Reveal a hidden image in a challenging and addictive puzzle!
Nonogram is a game of logic where you fill the cells according to the numbers to discover a hidden picture. This game is also known as Picross, Griddlers, Hanjie or Japanese Crosswords.
● TONS OF PUZZLES
- more than 2500 different nonograms: animals, plants, technic, people, cars, buildings, sport, food, landscapes, transport, music and more!
● DIFFERENT SIZES
- ranging from small 10x10 and normal 20x20 to huge nonograms 90x90!
● A MENTAL WORKOUT
- exercise your brain!
● GREAT TIME KILLER
- will keep you entertained in waiting rooms!
● CLEARLY EXPLAINED
- easily learn how to play!
● WELL DESIGNED
- it is intuitive and beautiful!
● ENDLESS PLAYING
- an unlimited number of random nonograms! You will never get bored with these puzzles!
● NO TIME LIMIT
- it is so relaxing!
● NO WIFI? NO PROBLEM!
- you can play Picross offline!
Nonograms, also known as pic-a-pix, paint by numbers puzzles, crucipixel, edel, figurepic, grafilogika, japanilaiset, karala, kare, logicolor, logigraphe, oekaki, pikurosu or ristikot, started appearing in Japanese puzzle magazines. Non Ishida published three picture grid puzzles in 1988 in Japan under the name of "Window Art Puzzles". Subsequently, in 1990, James Dalgety in the UK invented the name Nonograms after Non Ishida, and The Sunday Telegraph started publishing them on a weekly basis.
In this puzzle type, the numbers measure how many unbroken lines of filled-in squares there are in any given row or column. To solve a puzzle, one needs to determine which cells will be boxes and which will be empty. Later in the solving process, the spaces help determine where a clue may spread. Solvers use a dot to mark cells they are certain are spaces.
Ratings and Reviews
I got the free version. I enjoyed the beginning puzzles and got through them in about an hour. For the first set, a 30-sec ad plays in order to unlock each puzzle. This is a quality app and the ads are shown at convenient times, so fine. After the ad for the first puzzle of the next set, there are three more ads (each 30 secs), which play immediately after the first and within three or four seconds of each other. During those seconds, the puzzle is available so the player has time to tap a few squares before the next ad appears. It feels like a glitch because three times the same ad interrupts what had previously been gameplay. I closed the app, restarted it, and was allowed to complete the puzzle (which took about a minute for those doing the math). Went to the next puzzle: four more ads in this manner.
Good first impression with the opening levels, but the sponsor delivery becomes disproportionate/obnoxious once you get into it a little more. You are asked to rate the app before this happens.
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Why no updates for so long?
This game was worth the money for the large, growing collection of puzzles. But there hasn't been an update since May. Why no new puzzles?
The interface for this game is the best of all similar nonogram puzzle games.
I wish that the randomly generated puzzles had large puzzles that also can have long rows and columns with solid color. The randomness setting tends to generate puzzles, even when very large, with 1's, 2’s,3’s,up to maybe 5’s, but not anything more than half of a long edge. I never see a 30x30 random puzzle with 18’s or 25’s, etc... they are solvable, but tedious. Almost all the random puzzles have about half the grid black, half clear, with lots of short segments. Some of them should have much more black, similar in density to the picture puzzles, but still random. Heck, just take some picture puzzles and randomly blend them.
Every time I think I'm about to run out of puzzles, they add new ones. I read a review about how easy the puzzles are and how they don't look like much- the person who wrote that must not have done many of the puzzles. Some of them are easy, especially when you are learning.. Then they get harder and harder, and better and better. Not to mention bigger and bigger. There's 8 levels right now each with 200+ puzzles plus a random generator that never runs out. You can skip levels too. I've honestly been playing this app for years and will continue as long as they keep adding new puzzles every now and then.
- Dynamix Software
- 46 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Mobile Dynamix
- In-App Purchases
- The Original Premium Key $4.99
- 5 Hints $0.99
- 50 Hints $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.