Japanese developer Compile Heart, which contains members of Compile (who developed Puyo Puyo
and just about everything else we have loved) plans to release a three-part (so far) series of puzzle games for the DS, called the Puzzle Mate
series. Crossword Mate
features Japanese crosswords
, Nanpure Mate
is a "number place" (also known as sudoku
) game, and Oekaki Mate
is a picross
collection. These, however, differ from other such products in one important way: the puzzles are large.
All three collections feature larger playing fields than usual, which leads to things like the nightmarish multi-screen picross puzzle seen in the screenshot here.
And speaking of nightmarish, coulrophobes will be terrified
to see the mascot for this series, a clown drawn by Famitsu
artist Susumu Matsushita.
Read - Crossword Mate
Read - Nanpure Mate
Read - Oekaki Mate