I’m a big Sudoku fan after being bitten by the bug some years ago during a caravan holiday when my wife bought me a book of puzzles (to keep me quiet I reckon) and I finished the book in 3 days. When I first encountered the game I thought that I would need above average mathematical ability to play, but soon realised that Sudoku just requires logic and patience to solve the puzzles. I am sure that it would be one of the best ‘brain training’ games out there for everyone that wants to keep their minds active – I know that I for one should play it more often than I do!
I only recently discovered that a retired kiwi Hong Kong judge was the first to develop a computer program to quickly produce the Japanese puzzles and he promoted the idea to The Times in Britain who first placed the puzzles in that newspaper in 2004. It became one of the most popular games ever and it wasn’t surprising when an Australian drugs-related jury trial costing over A$1 million had to be aborted when it was found that five of the twelve jurors had been playing the game instead of listening to the evidence.
If you are a Sudoku player who tackles the harder puzzles you know how necessary it is to be able to ‘pencil in’ possible numbers in multiple squares – so a game app must have this facility – and be easy to use. This one reviewed here has this important feature. Super Sudoku from Kiwi Mobile is my pick of the free games and as a bonus it is totally free and has no ads which is a pleasant surprise.
Among the features are 5 levels of difficulty (which is great for those learning to play), Undo/Redo and Autosave and the choice of Standard Sudoku, Sudoku-x, Hyper Sudoku, Percent Sudoku, Color Sudoku and Squiggly Sudoku. I admit I haven’t tried any of the last 5 game variants, I just stick to standard Sudoku right now but when I get the chance I’ll try a different game type.
If you are new to Sudoku or love the game try out this app, I think you’ll be happy you did.
Price : FREE
Size : 1.0Mb
Needs : Android 1.6+