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Mario's Picross

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Game Boy
78
3.9
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Description

Nonograms 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.

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Mario's Picross Game Boy An easy 5 x 5 problem
Mario's Picross Game Boy The problem is complete
Mario's Picross Game Boy Select a problem
Mario's Picross Game Boy A 10 x 10 problem

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario no Picross" -- Japanese title
  • "マリオのピクロス" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Nov, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
Consoles Plus Game Boy Jun, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Game Boy May, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jul, 1995 2 out of 6 80
Random Access Game Boy 2011 8 out of 10 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
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Mar 05, 2010 15 out of 20 75
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

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Trivia

The word Picross is made up of two words picture and crossword.
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