- RATING: E - Everyone
- DEVELOPER(S): Jupiter Multimedia
- PUBLISHER: Nintendo
- RELEASE DATE: Jul 30, 2007
Like finding the underlining ‘picture’ in a ‘crossword puzzle’, the goal in Picross DS is to fill a grid with squares and crosses in order to ‘paint’ a picture. Numbers at the head of the puzzles’ columns and rows signify how the grids need to be filled out, but it will take a sharp mind to figure out the solution – and some speedy fingers to defeat the competition. The game’s main Picross Mode offers a staggering 300 puzzles available to play at your leisure. Ranging from the elementary five by five grids to highly complicated twenty by twenty grids, this mode can keep even the most hardened gamers happy. Those less certain of their skills can opt to receive clues to help finish puzzles, or get a head start with a roulette-style hint function that reveals one line of the puzzle. Bring your individual talents to the table with My Picross Mode, in which you can create your very own puzzles to share with your friends (locally, or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection). Designing your own puzzles is simplicity itself thanks to the easy-to-use stylus and Touch Screen. For that extra personal flair, you can even design the image beneath the puzzle which is revealed upon completion. A variety of unlockable skins – with themes ranging from nature to sports or video game heroes – give you all the customization tools you’ll need to make Picross DS fit your style.