- 1. "Welcome to the world of Picross! The tutorial is about to begin. When you've finished reading, touch the OK icon on the lower screen."

- 2. "The numbers above each column show how many squares within each column need to be filled in."

- 3. "For example, the number 5 here shows you that 5 squares within this column need to be filled."

- 4. "Because this is a small puzzle (only 5x5 squares!), you know thatyou can fill in the whole column safely."

- 5. "Fill them in now. You can fill in all 5 in one go by sliding the stylus over them."

- 6. Draw a line down the column to fill it. "Well Done!"

- 7. "You'll find it's easier to solve a puzzle if you start with the large numbers first."

- 8. "See how the number 5 faded? This hapens when you've successfully filled in the correct number of squares."

- 9. "The numbers that appear beside each row indicate how many squares within that row need to be fiulled in."

- 10. "The 3 and 1 here mean that you must fill in 3 squares consecutively and then 1 additional square, from left to right. You must leave at least 1 space between them."

- 11. "Because this is a 5x5 puzzle, the only possible solution is if you fill in the first 3 squares, leave 1 space, and fill in the last square."

- 12. "Go ahead and fill them in."

- 13. Fill in (by drawing a line and/or tapping) the first three squares and the last square in the row. "Well Done!"

- 14. "To show that the remaining square cannot possibly filled in, you can place an X mark to block it off."

- 15. "The X marks are extremely important. First, touch the X icon in the top-left corner of the screen."

- 16. Tap the "X" (in the circle) in the top left corner of thre lower screen. "Well Done!"

- 17. "This activates X Mode. Now, place an X into the square between the 3 squares and the 1 square."

- 18. Tap the empty square (the fourth square) in the highlighted row. "Well Done!"

- 19. "Now, take a look at the column that crosses this square and you'll see how useful the X really is!"

- 20. "The X serves as a hint: you have to fill 3 squares in a row, and the only connected squares are the 3 directly below your X."

- 21. "Now go back to Pen Mode by touching the Pen icon in the lop-left corner of the screen."

- 22. Tap the Pen (in the circle) in the top left corner of thre lower screen. "Well Done!"

- 23. "You can switch between the Pen and X Mode easily by tapping these icons at any time. Now you can fill in the 3 squares below the X."

- 24. Fill in (by drawing a line and/or tapping) the three squares beneath the "X" mark. "Well Done!"

- 25. "This column already has a hint--the square you filled in earlier. You know that the squares above and below have to be blank, so you can mark them both with an X."

- 26. "Let's mark those squares! First, switch to X Mode, and then place one X above and one X below the filled square."

- 27. Tap the "X" (in the circle) in the top left corner of thre lower screen.

- 28. Tap the empty squares immediately above and immediately below the "1" to fill them in with "X" marks. "Well Done!"

- 29. "That X you placed on the top row means that, to solve the first row, you have to fill in the square to the right of the already-filled square."

- 30. "By using the X marks and the numbers along the puzzle's edge, you can figure out which squares to fill in."

- 31. "Now, switch back to Pen Mode and fill in that square."

- 32. Tap the Pen (in the circle) in the top left corner of thre lower screen.

- 33. Fill in (by tapping) the third square in the row (the square immediately to the right of the already filled square). "Well Done!"

- 34. "OK, let's take a look at the next row. If the hint shows only a single number, any unconnected squares will definitely be connected."

- 35. "Fill in the square between the filled squares."

- 36. Fill in (by tapping) the third square in the row (the square in between the already filled squares). "Well Done!"

- 37. "Now, over at the last column, you can see that there are two possible solutions: fill in either the top 4 squares or the bottom 4 squares."

- 38. "But either way you look at it, all 3 square in the middle will definitely need to be filled in."

- 39. "So get to it!"

- 40. Fill in (by tapping) the third and fourth squares in the column (the two squares immediately beneath the already filled square). "Well Done!"

- 41. "As you can see, by counting the numbers in the hints from both directions, you can fill in areas that overlap."

- 42. "Almost done! Just a few more squares to go... Remember, Picross doesn't rely on guesswork. Every puzzle can be solved by thinking logically."

- 43. "Now, use the techniques you've learned, and try to solve the rest of the puzzle on your own."

- 44. Fill in (by tapping) the third square in the third row (the only empty square in the third row).

- 45. Fill in (by tapping) the first and last squares in the fifth row (the two bottom corner squares). "Clear"

- 46. "Well done! You've solved the puzzle! You seem to have mastered the basic rules of Picross. Now let's take a look at some of the other features..."

- 47. "First, we have the Helpful Hint Roulette. Use this if you want a helping hand to get you started at the beginning of a new puzzle."

- 48. "When you start a new puzzle, you'll see a prompt asking if you'd like to 'Use hints?' If you choose Yes, the Helpful Hint Roulette will start rolling..."

- 49. "Stop the roulette either by tapping the Touch Screen or by pressing the A button."

- 50. "The left-hand section stop first, followed by the top section. Once both have stopped, the answers for those lines will be revealed."

- 51. "Normal Mode and Free Mode have slightly different rules. Let's take a look at the rules for Normal Mode."

- 52. "In Normal Mode, you'll be notified whenever you make a mistake."

- 53. "Each mistake you make adds a time penalty to your timer, so be careful!"

- 54. "There's a time limit of 60 minuted. If you take longer, you'll receive a TIME OVER."

- 55. "If you're over the time limit when you finish the puzzle, you won't earn the special picture at the end!"

- 56. "That brings us to the end of the tutorial. You can view the tutorial again by going to the How to Play option. Have fun!"

- 1. Row 3: This row is already completed., as there are no squares to fill in.

- 2. Row 5: This row is "1 1 1" and, since this is a 5x5 puzzle, this can only mean "filled-blank-filled-blank-filled" (in that order).

- 3. Row 5: Fill in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th square in this row.

- 4. Column 3: As a result of completing row 5, column 3 has been completed automatically.

- 5. Columns 1 & 5: These columns are listed as "2 2" and this can only fit one way... "filled-filled-blank-filled-filled" (in that order).

- 6. Columns 1 & 5: Fill in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th square in each of these columns.

- 7. Row 4: As a result of completing columns 1 & 5, row 4 has been completed automatically.

- 8. Rows 1 & 2: These rows are listed as "2 2" and this can only fit one way... "filled-filled-blank-filled-filled" (in that order).

- 9. Rows 1 & 2: Fill in the 2nd and 4th square in each of these rows.

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