Hidato: Puzzle Pack 1
By Gameblend Studios
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* * * FUN PUZZLE PLAY! * * *
A new challenger to the Sudoku throne has arrived! HIDATO, already a worldwide sensation, is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch!
Already found in newspapers, books, magazines, calendars and more, Hidato is fast becoming the hottest puzzle addiction.
With its simple concept and deep strategy, anyone can pick up and play a Hidato Puzzle.
* * * NO MATH REQUIRED! * * *
Only pure logic and wit are needed to complete the challenge.
Each Hidato puzzle has a series of numbers on a grid. Your goal is to fill in the remaining numbers that would connect the first and last numbers in sequential order. Find the path and solve the puzzle!
Hidato is sure to provide hours of puzzle action on the go! Enjoy 100 new puzzles to play, with additional puzzle packs on the way. Completing puzzles will earn gold for your treasure room! Go for perfect games to maximize your treasure and score!
Hidato was invented by Dr. Gyora Benedek, a prominent computer scientist from Israel. Dr. Benedek was also the co-creator of the worldwide mega-hit “Lights-Out”.
Fun, addicting, and very well made.
I'm a recent convert to the joys of Hidato/Hidoku, so I was happy to find this application in the Apple Store. Not only is this a fun and welcome addition to the casual puzzle genre, but this application has been designed and implemented with quality. Introductory and background graphics are sharp and detailed, which adds appeal and professionalism to the look of the app. But particularly worthy of praise is the puzzle interface. The color scheme of the pre-loaded and incomplete number tiles is clear and makes finding unfinished work easy. Selecting one pre-loaded tile highlights the next-higher value. Select it again to switch to the next-lower value. This automatically updates the next-number field, used to enter numbers into the empty cells without having to use a clunky number pad. Brilliant!
The interface is so seamless and intuitive, it's practically ruined me to solving printed Hidato puzzles with a pencil. They are now much slower and less satisfying. The developers deserve a lot of credit for this one.
A great little thinking game
First, the Hidato game concept is a great new addition to the world of puzzles. Essentially a number maze, you try to figure out the only valid path from 1 to the highest number.
This iPhone app of the game is well-designed. There are 100 puzzles of increasing difficulty. It has two modes, one which gives you hints by highlighting the squares where the next number could go, and one which doesn't. There is a timer and a system of scoring your games -- you get add'l points for not making mistakes, not asking the game to check your work (which is a handy feature), and completing it quickly -- but I ignore the score and timer. I just enjoy the challenge of doing the puzzle. The scoring system does allow you to compete with friends who also have the game.
There are a few quirks in the UI which mostly affect you only if you care about the score. It's a little too easy to click on the space adjacent to where you're aiming, which lowers your score if it's the wrong number. Also, the game does not respond at all if you put your iPhone on a flat horizontal surface; you have to tilt the phone a bit. But these are minor quibbles.
Well worth the $2 for an interesting new puzzle concept -- and better than doing it in a puzzle book, which doesn't afford the ease of correcting errors. Highly recommended.
Great for Hidato Lovers
I love playing Hidato online. Imagine my surprise when I found this app. It's just like the daily online puzzles one would find on Shockwave or any other online gaming site. If you love the online version, play it in the papers, or have the books then this app version is for you.
I like that you can go back and redo old puzzles for a better score. I also like that you can save your game and return to it later, something the online version can't offer. Plus, you can challenge your friends with iPhones and iPods to beat your score over e-mails. This version is a great compliment to the online and print versions of Hidato.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jun 28, 2009
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 3.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Gameblend Studios, LLC
- © 2009 Gameblend Studios, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.