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Crosswords Plus

by Neal Ronaghan - August 24, 2012, 9:54 am PDT
Total comments: 8

Crosswords Plus will bring you a whole bunch of crossword puzzles via download, StreetPass, SpotPass, and more.

Crosswords Plus is coming to 3DS in both retail and download form on October 1.

The sequel to Crosswords DS, a 2008 release, Crosswords Plus features more than 1,000 puzzles, including humongous Giant Crosswords. The puzzles are spread out across several difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert) and use a hint system in case players get stuck. The game is controlled in a simple and easy-to-digest manner, as you view the whole puzzle on the top screen, and navigate through it using the touch screen, writing in letters in squares using the stylus.

StreetPass and SpotPass are both supported, allowing you to download new puzzles and share puzzles with friends. Crosswords Plus also features additional word games, such as Wordsearch, Anagrams, and Word of the Day. The latter of which seems to be as simple as that: it gives you a word of the day and some fun facts about said word. 

The Word of the Day also expands to two other modes. In Word Paths, players fill in blank boxes until the puzzle is complete, beginning with the word of the day. In Word Quiz, players are tested on what they learned about the word of the day.

Crosswords DS was developed by NST, and it is likely they are making this game. However, we're not sure who is developing it right now.


Art_de_CatAugust 24, 2012

Hopefully they have improved letter recognition from the original game. Certain letters were a pain to register correctly at the oddest times.

This is a game I probably would have ignored if not for it being available on the eShop, but since it's there I'm pretty likely to pick it up, especially with the thin release schedule for 3DS this fall.

Glad0sAugust 24, 2012

The question here is the price. If it's 20 bucks or less, I'll probably grab it on eShop. Anything higher....it's a tough sell.

So I guess the order goes:

New York Times Crosswords (DS) > Crosswords Plus > CrossworDS > Merv Griffin's Crosswords (game show)

New York Times Crosswords was a really great game, although I think CrossworDS had a better interface and presentation.

Yeah, NY Times Crossword was pretty awesome.

But man oh man... why is Nintendo constantly tempting me to buy digitally instead of my beloved digital copies? This is another game that's really tempting that way...

HeyItsMeAugust 25, 2012

Quote from: Glad0s

The question here is the price. If it's 20 bucks or less, I'll probably grab it on eShop. Anything higher....it's a tough sell.

This. It was the only reason why I picked up Crosswords DS. It's because it was so damn cheap

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorOctober 01, 2012

So... the letter recognition on this seems... off.  I never had any issues with the first one... but man, this thing does not like my "B" or my "G"...

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Crosswords Plus Box Art

Genre Puzzle
Developer Nintendo

Worldwide Releases

na: Crosswords Plus
Release Oct 01, 2012
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