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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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Critic Reviews

4Players.de Nintendo DS Mar 01, 2010 90 out of 100 90
IGN Nintendo DS May 03, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
WiiDSFrance Nintendo DS Mar 11, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamegravy Nintendo DS May 28, 2011 8.25 out of 10 82
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS May 12, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Games TM Nintendo DS Jun 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo-Online.de Nintendo DS Mar 07, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Play.tm Nintendo DS Mar 15, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Mar 05, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Random Access Nintendo DS Aug 16, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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