Cool Sudoku, Jigsaw, Killer, Kakuro, Sudoku X
By Splash Software Ltd.
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
You can now play Sudoku, Killer Sudoku, Jigsaw Sudoku, Kakuro,Mini Sudoku and Sudoku X from the one application.
Our puzzles are published worldwide including the Daily Telegraph, Chicago Tribune and LA Times. All our puzzles are expertly graded and we guarantee that there is only one solution. Our puzzles can be solved using logical methods with no guesswork required.
We run a daily competition for each puzzle type and you can submit your completed entry and view your position on our daily leader board.
You can practice Sudoku puzzles by choosing from our graded puzzles - Gentle, Moderate, Tough, Diabolical and Extreme.
With both the Daily puzzles and the Practice Puzzles, we save your progress as you go, stopping the clock as you exit. All pencil marks are saved when you exit.
The display is clear and easy to read and you can also display possibles for any cell. You can enter pencil marks for all puzzle types. Pencil marks are saved when you exit the application or receive a phone call.
Future releases will include Hitori, Nurikabe and Mini Killer (6x6).
Cool Sudoku will keep you entertained for many hours, ideal for use when commuting and so much more sociable than playing the Ocarina or iFart !
What's New in Version 2.03
New daily puzzles added for 2012.
Fixed bug on Daily Puzzles.
Best in class but UI missing some features
I've recently started getting in to sudoku variants, and this app offers a wonderful set of new challenges. Unfortunately, all the apps of this type that I have found have somewhat rudimentary user interfaces. I appreciate the work required to prepare these novel puzzles, but I hope that one of the developers could please add this feature: a "fix number, then pick cells" option for entering values. Solvers frequently fill in runs of the same digit, particularly near the end of a puzzle. I find the inverse "fix cell, then pick number" mode both slow and awkward enough to be distracting, yet it is the only one provided in every sudoku-variant app i've found. No doubt some players prefer this method; the ideal solution, IMHO, is the "hybrid" entry method provided in Jason Linhart's best-of-the-best classic sudoku app.
The other main UI element that's missing is an Undo stack: even a 1-step undo would help.
Despite these limitations, Cool Sudoku has one of the best UIs i've found among the sudoku-variant apps, and is the one I play most often. (Note to other users: there are *two* independent settings menus, one in-game and one in the puzzle-selector screen; I didn't notice that initially and missed useful features.) I look forward to a UI update so that I can change my rating to 5 stars!
Cool Sudoku Review
I'm a good Sudoku player and I love killer and jigsaw puzzles but I usually do pencil and paper.
Cool sudoku has gotten me to play faster and better - which is definitely saying something. I'm now solving my extreme pencil and paper puzzles faster.
One comment: what I really wish you'd change in Cool Sudoku is that I fell penalized for playing in pencil mode. When I'm in pen mode once you play a number it erases most but not all of the other instances of that number and once you start playing in pencil mode you have to manually erase everything. Either erase all relevant instances of the number in pen mode or don't handicap me by making me manually erase everything in pencil mode.
Awesome sudoku app
Easily the best sudoku / killer sudoku / kakuro app I've found. Very large selection of pre-set puzzles, with new ones daily. Two of the variants were new to me, and they're a lot of fun.
The UI has some unfortunate oversights -- for example, resetting a puzzle does't clear the possibles. And it would be nice to have some way of taking notes within the game; when working the highest difficulty puzzles, I sometimes need to grab a pad of aperture to work something out in order to figure out ow to proceed.
Overall, though, highly recommended.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 15, 2011
- Version: 2.03
- Size: 18.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Trevor Bond
- © Crosswords Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.