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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|Mega Fun||Game Boy||May, 1995||88 out of 100||88|
|Play Time||Game Boy||Jun, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|Random Access||Game Boy||Aug 19, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|Mag'64||Nintendo 3DS||Sep 11, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|Nintendo Life||Game Boy||Aug 07, 2009||80|
|GamePro (US)||Game Boy||Jun, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Nintendo 3DS||Aug 05, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Game Boy||May, 1995||7 out of 10||70|
|GamesAreFun.com (GAF)||Game Boy||Apr 14, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Game Boy||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