Nonogram.com - Number Puzzle is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by Easybrain. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Easybrain, with the latest current version being 3.5.2 which was officially released on 2021-07-29. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 96669 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.6 out of a possible 5 stars.
Reveal hidden images on the board based on the numbers lined up in both directions!
Take the challenge and train your brain NOW!
Start with the basic rules and logic behind the Picture cross puzzle.
• Color the squares and reveal the hidden picture
• Use clues and numbers to uncover the hidden picture
• Numbers above the column are read from top-to-bottom
• Numbers to the left of the rows are read from left-to-right
• If you have figured out that the square should not be darkened, mark it with an X
• Get extra lives if you’ve made a mistake
• Easy to learn and quite addictive once you start playing
Challenge yourself and enjoy hours of fun with logic number puzzles!
In the month I’ve had this game, I have played all of the available daily challenges (which go back to April 2019). I’ve fully completed the three events that have been active. These events provide consistent fresh puzzles. The two problems I have with the app are the occasional mistakenly pressed box, which occurs often of the right side of my screen. It will place a box where I did not click. This has only happened about 5 times in the entire time I’ve been playing, but i see other people have commented on it so I figure I’d mention it too. The other problem is the lack of difficulty in the “new game- hard difficulty” games. While they are 15x15, they often require minimal logic, which is different from the puzzles in the dailies and events. The only two suggestions I have are to perhaps add the ability to zoom in on one part of the board, perhaps a quadrant at a time, to ease the difficulty of accurately placing boxes. The other I have is to increase the reward for completing events. Currently, you get a picture trophy which does nothing. My solution to this, and another suggestion that I’d like to see implemented either way, is to unlock “themes” for the board. This would allow a change of sight from the normal black and white, and can add the option of something as simple as different colors or as complicated as fitting the theme of the event. Overall, this is a phenomenal app in an environment of decreasingly quality apps.
Very Fun! (One Thing)
I wake up every morning to play this game for the new daily level! I love doing daily levels and getting trophies, and seeing everything I did, and every puzzle I completed. But the worst problem I have is that I can’t see the puzzles I completed when the event is over! I feel like I had fun doing that, but it’s all gone to waste and can’t see it anymore, so better off doing normal levels and seeing them in my collection! The only good thing you get out of completing the events is if you get the whole thing done, you get a badge. And that’s it. I don’t want to have to go through beating all these levels to never see my pictures again. But besides that, I rate it 5 stars because it is a perfect logic puzzle that isn’t too hard or easy. The tutorial was rough at the start, but I got the hang of it and learned new techniques to help me beat levels. If you’ve made a lot of progress on a big level, and you don’t want it to go to waste, you can always just watch an ad to get another life. It can be quite annoying to lose a life by pressing the wrong box, especially on hard mode where they’re so tiny, and on an iPod touch, it is a GAME WRECKER because of it being monsterously small, but I don’t encounter that that often, and the developer support is just perfect for this. It’s amazing to see a brand new daily level and get excited to get that trophy at the end. This game is really awesome! 👍
Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and underwent brain surgery. Subsequent complications from the first surgery resulted in a second surgery and a long recovery. The nonogram "game" is much like others that I have played in order to help stimulate my brain throughout my recovery. Because of this brain stimulation, I try not to use the word "game." To me this implies that I am "playing" when in fact I am using nonogram as an "exercise" to aid my recovery. However, instead of experiencing brain restoration, nonogram is brain torment! This is because of poor "game" design. The squares on the grid are so small that frequent mistakes are unintentionally made -- not because the wrong boxes are chosen, but instead because an average adult's fingers are often too large to make the intended selections. Also, as the nonogram is currently designed, one cannot make changes as filling the grid progresses, and the first selection that one makes is "locked" into place. This makes completing the grids so frustrating that I feel more relieved by not completing any nonogram grid in the first place. I'll find a much more user friendly app and use it instead.
I absolutely love this game! At first it was boring and I hated the hard levels because I didn’t understand how to do it. But finally I am able to do the hard levels almost like they are the easiest levels. I also love the challenge of the free style where you don’t loose hearts. Ads aren’t bad and they come at the best places. I am actually addicted to this game and it is a nice problem. It also helps me concentrate and practice focusing on one task at a time. This app not only is fun but also has kind of helped me in school to focus and think before doing. I use this game as a brain brake and love it. I totally recommend this game to any one who likes a bit of a challenge. I also like the challenges that pop up every now and then and I am so excited to start the next challenge tomorrow. Also I really like how in his version, per round you get 3 hints and it keeps replenishing after you loose or start another round because it doesn’t make me feel stressed that I only have 3 hints forever and have to keep watching 3 hour ads in order to get just one ad. So in conclusion this is my favorite game and my go to game.
I want to give this 5 stars but...
I’ve only started playing nonograms recently. Before this I’ve only played the sudoku and I love the events. After finding out that your nonograms also have the same events, it got me hooked! I was a bit disappointed though. Unlike the other nonogram I played, this one doesnt highlight the row/column you’re tapping on and it makes it a bit frustrating to see whether you’re tapping on the correct box. Also, I don’t like that tapping an X on the wrong box will make you lose lives and that if you completed the row the X’s don’t automatically appear. These are the only reasons I’m giving 3 stars, otherwise I would definitely give this 5 stars. I really hope you can make these changes 😁 Edit: I’ve become addicted to this game now. I look forward for the events and love watching the completed gifs. The new autocrosses feature is the best! And for that, I’m changing my review from 3 to 5 stars!!! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great Time Waster
This app is continually updated and has so much content, it’s hard to say it’s not well worth downloading if you enjoy nonograms. But, there are two main drawbacks to the game: 1) Fat fingering. This is a constant problem if you play the standard mode. I’ve never tried Classic mode, but at least you can swap between the two. This will prevent you from getting blasted with even more ads if you fat finger your way out of lives (and there are already sooo many ads). 2) Graying out numbers too soon. I’ve noticed it actually takes me longer to solve some puzzles because you’ll be working on a column/row and the game will gray out edge values before they’re sealed off with an X. For example, consider a 5x5 grid, your row is 1 1 1. You know the row is gonna look like 1X1X1. When you put down 1X1, the game will gray out the second one in the row hint before you put the X next to it, which makes you have to backtrack and recount where you actually are in the row. The example doesn’t really help highlight the problem because it’s too simple, but for large 20x20 grids (where you’re prone to fat finger like mad), there can end up being quite a bit of backtracking. Nintendo’s Picross would only gray numbers that were “sealed” by an X, if you will, so I wish that method of updating the hints was adopted by this game too. Otherwise, neither is worth damaging the app, just some feedback! Keep up the great work!
I am in love with this game. i have never found a game that i’ve played for this long and haven’t gotten tired of. With that being said i am scared soon i will get tired of it because it is just the same thing over and over and never getting harder. with this game not having levels i understand however i wish that the more you play in hard levels it would get harder. or create another bored bigger than a 15x15 to make the game more challenging. another thing about this game that is a concern is the fact that it DRAINS my battery. this is the one thing that i absolutely hate (lol but i do still end up playing). But i play this when i am bored or waiting on something and start with 100% battery and by the time i play a few games i have less than half of that. I’m not sure what part of the game drains it so bad because id really like for this to get fixed so i can play for a longer time. this game is truly SO much fun and continue to play besides these things i mentioned about. i really am looking forward to the improvements y’all place into the game to make it more interesting and creative. congratulations on making such an addictive and fun game!
unremovable/exitable ads shouldn’t be epilepsy triggers
i really enjoy the game[EDIT: ! it’s like a logic puzzle but with numbers instead of clues. i don’t care as much about the little pictures they turn into but they can be cool little prompts to look up, like historical figures for example. i also like that you can keep getting new puzzles while on airplane mode/with no service as well! i like the little challenges that turn into bigger pictures, too. :)] [EDIT: some] banner ads will show up at the bottom while you’re playing. unfortunately, this ads are gifs and often rapidly moving gifs. i have to stop and relaunch the game several times to get around it because it triggers migraine headaches for me. i imagine it could cause seizures for other users. either these type of ads should be removed entirely, or there should be a setting to filter out flashing/looping ads that can trigger seizures and/or other neurological problems. [EDIT: i appreciate that i can send screenshots of flashing ads in the ‘Help’ page by settings and those ads get blocked moving forward. Hope this helps someone else too :)] also why is there no dark mode
Love the puzzles, don't love the app
I would rate the puzzles 5 stars because they're so enjoyable to solve, even though some in the hard difficulty level should be in the medium level. An expert level would be great. The lack of app features is what I don't love. It doesn't track your progress so you can't check how many puzzles you've solved or have left to solve. It doesn't allow you to skip or save an unfinished puzzle and switch to a different one in the same difficulty level. If you choose new game it restarts the same puzzle. If you switch difficulty levels you lose your progress. You can only switch to a daily challenge to keep your progress, but when you return to the same difficulty level you have to solve the same puzzle before moving on. It would be nice to have the option to time yourself, and to be able to earn points or something, while keeping the option of a relaxation mode with no time or earnings. I'm also having the same issues others are having with overheating and excessive battery drain. I'm giving it 4 stars because I do love the puzzles and solving them is addictive.
Would be even better with improvements
Great game overall, and it’s extremely addicting. My biggest issue I have is that it really takes a toll on my battery and the app by far consumes the most energy out of any app on my phone. I really hope in the next update that the app is better optimized to consume less energy. Additional feedback I have is that, given that there are no levels to progress in, I wish that I could get a new board on the same difficulty if I don’t like the board that is generated. Currently if I am in the middle of a game on Hard, for example, and I click new game, it gives the same board as I currently was playing, just cleared. There’s no way to go to the “next” board. Lastly, I wish I could see the final product after I won a game in black and white a little longer before it colorizes so I can “guess” what I just made/see the full picture. Other options that might be cool are to be able to toggle the color image on/off by holding down/releasing the screen to go back and forth between the black and white and color completed puzzle. Additionally it might be cool to have a gallery/collection of all my completed puzzles that you can access from the main menu to see all the different pictures you’ve made. Thanks for a great game!
Great game, but needs some improvement
Update: I paid for the game so that I don’t have to wait for more lives, but recently there have been changes, and now there are long ads to get more lives. There are also super long ads between games. This is absolutely unacceptable. I paid for unlimited lives, without adds. I guess this is it for me with this game. It’s a shame, because I enjoyed it. I love the game concept, and it can be a bit addictive. I like the design of this app, it’s clean and easy to use. What frustrates me terribly is that you can’t choose to start an entirely new game. If I lose a life, I prefer to restart a new game, it just doesn’t feel challenging enough if I continue after making a mistake. In this app though, if you click to start a new game, it gives you the same game that you didn’t finish. If I already know the answers to a good bit of it, what’s the fun in that? It’s just a boring waste of time to repeat a game. I’d also love it if there was an option for a timer. I love speed challenges and knowing how long it took me to complete a puzzle would be great. Of course, harder puzzles would be a nice bonus as well. I really hope the developers upgrade this app a bit, because I really do enjoy it.
excellent game, awful ads.
I came to the review section to see if paying a whopping $5 would get rid of the insane amount of ads I end up having to watch after 3 misclicks, and my question has not yet been answered. But it seems everyone has the same gripe that I do, and the developer’s only response is that you can skip the ads after 5 seconds on the ads between levels. But that’s not the issue! It’s the ads we’re forced into watching every time we misclick or make a mistake and have to gain another life! I don’t mind sitting through an ad or two between levels but I’ve probably paid someone’s entire salary with the amount of ads I’ve had to watch to gain another life mid-level. And developer, please refrain from “reminding” me about the other game mode, I know it exists. I prefer the mode I’m in. There’s no excuse for the excessive and long ads, and it’s disheartening to see the same response on everyone’s review. I’d hope the high price point would remove ads entirely, I saw a review that made it not seem to be the case though. I’ll hold out for now and try to find another puzzle to pass my time.
Fix a change that was made?
Hello, this one’s for the devs. This game is wonderful, it’s very calming and helps put my significant other to sleep each night, when she usually has trouble doing so. But a recent change was made to the game, where if you finished a row/column, it doesn’t automatically “x” the rest of the spots anymore. It was a big part of what made the game so nice, even if it’s a small difference. Would you please put it back? It’d mean a lot, we really miss that ease of life mechanic. It was relaxing, and helps her sleep. Thank you, we hope to see that mechanic back in the game soon :) thank you for making a calming game for before bedtime. Edit: I realize the mechanic I was talking about was called the “auto crosses feature.” I am aware that it was under testing, and that you made the decision to remove it, but if you could make it an optional setting, that’d be incredibly wonderful. Even if it is buggy, we’d understand, we’d just like it back. Edit#2: I put in several requests on all of the available platforms that I’ve found asking the developers and team involved with this game to add what I’ve mentioned above about 4 months ago and I’ve received pretty generic responses that felt like automated messages, and no update adding the feature. Please add the feature, I feel it’s not such a difficult thing to do, especially with the amount of time it’s been.
Review gone? App bad anyways
I came to update my review for a second time but apparently it is gone? Guess they can remove reviews they don’t like. So, why do I rate low? Well, one star lost for removing my review. Another star lost because of the poor response they gave to my original review where I wanted them to make a way to play better. Tired of pushing one block and ending up hitting another. Forcing a life lost and eventually having to watch ads. Their response? To play the other game mode. They lost stars for the way it plays. I love the app minus the fact that issue happens. So, I tried the other mode. I guess it’s okay minus the yet still clicking the wrong box over and over again. Just no lost lives or forced ads since you’re not told you’re wrong. My solution? I found another app just before this recent update of theirs hit. They didn’t fix my issue so it lest even another star. Now it’s down to one. It would have zero if I could do that. The other app? Two Eyes. It has a directional pad so you can navigate with it instead. Voila! Never a misclick. And with this update on this app? The toggle of filling in the boxes or putting Xs... it was a feature already they just broke it and claim it is new. It was there when I started playing and got use to it so much that I wondered where it went. Wondered why the toggle was never switching anymore causing more errors that were not my fault.
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