Puzzle Swap

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Kirby: Planet Robobot completed puzzle

Puzzle Swap is one of the games featured on StreetPass Mii Plaza. It has been available since the Nintendo 3DS's first launch in 2011.

History[edit]

On April 21, 2012, an update was pushed that opened a puzzle for Mario Tennis Open and Fire Emblem Awakening.

As of August 2012, several more puzzles have been released into the public to coincide with the release of other games, such as Kirby's 20th Anniversary and New Super Mario Bros. 2. The same month, a McDonald's Puzzle was given to Nintendo 3DS owners who visited a McDonald's in Japan for a limited time; it is the first puzzle that is not related to a Nintendo game. There was also a puzzle released in Japan called ANAでDS that was released at three airports in Japan.

On December 18, 2013, Satoru Iwata announced a puzzle for Monster Hunter 4, making it the first third-party puzzle for Puzzle Swap.

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Gameplay[edit]

Puzzle Swap features various different puzzles, known as panels, that the player can complete. Players are given one piece to start off with, and more can be obtained by tagging people via StreetPass. After StreetPassing with someone, the player is then entitled to take a puzzle piece from them (and vice versa) to add to their collection. If another player does not have any new pieces, the player gets nothing. Players can also spend two Play Coins to buy a random piece that adds to one of their incomplete puzzles. Sometimes they are given a duplicate piece, which becomes increasingly likely as the puzzle is filled in, and also results in the player getting nothing. Once a puzzle is completed, the player can view a three-dimensional image of the puzzle.

While the initial puzzles consist of 15 pieces, the December 2011 update included several puzzles with either 24 or 40 pieces and the ability to receive new puzzles through SpotPass. Additionally, the four center-most pieces in the 24-piece puzzles and the eight center-most pieces in the 40-piece puzzles are pink. These pink pieces cannot be purchased with Play Coins, and can only be obtained by StreetPassing other people who have obtained them. If a new user starts playing Puzzle Swap after this update, they can receive a pink puzzle piece as their first piece.

List of puzzles[edit]

These are all the puzzles in Puzzle Swap, sorted by release order.

No. Puzzle no. Release date Regions released Pieces
1 Metroid: Other M Pre-installed Internationally 15
2 Mario and Bowser Pre-installed Internationally 15
3 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Pre-installed Internationally 15
4 The Legend of Zelda Pre-installed Internationally 15
5 Kirby's Dream Land Pre-installed Internationally 15
6 Pikmin Pre-installed Internationally 15
7 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Pre-installed Internationally 15
8 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 24
9 Star Fox 64 3D 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 24
10 Super Mario 3D Land 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 40
11 Mario Kart 7 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 40
12 Rhythm Heaven Fever 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 24
13 Donkey Kong Country Returns 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 24
14 Pilotwings Resort 2011 SpotPass Update: December Internationally 24
15 Kid Icarus: Uprising 2012 SpotPass Update: February Internationally 40
16 Fire Emblem Awakening SpotPass Updates: April 2012, January & April 2013 Japan, America, & Europe 40
17 Mario Tennis Open 2012 SpotPass Update: April Internationally 40
18 Kirby's 20th Aniversary 2012 SpotPass Update: July Internationally 40
19 Brain Age: Concentration Training SpotPass Update: July 2012 & February 2013 Japan, America, & Korea 24
20 All Nippon Airways 2012 SpotPass Event: July-September Japan 15
21 マックでDS ビッグマック 2012 SpotPass Event: August-September Japan 15
22 New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 SpotPass Update: August Internationally 40
23 Kirby's Return to Dream Land 2012 SpotPass Update: November Internationally 40
24 Animal Crossing: New Leaf SpotPass Update: November 2012 & May 2013 Internationally 40
25 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 2013 SpotPass Update: March Internationally 40
26 Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger 2013 SpotPass Update: May & June Internationally 40
27 Flag of USA.png Nintendo Starlets / Flag of Europe.png Heroines 2013 SpotPass Update: June & July Internationally 40
28 Xenoblade Chronicles 2013 SpotPass Update: June & July Internationally 40
29 New SUPER MARIO BROS. U + New SUPER LUIGI U 2013 SpotPass Update: June & July Japan, America, & Europe 40
30 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2013 SpotPass Update: June & July Internationally 40
31 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 2013 SpotPass Update: July Internationally 40
32 Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder SpotPass Update: August 2013 & January 2014 Japan & America 40
33 だるめしスポーツ店 2013 SpotPass Update: September Japan 24
34 Pokémon X and Pokémon Y 2013 SpotPass Update: October Internationally 40
35 MONSTER HUNTER SpotPass Update: December 2013 & January 2015 Internationally 40
36 Kirby: Triple Deluxe SpotPass Update: December 2013 & May 2014 Internationally 40
37 SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD 2014 SpotPass Update: February Japan, America, & Europe 40
38 YOSHI'S New ISLAND 2014 SpotPass Update: March, July & December Internationally 40
39 Rusty's Real Deal Baseball 2014 SpotPass Update: April America 24
40 달구네 스포츠 야구편 2014 SpotPass Update: May Korea 24
41 Nintendo Pocket Football Club 2014 SpotPass Update: June Japan & Europe 15
42 Mega Man 2014 SpotPass Update: July & August Japan, America, & Europe 40
43 Kirby Fighters Deluxe/Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe SpotPass Update: July, August, November 2014 & February 2015 Internationally 24
44 Daigasso! Band Brothers P 2014 SpotPass Update: August Japan 40
45 FANTASY LIFE 2014 SpotPass Update: October America & Europe 40
46 PIKMIN Short Movies 3D: The Night Juicer 2014 SpotPass Update: November Japan, America, & Europe 15
47 PIKMIN Short Movies 3D: Treasure In a Bottle 2014 SpotPass Update: November Japan, America, & Europe 15
48 PIKMIN Short Movies 3D: Occupational Hazards 2014 SpotPass Update: November Japan, America, & Europe 15
49 Sonic Boom 2014 SpotPass Update: November & December Japan, America, & Europe 40
50 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 2014 SpotPass Update: November & December Japan, America & Europe 40
51 ULTIMATE NES REMIX SpotPass Update: November 2014 & August 2015 Japan, America & Europe 40
52 Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U SpotPass Update: December 2014, February & August 2015 Internationally 40
53 MONSTER HUNTER 2015 SpotPass Update: March & April Internationally 40
54 Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta 2015 SpotPass Update: July Europe 24
55 Mario & Happy 2015 SpotPass Update: September America 24
56 Picross 3D: Round 2 2015 SpotPass Update: September Japan, Europe 15
57 YO-KAI WATCH 2015 SpotPass Update: October & November America, Europe & Korea 40
58 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 2015 SpotPass Update: November & December Japan, America, & Europe 15
59 Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 2015 SpotPass Update: November & December Japan, America & Europe 40
60 FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS 2016 SpotPass Update: March America & Europe 40
61 Kirby: Planet Robobot 2016 SpotPass Update: April Internationally 15
62 Culdcept Revolt 2016 SpotPass Update: July Japan, America, Europe 15
63 METROID PRIME FEDERATION FORCE 2016 SpotPass Update: August Japan, America & Europe 15