At long last Nintendo finally unveiled their new customer loyalty program and one of the first rewards made available was Twilight Princess Picross. It costs 1000 platinum points which thanks to Miitomo are easy enough to collect, although it did take me several days of answering inane questions and changing my hat.
My wife is a Picross fan but hasn’t played much since Picross for the original DS. I told her about the freely available Pokemon Picross but she doesn’t understand Pokemon and couldn’t get into it. When this game became available I told her it was the Picross experience she’d been waiting for so I badgered her into playing Miitomo so she’d be able to get the 1000 points necessary.
For being free you get quite a bit of game. There are 45 puzzles each of which can be played in either Picross or Mega Picross mode. There is also something called Micross which is a giant mural where you in small bite-sized 10×10 squares. After you finish all of the puzzles your accumulated time shows up on the home screen. My wife and I have been competing for scores but I think she’s cheating because she’s winning at the moment.
Each puzzle took me 5-15 minutes so according to my calculations I’ve put about 15 hours into it. Since each puzzle is so short it’s easy to play for a few minutes at a time. I usually run a puzzle or two before bed. Not bad for a free game!
Is it fun: Yes
Length: 15 hours
System: Nintendo 3DS