Review: Piczle Lines DX (Nintendo Switch)

Draw lines to connect pairs of numbers to complete a hidden picture in this feverishly addictive picture puzzle game.

Pros:

  • Cutesy graphics.
  • Touchscreen and face button controls.
  • Tutorial. (Optional)
  • Two modes- Story and puzzle.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Easy to learn mechanics.
  • 165MB Download size.
  • Own in game trophies.
  • Trophy room- Show off and check trophy criteria.
  • Options-Music on/off, SFX on/off, Lock puzzle zoom.
  • Controls show on pause screen.
  • Gameplay-Draw lines between two matching numbers making sure to use the required amount of lines. For example 3 to 3 would be you draw a line 3 long to link them up.
  • Story- Play level by level. Five chapters with 20 levels within each.
  • Auto save all though you can save mid puzzle.
  • Camera-Can zoom in and out, Fast cursor.
  • Puzzle grid size can be really small and go really big.
  • Mini map up top left that shows current image progress.
  • Pick up and play.
  • Simple to learn.
  • Clever puzzles.
  • Great fit for the Switch.
  • Perfect time waster.
  • Over 100 puzzles.
  • Puzzle mode-Pick a category and a puzzle.

Cons:

  • Can easily press B and quit out of the game.
  • Music is very generic and kind of boring.
  • A lot of loading screens.
  • No leaderboards.
  • Little replayability.
  • Trophies do not seem to unlock correctly.
  • Feels like a posh mobile game port.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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