Picross DS DS

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Buy On
  1. 70
    It's a good little title that's enjoyable but ultimately of limited appeal. [Sep 2007, p.80]
  2. 60
    While the touch-screen interface is a downer, the amount of play options in Picross DS is uplifting.
  3. It won't last forever, and it has its faults, but if you've ever got addicted to Minesweeper you'll likely enjoy this curious puzzle game.
  4. If you like your puzzle games like Puzzle League or Meteos, then you'll want to stay clear of Picross DS. However, if crosswords or brain-benders like Sudoku is more your style, then you will love this version. It has a lot to offer and the ability to create and share puzzles ensures a long-life span.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Vijay
    Oct 25, 2007
    10
    If you love logic, and games like Sudoku and Mineweeper, you absolutely must own this title. Unlike Sudoku, I find that this game is actually If you love logic, and games like Sudoku and Mineweeper, you absolutely must own this title. Unlike Sudoku, I find that this game is actually much more enjoyable than the pen and paper version. Extremely addictive. Full Review »
  2. RyanS.
    Aug 30, 2007
    10
    This is the most addictive game ive played on the DS... even more than mario kart. Im at the point in my life where video games cannot hold This is the most addictive game ive played on the DS... even more than mario kart. Im at the point in my life where video games cannot hold my interest like they used to. I keep buying games and play them for a few hours and then put them away never to be touched again but ive used up my battery on my ds at least 10 times in the last month only playing this game. In fact I went to my parents house with this and my mom picked it up and started becoming interested in it and she hasnt played anything since tetris for the first game boy. Full Review »
  3. Jul 29, 2012
    9
    I loved this game, to the point that playing it was part of my daily routine. I played it at night to help me fall asleep and I actually don'tI loved this game, to the point that playing it was part of my daily routine. I played it at night to help me fall asleep and I actually don't know what to do now that I've finished all the puzzles. Tycho says he measures the quality of a game by how many times he has to recharge his DS before he's tired of the game, and I lost count of number of times I had to recharge mine. It is obviously not for everyone, and you have to be patient with some of the more difficult puzzles, but it's always a good feeling when you finally figure out the one you couldn't get.

    I also loved the extra puzzles you get in the end. A little bit of Nintendo history.
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