Picross DS

Picross DS
System Nintendo DS
Developer Jupiter
Genre Puzzle
Series Picross Series

A "picture crossword" puzzle game. You are presented a grid with numbers along the top and left. Each number represents a solid line of blocks in that row or column, separated from the other numbers by at least one space.

Using logic, fill in the squares using the touch screen, and place crosses where blocks could not appear. When you complete the puzzle, a picture will be revealed. You receive a time penalty for filling in the wrong blocks.

You can create your own Picross puzzles and share them over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. You can also download new puzzle packs from Nintendo.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ピクロスDS Picross DS 25 Jan 2007
Europe Picross DS 11 May 2007
US Picross DS 30 Jul 2007


Normal Mode 11 (Extra): Nintendo Characters

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The final "Extra" set of puzzles in Normal Mode are all based on sprites of Nintendo characters from NES games:

  • 11-A Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
  • 11-B Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
  • 11-C Venus Fire Trap (Super Mario Bros. 3) – listed as "Piranha Plant"
  • 11-D Super Mushroom (Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • 11-E Lakitu (Super Mario Bros.)
  • 11-F Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros.)
  • 11-G Cheep Cheep (Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • 11-H Goomba (Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • 11-I Buzzy Beetle (Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • 11-J Toad (Super Mario Bros.)
  • 11-K Raccoon Mario (Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • 11-L Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • 11-M Samus (Metroid)
  • 11-N Ice Climber
  • 11-O Balloon Fight

Submitted by Fryguy64

Free Mode 11 (Extra): Nintendo Systems

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The final "Extra" set of puzzles in Free Mode are all based on Nintendo hardware:

Submitted by Korre

Download Packs

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By connecting to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, it is possible to download extra puzzles for the game. Nearly all available puzzles are from other Picross games, including:

Several of these include their own cameo puzzles. Check out each game's cameo list for more details.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Are we missing any cameo appearances for this game? Please contact NinDB with the details.