DescriptionNonograms are number puzzles where logic is used to find the solution. Clues are provided along the sides of the playfield grid, telling the player how many squares to fill in each row and column. With logic the player can figure out exactly which squares of the grid to fill. The thinking process is similar to solving Sudoku puzzles.
Mario's Picross (from PICture CROSSword) is Nintendo's take on Nonograms. In this game, Mario takes on the role of an archaeologist who chisels away the squares in each playfield. The result is a small picture. There are 256 different puzzles to solve, divided into four courses with increasing difficulty level.
- "Mario no Picross" -- Japanese title
- "マリオのピクロス" -- Japanese spelling
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|Nintendo Land||2003||94 out of 100||94|
|Play Time||Jun, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|Video Games||Jun, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|GamePro (US)||Jun, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|Total! (Germany)||Jul, 1995||2 out of 6||80|
|Nintendo Life||Aug 07, 2009||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Mar 05, 2010||15 out of 20||75|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||May, 1995||7 out of 10||70|
|GamesAreFun.com (GAF)||Apr 14, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||May, 1995||5.1 out of 10||51|
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TitleThe word Picross is made up of the two words picture and crossword.
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #91 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll