This page explains in detail the interactions between the Picross series and the Zelda series.

Picross NP Vol. 5

200061 June 1, 2000


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The fifth Picross NP episode features The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time themed puzzles in "Character Mode".

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Puzzle select screen.

The puzzles are:

  • A - Navi
  • B - Fairy Ocarina
  • C - Keaton Mask
  • D - Fairy Slingshot
  • E - Kaepora Gaebora
  • F - Princess Zelda (young)
  • G - Link (young)
  • H - Princess Ruto (young)
  • I - Epona (young)
  • J - Darunia
  • K - Deku Scrub
  • L - Ganondorf

Picross DS

2007125 January 25, 2007


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The final "Extra" set of puzzles in Normal Mode are all based on sprites of Nintendo characters from NES games, and puzzle 11L is based on Link from The Legend of Zelda.

All puzzles from Picross NP Vol. 5 also return as downloadable content.

Club Nintendo Picross Plus

October 2014


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Club Nintendo Picross Plus features puzzles based on the Zelda series, including a Link puzzle and a Ganondorf puzzle.

Rittai Picross 2

October 1, 2015


Picross4Arrow L Zelda Scanning any Link or Toon Link amiibo in the game, unlocks an exclusive puzzle based on Link riding epona from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.


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