Picross 3D r2 help

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1. OP Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight Former Staff Level 24

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Hello

I really like Picross games, and am usually good at it, but this time I'm stuck, and I don't understand what to do.
Note that I ONLY solve picross using the logical elements, never solve them by deduction (form or guess).

I only look for perfect score and don't want errors on any of my puzzles, so I don't like just trying random things either.

in Picross 3D round2, there's a "hint" mode, which is usually good.
But this time, it's telling me to mark or remove cubes, but I don't see what I should do on that column, nor the next one right to it.

Could someone provide a logical analysis on it and explain me what I'm missing?

puzzle N° 119, in hard mode.
there's (3) (3) for the marked column
so, 2 groups of each color, a single and a double for each color.
why should I remove or mark one? The remaining unmarked cube could be either blue or orange, right?

Edit:
I think I can restart it from the beginning, sometime solving it in a different way prevent being stuck and in a position where all the hints are not solvable mathematically/logically.

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Last edited by Cyan, Feb 26, 2017
2. dAVID_ GBAtemp Maniac Member Level 10

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Never have been good for picross.
Sorry.

3. Domine Member Newcomer Level 1

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Yes.

We're sorry, Cyan. We don't have any advice for you, so we're going to post that we do not have advice for you.

4. Spidey_BR GBAtemp Regular Member Level 6

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If you already know what are the 3 cubes of each color, you can remove the remaining uncolored blocks, can't you?

5. OP Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight Former Staff Level 24

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no, because the remaining colored block could also be of either colors.

the marked colored cube means they can't be the other color.
so, orange cube can be either orange, or deleted.
but unmarked cube can be either blue, or orange, or deleted.

I thought there would be more picross players
maybe they didn't see my thread yet. I'll wait 1-2 day, then I'll restart that puzzle. Like I said, sometime solving it differently prevent being stuck with the hinted numbers. I guess there are more than one way to solve puzzle, some of them are just dead end.

6. Bent GBAtemp Regular Member Level 9

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I just beat that game myself (no strikes either, all the best jewels). I never used the hint mode, and I'm not following your description of it. But I can see one thing you can do, your two potentially orange sections in the middle columns have to be marked because there is no other spot that two orange blocks can go next to each other in those columns. You can then clear out the section of two orange on the left, and mark the 1 orange above it. From there I believe you'll need to go to other slices and see what other things it opened up.

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7. OP Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight Former Staff Level 24

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ahhh, I knew I was not seeing it correctly.
I don't know why I was stuck on this.

You are right, 2 orange block can only go there.
Thank you

8. Bent GBAtemp Regular Member Level 9

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Picross has a way of hiding things, until you just happen to look at it once and say "oh yeah, how didn't I see that?"