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Saturday, November 18, 2006
Push is a brilliant paint by numbers puzzler, though it does have several glaring problems which were never resolved by the author. Sparse tutorials do little to guide beginners and offer advanced tips, players are instead directed to online resources for advanced lessons.

Pressing the shift key to save isn't mentioned anywhere else except during main menu navigation. Cutscenes cannot be skipped but the excellent gameplay it offers will make these issues negligible in just a few short sessions.

The action involves repeating a process of elimination in order to figure out pixel placements on a board, assisted only by numbers accompanying each column and row. Definitely more fun than Sudoku and especially entertaining during long trips on the train to work.

Placed highly in the inaugural Retro Remakes competition, and comes recommended for fans of fiendish puzzle releases. Click on Mario Picross to find the download link, or go here for the FileFront mirror.

Name: Push
Developer: Sei
Category: Puzzle
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/19/2006 12:08:00 AM:  
I absoluty love this kind of puzzle. Anybody got any other Picross clones to recommend?
Anonymous Anonymous said at 11/20/2006 08:41:00 AM:  
Thank you, I totally passed by this entry :)