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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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Score distribution:
  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: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. May 25, 2020
    9
    I'm not sure why critics feel the need to knock this game so much as to give it an average score of 67. It's not a game for everyone, but ifI'm not sure why critics feel the need to knock this game so much as to give it an average score of 67. It's not a game for everyone, but if you like logic puzzles, you'll absolutely love this game. Even for those who aren't great at logic puzzles but still enjoy them or find them relaxing, there are assist options that you can play with if you want. For logic puzzle veterans, rest assured that there is still plenty of challenge in a lot of these puzzles.

    i do agree that they could have added in touch controls for those who liked them on the 3DS games, but I actually find it much smoother and more enjoyable using the controller, anyways. It is also much prettier to look at than the 3DS games. While this is the Picross S game with the least content (compared to S2, S3, etc.), it is also the cheapest. Plus, it's hard to argue it's not worth the money when I got 60+ hours of enjoyable and relaxing gameplay for $8.
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  2. 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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  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. Nov 2, 2017
    7
    Picross. No more, no less.
    It has plenty of puzzles, even if designs are the same for both gameplay modes, it will take you 10+ hours to
    Picross. No more, no less.
    It has plenty of puzzles, even if designs are the same for both gameplay modes, it will take you 10+ hours to complete all of them. More modes or variation would be welcomed.
    Why they didn't add touch controls is beyond me.
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  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. Jun 26, 2018
    6
    I think there are many elements reused, and it is a game that I rather enjoy with mobile.
  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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