What about a picross ds homebrew ?

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Mar 5, 2007

What about a picross ds homebrew ? by Alx at 8:50 AM (1,622 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. Alx
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    Hi all,

    Gameplay of official Picross DS (rom #830) is not really good when playing 15x15 grids.
    Zooming to play is not really playable.

    The first picross homebrew is also not really playable (no stylus support)

    So, my idea is to developp a new Picross homebrew.
    What do you think about that ?
    And which features would like to have for this homebrew ?

    Alx
     
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    1) You should be able to play with either the stylus or the standard controls. I personally hate playing picross with the stylus, and others hate using the d-pad & buttons.

    2) An option for what the game does when you fill a square that's supposed to be empty. It should either tell you that you were wrong and penalize you(like 0830 - Picross DS), or do nothing and let you figure it out for yourself(like 0679 - Puzzle Series Vol. 6 - Illust Logic).

    3) The ability to design and import/export your own puzzles, preferably with an in-game editor.
     
  3. rhfb

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    I'd love a homebrew Picross game.


    BTW try out 679, it is ALOT better than 830.
     
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    Picross DS actually has both: Puzzles marked with a red N will tell you if you make errors, ones marked with a blue F do not.

    And refering to games by their release numbers... Eww.

    By the way, I prefer D-Pad + Buttons to Touchscreen as well for Picross... Just works better IMO.
     
  5. outphase

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    You need to zoom in to play?
     
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    It's probably hard to accurately hit a 3 pixel wide square with the stylus. It plays just fine without zooming when using the standard controls.
     
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    Picross DS = awesome.
    Stylus controls are a bit too dodgy, but using the buttons is the way to go. [​IMG]
     
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    thanks for your comments !

    If you found more features you want on this homebrew, just write them here
     
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    Euh, are we talking about Picross DS homebrew or the commercial game? [​IMG]
     
  10. outphase

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    Alx06 proposed to make a Picross clone
     
  11. crunchbot

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    picross DS is awesome. The stylus control just takes practice if you are used to the other mario picross games. i can't see why people think it's so awful. Maybe it's the not the preferred way, but it is FAR from unplayable.

    This is not to say you shouldn't develop you own homebrew version. I think that the that picross DS was lacking from previous version is the giant puzzle mode, made of 4 other puzzles. I'd like to see something like that return. Other that that i'm not sure what to tell you. Other than that there is another Picross DS in develpment by this guy:


    http://nintendo-ds.dcemu.co.uk/picrossds.shtml
     

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