The Picross The series has become the most anticipated feature of Nintendo's digital release program now. Every few months, you can expect something high-quality lineup or scanning, and you more or less know exactly what the following will offer: a great new set of nonagraph puzzles to solve. Now, Picross S4 keep it up to date with the eShop and even though it brings nothing new in the series, however proves that it is one solid entry that is sure to offer great value.
The gameplay of the Picross game is simple, providing insightful puzzle solving and exposing the pixel art that they hide. Each puzzle sees you facing a curved grid above and outside by a set of numbers, and these numbers indicate how many cells in that row or column should be filled in, and vice versa. At first glance, it's impossible to know the details of this, so the challenge comes from knowing that it sets the reference number and offends where the overflow occurs, while extracting the & # 39; empty cells & # 39; there you go. It may sound complicated, but once you have the hang of it, it feels like it makes a sudoku puzzle.
Like a few previous entries, there is only one & # 39; og & # 39; mode on the Picross S4, and this supplement helps keep the confusing action from getting worse. There are 150 standard Picross puzzles to solve, and these are the ones to be redirected to. someone else 150 Mega Picross puzzles, which change the Rulesets a bit to add some difficulty.
Successfully completes some standard puzzles or mega puzzles and has the effect of unlocking new pieces of Clip Picross puzzles. This works like the large puzzles you complete in each section, with each piece completing it to reveal an additional image. Then, finally, there is the changing Color Picross mode that sees you filling up puzzle cells in up to four colors, which requires a different kind of thinking than the previous three modes.
It may sound like a lot to manage, but Jupiter Corporation has done a unique job of making the information more accessible, whether you're new or not. Each mode has short, but effective tutorials to teach you exactly the right idea needed for puzzle solving, and then there are a few self-help features to help you maintain the right track when you first solve it.
For example, you can choose to have one random row and column completely revealed at the beginning of the puzzle, giving you a great place to start. Or, in another example, a game can fix you quickly if you accidentally fill a cell. Those of you who prefer the challenge may choose to turn off some or all of these helpful features, which means the Picross S4 can be as difficult or as easy as you want.
The Picross S4 features more puzzles than any other entry in the S series yet, and though it doesn't introduce any new modes of the game, it throws in a few puzzling sizes we've never seen before. Every owner of the Picross S4 is allowed to access two large 30×30 puzzles from the off, and if you have one of the three top three releases in your library, the new 40×30 puzzle will be unlocked for everyone.
Some may be pleased with the concept of locked content behind the paywall type, but when considered i great the amount of content you are already providing, in fact there is not much to miss. These new, great puzzles don't bring any other rules, remember, the only drawback is that it takes about half an hour to finish one of them.
Speaking of presentation, the Picross S4 offers the same smooth and fun experience we've been waiting for, no more or less. The background art features a relaxing shot of the soft sunset across the frozen glass, and the UI design is clean, responsive, and easy to read.
Matching all of this is a completely unbreakable sound bone in the best of ways, mixing with the soft, hard synth tones that are there to fill the space, but not distracting your attention from solving any puzzle you might be working on. In short, minimalist design lacks any kind of & # 39; wow & # 39; meaningful, but Jupiter Corporation has nailed the visual presentation of these games that can be satisfying without being too distracting.
The Picross S4 is the same, yes, but it's not that bad given what the series is designed to offer. At its heart, this new release is about more than just content expansion, but it offers unique puzzles and a variety of ways to solve them, all wrapped in a fun presentation style. The Picross S4 stands as the best entry in the underdog series right now, offering good value for your dollar and serves as a great place for new and old fans to jump. If you want a simple, interactive puzzle game for your Switch, you don't need to look any further.