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  • Summary: The new Picross series is now playable on the Nintendo Switch. Comes with Picross and Mega Picross, with 300 puzzles in total, including plenty of difficulty levels. Traditional Picross with comfortable controls! We've brought back the handy assist functions, too. Check out the tutorial forThe new Picross series is now playable on the Nintendo Switch. Comes with Picross and Mega Picross, with 300 puzzles in total, including plenty of difficulty levels. Traditional Picross with comfortable controls! We've brought back the handy assist functions, too. Check out the tutorial for more details.Even if you're new to Picross, give it a try! Unique to the Switch version, 2 players can now play simultaneously! Enjoy with friends and family. "Picross" is a picture crossword puzzle game that uses numbers as hints to complete an illustration. The rules are simple and easy to understand, so anyone can pick it up and enjoy. [Nintendo]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    A fantastic puzzle game that is almost perfect on the Nintendo Switch.
  2. Nov 17, 2017
    80
    If you're looking for a good puzzle game for your Switch, this should definitely be your first stop. Most of the puzzles are bite-sized and easy to stop when you're on the go, but it's also meaty with so many puzzles (over 150 and double that if you count the Megas) that it can easily eat up hours of your time. While I miss the simplicity of the touch controls, it's a small quibble when there's still so much to be enjoyed from this game.
  3. Oct 19, 2017
    75
    Even with no major changes and some minor issues, Picross S is a satisfactory, affordable puzzle game. Not much else needs to be said.
  4. Oct 31, 2017
    70
    Picross S still manages to entertain with the ultra solid nonogram formula, but overall it feels like a lazy project for newcomers that will probably disappoint the old fans of the franchise.
  5. Jan 29, 2018
    60
    Picross S is a fully recommended title for anyone who doesn't own a Nintendo 3DS after some puzzling action to play on the go, which is the preferred way to play this type of game. Whilst lacking the superior touch controls of the 3DS versions, this one does add an array of great assist options and throws a multiplayer twist into the format. Compared to what the long-running Picross e games provide, though, offering just two modes and Mega Picross being slightly adjusted Picross puzzles is unfortunate. For the budget price, 300 puzzles is excellent value, especially if this is one of your first dabbles into the series, but there is no question that more could have been added here. If you have a 3DS, it would be better to stick to the Picross fun on that system.
  6. Oct 20, 2017
    60
    The gameplay remains intact and unchanged but the lack of support for the touch screen and screen pointers for the television screen make the interaction less involving, while keeping the screen the same size as its 3DS counterparts makes its direction difficult to understand.
  7. Oct 8, 2017
    50
    Picross S is a lazy version of Picross that offers nothing new compared to the 3DS versions, doesn't use the Switch properly, offers the same pictures in its two modes and offers very little with the multiplayer mode. Better try it on 3DS.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 15, 2018
    8
    I've never played or seen Picross before so to me this is an absolutely brilliant game.

    I never thought I'd play this over the other games
    I've never played or seen Picross before so to me this is an absolutely brilliant game.

    I never thought I'd play this over the other games I have on my Switch but I do a lot of the time.
    Price tag might be intimidating for a simple "Sudoku-like" game but if you haven't tried it before, definitely do.
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  2. Jul 29, 2018
    8
    A very well put together Picross game with fun puzzles, as every Jupiter Picross game has been before this. There's nothing that particularlyA very well put together Picross game with fun puzzles, as every Jupiter Picross game has been before this. There's nothing that particularly makes this one stand out against their 3ds titles but the UI does look very nice and slick on the big screen and the music is very nice, and will be stuck in my head for a long time. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    8
    Picross veterans know what to expect, picross rookies are in for a addicting puzzling treat. Addicting game with hours of content if you likePicross veterans know what to expect, picross rookies are in for a addicting puzzling treat. Addicting game with hours of content if you like solving puzzles. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2017
    7
    While it can’t match it for character or charm, Picross S joins Piczle Lines DX as a super competent Switch puzzler that is sure to pleaseWhile it can’t match it for character or charm, Picross S joins Piczle Lines DX as a super competent Switch puzzler that is sure to please Picross and regular puzzle fans alike. With that in mind, I can give Jupiter’s Switch debut a solid recommendation. Just don’t go in expecting it to blow your socks off in the same way the DS games did. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2017
    6
    I'm a huge fan of the serie, i started playing it on SNES.
    The Switch version looks nice but the game suffers by its lack of content. Only
    I'm a huge fan of the serie, i started playing it on SNES.
    The Switch version looks nice but the game suffers by its lack of content. Only 150 puzzles and i'm pretty sure they are already used from older versions of Picross. Anyway it's great to have a Switch Version of Picross. I would love have now a Picross 3D on my Switch
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  6. Jul 1, 2018
    6
    Si sabes lo que es un Picross, conoces lo que estas recibiendo al comprar éste juego. Un puzzle atractivo, calmo pero muy atrapante. AunqueSi sabes lo que es un Picross, conoces lo que estas recibiendo al comprar éste juego. Un puzzle atractivo, calmo pero muy atrapante. Aunque "Picross S" es un juego que se siente corto debido a la amplia variedad de juegos del género que se puede descargar en móviles, no obstante el juego esta bien armonizado y se controla muy cómodo en la consola híbrida de Nintendo.
    La variedad de puzzles es bastante limitada, pero al menos los dibujos finales son bastante creativos, además que la personalización del modo de juego permite que uno pueda jugar como más le guste.
    No es recomendable ya que a pesar de haberle dedicado unas buenas horas, el completarlo al 100% no me supuso tanto reto como un juego de móvil. Los controles son cómodos pero se extraña un modo de juego con la pantalla táctil.
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  7. Apr 7, 2019
    4
    El juego es sencillamente lo que el título indica, una galería de puzzles esperando a ser llenados.
    No hay historia solo listas por
    El juego es sencillamente lo que el título indica, una galería de puzzles esperando a ser llenados.
    No hay historia solo listas por completar, en total se sienten cortas y aunque los diseños sean interesantes y uno que otro atractivo a la vista no hay mucho por hacer una vez completada la lista.
    Me cuesta recomendar el juego, puesto que aunque sea un fan del género y he disfrutado en completarlo hay opciones más económicas y más extensas en los dispositivos móviles.
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