- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (personal estimate) [Platinum Difficulty Rating]
- Offline trophies: 56 (46, 8, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 20-30 hours (personal estimate) [Estimated Time to Platinum]
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, PS4 & Vita versions for EU/NA/AS
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available
- Additional peripherals required?: No
Block-a-Pix Deluxe is a fun puzzle game where you must fill in grids with colourful blocks in order to reveal a picture. The game is developed by Lightwood Games, a UK developer behind both the POWGI and the other Pic-a-Pix games and the gameplay is similar to those. The game is not difficult but it is time consuming with some of the larger puzzles taking up to an hour to complete. It’s a relaxing way to pass an hour or two and you will probably have a better experience with it if you take it in chunks rather than trying to finish it in one long go.
- Select Blocks
- Zoom In/Out On Grid
- Move Grid
Each puzzle is a grid and on each grid there are a number of pre-placed blocks that have numbers written on them. These numbers indicate how many blank squares you need to fill in. For example, if a block has 10 on it, you must fill in 10 blank squares on the grid, starting in the section where that block is. You start by selecting the block with 10 on it using , then drag to fill out the 10 blank squares. However, these blocks can go in a number of directions and arrangements. They could go in a straight line of 10, two rows of 5 or 5 rows of 2 for example. The placement depends on the other numbered blocks nearby. You must figure out how the blocks line up and fit until the grid is fully filled, thus revealing the picture.
I highly recommend that you spam the fix button while playing. This will quickly tell you if you have any errors and will reset them for you. More often than not, blocks can only be placed in 2-5 possible arrangements so it doesn’t take long to correct mistakes and figure out the correct way. I also highly recommend that you begin each puzzle working your way around the border and then work your way in towards the centre. That’s because the borders are usually the easiest part of each puzzle and will give you a feel for where to go next. Even the medium sized puzzles don’t fully fit on the screen while playing the game so it’s impossible to do a complete solution guide for each puzzle and even if it was it would only add significantly to your time for the platinum. Instead I have provided pictures showing every completed puzzle to help give you an idea of how each one should look, should you happen to get stuck on a particular puzzle. It’s rather simple to play in the end so solutions are not really needed anyway.
Step 1: Complete all of the puzzles and complete one 65x100 puzzle without using fix.
This is the only real step towards the . There are 120 puzzles in total which vary in size and you must complete them all. The smallest puzzles are 10x15 and only take 1-5 minutes to complete. The largest puzzles are 65x100 and can take up to an hour or more to complete. You must also complete one of these without using fix. You bring up the fix submenu with and it will tell you how many errors you have, if any. Doing this does NOT void the trophy and you can use this as much as you like. What DOES void the trophy is selecting ‘Fix’ on this menu instead of ‘OK’. Be extra vigilant to always choose ‘OK’ instead of ‘Fix’ when you want to exit back to the puzzle, or alternatively you can just use to exit back which is safer yet. The last thing you want is to mess up an hours worth of work with such a simple mistake.
Whenever you revisit a puzzle in progress you must save before exiting or it will reset it to a blank puzzle each time, even if you previously saved it. Also the game will only allow you to work on up to 5 puzzles at a time so keep that in mind if you're going from one to the next.
Step 2: Clean up.
This step is optional. If you skipped a puzzle or if you still need to complete a 65x100 puzzle with a medal then now is the time to revisit whatever you didn’t finish.