Pic-a-Pix Classic review for PS Vita, PS4

Platform: PS Vita
Also On: PS4
Publisher: Lightwood Games
Developer: Lightwood Games
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: No

Pretty much every time Lightwood Games puts out something new, I fall into a familiar pattern: I start playing it, and then I can?t stop until I?ve beaten every single puzzle included in the collection. It happens when I love the games (see Pic-a-Pix Pieces), it happens when I?m a little less fond of the game (i.e. Mixups…basically, I know I?m going to be addicted to it for a few days from the moment I first start the game up.

In other words, it doesn?t tell you a lot when I say that I?m totally hooked on Pic-a-Pix Classic. Given that Pic-a-Pix was one of my favourite games of last year, and that Pieces started the year off on a high as far as Lightwood Games picross games go, it was pretty much a given that I?d sink a bunch of hours into Classic, too.

That said, I can?t say that I enjoyed this game as thoroughly as its predecessors. Part of the joy of those games was seeing how little coloured squares came together to form a picture. Here, with every puzzle using only one colour, the pictures aren?t always as easy to see. There are quite a few, in fact, where I wouldn?t have been able to identify what I was seeing if it hadn?t been for the picture description at the very end.

Still, even that wasn?t enough to stop me from playing the heck of out Pic-a-Pix Classic. It?s not quite the very best the nonogram genre has to offer, but it?s still a solid entry in the series, and if you?re like me, you?ll undoubtedly get your money?s worth if you choose to check it out.

Lightwood Games provided us with a Pic-a-Pix Classic PS4/Vita code for review purposes.

Grade: B