Lightwood Games has released Pic-a-Pix Classic 2 for the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. We tried out the handheld version of the game.
If you read our review of the original Pic-a-Pix Classic, or have even played it, you pretty much know exactly what you can expect from the sequel. The Pic-a-Pix Classic games are probably the closest you can get on the Vita when it comes to playing Picross-like puzzles – Lightwood’s other games adding differentiating elements like color into the mix.
Pic-a-Pix Classic 2 features the kind of monochrome (single color, but not just black and white) nonogram puzzles that were made popular on the Nintendo handhelds a few years ago, and they’re a great way to kill time. There are 150 new puzzles to tackle in this release, the smallest ones being on a 15×15 grid with the bigger ones going up to as much as a 30×20 grid.
That means that smaller puzzles to start out with are missing from this version, making it a release for seasoned players looking for more content. All of these larger puzzles take a while to complete, so if you’re looking at great value for money if you’re an experienced Pic-a-Pix player.
Other than new (and, at least on average, larger) puzzles, Pic-a-Pix Classic feels incredibly familiar. The visual style is the same we’ve seen before, and the music is a collection of familiar ditties for those who have played previous Lightwood games. As such, I would recommend this to those who loved the first game and would direct others to that very same game if they’re only just starting out. Pic-a-Pix Classic 2 will be here if you graduate from that game, which has bit more for everyone than this ‘pro’ edition does.