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Mario's Picross

マリオのピクロス

Developers: ApeJupiter Corporation Publisher: Nintendo
14 March 1995
Mario's Picross [マリオのピクロス] - cover art
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93 Ratings / 2 Reviews
#2,256 All-time
#61 for 1995
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Help Mario uncover the hidden pictures in an archaeological-themed Picross compilation!
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While I've honestly very much enjoyed this game, the severe punishments for marking a spot incorrectly, starting at 2 minutes per spot missed, and then doubling up to 8 minutes (you only have a 30 minute time limit!!) do detract from the experience a fair bit. Funnily enough, I've actually had more fun with the time trial puzzles, where you don't have a timer counting down, nor punishments for missing the incorrect spots. Unfortunately this is the only Mario Picross game in the series that got published in the US! I personally think that Mario's Super Picross for the SNES is probably the best in the series.
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A series of cutesy nonograms that feel really good to uncover. The accessibility of this style of puzzle has never been easier up at this point in time, as you can hit blocks or mark them as not-hits with just the A and B buttons, and you can do so for larger sections by holding and moving the cursor around. It feels very intuitive and you'll soon be flying.

The Picross puzzle format is a bit contentious, mostly because it's all spatial awareness, math and deductive logic. You will do a lot of work and thinking for minimal progress, but the actual completion of these pictures is incredibly satistfying. The Mario-as-Indiana-Jones theme and the fact that they all make mostly coherent pixel art when completed (something advanced nongram makers hate) makes the game a bit more forgiving as well, because you can often make educated guesses based on the rest of the image or just the principle of symmetry.

I found this game to be absolutely voracious of my time while I completed it. There are a ton of puzzles to complete, starting easy and becoming ridiculous. They're all timed, which is your scoring system here, and those 30 minutes are sometimes all needed. It's visually clean, with easy-to-read layouts. The music is bouncy but usually grating, so there's options to select from 5 tracks or to turn it off and keep the SFX on. It's a great package for the Game Boy, I just wish there were more modes or something.
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TheChomper マリオのピクロス 2024-05-26T20:57:47Z
2024-05-26T20:57:47Z
3.0
1
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D1119 マリオのピクロス 2024-05-17T15:04:17Z
2024-05-17T15:04:17Z
3.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
polland Mario's Picross 2024-04-16T20:23:28Z
GB • US
2024-04-16T20:23:28Z
4.0
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NoteLord マリオのピクロス 2024-04-14T14:36:53Z
GB • JP
2024-04-14T14:36:53Z
7 /10
1
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orchidcnr Mario's Picross 2024-04-13T02:57:42Z
GB • US
2024-04-13T02:57:42Z
3.0
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FirstMate マリオのピクロス 2024-03-29T18:44:24Z
2024-03-29T18:44:24Z
4.0
1
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h4x1 マリオのピクロス 2024-03-10T15:06:54Z
2024-03-10T15:06:54Z
3.5
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DoYouLikeVeggies Mario's Picross 2024-03-09T21:15:22Z
GB • US
2024-03-09T21:15:22Z
3.5
1
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modernvvonder マリオのピクロス 2024-03-08T10:45:50Z
2024-03-08T10:45:50Z
3.5
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dr0pside マリオのピクロス 2024-01-25T18:30:43Z
2024-01-25T18:30:43Z
3.0
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walrys11 マリオのピクロス 2024-01-22T03:21:51Z
2024-01-22T03:21:51Z
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jackfennimore Mario's Picross 2023-12-29T18:40:04Z
3DS
2023-12-29T18:40:04Z
3.0
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  • DavidthePearce 2019-12-21 07:56:40.291541+00
    I don't think a high rating is justifiable given the electronic nonogram has been so improved with iterations which add necessary quality of life improves. There's not a single quality about this game that warrants it being played before hundreds of better versions on any given app store.

    A bold hot take about a 1995 Nintendo puzzle game, I truly consider myself a martyr.
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    • the_lockpick 2020-05-01 02:27:11.250151+00
      a timer system that can actually make you fail a puzzle is not very common in more QOL-friendly entries.
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  • _sawdustanddiamonds_ 2023-03-23 05:58:49.760262+00
    genuinely love this game so far, incredibly addicted. surprised the score is so low tbh.
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