My brother borrow me his 3ds and i was playing this game pokemon picross, i never played picross before and i loved it.
The thing is that i need 90 gems to unlock the next area and i only have 20, and if i wait until i load up all my squares and 100% every stage i will only achieve 50 gems.
How am i supposed to keep playing ?
I didnt knew it was f2p until too late
There's other ways to play picross than a microtransaction riddled shit pile.
I would be surprised if the eshop didn't have cheap alternatives, at the very least, mario picross is probably on the eshop, although the virtual console wouldn't have touch controls
They're called nonograms too. I just downloaded a bunch of nonogram apps on my phone and play them on the subway these days. You don't need to buy the Nintendo ones. That being said, Picross 3D is a pretty unique and legit spin on the concept, definitely try that out if you enjoy regular Picross/nonogram.
If it's, let's say, 01:00 you can go from there to 0:51, 0:48, 0:39 and so on till you reach 23:59, but you can't go straight to 23:59 or else you'll get locked out from the training for 24 hours.
The catch is that unlocking areas costs between 90 and 200-ish picrites. There are three ways to get picrites:
>Picrites can be won from completing missions. You can get some 30-50 picrites per area this way.
>You get picrites from completing a daily challenge. This starts pretty low and eventually increases to around 10.
>You can buy picrites for real money.
So basically, every batch of 5-7 levels requires grinding in-game cash by playing the game for 2-3 minutes a day for a week to unlock unless you're willing to pay money to get around it.
I unlocked area 11 yesterday, and beat all the missions there. I now have 20 picrites and the only free way to get more is to beat daily training once a day for either 9 or 11 picrites depending on whether I stay under the 2 minute limit or not. Area 12 costs 140 picrites, so it will take a week and a half to grind that much.