Mobile phone savvy Rockman fans in Japan now have a little something to flex their brains with, as Rockman's Sprite Logic has released for Docomo, Au, and SoftBank series phones. Basically, it's Rockman-themed Picross.
The concept is simple: Using a 20x20 grid, players must unearth a hidden sprite-based image. The numbers provided along the top and side of the grid act as clues, leaving players to decide which blocks should be filled in or left blank. Unravel the mystery of the numbers correctly and you'll have yourself a sprite! Completed sprites can be viewed anytime via a handy-dandy sprite gallery, selectable from the game's main menu.
Unlike most games in the genre, Sprite Logic is pretty forgiving. Capcom has chosen to include the option of finite retries and undoes, optional features designed specifically for those inexperienced in the game of Picross. Surprisingly, the Sprite Logic lacks a time limit, allowing players to take as much time as needed to complete a puzzle.
Continuing a tradition laid by many mobile titles before it, Sprite Logic will remain exclusive to Japan. I mean c'mon now; what's the harm in localizing these sort of games globally? We're in a major game drought right now, and these quirky cell phone games would make for excellent filler. I don't know about you, but I'm starved for a new game here.