Fun game, but too many ads 3/5
I love the concept of this game and enjoy the mental challenge of it. However, the amount of ads (especially when playing on “hard”) is ridiculous. I don’t understand why you only get 3 lives for the hardest puzzles, when clearly anyone who is not Einstein with teensy tiny fingers is going to make more than 3 mistakes.
Eventually, the excessive ads will probably be the reason I stop playing this game. However, for now, I’m just trying to be patient because I really do enjoy the game.
Too many adds 2/5
Every time I go and make a move there is an add
Tiles are too small 3/5
Very easy to mistap. Please provide a quick zoom function
A button at right or left corner to disable tapping (on hold)
User can hold that button with one hand, and surf on the table with other hand. After tracking down expected tile (highlighted), release the button to enable tapping.
I’m giving this game a one star review. Why?? Well first of all I click ease and they ARE NOT easy. Every time I hit easy it shows me something with about 17 different numbers and stuff that should be in hard. It’s nothing like in the add where u can get little tiny super easy ones no it’s instead SUPER frustrating!!😡
It’s fine. The Picross series is better 3/5
This game is alright for what it is. It plays fine and the puzzle are fine and it’s free, but if you have a Nintendo Switch just get any of the 4 Picross games instead, it’s a much better experience to play with a controller in my opinion.
Pretty Decent! Recommend! 4/5
I keep reading bad reviews so I wanted to put mine in here to maybe help others chose this game. I downloaded it on a whim bc I needed a new puzzle type game to play to keep my mind going while playing something, and honestly I love it. It's challenging and really makes you think while working on the puzzles (now some irritate me too but that's in every app you download). The one thing I will say is bad (leading to a 4.5 star instead of a 5) is the ads. I understand apps need ads but it's a little uncomfortable how much they pop up and how even if you have the sound off in game, the ads have sound. But don't let that deter you from playing! It's been helping with my anxiety and adhd a lot more than I thought it would.
Awesome game! Would recommend! 5/5
By Craze Maze
I love this game! It’s challenging, but also relaxing. I love how it’s not just random puzzles like other apps but that there are themed events and puzzles of the day! Love this game so much I have been playing everyday for over a month!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD 1/5
I saw this game in an ad and thought it was cool so I gave it a try the game froze as soon as i got on so frustrating. Then I write a review trying to revive help on this problem. A week later I got a nonfiction saying they responded to it I go onto where all of the reviews are tap most recent and went to the date I posted it. Not only was it not there but I saw a few other that said they got removed. THEIR FIVE STAR REVIEW IS A LIE
I love this app! It’s a very fun and addicting game! I love how there are “events” and you can earn more hints. However I don’t think it’s fair you have to use the hints you earned before your 3 you automatically get for each picture. I don’t use them very often but it is inconvenient. I think we should be able to use our 3 then the ones we’ve earned through the evens!
By Abigale pepper pixie
Why can’t I start the game?
Can’t play game 5/5
I am upgrading my review because the problem is fixed and I really like the game.
The mortgage payment ad makes it impossible to play the game. There appears to be no way to get it off the screen. Even clicking on it brings me to a safari page and when I return the ad is still there. If I close the game and reopen it, I get the same ad. So, I liked it when I played it, but now it’s impossible.
If you play their theme/postcard challenge, there’s too much time wasted on ads. Forced 30 seconds for an extra life (you only have 3 lives per game - can only make 2 mistakes each game to avoid ads). If your phone sleeps before then, your app might restart (has happened a few times). So not only did you waste time watching the ad but your current puzzle resets too.
Beat the puzzle? Great. You still have a chance of watching an additional 10secs ad (might be more) after completion.
Trying a new puzzle? Great. More ads.
The worst part about these ads? They’re 2 parts. Minimum 10 seconds then you tap forward/next and it places you in a game play stage of the ad.
The red level boards are too small (15x15). You’re bound to touch a piece you didn’t mean to because everything is so tiny.
There’s ads on the bottom of every game board. You might accidentally touch those too.
I get they need to make money but this isn’t the way.
Started great 3/5
By Arnold Diaz
Great game, two different modes to play it in, and engaging for a long time (a month for me is longer than most). Then the game started getting a bit wonky (when you play in a zoomed mode, it doesn’t recognize your finger inputs SOMEtimes, and the grayed-our numbers are too light to be seen otherwise, for me. The biggest issue, which causes me to stop playing mot games, is the ads. At first they were brief and bearable, mostly when you needed a “second chance.” Now, whether you win or lose, play consistently or log off and come back in, EVERY game is interrupted by longish ads that require TWO click throughs and/or a 30-second timer. I know most people don’t mind (which is how developers get away with ad-bombardment), but the ads are driving me away, and I thought I’d get my review in before I delete the game altogether and forget all about it.
Fun game with frequent events 4/5
I have enjoyed this game and appreciate the frequent updates both in fixing bugs as well as new content. My only issue is the lack of a dark mode since I like to play at night before going to sleep but the white background makes it annoying. An update to invert the colors, preferably synced with the system dark or light theme in iOS 13 would make this game perfect.
Can’t play game 1/5
I played it once and when I went to open it again. It freezes at the intro.
Won’t Open 1/5
I don’t know why, but for some reason, the app just won’t load for me. It stays on the screen with the app logo on it infinitely. I’m a brand new user and I’m disappointed because I really wanted to play it, but I can’t even try it out.
not good 1/5
By ella dildine
the game doesnt even load. like i go to the app and its stuck
Can’t even use it 1/5
I downloaded this app yesterday. I tried playing it today and it’s just a loading screen or something. I’ve tried everything to get it to work. Besides that, I came to the review section to see if it’s a common or recent problem. Well apparently this app uses terribly anyways and if this is the first step, I’m just gonna back up and turn around.
please add dark mode 4/5
By subscribe to pewdiepie//
i absolutely love this game! i’m constantly playing it whenever i am watching tv or in bed before i go to sleep. the one problem i have with the game is that it is very bright during nighttime. i personally use dark mode for my phone and all of my apps, so i really hope that this one gets a dark mode!
Best Game Ever 5/5
Needed a relaxed game with no pacing or time restrictions to play while watching tv or listening to a podcast. This game is awesome because it’s easy to pickup where you left off but also challenging enough to not get bored. My boyfriend and I like to guess what shapes each puzzle makes.
this is my favorite app on my phone it is wonderful and i’ve gotten so good at it i play it literally all the time 10/10 i love it here
Used to be good 3/5
I used to like this game, but it’s very hard to play now as the advertisements won’t close.
Addicting game, offensive ads 2/5
I enjoy this game, but am completely put off by the ads. First it’s an offensive misogynistic game being advertised. Now it’s an ad for a misleading financial scam that praises one president and puts down another. You have to be more selective about the ads you buy. The battery usage of this app is really annoying too.
bad ads and glitchy 3/5
The game itself is great. A few glitches where it misclicks an entry but the ads are horrible and now they have an awful trump ad that doesn’t even go away. So I have to delete it. Sad.
Political ads, broken ads 1/5
The game itself is just good enough, however almost every time you do a puzzle you get an ad. Sometimes one before AND after the puzzle. The amount of ads is out of control. I understand it’s a free game and they are bound to have loads of ads, but this is honestly too much.
Some ads don’t progress at all, so you have to completely exit the game to continue. Many ads also open browser windows or the App Store, which is (in my opinion) very intrusive. Some ads recently do have an x to close it, but are too small or are partially covered by phone UI, making it almost impossible to close the ad anyways.
Recently I’ve seen political ads as well, which seems very distasteful. As well as just being political, these ads are often also broken and mean you have to completely exit the game to continue.
The life system is also just silly. It would be fine to include if the game were less sensitive, or more fat-finger-friendly. Add a zoom function or something, idk. The amount of times I hit a box and a box on the other side of the screen is hit instead is... a lot. As well swapping between fill and x sometimes is over sensitive as well.
Addicted, but.. 3/5
Love the game but haven’t been able to play the last 24 hours. Every time I click a cell it kicks me out of the app.
night mode 5/5
thanks so much this is literally my favorite game!! but I was gonna suggest maybe adding night mode!
Game is broken. 3/5
By the kincaid
This game *was* great. The last to updates have made it almost unplayable. Game freezes on some of the adverts and crashes mid game on other occasions.
So was good but now it’s not 2/5
So the girlfriend and I tend to make racing challenges with each puzzle / day, but ran into an issue, our daily puzzles for like may, April etc are not the same usually I get stuck with 15 x 15 while she’s doing 10 by 10 why is it like this? Has really made us upset cause it ruins our Competitions
One star 1/5
Sorry but whenever I choose easy it is really hard the game is bad even the boot leg one is better
Expert Mode?! Please update Apple app! 5/5
Hey!! us apple people want expert mode too. I had this for a while and eventually it was too easy so I deleted. Now my nonapple friend is playing and I saw the expert mode! Got excited, re-downloaded it and no expert mode... what the heck?! Apple people like to be challenged too.
So addictive 5/5
By AlanK 4 life
It’s so fun and sometimes when you lose you still want to play
VERY good but... 4/5
This game seriously needs a zoom button/feature, especially for the harder levels. I can’t say how many times I’ve ruined a game and had to start over just because I fat-fingered the wrong cell
Great game but.. 3/5
By Tiff J Music
This game is great, but the ads on the bottom of the Nonogram games create a lag so you cannot fill in the squares at times. It’s very annoying.
Updated Review: Nasty design to trick you into watching ads 1/5
I gave this game a chance and at first was frustrated by the “lives” system and how accidentally tapping a fraction of a millimeter from from the intended target or meant. Also the numbers at the top and side that tell you important clues are very hard to see because of their color and lack of contrast. Whoops that was actually a 7 not a 1 giving you a clue. Whoops accidentally brushed your finger on the wrong area of the screen. Well that’s two lives and good luck getting through a big puzzle without making another mistake. Then you can quit the game or watch an ad that often will freeze the app and discard your progress
The designers have apparently realized it’s a universal thing that tapping precisely and seeing small things clearly on a phone is difficult and they found a way to make a lot of ad revenue money by punishing their users’ “mistakes” that are a result of design decisions.
Other puzzle games like this have ads and actually reward you for watching them. I don’t recommend this game unless you have a high tolerance for frustration or love watching ads and don’t care that fun for the player was not a priority in its design
Too many ads 1/5
During the game, you can get a second chance if you watch an ad. Recently, it has taken an average of 8-10 ads to get a second chance in the game. It’s very tedious and I almost want to delete the game.
Love the game, but quick suggestion 4/5
By masters level student
I love this game, I love that it’s free, I love that it has daily challenges and “seasonal” challenges. But...
Could you add a counter to “my collections” so I can see how many in each level I’ve completed?
Fix the glitches!! 2/5
This app works perfectly sometimes and the other times it is SO glitchy
By Coco O.
This is a great game an I love it. I just have one suggestion. I would love if there wasn’t a mistakes limit on standard mode. I wish it could be like how you can program it on your sudoku app. There isn’t a mistake limit but it will still tell you when you get something wrong. This is just a suggestion but I would like the game so much more if you did that.
Plz add this 3/5
It’s too easy to miss click especially in the larger puzzles. Add a zoom feature to lessen this.
I get u need ads because it’s free, but don’t place ads when u either complete or restart a puzzle. What’s the point of the extra tries if ur going to be slapped with an ad either way
Too many loud ads and no zooming 3/5
The game is fun and I like it but I have two big issues with it.
#1 is that my phone can’t go on silent coz it’s old so EVERY time I go to play a new round a loud and long ad comes on (and I don’t play it enough to pay the $4.99 to remove ads). If I had the money to remove ads on every game I have I could afford a new iPhone. (Also, I’m connected to a family account and so I don’t want my sister to get charged $4.99 to remove the ads. If it was $1.99 or $2.99 that would potentially be a justifiable amount, imho.)
#2 is there should be a way to zoom in on the more detailed puzzles. Since I’m not playing on an iPad it’ll frequently say I clicked a box I didn’t and take off a life and then I’m stuck watching yet another ad so that I can continue playing the game. If there was a zooming capability that issue could be fixed.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I left a review for something coz I had issues with it, but I really like the game aside from those 2 reasons, so I hope these things can be remedied. If I didn’t like the game enough I’d have just deleted it and wouldn’t have bothered with the review, so at least it’s fun enough that I’m keeping it with the hopes these things can be improved upon.
Too Hard on Easy and too Many Ads 1/5
Ive seen ads of this game. Yes, it seemed fun but right after the practice mode, the so called 'EASY MODE' was hard. They only give you three lives, and when you use them all, you have to watch an ad. I recommend a big update so there can actually be an easy mode.
Love this game!!! 5/5
I love this app it’s my favorite app I love it because I am able to watch tv while I play this game and it’s so relaxing
Love this game! 5/5
Absolutely love this game although it ought to have a night-mode.
Constantly freezing :/ 3/5
By Very annoyed.....
The game itself is super fun, when it’s not frozen for minutes on end. Only started happening recently, so maybe it was a glitch with a new update or something, but hopefully it will be fixed soon.
Nonogram is awesome 5/5
By hamoodat randoosh
Nonogram is the best game in the world
Freezes constantly 2/5
It was fun but constantly freezes and the hard level is really small size so it’s hard to press the right number.
Ads ignore silent mode 1/5
Ad audio will start playing even if you have silent mode turned on.
3 lives? 5/5
Updated response: I just got the reply thank you so much I didn’t know that l. I really do love the game thank you for being so helpful!!
Don’t get me wrong I love this app and it is super fun to play. I really liked the fun pictures my one thing is the three lives. I like the whole certain amount of lives thing but I feel like 3 isn’t enough after only 5 squares I’m already clicking the watch video to get a life and I have to every single time. It is kind of annoying. I still love the app and definitely recommend it!