July 25, 2013 - Get equipped with this week's Nintendo Download! Kid Icarus lands on the Wii U eShop, and three new eShop games land on the 3DS, including Picross e2! There's also one new DSiWare game landing today. Be sure to check out all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront today at noon.
Wii U eShop
Kid Icarus (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99
Angler's Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D - D3Publisher, $29.95
There's an "Easy" mode (fifteen puzzles), sixty normal puzzles, sixty free puzzles (won't let you know when you've made a mistake), and then an advanced mode in e1. I'm about done with all of them, and it was worth the $6 to me.
Do you have to play the Easy and Normal levels to unlock the tougher ones? At this point I know how to play picross and I'd rather not have to go through the puzzles in which you're just going through the motions.
What's wrong with free mode puzzles? Before Nintendo, that's how these were always solved. No hints. I just bought two more picross-style books off Amazon so that I can bring them with my on my camping trip. I need something fun to do that isn't electronic but still great for down time.
I dunno, I just don't enjoy them. Maybe because they are more challenging. For me, Picross is a way to unwind, not wind up. When I know if I accidentally counted wrong (and I do, often) and can correct it immediately, I don't get anxious about it. If I'm constantly concerned I might have gotten something wrong, well, that's no longer fun to me. That's math homework.
Downloaded Picross e2 this morning and blew through the easy puzzles. They're good for a warm-up I guess, but I'm glad that there aren't many and there's no forced tutorial (as was the case with Picross e as well). I also downloaded Adventure Island for Game Boy on a whim, lol.
Good to see Kirby's Dream Land 2 is finally releasing over here (a year after Europe ) but I'll probably pass on it. Not big on Kirby games in general, and I already own the collection for Wii.