Finding the wait for your Legend of Zelda: Game & Watch too hard to bear? Well, Rainy Frog and Score Studios might have the solution. They're releasing Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection on the eShop at the end of the month – July 29th, to be precise – and it aims to recreate the feel of Nintendo's original line of the million-selling LCD handhelds in virtual form.
Three games will be included in the package.
Choose from over 200 10×10 nonograms to play. Game A requires you to clear them making fewer than 3 mistakes.
Game B let’s you puzzle as you please. Your fastest time for each puzzle is recorded.
Turn every square in a grid black following a cross pattern. Start with a blank slate and record your fewest moves, or start from a randomly generated grid.
72 logic-puzzles that require you to draw an uninterrupted looping line on a grid following the clues.
Game A offers 36 puzzles from easy to moderate, Game B another 36 from moderate to hard.
You'll be able to 'unbox' each game and even inspect its casing and read the instructions, all in 3D.
Piczle Puzzle & Watch Collection will cost $7.99 / €7.99. Will you be picking it up?
The Piczle games are usually great, this may be interesting indeed
Nice idea but I think the appeal of the game and watch product is its physical and not virtual
I like the look of this! The single thing that bugs me though is the full-colour characters printed on the screens.
I might give it a go though, I've not tried the Piczle series but love nonograms. Shame they're not actually available as physical.
I'm not convinced enough to get the Zelda Game & Watch because it lacks the very last Game & Watch game ever released: Zelda. I seriously don't understand why they chose to reskin another game rather than just give us Zelda.
Oh man I thought this was a physical item
If you think about it, this kind of game is fantastic for the environment. You have digital physical items and digital games being played on them. Could this be the future? Sure saves on resources and you can still get that pleasure from unboxing and admiring a product, albeit virtually.
Last Game & Watch game was actually Mario the Juggler.
@ModdedInkling to be honest, I’ve played both games, and in my opinion, Vermin is more fun than Zelda (G&W).
While it would’ve been indeed nice to see the Zelda one getting remade… Vermin at least fits fine in one single screen.
About this game, I’m a fan of their Piczle Lines, uh, line of games and I love picross. So I might check this one out.
I hope this does well so nintendo sees it's time to release a new game & watch gallery... (how about all of the first party G&W games?)
@Ogbert judging from the video, it seems they're treating the colored characters as if they were literally printed into the clear plastic, with interactive pieces behind them. It's pretty clever.
@Eel yeah it seems they are, it just looks out of place to me. It's a minor thing though!
Piczle Pattern is basically the classic Lights Out game, which I used to love. Always wanted a video game version.
I love the sweeping teen-drama-movie music they have in the trailer, makes everything sound like there's some seriously high stakes with getting those numbers in their respective boxes.
Hopefully Piczle Loops ends up being a competent version of Slitherlink
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