[Beyond PlayStation] Depixtion Review

by EdEN, Owner

Depixtion from indie DevHour Games is a fun nonograms puzzler on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Depixtion review!

In Depixtion, you’ll take on 98 Depixtion images, which are composed of three nonogram – that is, picross – puzzles. Each of these three nonograms is presented as a different layer. You have a red layer, a yellow layer, and a blue layer, and depending on where you place a colored square and which spots are left without any color, images will come to life in the upper left corner of the screen. Puzzles will start out small, and as you progress, you will need to complete puzzles on larger grids – you will get them in 4×4, 8×8, 12×12, 16×16, 20×20, and 24×24 sizes.

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The numbers in each row and column will provide the clues that will let you know which squared need to be colored in, and which ones need to be left blank. For each of the three layers, you’ll be using a dark color and a light color, so that you can start to bring an image to life. If there are two sets of numbers of the same shade of color, then you have to leave at least one square blank between them. If, on the other hand, there is a number for a different shade of color following the other one – say a dark red two followed by a light shade red – then there does not need to be a blank square between them… but there could be!

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You can take on any of the three layers in each puzzle in any order that you want and can switch between them as needed in case you end up feeling a bit stumped by one of them. Each puzzle is actually three puzzles in one, giving us close to 300 puzzles for this indie release. If you’re having issues completing a puzzle, you can pause the game and have it search for any mistakes you’ve made, so that you can carry on for that later with no mistakes left. This will end up voiding the star you’d get for that layer and will need to replay the puzzle from scratch to be able to get it. There are three layers per puzzle, and that means you can get up to three stars for each Depixtion image.

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As for the controls, you can move the cursor around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, filling in a square with the B and A buttons for the dark and light shades of color, respectively. If you want to mark a square so that you can remember it has to be left blank, you can do this by pressing the X button. You can jump between each of the layers by pressing the Y button. And once you complete a layer, the game will automatically take you to the next one!

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Depixtion is a fun puzzler on Nintendo Switch that changes things around to make it stand out from other nonograms puzzler on the console – many of which I’ve gotten to review. The game offers plenty of content for its budget $7.99 asking price, and it’s one you should check out on Nintendo Switch!

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This Dexpition review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by DevHour Games.

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