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Take a break with Crosswords DS. Hold your Nintendo DS like a book, and choose to solve one of the hundreds of crossword puzzles of varying difficulty. If that's not your thing, you can also choose from word searches or even anagram puzzles.

Crosswords DS uses handwriting detection to let the user input their answer into each crossword puzzle. Puzzles range from easy to master difficulty, with special 'themed' crosswords becoming unlocked after you solve a page of twenty crosswords. After you complete a puzzle, you are graded based on how many hints you used, and if you used Entry Assist to help you fill in the crossword. Your completion time is shown as well.

Word searches display a grid of letters on the touch screen. Simply drag the stylus across the letters you think form the word, and if you're correct, the word will be marked off the list. Anagrams gives the player a set of letters - these are used to try and form all the words possible with the combination of letters. Each time you successfully discover a word, it is filled into your list.


CrossworDS Nintendo DS Main title.
CrossworDS Nintendo DS You can use hints in exchange for penalty.
CrossworDS Nintendo DS Select your writing hand for screen orientation.
CrossworDS Nintendo DS Word search table selection.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nintendo Presents: Crossword Collection" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

NintendoWorldReport May 15, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN May 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily May 06, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Jun 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Jun 04, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age May 30, 2008 B 75
Thunderbolt Games Jun 11, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy May 23, 2008 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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Ben K (23888) added CrossworDS (Nintendo DS) on Jul 06, 2008
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