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Link-a-Pix coming to 3DS eShop this week

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Jason Nason

Lightwood Games’ latest Picross inspired title is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. The aim is to reveal the picture by painting paths to link the clues.

Connect pairs of clues which have the same colour and number. The number shows the length of the line which will connect them.

Link-a-Pix can always be solved using logic and deduction. You don’t ever have to guess!

This game contains 120 exclusive puzzles, designed by Conceptis Ltd. Puzzles range in difficulty and size from small introductory pictures to huge scrollable grids with highly detailed pictures.

Link-a-Pix will be released on Thursday, January 18th and will retail for $9.99 CAD.


IMPRESSIONS: Pic-a-Pix Color

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Jason Nason

Pic-a-Pix Color is an interesting twist on the genre and creates an entirely new way to look at the logic puzzles.

Note that these impressions are from the demo of the game. The full version of the game is also available in the eShop.

Pic-a-Pix are logic puzzles that form pixel-art pictures when solved. Pic-a-Pix are sometimes known by other names, such as Picross. Nintendo has released quite a few Picross games, including a free Pokémon Picross game as well as My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

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Lightwood teases new puzzle game

Posted on December 24, 2016 by Jason Nason

Lightwood Games teased a new game title in the form of an interactive holicay card today. The game, called “Pic-a-Pix Color”, with the spelling appropriately corrected to “Pic-a-Pix Colour” in Europe, is a game similar to Picross games.

The colour element sets this game apart from other Picross games, and adds additional rules so that puzzles require a slightly different mindset to solve.

The puzzles are designed by Conceptis Ltd, the leading supplier of logic puzzles to print and digital media around the world and the developers have access to a massive library of beautiful pixel art puzzles.

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Splat the Difference | REVIEW

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

There are a lot of find the difference games out there, with tons of them for free games in the app stores. To be honest I haven’t played too many of them as they aren’t really my cup of tea. Sure they’re simple in practice, but I’ve often looked at a title shot and moved on. Heck, there are times when a game title and visuals looked rather interesting and it was the revelation that the whole game was spot the difference and I was too annoyed to even look any further.

It’s refreshing that not only does Lightwood Games embrace the genre but also takes a cute little play on the whole genre in their title. And with the recent success of Nintendo’s Splatoon series, calling the game Splat the Difference makes one really connect the game to Nintendo.

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Lightwood Games bringing Splat the Difference to 3DS on Thursday

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Jason Nason

Lightwood Games has announced that their next game headed to the Nintendo 3DS is Splat the Difference. While the game will be released on September 15th, the developer actually moved up the announcement of their new game earlier than planned. The game was added to the Nintendo eShop on Friday morning, which preemptively revealed the game before the developer could formally announce it themselves.

Splat the Difference was originally an iPhone game released by the developer back in 2012. They have completely overhauled the game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a spot the difference style game, where you splat the difference with with paint when you find it.

The game supports not only single player mode but also a multiplayer mode as well. Up to four can play with just one copy of the game using Download Play. The game features hundreds of pictures and differences that change each time you play.

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Epic Word Search 2 challenges 3DS gamers Thursday

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Jason Nason

Lightwood Games’ next word game will hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Thursday. The game is a follow-up to their Epic Word Search Collection, aptly titled Epic Word Search Collection 2. The game will be released in North America, Europe and Australasia on May 26th.

Epic Word Search Collection 2 brings together five more of Lightwood’s “epic” puzzles. Each one is a giant scrolling monster of a word search, with around 1,500 words hidden in a massive grid of more than 14,000 letters. You can use the D-Pad or Circle Pad to move around the puzzle, then tap and drag with the stylus to select a word. The upper screen shows which words are hidden in the visible section.

This sequel adds the ability to flip direction controls – a much requested feature from users of the original game. Players who activate StreetPass can share their progress with others and will be able to see how they are doing compared to players they meet!

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Epic Word Search Collection on the way

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Jason Nason

After the announcement of Dan McFox: Head Hunter yesterday, Lightwood Games has revealed that they are still into word games and are planning to release a second volume of Epic Word Search puzzles on the Nintendo 3DS in the near future.

Epic Word Search Collection 2 includes 5 new puzzles. They are Epic America Word Search, Epic Ancient Word Search, Epic Animals Word Search, Epic Journeys Word Search, and Epic Shakespeare Word Search.

Lightwood Games plans to lead with the “America” puzzle, which hides 1,673 words from 16 categories, including Presidents, skyscrapers, Route 66, muscle cars and drive-in movies. No release date is set as of yet, but Lightwood Games plans to have the game out in plenty of time for Independence Day.

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Dan McFox: Head Hunter turns up on Nintendo 3DS

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

Lightwood Games has announced their next game for the Nintendo 3DS and it won’t be another word game. The game, Dan McFox: Head Hunter, will hit eShops in Europe on Thursday, April 21st with the North American release date still not determined.

It’s a budget title (£1.99 / €2.49) which we plucked from our back-catalogue of mobile phone games and remixed in some interesting ways for 3DS.

Dan McFox: Head Hunter is inspired by the kids’ board game Guess Who and is a remix from Lightwood Games’ back-catelogue of mobile games. The game sees you racing to pick out the right faces in a crowd, to help agent Dan McFox round up the suspects he’s looking for. It’s frantic screen-tapping fun with (literally) billions of faces!

“While it’s a slight and momentary change of direction for our studio,” the studio said in a release, “porting across an old favourite as a low-priced release gave us chance to get to grips with some new things, like using Nintendo Network for leaderboards, and making our first multi-lingual game.”

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New word puzzle game for 3DS and Wii U will support ALL amiibo

Posted on January 11, 2016 by Jason Nason

Word Puzzles by POWGI will be released soon for the 3DS and has just been announced for the Wii U as well.

Word Puzzles by POWGI contains six different pen-and-paper style word puzzles which are solved using the stylus and touch-screen controls. Featuring hundreds of hand-crafted word puzzles, and with a firm focus on the content, it’s a no-fluff puzzle variety pack that’s ready to play whenever you are.

As well as solving the included puzzle content, players can unlock special, custom content by touching an amiibo. Each figure generates a unique personalized puzzle containing its nickname. Every amiibo is supported in the release, including the Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

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