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  • Summary: 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 thePicross 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. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Picross 3D gets hard. But it never feels impossible, and it's the sort of game that causes afternoons to simply vanish. If you're looking to do a little time-traveling, Picross 3D is a great way to do it.
  2. Picross 3D is that kind of game, the kind that burrows itself into your mind, puts down hooks and never, ever leaves.
  3. This was Nintendo’s second effort at putting Picross on the DS, but they really knocked it out of the park here.
  4. If you're up for a real mental challenge, Picross 3D will give you quite a fix.
  5. Smart, smooth and beautiful - that's the way Nintendo has made its latest Touch Generation's puzzle. It doesn't matter how much we know about the subject, it's just pure fun for every puzzle-lover or casual gamer that's just looking for some entertainment.
  6. Overall, this is a brilliantly executed puzzle game that captures that “just one more” gameplay that makes a truly addictive puzzle game, with simple rules and simple controls that make it playable by the full range of DS owners out there.
  7. Like many games before this one, moving from 2D into 3D can be a tricky proposition. For every successful endeavor there are countless failures. Luckily, Picross 3D manages to come into its own as a fun puzzle game, even if it shares very few game play traits with its older brother.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 8, 2015
    10
    One of the best Logic/Puzzle games EVER! Yeah, thats actually true! At least top 10 :P

    A sequel is released on the 3DS in Japan. I want to
    One of the best Logic/Puzzle games EVER! Yeah, thats actually true! At least top 10 :P

    A sequel is released on the 3DS in Japan. I want to play that game sooo bad! :D
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  2. Jan 1, 2018
    10
    Picross 3D is an incredibly unique and amazing puzzle game, boasting catchy music, funny animations, and insane addictiveness make this one ofPicross 3D is an incredibly unique and amazing puzzle game, boasting catchy music, funny animations, and insane addictiveness make this one of the best DS games of all time Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    This awesome game ate so many hours of my life, and I don't regret it! It's so addicting that you simply can't put it away and "just one moreThis awesome game ate so many hours of my life, and I don't regret it! It's so addicting that you simply can't put it away and "just one more level" syndrome is back! If you like logical puzzles, you have to play this one! Collapse
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    9
    This game is so addictive! If you like logic puzzles you will really love this game :-) I have yet to get bored and I've been playing this forThis game is so addictive! If you like logic puzzles you will really love this game :-) I have yet to get bored and I've been playing this for about 4 months for 10 minutes a night. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2011
    8
    This game has virtually unlimited replay value with the downloadable puzzles off WFC. There are over 300 puzzles to occupy your time, and ifThis game has virtually unlimited replay value with the downloadable puzzles off WFC. There are over 300 puzzles to occupy your time, and if you are going for perfection, you will probably spend at least 4 minutes on each. Thats over 1200 minutes of game play or over 20 hours to beat the puzzles already in the game. What gets annoying though, is how the game forces you to complete every major level in a certain difficulty before moving on. There are 5 difficulty levels, and even after 130+ puzzles, I still have not had the chance to move on to the third. That can become frustrating when you find you are forced to do easier puzzles over and over in hopes of more challenge. Other than that, this game is a sure buy. Expand
  6. Jul 29, 2012
    7
    This is a good puzzle game that only keeps some of the Picross ideas in the transition to 3D. The puzzles are nice to solve and I find playingThis is a good puzzle game that only keeps some of the Picross ideas in the transition to 3D. The puzzles are nice to solve and I find playing this game a very relaxing experience. There is, however, one thing I can't stand about this game: the stupid mascot that keeps jumping around and making faces all the time. I find it to be nothing but a nuisance and adds nothing to the game, and sometimes it's even distracting when you only have one minute to finish it and you feel you can kind of make it in time, and then you see that stupid thing moving around and you lose focus.

    The tutorial levels are very well designed, are not too long and they give you all the information you need to start solving puzzles. There are also some bonus levels that, in my opinion, are even more fun to solve, so that's one other nice thing about this game.

    I would have given it a higher rating but all I can think of when I see this game is that stupid duck.
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  7. Oct 7, 2010
    7
    This game is so addicting it's not even funny. I'm sure they will have to put me on intervention soon. This is a good game to wor out yourThis game is so addicting it's not even funny. I'm sure they will have to put me on intervention soon. This is a good game to wor out your brain with. It's got a combination of simole math and logic. It is fun for the most part to just kill time it you have lots of spare time. The graphics are really good for a puzzle game. It's lots of fun. But after playin git for hours nad hours it get pretty boring but other than that it's a good time. But oif you don't like puzzle games than don't pick it up. Expand

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