Jupiter's Picross series

A series of nonogames spread across Nintendo platforms. Many feature characters from the Mario series, though this aspect has been dropped for the DS iteration. Jupiter Corporation's Picross games just feel a bit nicer than other company's: the hammer and chisel pointers, and the crunchy way they mark the board, is not quite matched elsewhere.


  1. 1995 - Mario's Super Picross
    Maybe the best version of the game. Has since had its first western release on the PAL Virtual Console.
  2. 1996 - Picross 2
    The second Game Boy version adds an unintrusive map, where players move between puzzles. Most puzzles are self-contained portions of larger puzzles: and it works!
  3. 1999–2000 - Picross NP
    A series of 8 nonogame compilations released via the Nintendo Power system. They feel squeakier than Mario's Super Picross, but feature a wider variety of Nintendo, and non-Nintendo, themes. Also some interesting multiplayer modes.
  4. 2007 - Picross DS
    DS version, where bigger puzzles include an unfortunate screen scrolling feature. Replaces the old-Nintendo Mario theme with the sterile new-Nintendo DS/Wii theme.
  5. 2013–16 - Picross e1)
  6. 2015 - Pokémon Picross
    Overly drawn-out, free-to-play. You catch and equip 'mons which have different powers they can use to help you clear boards.


  1. 2009 - Picross 3D
    Version where puzzles are built in a 3-D grid. Made for the DS by HAL.A sequal has since been released in Japan for the 3DS.

See Also

  • Picross e? - GameFAQs thread with some info on the Picross e games (maybe incorporate later).
1) Not sure if Club Nintendo and e are related / share puzzles.
 game/picross_series.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/08 09:58 (external edit)
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