Picross 3D (Nintendo DS)

The rules for this particular puzzle state that no mistakes are allowed, so if I goof up while solving it, I’ll have to head back to square one. It’s taken me a considerable amount of time to whittle away the blocks and get to the point I’m at, too. Unfortunately, I’m stuck. I just need to get rid of one more block, but of the two that are eligible for removal, I can’t decide which one to choose. I’ve looked at the puzzle from every angle, but for the life of me I can’t find a clear answer. It’s so maddening to hit a roadblock this close to the end. Well, I guess the only thing to do is trust my instincts. My gut is telling me it’s this block that needs to go. I’ll just pull out my hammer, take aim, and… success! Puzzle solved! Wow, I actually worked up a sweat from all the stress. Okay, on to the next puzzle!

Trax (Game Boy)

At first glance, my tank doesn’t seem like it has what it takes to topple the enemy. In fact, it’s downright cute. But take another look and you’ll see that not only can it move in any direction in a flash, but it’s easily upgradable with formidable firepower. In other words, my tank may be small but it is definitely mighty. That’s a good thing, too, as I’ve got to charge through plenty of hostile territory before the day is done. I’m being blasted at from every direction, but my vehicle is deft enough to dodge the attacks and lob plenty of explosives back at ’em. Still, it seems amazing that one vehicle can topple such a massive army. Then again, with enemies including a dragon-headed tank wearing boxing gloves, a gigantic mech that keeps tripping over its own two feet, and a lunatic metal clown whose main weapon appears to be its long tongue, perhaps my enemy is more comedic than fierce after all.