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Mario's Picross

aka: Mario no Picross

Description official descriptions

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.


  • マリオのピクロス - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Game Boy version)

14 People




The 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

Information also contributed by gamewarrior.

Related Games

Mario's Super Picross
Released 1995 on SNES, 2006 on Wii, 2013 on Wii U...
Picross 3D
Released 2009 on Nintendo DS, 2016 on Wii U
Picross DS
Released 2007 on Nintendo DS
Picross 3D: Round 2
Released 2015 on Nintendo 3DS
Picross S: Genesis & Master System edition
Released 2021 on Nintendo Switch
Picross S5
Released 2020 on Nintendo Switch
Picross S2
Released 2018 on Nintendo Switch
Picross S4
Released 2020 on Nintendo Switch
Picross e2
Released 2011 on Nintendo 3DS

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  • MobyGames ID: 6033


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kartanym.

Nintendo 3DS added by CrankyStorming.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, gamewarrior, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified March 10th, 2023.