Parents' Guide to

Picross 3-D

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Awesome, but very challenging, depth perception puzzle game.

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Picross 3-D is an amazingly fun puzzle game not only because the puzzle mechanic itself (chipping away unnecessary blocks until you've uncovered the secret figure) is appealing and addictive, but also because of the suprise aspect when you solve a puzzle. The puzzle solutions can be just about anything (a cell phone, a ladybug, a dachsund, a tape dispenser, a hippo, a pizza delivery boy to name a few), and there's a little thrill each time in just seeing what it is you've unearthed. The cute animations don't hurt, either. But of course, it's really about the puzzle-solving, and to puzzle buffs, these brainteasers (which can be super-duper tough as you move further on in the game) are the stuff that dreams are made of. With four levels of difficulty, there is a puzzle level that is just right for everyone from kids to grandparents. The creative mode works quite well, too, and provides an entire other level on which this wonderful puzzle game can be enjoyed.

Online interaction: New puzzles can be downloaded via Wi-Fi, giving the game a longer life and more replay value. Players can also submit their original puzzles to Nintendo and possibly have them selected as a downloadable puzzle for other players.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: May 3, 2010
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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