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Color Cross - Nintendo DS
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- Over 150 different puzzles!
- 10 different themed categories, including: Fashion, Science-Fiction, Baby, Pirate and MORE!
- Unveil a new exciting illustration in each category by completing and unlocking new puzzles!
- For all types of players from Beginner to Pro.
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•Over 150 different puzzles!
•10 different themed categories, including: Fashion, Science-Fiction, Baby, Pirate and MORE!
•Unveil a new exciting illustration in each category by completing and unlocking new puzzles!
•For all types of players from Beginner to Pro.
Top Customer Reviews
Therein lies one of the problems, though. It is impossible to tell the difference in some of the colors. Some puzzles use multiple shades of the same color that blend together even when next to one another. This is very irritating.
Are there some good features? Yes - there is no speed requirement to play all the puzzles! The puzzles are fun and the color gives it a different take when compared with Picross DS. It will teach (Sssh! Don't tell anyone!) logical thinking. The way the puzzles are solved, though, you will find yourself making assumptions about the symmetry that is prevalent in way too many of the puzzles.
The puzzles are separated into ten themes, with fifteen puzzles in each. As you solve the puzzles you get to see a piece of a larger jigsaw (with squares) puzzle. The picture thus revealed is not the jigsaw piece, it's just the same theme.
When you complete each row or column of the puzzle, the game has a pop up graphic covering that row or column, thus stopping the play. There is absolutely no reason in the world for this feature. All it does is interrupt your thought process as you are working the puzzle. You should be able to turn this off - but you can't.
And, there are only one hundred and fifty puzzles. Way too few considering how very, very easy many of them are (less than 20 seconds for some). For players new to this type of puzzle, the tutorial and manual are sorely lacking.Read more ›
After playing Picross DS, I guess I was spoilt by the manner in which you can maneuver your way around the puzzle. Having to click so many times between the functionalities, and with there being so boxes/grid being so tiny, just makes the game frustrating, as you get penalized for hitting the wrong square. Color Cross should have taken a hint off of their functionality and improved or even kept it the same!
Colors are too close in hue, and make it hard to tell certain colors apart. Great idea, but geez is this frustrating!!
Also, it takes time to solve a puzzle. When you shut down, it won't save the puzzle. You have to start all over again.
The "small squares" issue can be somewhat alleviated by using the R & L buttons as necessary to re-size the grid. Press repeatedly to change the grid size incrementally. Changing the grid size does make it tougher to see the number clues if you are working at the lower or right edge of the grid (although tapping in the grid pops up the clues for you), but making the squares larger does help with the inadvertent coloring in of adjacent squares that happens when the squares are too tiny.
The similar colors issue can sometimes (but not always--depends on the color) be helped by changing the background color. Press the A button to change from the yellow to blue background and back again. This helps if the colors you are working with blend into the background otherwise. It won't really help with distinguishing a dark brown from black, however.
The complaint I've seen here, and that I had myself, about Color Cross not saving the puzzle turns out to be wrong. And that was excellent news for me! I hated that I couldn't save the puzzle when they got to be more difficult and took longer to do. To "Save" simply choose to "Quit" rather than just shutting off your DS. Then the puzzle IS saved. Then when you restart, select your profile, in the next screen you are given the option to start a New puzzle or to Resume. "Resume" brings back the puzzle you were working on when you "Quit".
Get to "Quit" by pressing the "Start" button on your DS while working a puzzle.Read more ›
I played for awhile, put it away and picked it up again today. I then realized again why I hadn't played it in awhile. It is very frustrating! I really don't care about the time element but I have to keep trying to get the right box, and inevitably, on the more complex puzzles, it thinks I've hit the box above, below or whatever.
I love PicCross 3D, I hate this version. I can see it working on a computer screen so that you can see everything all at once and have more control with your mouse but on the DS, it's horrible.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the games. Frustrating sometimes with more complicated games because if you minimize enough to see entire grid it is hard to check off boxes without making errors because the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wjpir2
Screen seems a bit too small for this game. Zoom feature is nice but it makes the screen seem even smaller. Too much uncomfortable panning around.Published on January 23, 2014 by Jonathan
This is an exceptional puzzle game!! I enjoy puzzle games quite a bit and this one is very addictive, I was up at 3 in the morning saying to myself "just one more level". Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by Garmia
I bought this game because I love picross 3d and I am very happy with it. Although picross 3d is still my favorite.Published on October 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer