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Picross 3D Round 2

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

92%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSSep 1, 2016

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Puzzle

Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Café or even tap compatible amiibo™ figures (sold separately) to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters! In the Café, the more puzzles you complete, the more that open up to play. Accomplish certain objectives, like getting a high ranking on 30 puzzles, and you’ll earn even more. You can choose between easy, medium, and hard difficulty levels for each one, but no matter the complexity, you’ll always be rewarded with the hidden object. Some sets of puzzles offer additional tasks, from Timed Challenges to One-Chance Challenges. With this many brainteasing activities, there are always new risks to take and hidden objects to find!

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Picross 3D Round 2 Reviews

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Breaking down a large cube into a recognizable object using your puzzle-solving smarts is hugely rewarding

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Even with those two bits absent from this entry, it's tough to knock Picross 3D Round 2 without getting nitpicky. This game doesn't really do anything wrong. Sure, it could be a bit more difficult, but the hours I spent with it were filled with fun and interesting puzzles in a stress-free setting that was just what I needed to take the edge off after a long day at work. This game is comfort food, and it's a dish I won't mind having every single day.

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Picross 3D 2 is what a sequel should be, especially for puzzle games. I would've been happy with more puzzles, but it went further. It iterated and engaged my brain in new and clever ways that I hadn't even considered, it revised its progression ramp in a way that I found more satisfying, and it gave and continues to give me dozens of hours of enjoyment. If you have any interest in logic puzzles and brain-teasers, this is a can't-miss.

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Picross 3D: Round 2 provides a relaxing puzzle experience, while making you feel like a genius whenever you just “get” it – as any good puzzle game should.

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