By Magnetism Studios
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TileSudoku combines the famous puzzle game with natural interface that feels just right on the iPhone. It presents the puzzle as a game board covered with tiles which you can move around the screen with your fingertip. To enrich the gameplay experience even better, there are rich graphics, animations and sound effects.
Playing is easy — To fill the board, you just drag number tiles into open slots. If you change your mind, just drag that tile to another slot or back into the tile tray at the bottom of the screen. To sketch in possible numbers, a quick double-tap on a slot allows you to select the numbers you want to remember.
Additionally, TileSoduku offers unique features to help speed up your gameplay, including options to visually confirm when a board section has been completed or to highlight which tiles fit in the selected slot on the board. Both are simple and easy ways to improve your game skills. By combining these features with a beautiful and minimalistic screen layout, TileSudoku is the natural way to play Sudoku on your iPhone.
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What's New in Version 1.1
-Hundreds of puzzles - Choose between easy, medium, hard and impossible
-Option to highlight incorrect numbers
-Bug Fixes and Graphical upgrades
Just a few minor exceptions to this game's brilliance: When you tap the open slot then tap the number below the tile doesn't always align itself within a common grid across the board. Tiles feel like they've been hand-placed. This may be authentic and great to some, but to my eye it just feels slightly sloppy and I keep wanting to go back and try to align them better. Occasionally all the tiles on the board jump. They don't align themselves or anything, so I'm not certain what this represents because I had hints turned off. There is no separation between the bottom row of the game and the numerically ordered tile list you choose from. At times it can make it difficult to visually follow what slots have been played or not. It'd be ideal if the tiles placed in the slots got a slightly darker wood tone to make it less of a visual headache.
Pros: gameplay is easy and uses the touchscreen beautifully. Sound effects are excellent. The game is gorgeous. It's a very fun distraction.
Cons: no hints. No zen-like music in the backgroud. No alert when you have doubled a number or misplaced a number--at least as an option. No clear sign from the game's AI that you have completed the game and either won or need to go back and try again. No difficulty setting...I routinely defeat a puzzle in 5 minutes or less and would like some harder puzzles. Hopefully these issues will be addressed in an UPDATE.
Very well done application, my favourite implementation of sudoku so far. My only complaint is that on occasion it doesn't register that I've filled all the spots and solved the puzzle (and yes, I've double-triple-quadruple checked that it's been solved) and that it's easy to hit / pick up the wrong tile. Overall though, it's very neat and smooth and appeals to me. Good work.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 25, 2008
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Magnetism Studios
- © Magnetism Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.