Pixel Puzzles 2: Anime is a traditional style jigsaw puzzle game, in a kawaii style.
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Mostly Positive (12 reviews) - 75% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (217 reviews) - 76% of the 217 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 27, 2015

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About This Game

Pixel Puzzles 2: Anime is a traditional style jigsaw puzzle game, featuring 25 hand drawn images in a Kawaii style, with each puzzle piece uniquely shaped in a way no physical puzzle could be.

Use Pixel Pixie's dust powers to help solve puzzles. Ghosts, rotations, locations - the pixel pixie can help with it all, because no pixel puzzling anime experience would be complete without a fairy addicted to dust!

Features:

  • 25 puzzles in a range of sizes from 60 to 350 pieces.
  • Auto saving, never lose your progress.
  • Chearful kawaii atmosphere.
  • Traditional puzzle gameplay.
  • 27 Steam Achievements.
  • Puzzle piece rotation.
  • Interactive play environment.
  • Awesome hand draw anime artwork.
  • Power ups to help solve puzzles.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: Intel® Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
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Kissaki
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Good puzzle game.

You get presented the solved puzzle, the puzzle parts get randomized, floating outside the placing area, and the solved-/target-image fades out.

The helper fairy is pretty annoying (but kind of fitting/consistent at least), and you can’t configure music and other audio volume separately either.
When you get stuck, you have the option of letting the fairy help you with hints, for example where your current peace goes (you’ll have to figure out its rotation yourself).

Contrary to a traditional (physical) puzzle, I found myself try-placing puzzle peaces, rather than only placing it on fitting positions. Especially since it snaps from pretty far away (a whole peace away) its a viable strategy.
In the more complex puzzles, my strategy/workflow was:
1. Try to remember key areas of the image (how many people, distinguishing color areas)
2. Pull a lot of border bieces on the placing area as well as strong colors/structures
3. Try-place the border pieces until it randomly snaps in place
4. …
5. Only for the harder/later pieces did I check for the connectors of pieces, which peace fits where (especially when they do not have structure you can locate them by)

So it’s not how I would (have to) play a physical puzzle. But that’s ok.
Good game.
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rock3tz
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
it works.
Wished it had more pictures as base of the puzzles.
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Mew
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I really enjoy this game. The puzzles are not too easy, and the anime images are pretty.
The voice acting of the fairy is really cringe worthy, so I recommen turning off the sound.

7/10
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Atheenae
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Might've given this game a positive review if it wasn't for the game being broken as ♥♥♥♥. While the art is very beautiful and well drawn the game doesn't save progress from time to time. Finished 9 puzzles in one sitting including a few of the pesky 220 ones. Closed the game, came back to find progress only saved the first 4 of those. And this wasn't the first time either. After first time I tried the game I returned to find that either nothing had saved or all my progress had been removed. And what about that fairy? Well, lets just say sometimes I wish to ducttape her mouth shut. Rather enjoyed the past installations but this is the worst one in the series yet. And that's coming from an otaku. I feel bad for my friend who decided they'd give me this.
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The RetroSpectre Masato
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
In the words of the Pixel Pixie:

"See not so hard, isn't it?"
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Bokkimon
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Got this from mystery steam game. FML
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{NS}☠Grimm☠™
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I am not a fan of this game you cant lock ther peaces like the other game rotation needs to be shut off
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stian.rodland
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Great puzzle game, with cool anime pictures.
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csgoreaper.com csgo777.com
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
A fun and pretty easy game if you like puzzles.
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Salarn
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
https://youtu.be/oZ-gxi03zec

All the boredom of assembling puzzles by hand but on your own personal computer! With the aggressive piece snapping even the simple joy of building puzzles is reduced even further to a boring time waster.

Also the 'Puzzle Fairy' talks too much.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
In the words of the Pixel Pixie:

"See not so hard, isn't it?"
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Great puzzle game, with cool anime pictures.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Good puzzle game.

You get presented the solved puzzle, the puzzle parts get randomized, floating outside the placing area, and the solved-/target-image fades out.

The helper fairy is pretty annoying (but kind of fitting/consistent at least), and you can’t configure music and other audio volume separately either.
When you get stuck, you have the option of letting the fairy help you with hints, for example where your current peace goes (you’ll have to figure out its rotation yourself).

Contrary to a traditional (physical) puzzle, I found myself try-placing puzzle peaces, rather than only placing it on fitting positions. Especially since it snaps from pretty far away (a whole peace away) its a viable strategy.
In the more complex puzzles, my strategy/workflow was:
1. Try to remember key areas of the image (how many people, distinguishing color areas)
2. Pull a lot of border bieces on the placing area as well as strong colors/structures
3. Try-place the border pieces until it randomly snaps in place
4. …
5. Only for the harder/later pieces did I check for the connectors of pieces, which peace fits where (especially when they do not have structure you can locate them by)

So it’s not how I would (have to) play a physical puzzle. But that’s ok.
Good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I really enjoy this game. The puzzles are not too easy, and the anime images are pretty.
The voice acting of the fairy is really cringe worthy, so I recommen turning off the sound.

7/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2015
Ok once again a jigsaw puzzle game from the Decaying Logic team.

Positive changes from the others

No stupid erase your progress Koi!
You are not being seiged by zombies.
Game now SAVES your progress. You place a piece right, it's there waiting in place the next time you play that puzzle.

Negative changes

You can't kill/punch/mute that stupid fairy!

Yes that's correct each version of this series has an anoying factor. This time it's a constantly chattering floating scientist fairy that micro fairy dusts you in small slow slow increments power ups. Hate her so much.

Cool changes

Now you're going to have to rotate pieces. Adds wonderful chalenge to each puzzle.


Basically though there's a new game anoyance factor to go with the puzzle theme change. But at least now you don't have to restart a puzzle from the begining. It'll save your spot. BIG plus!

Worth buying if you enjoy a good jigsaw puzzle.
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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
77.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
It is was you expect it to be, puzzles of anime. I suggest playing this while listening to music, or watching a movie, or chatting to a buddy. Not the the faint of hearts tho. So be prepared to spend an hour on the small puzzles, and 6 hours on the biggest one :D


7/10

eNjoy ^-^
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
What is Pixel Puzzles 2: Anime?

Pixel Puzzles 2: Anime is a strong contestant for the "doesn't know the difference between anime and manga" award. Other than that, it is a puzzle game. You are presented with 25 puzzles that range from 60 to 350 pieces each, with only one having 350 pieces. There is one assistant flying around giving you bubbles you can use for optional help.

The graphics are fitting for a puzzle game, but the puzzle pictures sometimes, as you will know from the puzzles by a big German company "Ravensburger", if you ever laid them, make it difficult to see where you would want to fit tiles. This however is remedied by the gameplay (see below).

The music is not disturbing and fitting for the theme, but the spoken words are annoying. In fact I shut the sound off completely after a while and heard podcasts while playing this, as I prefer to do with relaxing games. Your (fairy?) helper always tells things that are funny the first time but get annoying later. For example while she gives you energy bubbles (see below) she says "This is because I love you" and such nonsense. I'm not certain if this is aimed at cliché nerds with anime bedsheets or a parody of their hikikomori lifestyle, in either case it is an annoyance to me the third or fourth time, losing its fun to become a Navi-esque bother.

The gameplay is where a puzzle game rises or falls. There are several aspects to be considered by a developer, and I think in this case they are well covered. At first there is progression: The levels can be progressed through on a grid. Progress within levels is - surprisingly, I must say after playing the previous game - saved even after exiting a puzzle. Great plus! I did not test if you can have multiple puzzles saved at the same time, but I assume so since I started others up in-between, although not laying any pieces there, and the developer says on the forum that every piece laid is saved.
The second aspect is on the puzzle itself, the motifs. These are okay but repetitive. You usually see some kawaii guy or girl, rarely a couple, in front of some background. The third aspect is how you grab pieces. This is well executed in the entire series. Around the puzzle there is a basin filled with water (see the store page screenshots). You can take any piece at any time. If you want to save it for later, just lay it somewhere on the board. A propos "laying on the board" - if you lay a piece correctly rotated close to where it should be, it snaps in automatically and can't be accidentally removed. This is the same in the entire series, but worth mentioning. The fourth and final consideration is what to do if you get stuck. There are some optional hints which you can use. I never used any of them, so I can't say how they work, but from what I gathered you can see the board motif (which could be done outside the game in a gallery as well, but here you see it directly on the board) or show where a piece you hold belongs to. There are several other buttons but I didn't press any, as I said. Probably you can also change the background color of the cardboard you lay the puzzle on.

The controls are easy: You only need a mouse, and once the space key to enter the main menu. This is actually annoying, as each time you want to play, all puzzles except one are accessed on the second screen only for which you need an additional click and spacebar press.

So what is the length of the game? Assuming you take your time without resorting to any of the help features, you can realistically expect 15-25 hours of gameplay, depending on how good a puzzler you are. If you use the ingame help, this might be shorter, I can't say it since I did not test it.

Would I recommend this game? Only to puzzle fans or such looking for a relaxing gameplay. If you need fast action, you're wrong here. If you want puzzles, you can grab this. While this is far from perfect, it is a game puzzle fans will enjoy - even if most likely with at least the speech turned off.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
I was tempted to not recommend this based on the very irritating fairy swimming around your puzzle and interjecting obnoxious comments every thirty seconds or so. Then I discovered that the fairy can be removed with the delete key and life was suddenly much better. This does, unfortunately, also disable her hint functions, but since I personally wasn't interested in using hints (what's the point in that, it's a puzzle!), getting rid of the fairy was well worth the lack of hints.

The game itself is a straightforward jigsaw puzzle set, with various piece counts and pictures. The pieces do require rotation which adds some challenge that was absent from previous games in this series (I enjoy the other installments but they went much faster).

So in the end, since I was able to disable the fairy from hell, I will recommend this for anyone who likes a good jigsaw. However, if you do want to use the hint function attached to the fairy, bear in mind that you'll either have to listen to her prattle or you'll have to shut off the sound for the whole game (as there is no separate volume control for voice vs music/sound effects).
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
As the game title say, this one is a puzzle game where the theme is Anime. The max number of pieces is 350 and the min is 60. So if you love puzzle and anime, this is a perfect game for you.

Pros:
- Nice picture of anime
- Beautiful steam cards
- Easy to play

Cons: the Pixie is very annoying
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2015
if you like jigsaw puzzles you will love this game for sure.
i enjoyed all 4 Pixel Puzzles games that they released so far, this one has the rotation feature same as the one in Pixel Puzzle Birds ( you have to rotate the piece to figure how and where it should be placed) which made the game harder than the first 2 and it will take more time to solve the puzzles, i really recommend them all to any jigsaw puzzles fan.

i would suggest Putting your own music while playing.
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