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  • Summary: Whether you draw stick figures or virtual masterpieces, jump into 8-player battles where the first team to guess the image being drawn wins. Pick from a huge word list, even add in some of your own words, and show off your favorite drawings in the gallery. Battle it Out in a Match of Wits:Whether you draw stick figures or virtual masterpieces, jump into 8-player battles where the first team to guess the image being drawn wins. Pick from a huge word list, even add in some of your own words, and show off your favorite drawings in the gallery. Battle it Out in a Match of Wits: Fun multiplayer modes pit you against your friends in an intense battle. Eight different modes ensure the party never stops. Challenge Your Friends with the Ad Hoc Download Feature: Party it up with PictoImage – you only need one copy of the game for eight friends to join in the fun. Enhance Your Skills with Practice Mode: Featuring tips and tricks to help improve your game. Over ninety different practice examples to choose from guarantees you'll be the quickest on the draw. Show Off Your Masterpieces with the Picture Gallery: Become a regular Picasso using the gallery feature. Save your drawings to show off to your friends. It’s like having a digital sketch book in your pocket. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The single-player mode is surprisingly entertaining, while single-DS play is perfect for car journeys. And, provided you have a dictionary on hand, it can even be pretty educational.
  2. 75
    PictoImage is a game of simple, approachable thrills, and that bodes extremely well for pulling your significant other, siblings, or parents into its addictive grasp.
  3. With a decent array of modes and a charming exterior, you could do a lot worse for your money than PictoImage.
  4. If you're a parent thinking about picking up this game for your kid, I think you may be on the right track if you just want your kid to be creative, learn how to draw, share something with his friends, etc. However, it may not be as exciting for them as playing MegaMan, LEGO StarWars, or Animal Crossing, so you may have to give it some thought.
  5. PictoImage isn't a bad game, but neither is the version that you can play with only a pen and paper.
  6. With a group of like-minded friends PictoImage is worth its weight in gold, but sadly the single player portion of the game is far less essential.
  7. In all honesty I fail to see a reason for anyone buy something this. Even if you included the whole game as a mini-game in some other larger title it would still seem limited. It’s honestly a miracle that I wrote this much about a game that offers gamers so little in return.

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  1. BrianLaws
    Jan 23, 2009
    7
    PROS: It's a fun 2-8 player single-card download play game. With 6 kids and 4 DS units in the house, I always look for single-cardPROS: It's a fun 2-8 player single-card download play game. With 6 kids and 4 DS units in the house, I always look for single-card download games to get more bang for my buck. The game allows you to add 50 words "MY LIST" of your own to the built in list of words which it picks from.

    CONS: I really wish you could select it to only use the "MY LIST" words so I could use only the kids spelling words and make it more of a fun learning tool. It would be nice to also edit the master list of words. The easy multiplayer mode does not use as easy and short words as it suggests. The multiplayer mode has a time limit and it's not adjustable. When it's a two word answer, there is no way of knowing that it's a two word answer. The clocks that flash in the spot of the letters as a clue to show you how many letters the word is makes it hard to count due to the flashing. It's also misleading because a flashing clock takes the spot of the space between two words which causes you to think it's one long word. We always tell each other voice the first letter of the word and if it's a more than one word answer to make up for those short falls of the game design. Although there is no work around for that time limit. The game would be more fun if you could edit or eliminate the time limit, because the little kids are slower at drawing. Oh ya, brown needs to be added as a color to use.

    I'd consider buying a 2nd version if they would correct these design flaws I've listed above. Still a very fun multiplayer game and so much better than the old paper style game.
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