By Black Labs Consulting, Inc.
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Sudoku Takeout is designed specifically for the iPad to provide the ultimate Sudoku experience.
• Designed specifically for iPad
• Play with numbers or colors
• Four difficulty levels
• Thousands of puzzles
• Score board
• Games saved automatically
• Auto mark
• Undo support
• Puzzles have only one solution
• No ads
What's New in Version 1.3
Improved 'auto mark' performance.
Improved touch response time.
Great Sudoku implementation
There are so many Sudoku apps in the appstore it's hard to decide which to buy. I went with Takeout (lousy name) because it looked good and had the features I wanted. I'm glad I did. The puzzles are good and the play is intuitive (apart from changing level which another reviewer pointed out. I hope that changes soon). Some computer sudoku puzzles just don't feel right, they're mechanical, and obviously not hand crafted. Takeout's puzzles do not feel artificial in any way. I don't understand or agree with "An Actually Honest Reviewer". Entering numbers is slow? I don't get it. You press a button, it appears instantly. Which part is slow? Bugs? Haven't come across any. Slow puzzle generation? Really? not on my machine. Either he has a duff app / ipad or else he has other motives in his review which I note he takes care to ensure features on the reviews page for every version. Maybe I'm wrong to be such a cynic? In summary, I like this game a lot. It needs a little more polish (changing levels, dull main menu screen etc), but not in areas that affect gameplay.
Nowhere near as nice as the daily version
The daily version (which is how I found this full app) lets you click on a number to see it highlighted everywhere it appears in the grid. Also that version lets you use one set of numbers for marking and another for entering the real answer instead of having to keep flipping back and forth between with the slider.
I was very disappointed that this paid version was so much different (and in my opinion a lot less nice) than the version in the daily puzzles. If that is the place that leads you to this app, I would expect this app to mirror the sudoku part of the daily app, but it's very different.
Getting better and better
I've played Sudoku everyday for years, I find it helps keep my mind sharp. Magazines, newspapers, iPhone, web sites and now iPad. This app does lots of little things that make playing sudoku a pleasure and is nice and big on the iPad. I've been playing for weeks and have come to like playing with colors more than with numbers. I like how the scores keep track of my average. One suggestion: Clicking on a square should highlight the row and column.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 29, 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Black Labs Consulting, Inc.
- © 2010 Norman Basham
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.