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On March 31st, 2016 My Nintendo premiered in North America and Europe. This is the day when My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess first became available in those areas.
The game is 45 puzzles themed on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. You can beat them normally or take them on in the special Mega Picross mode. The game is only available through Nintendo's new My Nintendo service. The game is currently only available until 10/1/2016 at 4 AM EST
I just downloaded this. My first download from the My Nintendo line. Interesting enough, the way it eats your Platinum points is unique.
I had 565 Miitomo Platinum and 710 regular Platinum. When I bought it, I though maybe 500 would come from each, splitting the difference. However… I now have 140 Miitomo Platinum and 135 regular Platinum. So only 425 points came from Miitomo and 575 came from regular Platinum. I wonder what drove that? The only thing that might make sense right now is the fact that now my Miitomo and regular Platinum points are about even. As close to even as you can get. I suppose it does that. Not that this affects anything much but I'm pleased that while there's two ways to earn Platinum, right now there's no indication that either Platinum is used for only certain stuff. They just differentiate how you got them.
Oh, and the other cool thing was how after redeeming, the code didn't need to be entered. I was able to easily push it to my 3DS on file without issue. How awesome is that!?
My guess is that they took your coins in the order you earned them. That way the 'oldest' coins are used first. That's the best way to keep track of expiry. So if you got most of your regular Platinum before mucking about with Miitomo, that would explain that. You could probably check that theory through the account history .
I know it's 'free' but 45 Puzzles (I suppose 90 if you include Mega Picross variants) seems a little small. Ah well.
Should be able to jump on this soon I hope. Woolly Word first.
That's a novel and hopefully correct guess. The oldest first does make sense considering the expiration date. I like this. I'll look into it shortly. Because of the MASSIVE influx of initial points from two key sources.
Yeah, there's music from the game, though remixed a bit and sounds... weird. But's it's alright I guess. There's a few other added sound effects and when you fill in squares, it looks like you're slashing at grass.
Biggest puzzles are 20 x 15 that I've seen, not counting the Micross puzzle which is 80 x 80. It's simple but more Picross so it's hard to complain!
My only complaint is that I can't toggle the fill and x buttons right with the stylus. I'm used to it only working when I hold down the dpad. But here, If I hit up to fill something, then let go, think, and go to fill it in again, I am not used to NOT having to hit that button again so I end up toggling OFF the fill and nothing happens. A little annoying but yeah, there's definitely bigger puzzles than the small ones.
Plus I'm seeing that I can use puzzles which are finished as Miiverse stamps. Cool.
I haven't played the Pokémon one but yeah, it's broken down into pieces and you just solve smaller ones to fill in the bigger picture. They're pretty easy from what I've seen in the previous games but still enjoyable.
Finished all the puzzles! Took me 40 hours, not using any hints or guides. Mega Picross #30 is the true final boss: I must have tried it a dozen times and never got past the first dozen blocks or so before being stumped as to which blocks I could fill in next. Finally, after finishing every other puzzles, I figured I'd just take a guess at that point on a few blocks being empty and finished it, but I still feel like I had to be missing something.
So yeah, Picross. It is addicting. This little package is a pretty nice silver lining for the otherwise hugely disappointing My Nintendo...