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Mario's Picross

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Mario's Picross

Also known as: Mario no Picross (JP)
Developers: Ape, Jupiter
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Game Boy, Super Game Boy
Released in JP: March 14, 1995
Released in US: March 1995
Released in EU: July 27, 1995
Released in AU: 1995

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Mario's Picross underwent a few aesthetically fitting changes when the game was released internationally, but didn't sell very well outside of Japan. As a result, the sequel never left Japan.

Hidden Credit

Located at 0x03C010 is development-credit text. Toshiyuki Ueno is the music composer.

APE (C) mcmxciv by Toshiyuki

Regional Differences

Japan International
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Compared to the Japanese logo, the international logo is rather bland.

Japan International
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Puzzle 6C in Easy Picross was changed from a cocktail to a Boo.

Japan International
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Puzzle 7B in Easy Picross was changed from a wineglass to a silk hat.

Japan International
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Kinoko Puzzle 2F was changed from a tsurigane (a type of bell commonly found in Buddhist temples in Japan) to garlic.

Japan International
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Kinoko Puzzle 2H was changed from a kama (a kettle commonly used in Japan for making tea) to a hamburger.

Japan International
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Kinoko Puzzle 4D was changed from tsukimi dango to a unicorn.

Japan International
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Kinoko Puzzle 6H was changed from a beer stein to a crow.

Japan International
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Kinoko Puzzle 7F was changed from a folding fan to an angel.

Japan International
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Star Puzzle 6H was changed from the face of a Nio to a couple of chili peppers.

Japan International

And finally, three Time Trial puzzles were changed. The den-den daiko, karakasa-obake, and tobacco were replaced by a bee, a giraffe, and a rabbit.

Unused Sprites

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Unused sprites found within the file of Mario walking and checking out some paper.