Review: Picross S (Nintendo Switch)

Picross is a picture crossword puzzle game that uses numbers as hints to complete an illustration. The rules are simple and easy to understand, so anyone can pick it up and enjoy.


  • Picross gameplay.
  • 70.3MB Download size.
  • Two modes- Picross and mega picross.
  • Tutorial section.
  • Cursor speed option.
  • Navigation settings- Highlight correct/incorrect or dont use.
  • Autocorrect mistakes on/off.
  • Hint roulette on/off.
  • Picross-150 puzzles.
  • Mega Picross 150 puzzles.
  • Best time is shown on each level.
  • Can fill/mark squares.
  • Check mistakes button.
  • Can watch tutorials mid game.
  • 2D Puzzle landscape.
  • Ambient soundtrack.
  • Fun to play.
  • Great way to learn Picross.
  • Many grid/size variations.
  • Addictive.
  • Fits the Switch portability element perfectly.
  • Can replay levels.


  • No touchscreen.
  • Lacks any customisable options.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Feels weird to play without a stylus.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Not much to say on this really, I mean its Picross and it does it very well. The tutorials are well done and do a great job of teaching new players the basics. The extra options like hint roulette is a random addition but a good one as if you are learning Picross every little help. I wish it had more customisable options and online to encourage speed runs. In short its, a perfectly good Picross game and will appeal to new and old players alike.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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