merimom | Added on: July 1, 2012
I absolutely love mosaic / Picross games and will buy every one they can make. This one is a good representative of the genre, if not the very best. I prefer my mosaics to be determined (that is, they can be solved without using any hints). This game contains many puzzles that are not determined, but it makes up for it by being very forgiving of mistakes and having lots of different hint types. I could have done completely without the story, which is thin and silly, but did lead to some pretty graphics. In short, this is a good game for those new to mosaics, or for an old fan like me.
nbrunton | Added on: July 26, 2012
this game requires the use of logic and liking to work with numbers. I'm enjoying it.
the2bearsandme | Added on: July 2, 2012
LOADS of puzzles!!! I feel like I've been given the grand prize. I like the combination of other games (i.e., HOG and a tetrus-like game) as they offer a break from the challenge of the primary puzzle game. The HOG was too easy for me but still fun. I like that the primary puzzles graduate you into harder and harder puzzles. The easier ones looked dorkey but I understand that they were simpler, easier. I am definitely challenged ... mostly by my own stupidity (i.e. forgetting to switch between CHOOSE / DESTROY icons). A really great value!!!
Norbert250 | Added on: October 24, 2012
It's a decent picto-graph puzzler. Some of the pictures are repeats of lower level pictures only with more detail. I used my 90% off coupon for this, and I'm glad I did since it took me less than a week to complete all the puzzles. I will be interested to see a sequel - especially if they use a little more imagination for the puzzles.
opposablethumbs | Added on: January 4, 2013
The game has some nice touches, like power ups and the occasional puzzle games. But I got bored after 6 areas. The puzzles don't progress in difficulty, so it gets quite dull. For Picross and World mosiacs, all the puzzles are solvable without using hints. For some of the puzzles in this game, you'll need to use your power-ups or hints to clear some tiles, as the remaining hints are ambiguous.
CardPip | Added on: June 23, 2012
I purchased this game because I enjoy the pictograph puzzles. The controls for these puzzles are very good. The left mouse button selects the tiles and the right mouse button clears the tiles and it automatically counts the tiles selected/cleared within a single swipe with the mouse. I enjoy the other puzzles also, such as hidden object and fill-in the shape puzzles, to add variety. The game progresses well, every few puzzles I go onto the next scene.or next level, which makes it feel like I am on a journey. There are some things that I don't like very well however. The story line is boring. The backgrounds are dark and gloomy rather than cheerful. When tiles are cleared, the background that shows up makes it hard to tell the difference between tiles that have been cleared and tiles that have been selected. The badges earned are meaningless. It is not clear when a mistake is made; I often think that I have not made any mistakes yet, but glance over at the count to discover I have made 3 or 4 without realizing it. The main thing I don't like, however, is that sometimes the puzzles have more than one legitimate solution, and if I pick the wrong solution it marks it as a mistake.
jnatman | Added on: October 18, 2012
I loved this game. A nice break from all of the HO games. Very addictive.
casamanana | Added on: October 20, 2012
Excellent game. Can't wait for a sequel. I start playing and can't stop!!
gemsong | Added on: June 23, 2012
The game is a mosaic puzzle with a touch of hidden objects. It has a good storyline to follow. High quality visibility and the puzzles are colorful. I bought the game.
Cat_In_RV | Added on: July 2, 2012
I enjoy mosaic puzzles. But these just go on and on and on. This is one of those games you can't (or at least I can't) play straight through. It becomes mind-numbing. But if you pick it up now and then for awhile, it wakes up the brain, even though you can't really work out all the moves but have to depend on blind luck in some instances. The story is thinly veiled and unnecessary, but if you like mosaics, you'll probably enjoy this one--at least for awhile!
Tayotae | Added on: July 14, 2012
Coming from a person that lives in Arizona, I jumped on this game. To my delight it was one of the best games, puzzle/Ho's I have played in a long time. Music was good. the graphics were very well done, as were the background seens that were used for the 5x5 and 10x10 dim puzzles. It was great fun. The HO's are pictures you must match with the objects. Enjoyed the whole things. Put together very well. Hats off to you.
TedTWF | Added on: June 26, 2012
I wanted to like this game (I like these types of puzzle games), but there were some design choices that made game play frustrating. There was not enough contrast between the background and the un-turned tiles, so it was often very difficult to see which ones had already been cleared. Also, the in-game messages/approvals appearing when many tiles were cleared quickly completely obscured the clues for the number of tiles for each column...so that you had to wait for the message to disappear before you could see how many there should be. This slowed things down considerably and made it very frustrating to play.
Grinmajann | Added on: June 26, 2012
As you can see from my header.. I am CRAZY about picross, mosaic, or "griddlers" as I have heard them called, also. I got hooked on Gemsweeper YEARS ago, and have played THAT one over and over and OVER in between waiting for new picross games. I downloaded this for free and played for the 60 minutes. At first, to be honest, I thought..oh no.. not ANOTHER hidden object game! The HO puzzles were easy (thank GOODNESS) as I do NOT like these usually. And for awhile, the picross puzzles only came up for average 5 games and then BACK to the HO. So I wasn't going to buy it. HOWEVER after awhile.. the picross games increased and I am a happy camper! I waited to review this as it kept saying 0 reviews and I wanted to see what others thought first. Was PLEASANTLY surprised just now when I saw that 4 others had reviewed it AND not negatively. HURRAYYYYY. I rated it a 4 instead of a 5 because of the HO puzzles. This is not a game for the die hard HO fans. They will find those puzzles too easy. But for us picross fans? I have died and gone to heaven. Keep up the good work Gamehouse, and PLEASSEE have more of these games?? It seems like everytime I log on there are new HO games, Time Management games, but very SELDOM picross.... THANK YOU.
Cricket5461 | Added on: July 29, 2012
Normally, I like HO games and especially like HO games with a good story, so I was unsure if I would like this one. Also, I've never been keen on Math and Number Play so it was a big surprise that I liked this game. However, I did. It's really fun and even fun to play again and again. Great game. Good job and Thank You to the Publishers.
fairedust43 | Added on: June 27, 2012
Hi I happen to love these type of games (I call them Dot Games) you need to create the picture using the Numbered clues. I had a great progression all the way up to 25x25. It was fun I think 11 Levels so you definitely get your moneys worth.
30766081 | Added on: October 23, 2013
a lot of times the squares are small and the pictures are dark. would be better if they were lighter in color.
OkinawaMeow | Added on: July 4, 2012
I, too, am a fan of nongrams/griddlers/picross, etc. Great things: 1) Puzzles!: It is always nice to see something that isn't another hidden object/time management game. Thanks for that, Gamehouse.. 2) Load Time: I love that this takes so much less time to load then World Riddles. 3) Interface: Left/right click makes so much more sense than having to click a button to change between them. 4) Power Ups: Nice because they're there if you need them (purists won't like the fact that the sollution sometimes has to be guessed at), but you don't have to use them. 5) Graphics are nice! Annoying things: 1) Storyline. Why bother? Besides, the pirate theme repeated ad nauseum gets old. 2) Contrast. Beautiful images for the background, but they match the color of the tiles too often. Allow us to cycle backgrounds, or change the contrast with a slider. 3) The music. I loved it at first when it randomly cycled through different background music, but it just recently got stuck and only plays the same one. Despite that, I still give it four stars because I LOVE the nonograms!
Kathryn179 | Added on: February 18, 2013
I love these type of pictograph puzzles, but I agree with an earlier reviewer in that the games don't progress enough in dificulty. Also, the background tiles blend in with the scenery, making the tiles hard to see sometimes, but I quickly got used to that. I liked that when you move the cursor over a side number, it gets larger, making it easier to see. The mini-games are skipable, which is always a plus. I gave this game a four star rating because it is just so relaxing and addictive in spite of the lack of difficulty.
NixEgirl | Added on: August 28, 2012
I like this game. I like that you don't have to mess with the unused squares to complete the puzzle. Fun.
poet | Added on: July 27, 2012
I found the game puzzles very well done. The cons are: The background and the puzzle colors blend too much creating clicking errors There is no final stat so if you don't keep track after each puzzle you would never know how well you did, and the trophies lack explanations as to how to achieve them.