Piczle Cells from Rainy Frog and Score Studios is a new entry in the puzzle series, with a new twist. Find out more in our Piczle Cells review!
Piczle Cells from Rainy Frog and Score Studios is a new entry in the puzzle series, with a new twist. Instead of solving puzzles to reveal images, such as in the excellent Piczle Cross Adventure, this time around, you’ll be working on a simple goal: combine three of the same types of creatures to create new ones. You then repeat the procedure until you have reached the required creature for the stage. You can also combine single blobs with double blobs of other sizes to create the big green blob you need.
You’ll move a cursor over the playing field by using the left analog stick or the D-Pad,m, and then flicking it up, down, left, or right by using the right analog stick or the A, B, X, and Y buttons. You can also play this puzzle game by using the Nintendo Switch’s touchscreen if you’re playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode or want to take this one for a spin on a Nintendo Switch Lite. You can only flick around singles of each blob type, so you’ll always need to be thinking one step ahead. If you make a mistake, press the L button to rewind one step. But if you want to reset the puzzle, do so by pressing the ZR button.
There are 100 levels to complete during your time with Piczle Cells. You can play the first 20 levels in any order you want, in case you find any of them to be a bit too challenging. You’ll have to complete at least ten of those puzzles before you can move on to checking out the next set of levels, which will introduce new elements to keep things feeling fresh. You’ll start to find barriers that will prevent you from flicking blobs as you please, blobs that will change place with the one you flick his way, or conveyor belts to move the blobs around.
Piczle Cells is a different type of puzzle game from other entries in the Piczle series, but it’s still a fun puzzle experience. You’ll have to learn the basics during the first 20 levels the game throws at you, with a difficulty curve that is not as smooth as expected. But once you get past that first hurdle, the other 80 levels start to click into place as they throw new elements into the equation. Piczle Cells is a budget release with a low $4.99 price.
This Piczle Cells review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Rainy Frog.