Picross 3D (Nintendo DS)

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Picross 3D is a pseudo-sequel to Picross DS. As with the original game, the player's goal is to uncover the hidden image by using the number clues as a guide. Unlike Picross DS, where the puzzles were flat, in this game, each puzzle is encased in a cube of a varying size and shape. By chipping away and rotating the cube, the player can reveal the hidden picture.

The game has approximately 350 puzzles, across a variety of different themes. Each puzzle is grouped into a particular theme, such as Beach, Sports, or Fire. When all the puzzles are found for a theme, a medal is added to the theme to indicate that it is complete. Nearly every puzzle has a possibility for a three star rating. To earn all three stars, the player must:
  • Solve the puzzle;
  • Complete the puzzle within the time limit;
  • Not make any mistakes.
As with Picross DS, this game features a puzzle creator. The player can create their own puzzles and then, using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, send them onto the Internet to trade with friends, as well as receive additional ones.


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Alternate Titles

  • "立体ピクロス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Rittai Picross" -- Japanese title

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Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Sep 18, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
4Players.de Mar 01, 2010 90 out of 100 90
NintendoWorldReport May 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
411mania.com May 22, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
WiiDSFrance Mar 11, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Game Talk May 12, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games May 10, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo-Online.de Mar 07, 2010 8 out of 10 80
JeuxActu Mar 05, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Random Access Aug 16, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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Ben K (23095) added Picross 3D (Nintendo DS) on Jun 15, 2010