D, a move that I was initially a bit skeptical of. Fortunately, the risk has paid off, as Picross 3D is a great evolution of one of my favorite puzzle games, and is a great package for anyone with an appreciation for logic puzzles. For those not in the know, Picross is a logic game (simil...

      5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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