First Impression: Picross looked like it might be fairly interesting when I first glanced at it online. You get to make cool looking pixel art in a sudoku-like fashion. You start with a grid box and numbers on the side and top. I thought, ok this isn't so bad, and I get to see cool little pixel animations after I finish the puzzle.
The Game: Watch out, this can quickly become extremely addicting. I haven't finished playing through all the puzzles as there are quite a few and as you get into the higher levels they usually take at least 30 minutes each. So that may ease my addiction a bit, after I complete all the built-in puzzles. But, there are still more ways to keep playing.
You can download older Picross puzzles from the previous version. They are pretty lame compared to the new ones, but you might as well try it out. And you can challenge any random person that's online with the Nintendo wifi features. Many of my Asian competitors had over 1000 wins. Talk about addicted! I thought I was bad. It took me about 10 matches before I notched a win for myself.
So if you get bored with all the regular features, challenge some random people online. I think it would be cool if you could chat with the person you're playing, that's one thing that could make it more fun, as well as adding a few more music tracks to listen to while you poke away. The controls could use just a few small improvements, like letting you play larger puzzles without being forced to zoom in to only half of the puzzle at a time.
Conclusion: Cool pixel animations, nice online features, and loads of puzzles to complete, this game will keep you busy for quite a while if you are even slightly interested in it. It should be a pretty cheap game to purchase as well, check it out! I give Picross an 9 out of 10.
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