Picross 3D (DS)

Game Profile

Picross 3D is based on the worldwide popular Picross DS puzzle game.

Picross 3D moves the action into three dimensions and blends the logical challenge of a number-based puzzle with the excitement of discovering the hidden images within.


  • Players start with a solid block of cubes marked with numbers on the end of each row. The numbers represent the number of blocks that will remain in that row. If the number five is marked on the end of a row of six blocks, for example, one of those blocks must be eliminated. But which one? Players must deduce the answer based on the numbers marked on other rows.
  • Players tap a hammer to eliminate blocks they think don’t belong or use a paintbrush to mark ones they think should stay.
  • Once all the appropriate blocks have been chipped away, a fun object will be revealed. There are more than 350 objects to discover in the game
  • Picross 3D lets players create their own customised puzzles. Players can either share their creations with other Picross 3D players via a local wireless connection or use their broadband Internet connection and Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection to submit their puzzles into a monthly contest. Winners will have their puzzles featured in free weekly downloads available to all Picross 3D players.
  • If multiple people want to play Picross 3D, game owners can also send a few sample puzzles to others via DS Download Play without the need of a second Game Card.

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by Ryan Lambie

Box clever

Longstanding nonogram puzzle fans will know that Picross games have been a part of Nintendo gaming for the best part of fifteen years. The excellent Mario's Picross appeared for the Game Boy way back in 1995, but this quintessentially Japanese pastime –...

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User Comments (13)



cheesedude said:

Been playing this non-stop for the last few days. Possibly a game of the year contender for me. Also really not as hard as you might imagine from looking at screenshots.



StarDust4Ever said:

I ordered the Japanese version last year, and it is adorable! I can't speak Japanese, but the graphics and visuals are awesome - the instructions are so exquisitely well laid out, that as long as you can read pictograms and have a basic working knowledge of the Arabic numeral system (digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9), you will understand the game regardless of what language you read/speak - even if you only understand Alienese! - I don't know how much of that Japanese charm will be lost during conversion, if any, or how much charm being able to understand the very few congratulatory messages will add to it. It is a great game and I highly recommend it!



GammaGames said:

this game is awesome! they had it at WalMart for $20 so i got it i like the create a puzzle option, lots of replay becasue of that. and theres contsets, i entered the summer theme one. my puzzle is INSANE (but not like some of the ones Ive downloaded)



cheesedude said:

I have finally had one of my designs picked as a winner in the monthly contest! Nice.

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