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:) Sudoku +

By Jason Linhart

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Description

With unlimited play at sixteen difficulty levels, novices and experienced players alike will appreciate :) Sudoku +. Our tutorial, extensive feature set, and advanced hint system offer something for every player. The more you play, the more you will enjoy it!

Our multi-stage hint system starts with a gentle reminder to get you back on track, and works up to an illustration of the exact technique to use and how it applies to the current board. Our hints ease those frustrating moments and teach you how to be a better player.

Features include:

- Puzzle generator for unlimited play
- Scan puzzles from books/newspaper using camera
- 16 difficulty levels, something for everyone
- Tutorial teaches you new techniques
- Large, high contrast digits are easier to read
- Enter games from the newspaper
- Solver helps you with games from the newspaper
- Advanced techniques at the higher levels, including X-Wings, sashimi fish, and XY-Chains
- User interface optimized for fewer touches
- Choice of six color schemes
- Never covers up the board while you are playing
- Infinite undo/redo
- Undo to the last solvable position
- Board solvable indicator
- Automatic or manual pencil marks
- Save your game while you try alternatives
- Automatically saves your game when you get a phone call, switch applications, or lock the phone
- Highlighting helps you discover patterns
- Game clock; compares your time to other players
- Avoids graphic frills that distract from play
- Choice of digit styles, including Kanji and Hanzi

All games are true Sudoku, with symmetry and a single solution that can be discovered by logic alone. If you doubt that a puzzle can be solved by logic, simply have the hint system explain it to you step by step.

If you enjoy Sudoku, this is the app for you!

What's New in Version 5.1.5

Switched the Sudopedia links to use a working mirror of Sudopedia, since the main site has been down for some time. The iPad version can now show more hint text at one time. Various other minor bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Astoundingly well-made.

Have played a lot of Sudoku apps. This is by far the best. Outstanding tutorials, in lesson-only mode, or as hints when playing, with pop-up reminders for structure of applicable solving technique, or if you prefer instead as a specific explanation of how that solution technique applies to the puzzle at hand. The option to input puzzles via a camera scan is cool and works well. Endless games available within the app, at any difficulty level. Score stats tracked are impressive, including vs. yourself, and vs. their database of all prior game players. Difficulty levels are exceptionally finely divided (there are maybe 20? levels), based on specific additional solver techniques required. Gameplay has a very well-designed GUI too: every function you could imagine wanting is there. You can tell these developers are passionate about the game: this app is a labor of love, and a work of art. Major kudos to the developers. (I'm at best a middlin' level player, so all this praise is not because I have any special bias for Sudoku. Oh, it's worth noting that I was a rank amateur before I got this app. It makes learning very natural.)

Amazing software

This deceptively simple and easy to read interface may not look flashy, but the imbedded intelligence behind this app is truly impressive. This Sudoku app turned out to be one of the most shockingly well-made and intelligent tools on my iPod. It has VERY complex solving techniques programmed into it, as well as tutorials and links to detailed information about said techniques.

There are tons if color-coding options for advanced players trying to find patterns like the 3D Medusa. The game can even be set to find your next move., give you hints and help you locate patterns.

It is an excellent app for those that are just learning how to play as well. For players that want more challenge they can turn off features and hints in the settings.

You can customize your background, choose from a bunch of fonts (Chinese, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Cantonese, you name it) to mix things up.

This is a smart app and is worth every penny if not more. For what's here it is a steal. You won't find a better sudoku app anywhere - this is the iOS equivalent of Hodoku for PC.

Awesome Sudoku App

I am amazed by this app almost every time I play it. I am working my way up through the advanced levels (currently Devious) and when I get stuck I ask for Help. It first directs me to the place in the puzzle that has a challenging move, but it lets me try to recognize the pattern. If I can't, it then shows the move with a full explanation. I can then continue the puzzle, or I can pause to get a full example tutorial on that move. Totally amazing in my opinion. And these are not canned examples. I have entered puzzles from magazines and newspapers and the app provides the same level of help. I also discovered that a number of the puzzles in the Southwest Airlines magazine are corrupt, having more than one solution. I was sitting next to a guy struggling with one of those puzzles, and I casually remarked that the puzzle had more than one solution. He looked at me and said "my god, a Sudoku genius". I didn't say anything...

:) Sudoku +
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2013
  • Version: 5.1.5
  • Size: 5.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Jason Linhart

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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