In today’s article we are going to show you all of our Somnus: Nonogram tips and cheats that we have gathered so far, all in order to help you solve the puzzles. Since the puzzles in this game are nonograms, you might want to know what that means before we get started.
Nonograms are basically puzzles that you solve according to the numbers on the side. You have to either color the block or leave it blank, all in order to match the numbers on the top and side. Simple enough, right? Well… not quite. Some of the levels are quite tough to figure out, so it also requires a little bit of luck.
But since luck is not all that you came here for (because unfortunately we can’t give you any), then let’s show you some of our Somnus: Nonogram tips and tricks to help you solve the puzzles with ease!
Don’t mind the color of the blocks
Some of the blocks might be black, some others grey and some white – don’t mind the color of the blocks, as they do not matter. All that matters is how many consecutive blocks you have, all in order to match the numbers on the side.
So if you see some blocks of different colors in a row, don’t really mind them too much because they are there for the bigger picture, not to mess with your puzzles.
Mind the empty space
Whenever solving puzzles, there has to be at least ONE empty block between the numbered blocks. So if you have 10 blocks per horizontal line, 10 per vertical line, and you need to solve a 10 puzzle, then you will have no spaces left.
But if you have to solve a 8 and 1 puzzle, then you will have to leave an empty space in between them, to mark the end of that 8 and the beginning of that 1. Makes sense?
Figure the exact answer, else you’re in trouble
It might be very difficult to solve the exact answer sometimes, and when that happens, don’t frat over it – try solving other puzzles, because it will all work out in the end. Try solving the other blocks sections first and all the pieces of the puzzles will fall in place eventually – literally.
Complete the Story Mode
If you are passionate about the story of the game, which is a pretty interesting one I have to say, you should do the Story Mode. Here you will complete the puzzles as they come, in progressing difficulty.
If you don’t really care much for reading, then it’s OK too, because it gives you a challenge!
Practice in the Normal Mode
If you happen to get stuck at the Story Mode somewhere, which I am honestly not too surprised about (because I got stuck myself several times), then you should take your time and practice the puzzles in the Normal Mode.
Here you can select from a variety of combinations, varying from 10×10, 15×15 to 20×20. There are 30 levels for each, so there is plenty for you to try and better understand the game!
Take a wild guess, why not?!
If you don’t really care about the lives given to you when you start the game and all you want to do is solve the puzzles, you can try it the risky way! You can take wild guesses, which means that you can randomly place the colored blocks.
Well, what I mean here is not exactly randomly – but rather complete the sections which you know how to solve or are easy to solve, and the ones that require a little bit of guessing or further solving, just place randomly the way that you think they might be.
Use the grid to skip counting
If you don’t want to think about counting too much, you should use the grid to help you with that – after all, that’s what it is there for. The grid splits the puzzle in 5×5 sections, so a 10×10 puzzle will be split in 4.
A 20×20 puzzle will be split in 16, so it will be tougher, but the grid helps a lot! Use it to count easier and to help you get a better understanding of how the blocks might be placed. Also, don’t forget about the empty space between the blocks!
Be wary of your lives
When you start a stage you will have 10 lives. They will be taken down when you misplace a block, so if you tap by mistake on a block which is supposedly empty, then you’ll be depleted of 1 life.
This is the risky part about the “wild guess” tactic, because it might make you end up with zero lives pretty quickly. Always keep this in mind, because if you fail – you’ll have to redo the level!
The obvious answer is usually the right now
Now that you know how solving the levels work, then you might want another trick to help you with it. As obvious as it sounds (or rather, looks), the answer that you think is the most obvious is usually right. For example, if you have to place 3 blocks of 1 piece each on a line of 10, then it might be easier than you think. Just look around and take a guess – you’ll probably be right.
Check the previous patterns
This will work mostly for the Story Mode, so pay close attention. If your observation skills are on point, then you might notice that the levels patterns form into something bigger – a bigger picture.
Use the previous levels are reference photos so as to guide you for the puzzle you are currently solving. It might not make sense when I say it here if you don’t have the game in front of you, so quickly grab your device and take a look. All the puzzles line up in a way, don’t they?
These would be all of our Somnus: Nonogram tips and tricks that we have for you! Do you know some other useful tips to help with solving the puzzles? Share them with us down in the comments below!