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Pic-a-Pix Deluxe

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

57%

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJan 4, 2018

Developer: Lightwood Games

Genre: Simulation

Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel art pictures when solved. Pic-a-Pix are sometimes known by other names, such as Picross, Nonogram, Paint by Numbers, Griddlers, Hanjie and many more. Solve puzzles with a friend – or the whole family – with co-op play for up to four players using any combination of controllers! In handheld mode, immerse yourself with intuitive touchscreen controls. Pic-a-Pix Deluxe now includes classic black and white picross, as well as colour puzzles, which use colour-coded clues to add a new dimension to the game. There are 150 colour and 150 classic puzzles, all designed by Conceptis Ltd and all brand new! Puzzles range in difficulty and size from introductory 5x5 pictures up to challenging 35x25 grids! Content previously available in Pic-a-Pix Colour on Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U can be downloaded as DLC, and extra add-on packs will be released regularly. The ultimate edition of the popular picture crossword game, featuring: 300 exclusive new puzzles! Touch Screen handheld mode! 2-4 player co-op mode! Bigger puzzles than ever before!
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Pic-a-Pix Deluxe for Nintendo Switch: co-op color picross gameplay footage

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Basic in both presentation and premise, Pic-A-Pix Deluxe serves up a dish of picross puzzling that will test your brain capacity but does little to innovate on a well-worn conundrum recipe. Still, with some Switch-specific features - including four-player multiplayer support - and plenty of nonograms to its name, Lightwood Games' pixel puzzler is right at home on Nintendo's new handheld home.

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This really is DLC, not an improved game by any means.

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Overall though, Pic-a-Pix Deluxe is a grand time. The puzzles are incredibly fair and it helps that the unique twists are actually really clever. The UI can sometimes be clumsy, but those problems disappear with familiarity. The sharp and crafty puzzles are appealing and worth the hurdle of the interface. It is really the biggest compliment I can give.

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Pic-a-Pix Deluxe was a fun nonogram puzzle game for fans of the genre, looking for more after finishing Picross S (like myself). The puzzles are solid with some nice variation to the formula with the use of colour but it is brought down by the basic presentation found throughout the game. Crashing issues were a shame that I never really expected and actually disappointed me for making their way into the game. If you’re looking for more puzzles, you don’t have many other options but if you’re a newcomer, I would advise checking out the much more polished Picross S.

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