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Lumiappaday #70: Sudoku on the Nokia Lumia 800 #XboxLive

| January 24, 2012 | Reply

Today’s Lumiappaday brings you a game for anyone who loves a good intellectual challenge, in the form of the world famous newspaper number game Sudoku. Sudoku is based on filling 9 different 3X3 boxes with the numbers one through nine, without repeating a single number in a row, column or square; sounds easy enough? well it’s not.. trust me.

Sudoku on WP is a FREE Xbox Live app running in two main game modes: Lightning & Classic, in classic mode you must solve a normal sudoku puzzle while the clock counts how long it takes it you to finish; in lightning mode you start off with a designated amount of points that start to decrease as time passes (like a count-down), if your points reach zero then the game is over, keep your points up by filling in missing numbers and getting score multipliers by filling in squares faster; once all the tiles are filled correctly the game ends and you gain XP points depending on the difficulty of the puzzle, the speed you finished and whether you used hints or not.

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Another feature in the game are “power ups” which can be used to help out in solving your puzzle, with things such as ‘display all possibilities’, ‘check for errors’ and ‘lock in all answers’. Of course no Xbox live game would be complete without achievements, Sudoku has a set of achievements which once accomplished grant you more XP which helps increase your rank (Novice, Beginner, Casual, addict…)

#70) Sudoku

Price: FREE

Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/a81bbf9c-530e-47be-bd86-c74c156a1d71

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5oWjdCyIDo

 

 

Developer Blurb:

You’ve seen Sudoku in the newspaper – now bring it to your Windows Phone!  Sudoku, a numbers based logic game comes with Classic and Lightning modes containing hours of entertainment.  With the addition of powerups and LIVE achievements you will have new and innovative ways to show off your impressive intellect.  Put your brain to the test with Sudoku!

Rating:

Design: 9

Usability: 9

Performance: 9

Price: 10

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Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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