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sudoku.com - Brain Games
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Solve sudoku puzzles, train your brain, and have fun! Thousands of sudoku puzzles to explore. Install to start now! Classic sudoku for beginners and advanced players. Whether you'd like to relax or keep your mind active – pass the time in a pleasant way! Get a short stimulating break or clear your head with sudoku.com. Take your favorite game with you wherever you go. Playing sudoku.com on mobile is as good as with a pencil and paper. Choose any level you like. Play easier levels to challenge your brain, or try expert levels to give your mind a real workout. sudoku.com has some features that make the game easier for you: hints, auto-check, and highlighted duplicates. You can use them, or complete the challenge without their help – it's totally up to you! What's more, in sudoku.com each puzzle has one solution. Get an amazing sudoku experience: · Take notes to keep track of possible numbers. Every time you fill in a cell, your notes are automatically updated! · Hints can guide you when you get stuck · Complete Daily Challenges and get unique trophies · Take part in Seasonal events and win unique medals · View Statistics and track your progress · Color themes. Choose one of the three looks to play with more comfort, even in the dark! · Challenge yourself and figure out your mistakes, or enable Auto-Check to see your mistakes as you go · Highlight duplicates to avoid repeating numbers in a row, column or block · Express yourself with funny ninja stickers for iMessage! Challenge your brain with sudoku.com anywhere, anytime!
Fun game
by Mherb24 on 2020/07/03 20:15
Played Sudoku for many many years. Went from playing the daily in the paper for years to finding apps that could give me a similar experience. I don’t like the ones that auto fill all the pencil marks. I would rate as a 5, however I have the same complaint about this app as I do commercials. You set your volume on your TV and as soon as a commercial hits, you get blasted with twice the volume. I have this app muted, but the ads still scream at me when they pop up in between every game. I seem to remember that was not the case when I had first downloaded the app. Time to move on and seek out another app that listens to the users prefs. I get the ads, just not the lame sound bites of the ads. Do they help sell the games? Nope, but lost a user here. Bye.
Generally below the curve
by Mr. ロー on 2020/07/03 19:17
Other sudoku apps out there have far less ads, the 3 mistakes your out is obnoxious when its just a misclick. Guess it’s good to stop people from cheating who don’t have the discipline. Regardless, just get one of the other apps.
Cool app
by Is this nickname taken? Dhdjdn on 2020/07/03 06:19
It’s sudoku, plain and simple. They have the daily challenge, which is cool. I’m they added the event challenges and those were pretty cool at first, but recently they’ve been adding challenges as an ad for their other app, Killer Sudoku. They also have added more puzzles to the challenges. Where it would have been like 50 puzzles for 10 days? The latest one for Fourth of July has 100 puzzles and it was in less time. Chill, y’all. It’s just sudoku. The pressure is gonna end up making me uninstall. What was supposed to be a fun app for me to spend a little bit of time at my leisure is now something that demands my time.
Good game but...
by Maggiebeloved on 2020/07/03 02:48
I have enjoyed this game, it has increased my skill. But I noticed that there are no POC in the illustrations especially the current Independence Day event. I would like to see more inclusive games. Please do better to include ALL Americans in the celebration of America.
Sudoku
by Campy 81 on 2020/07/02 21:44
So relaxing. Keeps the mind working for solutions. Feel great completing a difficult level. Stimulating!!!!
Invasive ads
by TwitchKing on 2020/07/02 21:11
30 second ADs is too much to play between games. Just give me a banner or occasional ADs. Got an AD after my very first easy game trying out the app. Immediate uninstall.
The best
by VictoriaRose48 on 2020/07/02 18:33
It’s the best sudoku out there. So easy. Love to do the puzzle.
Rusty McBuckets Esq.
by r bux on 2020/07/02 13:42
Not as good as the one other app with a lot of high scores. They both eat up the battery but at least the on the other one you can skip the ads pretty quick. Also the font is terrible and distracting.
Nicely functional
by LaughingVulcan on 2020/07/02 12:21
Good implementation and fun to play. Downgraded my review to 2 starts though when a “3 mistakes and you have to watch an ad” was implemented. That’s just rent seeking. No sudoku I’ve ever played has penalized for making a mistake. Learned by reading other complaints that this can be disabled so returned to 5 stars. We’ll see.
Distracting
by anon.imous. on 2020/07/02 04:02
You can’t tell what’s going on because you can’t get rid of the highlights. Super distracting.
Amazing game
by Mo Abidali on 2020/07/02 02:29
I love this game so much. I play it all day long and got introduced to Killer Sudoku and started playing that too! I love the feature that tells you that you solved the puzzle X time after than normal. It drives me to play more and improve my skill. However, this stat doesn’t always appear. Does anyone know when this stat appears? Dear developers, please include this stat on all puzzles including challenges and previous daily’s.
Sudoku
by bald tire on 2020/07/02 02:24
Great challenges!
Never ending ads
by RossMII1967 on 2020/07/02 01:54
Love the game but the never ending ads make it almost not worth playing. I understand you have to hawk your other games but does it have to be 15-30 second ads every time.
Fun and struggle :)
by Okieagle53 on 2020/07/01 22:33
Me and my grand daughter love, love and love that game, even though struggle to make it right with numbers. :)
Best game ever!
by Julie J. K. on 2020/07/01 21:00
I could never figure out how to play this and I get so frustrated that I’d put it away and not pick it up for months. My granddaughter showed me this new app and I’m loving it!!!
Hard
by mr or un on 2020/07/01 18:51
It's too confusing and hard even on easy first level. I got a terrible headache. I recommend not to play it if you are like not an expert at a game like this. Ok thanks developer it may be because I'm not that smart it took me twenty minutes to finish an easy game .
Fun
by mati623 on 2020/07/01 16:00
Great thinking game.
Addictive game with malicious ads
by about2wake on 2020/07/01 14:49
The game is good. Nothing to complain about with the game play. I have another app that notifies me about malicious ads that may compromise my information. The only time I get notifications about them are when I play this game. Download at your own risk. I deleted this app once the notification kept giving me messages about a malicious link that may be of concern. It doesn’t come up quite as often when I use any other app on my iPhone.
challenges
by TeresaC910 on 2020/07/01 12:56
please remove the 3-mistake limit
Suduko
by susandevitt on 2020/07/01 04:53
Great game but addictive. Enjoy!
Ads
by adikt77 on 2020/07/01 00:23
I would pay to get rid of the ads
Good for the brain
by ricker r on 2020/07/01 00:22
This game is good for the brain.
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by Ruley Woozworld on 2020/06/30 00:55
when i play normally, i do great and without the mistake limit. when i play on the competition mode, there is a forced mistake limit of three. the game will claim i made a mistake when there was clearly no error made after scanning the board. there’s only one number highlighted red and it’s the ones i just placed down. this makes zero sense and doesnt show the “error” i supposedly made. after these three mistakes they claim i made, i’m given an option to restart the entire game OR watch an ad to continue where i’m only allowed to make one more “mistake”. keep in mind that for every ad that is displayed on this app the creators get $$. so for them falsely claiming i made mistakes and forcing me to watch an ad to resume my progress, they’re profiting of their lies. big yikes. from what i see, this company only wants your money. not to mention that even when you do restart the puzzles, you’re given an ad anyway. update: your response didn’t help. i’m telling you that if i make a mistake that it won’t tell me what i did wrong. i can place a number where it fits perfectly based on the rest of the board and it’ll tell me it’s a mistake. it doesn’t make sense. it’s based on trial and error, you’re not going to get everything right the first time around, especially when 3/4 of the board is empty and you’re trying out a number. it doesn’t even explain the mistake. it just tells me i have one and then gives me an ad. your game is unethical and causes stress and anger because all you want is money. your response did nothing, just basically told me that “it’s not my problem that you can’t figure it out” another update; i sent the email, if it turns out i did make a mistake that and i didn’t understand the explanation, i will take back my one star and replace it with a five final update! they explained that if the number you place doesn’t match the one solution they’ve made, it’s considered wrong. i understand now :)
Don’t like event changes
by PDXMusicLover on 2020/06/29 19:58
New event requirements are way too long. I don’t have time to finish 50 puzzles in a week.
Awesome game!
by Unknown game lover <3 on 2020/06/29 19:00
This was overall a great experience for me! Tons of fun, cool features, and a great way to bring back a classic game for me! I couldn’t stop playing from the day I downloaded this, and it’s kept me away from boredom so much! If you really love sudoku or have heard of it and want to try it out before buying a book from the store, this is a perfect game to download! ❤️
Wish I could play the same game with friends
by Crabby Mamba on 2020/06/29 17:12
Would love to be able to pick the same game to play with friends
Game Error
by chuckwashere on 2020/06/29 15:49
This game is very addicting. My only problem occurred right before I deleted it. I would spend all this time completing the puzzle just to find out that it doesn’t all work out and it won’t let me complete the game. For instance, the last game I played I only had one more 3, 8, and 5 to place but all the rows already had those numbers in them already. It was very frustrating when it started happening in every game but I wouldn’t find out until I was almost finished.
Ads blast sound
by Almostgrownup on 2020/06/29 09:44
Playing a SILENT game of sudoku, when suddenly without warning, LOUD OFFENSIVE SOUND BLASTS from an ad. Not a good thing in the middle of the night while family is sleeping.
Good but too many ads
by Maritime Matt on 2020/06/28 22:11
I’m OK with free games placing advertisements in games because that’s how they make their money. However, the number of ads in this game is ridiculous. I also hate the ads that play sound automatically because it interrupts what I’m already listening to. “Just pay to go ad free,” you say. Nah. I’m going to delete the game. It’s good, but it’s neither so good that I’m willing to watch that many ads nor so good that I’ll pay to go ad free.
Love Sudoku and numbers!
by kbays7 on 2020/06/28 21:01
Very relaxing!
Nice
by dollfacemodelk on 2020/06/28 20:51
A great game to pass time, relax &amp; exercise my brain.
Why???
by 5953Marsha on 2020/06/28 18:57
Please return the comma to my score. I don’t like scoring 33.576 when I use to score 33,576. It’s a little thing but it gives me a big headache.
Sodoku
by MamaJJJJJ on 2020/06/28 17:15
I love playing this without ads.
Great free fun
by Tarijam on 2020/06/28 17:02
Love this game and daily challenges
Mind game
by Beitelc on 2020/06/28 15:41
It great, make you thing,use your brain help it keep working.
Collects copious data from your phone
by Account??? on 2020/06/28 14:28
Enjoyable app and good interface. I’m reducing my rating to 2 stars for a few reasons. 1-frequency of ads has recently increased significantly. 2-duration of ads before being able to skip has increased by 20%. 3-the themed adventures have become extremely long, nearly insurmountable, causing a casual player to feel unaccomplished. This fuels FOMO and reflects greed on part of the developer by either increased advertising exposure in both frequency and duration (cf. 1 &amp; 2 above), or greater likelihood of purchasing the ad-free version. 4-tracking of out-of-app actions has become glaringly obvious. Please be honest in your marketing of this app: your product is not the app being marketed to me. Your product is my information that you collect, marketed to your advertising partners. Sudoku is merely the vehicle by which you collect this information without compensation to me.
Love this Game!
by Keba njie on 2020/06/28 14:28
This game is challenging and fun!
Stimulating
by BigMac1269 on 2020/06/28 13:27
I find Sudoku to be very stimulating. I have recommended it to my friends.
Awesome app! but...
by BryanLindsley on 2020/06/28 08:35
Almost everything about this app is great! It operates smoothly, it’s very straightforward, gameplay is fairly natural. I started playing sudoku on this app and I’m totally addicted. Ads are very light and often skipable, though they do put a large ad box dangerously close to a frequent click area... 😏 My hobby is to play a few games a day, trying to beat my previous time records and average times, and to learn a new technique here and there. Unfortunately I’ve been encountering a bug more and more often which infuriates me; the clock will fail to count, and can sometimes be stopped during a game by accident, skewing my results. This has happened to me in every category, so now I know none of my fastest times. It’s also happening almost 1/3 games now, or more, and I don’t catch it until I’m done because I’m so focused. Please fix! Then it will be 💯!
My favorite Sudoku app!
by christiennn on 2020/06/28 04:46
I have tried many Sudoku apps and this one is definitely my favorite. The interface took some getting used to at first but now I can fully appreciate how intuitive and useful all of the features are! The difficulty levels are extremely fair and make the daily challenges even more satisfying to finish. I also wanted to give a shout out to the developers for the effort they put into designing the seasonal events/challenges. I love the fun details that are put into every design, and the events are something I think sets this app apart from others. Ads are very fair for the price you are paying (which is... nothing). Thank you for finding creative ways to keep this app fun!
AWESOME!! 🙌🏻❤️
by TheTorbertTrio on 2020/06/28 04:45
L❤️VE this game!! I didnt understand the concept of how to play....watched a short youtube for beginners.... &amp; MAN O MAN.... I GOT IT!!! Can even play “expert” level! VERY ADDICTIVE!! THANKS for an AWESOME, FREE GAME!!
Like the App, problems with Commercials
by MarlesWey on 2020/06/28 01:51
I was enjoying playing the game and then a Commercial pops up. One was a St. Lucia commercial that lasted 8 minutes that there was no way to getting out of it. There have been other commercial with problems, the latest during the July 4th challenge is a lumin8 commercial, black screen, no actual video and no countdown on when it ends. You screen just sits black with nothing and no way to get back to the game. The only way to get out is to close the App and then you loose your progress in the game.
A nice game
by Abolharith on 2020/06/27 23:07
It is a nice game, it ii a fantastic, thanks.
Too many ads
by susieqsmp23 on 2020/06/27 16:37
Too many ads not enough time to take back mistakes due to miss touching number pad
So per
by UPTTrain on 2020/06/27 05:19
Great game
Awesome game
by nikclo10 on 2020/06/27 03:20
👌👌👌
Greed
by Mommarcy on 2020/06/27 02:23
This was a great game to play, had a nice balance between game play and commercials. 5 second commercials between games and 30 second commercials for hints after the first one. Now it is 30 second commercials every time you turn around. I know this is how they make their money and balance was the rule. Now that greed has taken hold balance is a thing of the past. I have moved on to other vendors that have maintained their balance of game play.
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by بنت. ناس 💘💘 on 2020/06/26 20:38
ممتاز رائع يساعد على تركيز وسرعه في عمليات الحسابيه
Just one thing...
by darn nicknames always taken on 2020/06/26 13:23
I hate the ‘three strikes, you’re out’ thing. Sudoku is a difficult game to master, full of guesswork, and even the best make mistakes during it. While it is helpful to know that you made a wrong move, limiting us to three wrong moves — and then making us watch a stupid ad or just stop — is irritating and I considered deleting the fame because of it.
Battery drain
by ssjjkk on 2020/06/26 02:56
Really well designed, but it is a battery hog!
Excellent
by anoymous indiana52 on 2020/06/26 02:32
Fun I love it
Fun but...
by Mememe381937 on 2020/06/26 01:31
The very long and repetitive ads ruin the experience. Ad free is $5. Also, the awards and challenges don’t get you anything. They could gamify this app more.
Ok
by Minnetonka12 on 2020/06/25 23:38
This app is frustrating because if you enter an incorrect number, for example a 4, then it deletes all of your 4’s that you’ve entered as notes in that box or line and you have to look at them all again to re-enter
Kora
by Pibxifjfj on 2020/06/25 22:56
My name is Kora and I live for this game
Locks up
by a guy who plays wordfeud on 2020/06/25 21:48
Great game and great app but it locks up on my iPhone
Great fun
by DeeHope53 on 2020/06/25 21:41
Basic sudoku at its best
Chances
by Puppy13026 on 2020/06/25 21:25
It only lets you make 3 mistakes before you have to either watch an add to have a one more mistake to make or start over.
Too many ads
by 26).(&' on 2020/06/25 20:04
A lot of ads but still a fun app overall
The first best
by attiy5677 on 2020/06/25 18:20
I don’t know how I like it so much
A Fun App
by KinKin2480 on 2020/06/25 17:41
It’s a great app although it’s fun having a challenge but I don’t like having only 3 lives. Other wise it’s a great app.
Lots of fun!
by Signe Mai on 2020/06/25 17:03
Greatly enjoy playing- only problem is that you can only make three mistakes and they cut the game off.
Soduko
by ecinajith on 2020/06/25 06:39
The game is really challenging and makes you think hard just to get the right number to be placed in the box. Awesome game!
Very user friendly. Love it
by Tstratman on 2020/06/25 02:52
Very user friendly
Ads
by Robinwollff on 2020/06/24 23:57
The ads are super annoying.
Love it!
by Noneyaa on 2020/06/24 23:12
I love the game, and play it way too much!!! Question. What is the deal with the numbered squares and little dashes? Is it played differently? It makes it very difficult to see.
Good
by fftujk on 2020/06/24 22:12
This is a really good game but at times it can get boring for kids.😴
Great game! One minor feature I would love to see...
by Brian Buie on 2020/06/24 17:56
I love this app! The events are awesome and the interface is super intuitive. Also, the smart hints that don’t just give you a number and actually show you the strategy are incredible!!! One minor nitpick has to do with the tap-and-hold a number feature that allows you to quickly enter it into multiple cells. I love that when in the default entry mode, you can select a cell with a number already in it and see all of those numbered notes in bold on the other cells. Currently, when you tap-and-hold a digit, the cells containing that digit show a grey background (which is awesome!), I just wish the notes were also bolded. I find myself deselecting the held digit, tapping a cell to see the notes bolded, making a mental note of where I need to enter the new notes, and quickly going back to the held digit to enter them all (and mistakes get made!) Thank you for the great app and actually responding to user reviews, it means a lot!
One word
by oenshwla ala shsks suzlasv on 2020/06/24 15:50
Horrible
Good game
by Chapin8299 on 2020/06/24 03:48
It was is a fun but challenging game It helps you with your math skills every time you play you get better and better and the you can chose how hard the puzzles me personally I think is great I’ve gotten better and better and now I’m a pro
Good App
by 12383749191837373637 on 2020/06/24 03:28
I’ve been playing this app for a very long time and I absolutely love it. Recently thought I’ve been facing problems with the app being too slow and laggy, and at some points it even stops my music from playing. Not sure if it’s the app causing the problems or my phone, but besides the point it’s an amazing app if you truly love sudoku.
Love game + dark mode plz
by Juileewa on 2020/06/24 03:15
I play this game all the time and would love a dark mode option!! This app is the best sudoku app out there! Hands down!
First time user
by RayRaySHSU77 on 2020/06/24 02:20
Easy to pull-up and use. Great
It’s fine if you’re good at it but I cannot do 1
by cooppopkes on 2020/06/23 22:52
It’s fine if you’re good at it but I cannot do 1 single puzzle so 1 Star
Unfriendly interface, long ads.
by brian 987654321 on 2020/06/23 22:27
Needs a few features added, such as “clear all notes”. Needs a cancel button for hint pop up. Ads don’t need to be 30 seconds long, and they need to be easier to exit.
Too hard.
by Linda&bob on 2020/06/23 16:03
I love this game but it is a little too hard for me can you make it a little easier if you do i will rate it 5 stars
Great Sudoku game
by Xflugz on 2020/06/23 14:31
I enjoy this app. The game has great tools and often offers seasonal events to add variety to the game. Quit the game entirely to prevent “background activity” from using the battery when the app is not open. They seem to have done a bit to make battery usage more normal, but it can still use “background activity during hours the app is not open.
Zoom
by JiffyJeffG9 on 2020/06/23 08:24
One of the better apps for this game. Only knock I see is the zoom feature. I am not young anymore and really don’t have an issue with the large numbers in the squares- my problem is the notes. When you hold to zoom and have notes in the square it does not enlarge the notes.
Ads
by AlefQaf on 2020/06/23 07:26
Too much advertisement
Challenging
by RFID ilex on 2020/06/23 05:42
But fun
Fantastic Game
by top care giver on 2020/06/23 00:43
So enjoyable. I love it.
Love it!
by TombstoneRose on 2020/06/22 20:54
I’ve been wanting to learn this game and this app is perfect. Ads are VERY annoying, but that’s what you get for free!
Great
by 123 sudoku 321 on 2020/06/22 20:21
It is fun and exciting however a little small tiny bit confusing .but I do recommend iris a chalking fun experience.
Amazing, but I have a suggestion
by Joker731225 on 2020/06/22 15:03
This app is the best sudoku app I have seen. If you want to play sudoku, this is the app for you. My one suggestion is that they branch out more in the future. I know that they just released a killer sudoku part, but I hope they can also try to develop a chess sudoku. I haven’t seen a single free chess sudoku app anywhere and I think this is a great opportunity for them.
Love except one thing
by thenry98 on 2020/06/22 13:43
I’d like the option to play multiple games at once. When I get stuck on one puzzle, I would like to be able to go to the other game.
Zoe
by Babygurl721 on 2020/06/22 11:23
This app is so creative and amazing. Who ever made this is my friend forever.
Annoying game promotions
by didyouhearme on 2020/06/22 07:35
Often it makes you listen to loud annoying music and has video games it is promoting trying to get you interested and you can’t just skip that. You must wait until it gives you a X to get to the Sudoko puzzle.
I love this game
by 75woohoo49 on 2020/06/22 04:53
Today I updated it and now it crashes within seconds of starting a game. I have shut my phone off totally, it still crashes (the game shuts off and goes to my home screen). I love this game, I play all the time please help.
Fun....but dumb rule if you make mistake
by sarahpgames224 on 2020/06/21 17:52
If you make a mistake it makes you watch video
Used to be a great app
by oil head on 2020/06/21 16:49
This used to be a good app until the recent update that force load ad even you are trying to reduce your data usage by turning off 4G usage in setting. I don’t think this app should be allowed on App Store by accessing network bypassing user setting.
Great game; too many ads
by LaylaF1712 on 2020/06/21 16:13
I LOVE this game however, once you hit 3 strikes, you have to watch ads for 30 second for a a half wrong move after if you want to continue the game. Horrible! Just let people play the game and stop capitalizing off of MY time! An ad after each game would be just as effective.
Upset and annoyed
by Tianathepoet on 2020/06/21 12:21
I loved doing the daily challenges, but now that there’s like three unnecessary added parts to it I haven’t opened the app. I will probably delete.
Good
by 11328588284 on 2020/06/21 05:18
It’s just sudoku
Ad-free version?
by anon0912345678 on 2020/06/21 02:29
Would have given a five star if could find find an option to buy ad-free version and the price is reasonable.
Ads
by mom of allgirls on 2020/06/20 22:04
I don’t mind having ads I DO mind the nake picture in the no toilet paper ad.
Addictive in the extreme
by upright Seattleite on 2020/06/20 19:18
How about adding an option to automatically fill in the possibilities for each square? Seems like it would be trivial to implement, and save me hour of tedium.
Killer mode
by sudokugirl1234 on 2020/06/20 17:39
Great app overall, but would love if Killer mode could be included on all users apps instead of just during the occasional event.
Suduko
by bacon bobo on 2020/06/20 16:38
I really like this game and even just watching it is fun. If you could fix the game then I think you should fix how many tries you have in total and I think you should add more lives because if you close to finish the suduko and you have one life left than your under a lot of stress.
I hate the distractive adds. I only want to see sudoku.
by old oaks on 2020/06/20 16:27
Without the ads, rating would be much higher.
Me encanta ....
by roto quezada on 2020/06/20 04:41
Me está ayudando a recuperar mi memoria...
WARNING: Very addictive app. 2 small changes I wanna suggest
by JayPeeJP on 2020/03/16 02:54
Fair warning, if you get this app and play a game, you will not be able to put it down. I am addicted to this game and play it all the time. Plus it’s one of the few iPhone games that make you think and challenge your brain, which I love. But I would change two things, and the first is the hints. Look, the hint thing is great, but there’s sometimes a hint where it fills out the entire board of the possible numbers they could be, which is nearly giving away the answers. I would get rid of this or at least have it as a changeable setting in the game, if it’s not already. I would also change the trophy system for playing every daily game in a month. You should get rewards for the whole month, such as 10 free hints (meaning without ads) for a month and maybe 20 for a year. Because of these things, if I could, I would rate this game 4.9/5 stars, but I gotta round up. But other than these features, amazing game, doesn’t abuse ads at all.
3 tries????
by shashonn_m on 2018/04/23 02:20
I was obsessed with this app when I first downloaded it about a month or so ago and would play several games for literally hours. I took a break from it for a week before coming back to it and I don’t know if it updated or something while I was away from it, but there are a few things now that I greatly dislike. For one, I don’t like that once I’ve used one of the numbers up it just disappears; I feel like the challenge is not noticing when I’ve used the numbers up or not and I think this new change is unnecessary. Secondly, now I see that if you put a number incorrectly in the square three times then you lose the game altogether and you have to start the whole game over. This is extremelyyyyyy annoying because I hate games where I have a small amount of times to do well in a game. What is the purpose of having “tries”? Why not continue letting me make my mistakes until I finish the round? Why interrupt me in the middle of analyzing the puzzle? Sometimes I’ll accidentally press a number by accident and so this makes it even more annoying because I hadn’t meant to use up a “try”. I wish this app would go back to the way it was before because now I don’t play it as often and even deleted it for a few days because I was so annoyed.
Ad placement lousy
by Purdueet on 2018/03/31 20:34
First, with a couple exceptions I really like the app. It has great features. For the challenge I like to play it with no extra tools or hints that I’ve made a wrong entry. At times I get to the end and there’s a problem I can’t undo easily so I just want to start over. I can’t see how to do that without “un-doing” every move, or selecting each square and hitting erase. Please add a button to clear the puzzle to start over. My second concern is irritating enough to delete the app and find another game. On my IPhone 6s it’s the tight placement of the ad banner next to the number entry at the bottom of the screen. If I play with two hands inevitably I miss the number and hit the ad banner which takes me to another page. I understand the need for ads with a free game. But, that placement is so close that I mistakenly hit the ad many many times during a puzzle and I lose my place or thought process. It is maddening. I don’t even look at the ad, I get frustrated and immediately hit the button to return to sudoku. I’m glad you get the clicks for the advertising revenue but it feels like a setup with the layout so you get those clicks. Please fix these. It would be a 5 Star review otherwise!
Game nice, ads HORRIBLE, overpriced
by chiphines on 2018/06/02 22:25
Update: received a note from the developer saying that the game is &#34;completely free&#34; thereby missing the points I was trying to make. First, while it is true that one doesn&#39;t pay money to get the game, the user does pay a much bigger price than normal in terms of having to watch relatively lengthy ads between each game. Second, they do in fact get paid for showing the ads which is why we don&#39;t pay, and if we want to get rid of ads we have to pay the to do it. IMHO, they don&#39;t get the basic economics wherein they have to &#34;charge&#34; the consumer no more than (s)he is willing to pay. Every second the consumer has to sit waiting to play is time they aren&#39;t enjoying. So I&#39;m now using my old version of Sudoku by another vendor that does require ads but they don&#39;t take up nearly as much time. That one is nowhere as pretty, and it doesn&#39;t show all 9 numbers with their version of the pencil. I hope they get the point - cut ad time in half and they will get more users. I do like all but a few things in the product, but won&#39;t do much with this unless the &#34;cost&#34; of using it goes down. Previous input: The good: game is nice and looks good. A few fixes would be nice The bad: over priced $8.00 is too much. The Ugly: you get twice as many ads, they don&#39;t have shortcuts, they appear when you finish a game 2 ads, and again if you start another. Really not worth the trouble when other games work the same if not as pretty.
Keeps CRASHING since update!!!😡
by ASParadise79 on 2019/08/16 10:01
Fantastic game, can’t stop playing!!! It’s my go to game! However since your latest update while in the middle of playing the game, it keeps crashing.. the screen goes completely black except for the advertisements at the bottom of the screen! I’ve tried closing the app and restarting the game but it happens again immediately after opening up the game. I’ve tried starting a new game and again the screen goes black all except for the advertisements at the bottom. Then I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and guess what? It happens again! No other apps do this on my iPad so I know it’s not the problem, plus if it were my iPad then the advertisements would go black too and they don’t. Every single time the screen goes black it still shows the advertisements at the bottom and the rest of the screen is black! I pray you get this fixed ASAP! This is my favorite game to play on a daily basis and since I couldn’t play using this app anymore, I was forced to download another sudoku app in order to get my daily sudoku fix. I will however continue to check this app regularly to see if the problem has been resolved or not but in the meantime I’ll be using another sudoku app!
Great game! One minor feature I would love to see...
by Brian Buie on 2020/06/24 17:56
I love this app! The events are awesome and the interface is super intuitive. Also, the smart hints that don’t just give you a number and actually show you the strategy are incredible!!! One minor nitpick has to do with the tap-and-hold a number feature that allows you to quickly enter it into multiple cells. I love that when in the default entry mode, you can select a cell with a number already in it and see all of those numbered notes in bold on the other cells. Currently, when you tap-and-hold a digit, the cells containing that digit show a grey background (which is awesome!), I just wish the notes were also bolded. I find myself deselecting the held digit, tapping a cell to see the notes bolded, making a mental note of where I need to enter the new notes, and quickly going back to the held digit to enter them all (and mistakes get made!) Thank you for the great app and actually responding to user reviews, it means a lot!
Great sudoku app, best I’ve tried
by Jessamine LeFeu on 2020/05/27 16:50
I spend so much time in this app, I find sudoku very soothing and the interface is smooth and great. (I’ve paid for it, because ads are not soothing and devs deserve money. And I appreciate something that doesn’t have microtransactions.) I absolutely love the “killer” sudoku in the new event, and I hope they’re introduced as a regular option to play, because I’ve just finished the event and I already miss them! My only real issue is that the 1 is so narrow and so close to the edge of the screen that it’s incredibly difficult for me to successfully hold it down to select it—a huge amount of the time I end up too far to the left and then when I try to correct I end up brushing 2 and it changes the number in whatever square I last entered and I rack up mistakes for no reason because I’m fighting with the interface. It would be nice to be able to rotate my phone sideways and have the numbers up the side of the puzzle instead.
Love it!
by ._G_. on 2019/04/06 16:36
The game functions well. It features settings to change whether the game is timed, whether you want limits on how many you get incorrect, along with lots of other options. It’s very simplistic without flashy colors, and has three different color options for different times of the day (white, yellow, black) similar to functions on an internet browser, so your eyes don’t strain from white light etc. It doesn’t take up much of my battery usage, and works on airplane mode/without data, so it’s nice for a flight or a road trip. The single downside to this app is the ads before and/or after each puzzle is completed, and if you have a limit on how many you can get correct it plays an ad before you can continue, but again the limit can be turned off in the settings. Overall, this app is fantastic and I definitely recommend downloading it if you are a fan of sudoku.
Love the game, wish there was a little something more
by Aaqueous on 2020/04/25 17:54
Longtime puzzler! I’ve been using this specific app for quite some time! I haven’t found one that’s comparable to it, however I wish there were either more than one puzzle for the daily challenge or more events. I love doing the events and I’ve only missed one since the start of the new year! Even if they were just weekly events instead of specific holidays I would love that. There’s something really charming about reaching the end of the event and getting the medals. Opening the app and clicking new game every time and then selecting the difficulty doesn’t have the same charm as working up from easy to hard as in the events. It’s a lot harder for me to keep track of how many puzzles I did in a day but starting new games and such. Overall I really like the app and the design and layout. It’s easy to customize it a bit so you can make it more or less of a challenge, but I wish there was a bit more to the events.
Decent, but the mistakes limit is awful
by Hollie Daré on 2020/05/17 21:33
I like brain games and this app is a decent digital version of sudoku but there are some strange problems. Example being the &#34;limit mistakes&#34; setting which does nothing; you can restart the game, wait, restart the app, no matter what you&#39;ll get screwed over by the mistakes. Hit one wrong button and the game boots you, and by mistake I mean hitting the wrong button, because sometimes the notes are off and you&#39;re just trying to mark a possibility, nope, you&#39;re a dunce for not seeing the slight difference in colour. To be fair, this might just be me but the fact that I can&#39;t let myself make a few mistakes more than the crazy difficult tiny three limit is upsetting. The setting is there; why doesn&#39;t it work. This is a big drawback for me but besides that the app is just fine: good UI design, nice looking, it&#39;s easy to tell when you&#39;ve done right and what you started with, generally pretty good. But that one problem that I presume to be a glitch or a miscommunication really takes a lot out of it.
Pretty Much Ideal
by GenuineCaptainRedBeard on 2020/01/07 18:51
If you’re a fairly serious and/or conservative Sudoku athlete (commonly referred to, and pronounced as “Sudoke-letes”)(yes, I literally made that up) then you’ll love this App... It’s got a lot of different difficulty options, a timer, hints if you need them, as well as tips for strategy here and there. You can make notations, and it keeps track of your best times for each difficulty level. There isn’t much in the way of sound, just enough to contribute to the in-game actions without disrupting your gameplay, however, as I write this I can’t remember if I changed my sound settings to be as minimal as possible, either way you won’t be bothered by sound. The only MINOR drawback is how sensitive the numbers are as you tap them, so you learn quickly to be very deliberate with your moves. Oh yeah, and it keeps track of your mistakes during your gameplay and let’s you know if you’ve made one, but be careful, three strikes and you’re out!!!! Occasionally they put out these challenges that you can participate in to earn trophies, these trophies remain stored in your trophy case. The challenges are usually along the lines of completing a certain number of puzzles that vary in difficulty, it adds a little bit more game to the game. Basically, like I said at the beginning, this is a well designed app for we Sudoke-letes, you won’t be disappointed.
From a Sudoku Amateur / Enthusiast
by Ov3rworld on 2020/06/08 09:19
So I’ve been paying this game for awhile now, and after completing all the daily challenges possible (as of right now, 678), I think its a relatively good time to finally make a review. I just want to saw that the minimalism feel of this game is just personally very good. Compared to other sudoku apps, I think this app nailed the note taking aspect especially, note taking is usually infuriating for me, but this app in my opinion is very easy to make quick, easy, and simple notes. The reason I gave it 4/5 stars was: 1. Not enough sudoku diversity (i.e. more killer sudoku or maybe sudoku w/ chess twist, etc.) 2. The diversity this app does have is just the same easy-medium sudokus in the events and daily challenges, not really unique at all, I could just go to the regular easy / medium sudokus What I do want to suggest: 1. New optional themes, provide choices for something other than minimalism or maybe different fonts) 2. More note-taking styles (i.e. highlighting could be added) 3. More creative sudokus To clarify, I really like the minimalist look, and I don’t want the app to sacrifice its minimalistic look for a more crowded sudoku even if it meant more note-taking styles and etc., but if you can provide more choices, then please add more themes, note-taking styles, and etc. At the very least, please provide more diverse sudokus, your sudoku generator-bot is already nailing the difficulty pretty dang well already :P
Love This Game! So Addicting!
by Lolo Stein on 2019/07/23 23:37
When I first got this game, I had only played sudoku a few times, but I remember loving it! So when I saw the ad for it, I thought to try it out! When I did I was instantly hooked! I was able to set what puzzle I wanted and was able to understand the directions clearly! I was hooked instantly. The only thing that I had a problem with was the three tries thing. But by reading a couple of reviews myself, I found that all you had to do was open the app, go to the gear option, and change I could turn off the three tries option by clicking the “Mistakes Limit” switch. I found it a little hard to get to, maybe putting the option in a place more obvious like making the icon bigger or just not having the option to begin with. Other than this small problem, I love this game and can’t wait to see how it continues to grow!
Last update is horrible!
by Pioens on 2018/04/20 14:44
Update: The weird game-in-game mode is gone and the original game is back!! Adjusted my ratings- Thank you! PS-I have no problems with ads like other reviewers; they’re easy to turn off in settings. Have been playing this game for a long time, and this really was my go-to relaxation, but the latest update is horrible! -The level selection at the start is annoying. -Then the forced ‘choose your daily bonus’; I don’t want any bonus!! I just want to play sudoku! -Then the 3 strikes and you have to watch an ad to continue is highly annoying and frustrating. I know I can turn off the mistake limit, but I can’t turn off this new ‘game mode’. These updates to the game are annoying and horrible and make me dislike a previously fun and relaxing game. -Also, suddenly the ads at the end of each game have become much, much longer. I’d think the developers should think about why people play Sudoku (a classic ‘brian game’!) before doing ad placement and updates in this way. Too bad you ruined a great game just so you could charge more for ads and ad-free play! Update: To the developers response; Did you read my review?! I said I know I can turn it off- but I can’t turn off the stupid game mode!! And I did send a message through the help section too, so this reply completely missed the boat.
It’s just sudoku....
by crtical16374832 on 2019/06/05 05:58
Sudoku, it’s an age old game. Countless apps on the App Store for it. So please tell me WHY ON EARTH there needs to be so many ads??? I hope the developers know that there is NOTHING special about this app’s game play that would warrant me sitting through a 10-20 sec ad after every game (regardless of whether or not I win). The UI of the actual game is clunky: I constantly mistype numbers bc they’re so close to each other, accidentally tap the ad banner at the bottom (redirecting me to a whole different screen), nothing special or catchy about number input, too many steps to switch from notes to numbers (important for when ur trying to beat a time), the list goes on. I know there isn’t a perfect app, I get it. But with all this in mind, devs continue to shove the most LITERALLY THE MOST ANNOYING ads Ive ever seen down our throats. Instead I can and I will go download one of the numerous sudoku apps at our disposal currently available on the App Store that actually PRIORITIZES user experience over $$$$$$.
Awesome app! but...
by BryanLindsley on 2020/06/28 08:35
Almost everything about this app is great! It operates smoothly, it’s very straightforward, gameplay is fairly natural. I started playing sudoku on this app and I’m totally addicted. Ads are very light and often skipable, though they do put a large ad box dangerously close to a frequent click area... 😏 My hobby is to play a few games a day, trying to beat my previous time records and average times, and to learn a new technique here and there. Unfortunately I’ve been encountering a bug more and more often which infuriates me; the clock will fail to count, and can sometimes be stopped during a game by accident, skewing my results. This has happened to me in every category, so now I know none of my fastest times. It’s also happening almost 1/3 games now, or more, and I don’t catch it until I’m done because I’m so focused. Please fix! Then it will be 💯!
Great app!
by aqua_albatross on 2019/03/10 20:57
I really like this! Great puzzle game to wake up to with a cup of coffee and get my brain started. Small areas for improvement might be to: 1) have an option for “random” level of puzzle difficulty. It’s great to do the daily challenge and then find out it the level once you completed it because it’s part of the fun to guess the difficulty level (for me at least). 2) I have been doing the daily challenges for almost a year before the current ones (going back to do the ones I didn’t do before). So having an easier way to scroll through the previous months / years of puzzles would be helpful (similar to the calendar setup for iPhone where you can go month by month or view it as a yearly display and click on a certain month). Overall though love the app! Keep up the awesome work!
Needs more challenges/long ads
by Tdtd1970 on 2019/03/29 16:03
Recently finished all the available daily challenges up to current, looks like only goes back about two years. I play all the levels easy to expert based on time available and how relaxing, levels seem pretty good mix of difficulty. Would like to see more badges or challenges or some kind of themes for backgrounds. Have tried various sudoku games, this is the one I have kept going back to and do at least one game daily. Like that can go back and do previous daily challenges. Maybe would like option to replay particular boards where I previously took longer than average or had too many errors and had to retry. Only annoying thing is the ads have been getting longer and longer, video, and sometimes when I do not feel I have touched anything in the middle of playing it sends me to the App Store as if an ad has been triggered.
Great Online Sudoku But...
by pradcliffe on 2019/11/09 20:05
Love having this game in my phone except for two important issues. First, and most important by far, I wish there were an option to fill in all candidates automatically. Filling in candidates is pure rote. It takes no thought but is just a tedious, plodding chore before you get to the real “thinking” game. I am at the expert level and want to spend my time thinking logically and strategically, not doing a time consuming rote exercise. I do a Sudoku on my PC and the automatic fill in option is there. So much more fun. Second, it is kind of annoying to be charged with an error because you forgot to switch from “off” to “on” or visa versa when playing . That’s not a substantive error but a bit of carelessness. You mean to enter a possible candidate and get charged with an error because you forgot to click on “ on” and end up actually selecting a number. I guess the game can’t divine your intent. Anyway, 5 stars with auto Mac fill in of candidates.
Love the Game- Eats Battery
by CCDrew on 2018/12/01 11:48
I am a fan of the app other than battery usage. I am assuming that the all white background is what is drawing down my normally excellent battery? Perhaps I will change my phone’s screen brightness settings and see if that helps. Otherwise, this is a great version of the classic game. Update: Now that I have been playing for a few weeks I have another annoyance to note. All it takes is bumping the bottom of the screen, fat fingers, or forgetting to switch back into note mode to cause a “mistake.” Three mistakes and you’re out! I understand that you can switch this off, but I would rather there were more than three mistakes allowed in this mode. I have lost multiple games due to these unintentional mistakes which had nothing to do with gamesmanship. There is no cushion between the advertisements and the bottom of the gameplay area which causes the advertisement’s links to be bumped and new windows to pop up regularly.
Great puzzles but intrusive ads
by Sideshowcris on 2018/04/03 05:36
These puzzles are maddeningly more difficult than the last sudoku app I had on my phone. They make me feel like an utter moron for a long while before I finally crack them and feel like a superhero. The controls menu could be a little clearer (for example, “New Game” is misleading; I’d change it to “Options”), but overall the puzzle interface is intuitive and easy to use. However, the incredibly long and unskippable ads for BS Candy Crush clones or Clash of Clans-style phone RPGs really dampen my joy. What’s worse, they play before they show my final time/score, which adds a certain dread that creeps up during the home stretch of finishing a game in anticipation of the annoyance. Because of this, I rarely play more than one game at a time. I would gladly pay for a pro version to make these intrusive between-game ads go away. The puzzles are my new favorite daily challenge, but the annoying ads keep the app from five stars.
Suduko
by SandyBeachDM on 2017/11/16 22:03
As a senior, doctors said, &#34;try new things,&#34; ie Games, music, etc. to spark and re-route brain cells. This Suduko is part of a 3 or 4 game self-challenge I use to check speed, problem solving &amp; comprehension. I like this iphone Suduko better than the other app I tried. Timing and thinking have to do with whether I&#39;m ill or not, and what effect medication change has on my brain. Also, the games are FUN❗️ It&#39;s been a bit of adjustment for my ego to realize I may never get the speed of the players younger and healthier than I am, when I make comparisons. I have played against myself and love to see the improvement. I also like the difficulty options, according to the needs of my condition. I&#39;m impressed with the people who create the programs for these games. You are all probably the age of my grandsons, approaching 30 years of age. Thanks, SandyB 👩🏼/👵🏼 🐬👍🏼
GREAT GAME
by .....,.,???.., on 2020/06/03 03:26
I have tried to write great reviews for this game for 2 hours now but in the middle of them I keep getting logged out of the App Store. Anyway, this time I will mainly critique. A great feature to add would be what I am about to tell you. So whenever you put a number in a box (with notes of obviously) and it IS wrong, it erases every note around it that was the number you got wrong. If that was too confusing then here is an example: Let’s say I put a 1 in a box (with notes off obviously) and it IS wrong. The game will remove every note that was a 1 around it. Meaning that every note that was a 1 was removed in the square, row and column. This is very frustrating because I have to go back to every box and see if I had a 1 there as a note before. If you could make this change I would really appreciate it!
Poor Use of Ads Kills Battery
by WowIReallyCantFindANickname on 2019/02/21 13:41
Many free games use an ad banner at the bottom of the screen and that is perfectly fine; however, this game’s ad banner actually has an impact on my IPhone 7. When I have data on (regardless of whether on WiFi or 4G) the ad banner is at the bottom of the screen and my battery life drops VERY quickly while also increasing the temperature of my phone. When I have my data off and no ad appears, no temperature or battery issues. The problem of course is I don’t want to sacrifice my ability to use my phone’s features like IMessage or email over a game of sudoku when I’m not at home using a charger. Great game were it not for this issue. I would assume this has something to do with poor programming on the side of the ad banner where it’s somehow running on maximum overdrive or something to constantly stream information regarding the ad instead of however other games download that banner info.
Excellent interface
by Wang Habib on 2019/07/06 19:21
The design covers all the bases: intuitiveness, numbers that disappear when all have been used, the ability to put in numbers that are still viable, good difficulty levels. There are, however, a couple of things I’m not overly fond of. 1) I have the sound off but the ads almost always are extremely loud. The sound is off so I can play the game when any noise wouldn’t be appropriate. Why would I want annoyingly sudden and loud sounds? Is there a paid version without ads? 2) I also turned off the time feature; at least I thought I did. Even though I don’t see the timer while playing, my time is still shown at the end, along with some sort of inane congratulatory message. I am totally not interested in being timed. It would nice if we could turn that really off.
Addictive and calming
by FOLLOW MY INSTA @hailey_budach on 2019/06/05 07:01
I absolutely love it. It’s the best suduko game on the App Store. It’s challenging, addictive, and actually really calming. I play it with the mistake limit off because I make a lot of mistakes, but the option to leave it on is great. I tend to play it when I’m in bed trying to go to sleep, it’s super calming and after a few puzzles, I’m out like a light. Which is also great because you can change the colors of the game and basically put it in night mode so it isn’t blinding you, Which might be my favorite part. It’s one of the only games that I’ve found with this feature. I also love how you can go back to previous months and even years and play puzzles from there. The satisfaction I get from completing an entire month is unmatched. I don’t have any complaints honestly. It’s just a great game
Best Sudoku app!!
by GPMattheys on 2020/01/16 18:55
I’ve got about 9 purchased Sudoku apps, this one is the greatest by far!! Especially being a free app, for everything you get in it, the ads are more than tolerable, and for those who really can’t stand them, buying them is just a way to show gratitude to the developers 😉 To the developers - I don’t know how difficult it is to integrate cloud syncing between devices, but it would be amazing if you could build this feature in as I have multiple trophies on my iPad, but do not always have that with me when I’m, for example, waiting in a long queue at the bank as I do have my phone. Would just be perfect to be able to carry on with some of the previous daily challenges without having to re-earn all the trophies. Please keep up the incredible work!!
Was great before the recent update
by HellboundKnight on 2018/04/19 13:15
This has been one of my favorite apps for a long time. Clean, simple, and easy to use with good puzzles. The recent update has introduced far too many advertisements though. I understand the need for adverts as an important revenue stream, and had absolutely no problem sitting through them whenever I began a new game considering it allowed me to play the games for free. The recent update however has now made it so that every time I open the app, I have to sit through the same advertisements over and over just to finish one darn game. I mean, at least switch up the ads or something, but having to sit through the half minute of adverts numerous times just to complete one game because I don’t have half an hour to dedicate to sit down with it is too much. And I’m sorry but $7.99 is just too high for removing ads from a Sudoku app. That’s just not worth it. Thank you guys for the great service up to now, but unless the adverts go back to between every game, I’ll be looking for another app.
My go-to sudoku app, I just wish they got rid of Bowman’s Bingo hints
by EAripsusoff on 2020/06/11 03:38
I got this app a few months ago, having never played before. After playing for countless hours, I’m up to doing the expert puzzles. Much of my strategies have been from methods from the hints. However, sometimes the hint is to use “Bowman’s Bingo” which is basically guess and check, and it’s extremely impractical and rarely used. It gets kind of annoying when I get stuck and get this hint as it makes me feel like some puzzles are impossible without using this method. I’ve asked a few sudoku experts about some of these puzzles and they all have been able to find a much easier technique to solve them (even as simple as a skyscraper). I hope in future updates the app will incorporate more techniques into the hint system and eventually be able to get rid of Bowman’s bingo.
Great features! Great app support!
by Freddo367 on 2017/09/22 12:23
I love this app&#39;s customization features. You can toggle features such as highlighting duplicates, or every one of a number, auto correct, etc. So when I play I turn most of them off, but when I hand my phone to a child we turn most of them back on. It really helps to customize the level of difficulty and make the experience exactly what you would like it to be. Also, their support is amazing! There was one pop up ad that was hijacking the app and driving me nuts. I was going to give it a bad review, but noticed some reviews said they received a response from support and thought I&#39;d try it too. Within 24 hours of contacting them I received an email telling me they blocked the annoying ad. And they did!
Fix the hint system
by ShadowNinja5 on 2019/05/01 13:19
Overall the app has been pretty great, but with the latest update the hint system has become totally non-functional. It was incredibly helpful when it simply filled a single spot I chose. But now it auto-fills a nearly complete row/column, which does nothing to help. I prefer playing the game with number-first inputs because it’s just helpful to me personally, so I often end up with nearly complete rows that I’ll get to when I get to the number that completes them. I don’t need hints for those, I need hints to help when it’s 50/50 where a number will go. Edit: oh, so now it’s finding even more ways to avoid being helpful. I know how to use the pencil feature. I know the strategies of how to best use the pencil feature. What I don’t know is the 50/50 chance that I’ll make a third mistake and have to either start over or wait through one of your terrible 45 second ads. Strategies only go so far. Fix the hints ASAP, or I’ll delete the game.
Guessing Game
by Cherlock58 on 2018/11/15 17:29
Since the last update they are not solvable without guessing. Not just one guess is required but you must guess multiple times. So they’ve basically turned it into a guessing game. A reply from the developer to my review claims.... “If you have big experience in solving sudoku and knowledge about different strategies, you can solve them without hints and the method of trial and error.” This is NOT TRUE, at least not since an apparent update, and when playing the daily challenge. I’ll try the regular puzzles and see if they’re solvable without trial and error IOW guessing, but the daily challenge isn’t. Somehow it was set, not by me, to three errors and you lose, maybe it has something to do with that setting. Regardless it’s become quite disappointing to spend time only to get to where you must guess multiple times and then lose. I like a brain challenge not a guessing game.
Only 3 tries???
by ilovecookiesandroblox5392 on 2019/12/30 18:43
This game is totally fun and I love it but I stink at it. I can’t even beat easy because I stink at it! The reason I probably stink at it is because whenever I start easy, medium, hard, or expert, it always only fills in just a bit of numbers! Also in the ad for sudoko, when that guy finished the puzzle he put the number right in the middle and when the little white bright gleam goes around the numbers, it looks beautiful! However, whenever you try to make that white bright gleam go around the numbers, the number in the middle is already filled so when you fill another slot, it looks so ugly the way it goes around. But my biggest complaint is that you only get three tries and then a stupid stinking ad. Like, it’s just... so frustrating that I don’t even know what to say! I wish that you developers would complete those complaints and if you did, I would happily give this game 5 stars. But I do love this game and I hope you guys would fix these mistakes!🙂 Later: Thanks for the feedback! I just wish you guys could make it like 10 or something reasonable! I love how you can change the mistakes so I am gonna rate this 5 stars now! Thanks!😄🙂
I like this app-I have ideas for improvement
by Bunnynose4 on 2020/05/15 22:47
The app is great. It has ads but if you click on the top right corner you only have to view the ad for a few seconds and an x appears to close it. I wish the app had a “no mistakes mode” where you either lose or you can mark that it was a mistaken button push. Sometimes I move so fast I make a mistake by not pressing hard enough on notes vs a permanent mark. For the people who want more mistakes allowed... you should step down from whatever level you are trying and learn the game fundamentals. The traditional way of playing on paper doesn’t not allow mistakes very easily unless you use pencil. You have lost if you make a mistake.
4.5 out of 5. Great app but just a minor issue
by crBuster on 2019/10/06 13:58
It’s a great app, worth the $1.99 (I think) for no adds. I play at least one game everyday and I really enjoy the daily challenges. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars (there isn&#39;t an option for 4.5 stars) because of a minor issue with the helpful hints. Currently, when you use the helpful hints come in a set of 3: first it will first give a set of number or a section to look at, second it will give the specific block and/or number, and third it will auto fill the answer. It would be nice if you had the option cancel the hint before it out fills the correct value. A lot of the time when I get stuck, I just need a specific section or number to focus on and I don&#39;t need it to auto fill. Other than that minor issue, this is a great app!!
Scoring makes zero sense
by candid feedback on 2020/02/22 20:39
I get a higher score by using clues on every single move (making zero independent decisions) than by clearing a perfect (zero mistakes) “expert” level in 24 minutes with no clues. Makes no sense. Using clues scores higher than doing the puzzle? Update: developer answer still makes no sense. When I speed through and make all (all!) moves automatically using only the clues (and no brain) I get a great score. It truly makes no sense that playing with help gives a higher score than playing without help. Try it. Hit “clue” on every single move and get the expert level puzzle done in under a minute. Now play super fast and do the expert level in ten minutes by yourself with zero clues or mistakes. Your score is worse. You should dock points for using clues.
if you’re looking to play PROPER sudoku, this ain’t it
by phat weeb on 2020/01/16 23:09
I impulsively installed this because I’m an absolute sudoku JUNKIE. It started out as great fun until I made a “mistake” and then realized that mistake counters were a thing. Now I realize this is a way to make money via ads, but sudoku, in my opinion, is a game of trial and error. The mistake counter ruins the fun of sudoku and it takes me so much longer to solve because I was always like, “I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake,” which isn’t how you’re supposed to play sudoku. Anyway, this is just a personal opinion, I know that reviews are meant to be constructive criticism but I felt the need to point this out for anyone who may be interested in a casual sudoku experience but then get hit with this.
Ads You Cannot Escape
by Vail Mountain Girl on 2019/06/16 14:59
My first complaint are the ads you cannot exit out of. You have to deleted the game. Your pause doesn’t stay paused 90% of the time. It just starts back up on its own unless you close completely out of the app. Second, I agree with other users about being allowed to make mistakes, some mistakes are on accident, thinking notes are on or accidentally hitting the 4 I read of the 5, etc. When one does make a real mistake, the game makes quite a fit. Unfortunately, this gives the game away. When the mistake is revealed, the challenge is taken away. We should have to discover their is a mistake when the puzzle doesn’t come together. Also, I have come back to finish a game and it not be there. In fact, all my stats gone. The last time I was not able to exit out of an add, I just deleted your game all together. It is not worth it. I would not pay $5.00 for you to reveal a mistake if I make one. I want to figure that out on my own. If you have people not wanting the challenge, maybe you can have an option in settings. Not everyone needs their hand held, especially on expert level. Otherwise, this is the best app for Sudoku. If you fix these issues, it could be the best. Maybe add some new color schemes.
Learning mode?
by Reader1983 on 2019/05/27 14:08
A way to improve the app in my opinion would to have an option in the setting to turn on learning mode which would do two things first it would remove the timer and second give you unlimited hints. Removing the timer would prevent people from just spamming hints to get a new best speed score. Then the unlimited hints would allow people to actually learn new moves. The problem I have in this game is I don’t know the more complex moves so I can do all the hard puzzles but only like 1 in 5 expert puzzles and I’m not improving because if I get stuck I get one hint to try and learn something then if i get stuck again it’s another 10 minute to restart the puzzle and get back to being stuck again before I can use 1 hint again. Not great for learning.
Great game. One suggestion.
by Mreeves336 on 2019/12/30 17:54
Love the daily puzzles and levels. It really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I wouldn’t have tried hard puzzles otherwise. The only suggestion that have is that I wish that if you accidentally try to change an answer that was correct, it would vibrate twice and let you know, instead of counting against you as a mistake. If you click a box that is pre-filled in and try to change it, it won’t let you, almost as if it is locked. I wish it did the same thing for correct answers. Otherwise I like it. Update: I like the three mistakes. I don’t want to turn it off. I just don’t want accidentally trying to change a box that I already answered correctly to count as a mistake. But I love this app! Thanks for responding.
Battery drains as I play!!!
by Cornbeef&cabbage on 2019/08/22 02:24
Overall I love this app! It’s one of my favorites. But I can’t play it unless I’m sitting right next to a charger!! My phone will go from fully charged to 50% in 2 minutes of playing this app. At first I thought maybe it was just my phone. The app had never done it before until a recent update so I had a few friends install it as well on their phones and the same thing happened. It drained their batteries in seconds!! What is going on?!?!? I really don’t want to have to delete this app and find another one because I really enjoy the daily challenges and I like the way this one is set up. The other ones I have on my phone don’t seem as “exciting” hopefully this gets fixed real soon!! This is the first time I’ve ever wrote a review so sorry it’s long but that’s how bad I want this issue fixed!!!!
Battery DRAINER
by aaroncastonguay on 2019/05/05 20:42
First, I only have one real issue with this app. The battery consumption. I still play it every day and love completing the daily challenges. How much battery it consumes is completely unacceptable. You can literally watch your battery decrease by at least 4% a minute. What exactly is this app doing/collecting in the background that is causing this?!? It’s shady as all get out. I would have bought the ad-less version a long time ago if the battery consumption was lower. I don’t believe in paying money for an app that more or less requires you to be connected to a power source. To the developers - I don’t want to hear about how you are aware of the problem and to stay tuned for future updates. You have been saying this to others for a long time now. JUST FIX IT. This is ridiculous. Please, along with others who love everything else about your app, listen to what is being said and actually FIX (not say you’re working on) your app.
Nice and clean but more ads is bad
by noctis.d on 2019/04/13 15:34
The game has a really nice and clean design. Notes appear very well. The thing I hate after the most recent update is that you have made the app &#34;pause&#34; everytime I go out of it. When I return into the app, I&#39;m not greeted with the sudoku puzzle but with a &#34;pause&#34; screen which requires me to tap on a &#34;continue&#34; button to show me the puzzle again. Every time I do this, I also get an ad.... It kills all the experience and I have no time to watch an ad before I can concentrate on the puzzle again. Previously, it was not so. Deleted the app. If you remove this annoying update, I&#39;ll gladly come back to this game. Edit after developer&#39;s response: It&#39;s good that you&#39;ll take it into consideration, however, I have moved on to a less intrusive app. Keep improving, although the solution is quite simple.
Those ads are not good
by Bjparkinson on 2019/04/10 05:30
I was enjoying this game initially, but I am growing increasingly frustrated with the long advertisement pop-ups that I have to sit through in order to play. I understand that the game is free, but the advertisements get longer and longer as the game goes on - especially after three incorrect answers. It is the same with other games in the same family. I have stopped playing them because I can’t stand the advertisements, which are too long!! I have other games on my phone that don’t require that I sit through the advertisements in their entirety. 30 second adds are too long and the way you have placed them in the middle of the game, makes it all the more annoying and irritating. I like your particular version of Sudoku, but not enough to keep playing with all of the ads.
Differences between IPhone and IPad versions
by princessleah1007 on 2018/09/10 04:17
I downloaded the app and have become, like most other reviewers, addicted to the game. I think (having read other reviews) the updates seems to make the game better and I hope my feedback helps improve user experience. My husband decided to download the app on his iPhone X, after I was hooked. I noticed that between my iPhone X and my husband’s (iPhone X as well) there were differences. He has a layout that looks like there are different levels, almost like candy crush, but I don’t. We checked versions, deleted/reinstalled, etc. and found no differences between the specs of the version reinstalled on our phones. It’s the strangest thing...so to those who download it, beware of the differences you may see in the game based on your device (including iPads, we checked that too.).
Unbearable ads play sound while phone is muted
by AgnesMcGee on 2018/02/13 01:08
I have been using this app daily for several months now, and have really enjoyed it. BUT I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON’T INSTALL IT. Just recently it has started serving up ads to me that blast sound EVEN THOUGH I HAVE THE AUDIO SWITCH TURNED OFF ON MY PHONE. It shows a complete lack of respect for their users that this company engages in this practice. If my sound is turned off, it’s because I don’t want my phone to make noise! To have an ad come blasting out of it all of a sudden — and often with NO WAY TO STOP IT — is embarrassing to me and rude to those around me. I reported the problem to them, and sent screen shots and the time and date it happened three times, at their request. But clearly they believe that allowing it to continue will somehow benefit their advertisers. I have deleted the app and won’t reinstall it, or any other products from this company. One of the most infuriating things I’ve ever experienced with an app.
Battery Hog w/ WORKAROUND
by Jughead135 on 2019/11/19 11:38
Would be 5 stars—the game does exactly what it says it will, with a clean interface and smooth, intuitive function. For those who hate the ads—well, it’s free (ie, ad-supported), or you can buy the ad-free upgrade. NOT 5 stars, though, because it’ll run your battery down in the space of 15 minutes or so!! I have no idea what’s making it such a battery hog—I’m on my phone all day, and never have had battery limitations. I’ve learned (the hard way) not to play this game unless I’ve got a power outlet nearby.... 😢 UPDATE: I got the same response as others from the developer that they’re “working on” the power consumption issue. No results seen so far. In the meantime, I’ve found a workaround: Ensure you have disabled cellular data for the app. Then, when playing, turn off wifi, AND put your phone in low power mode. Doing one or the other doesn’t seem to stop the drain, but with both “fixes” in place, my battery runs normally &amp; the phone doesn’t get hot. TO DEVELOPER: This is sloppy. Get it fixed! I hope your advertisers are paying attention: not only are you losing players (see other reviews), but the only workaround thus far involves cutting off the app’s data—in other words, blocking their ads!
Help!
by Applesauce of time on 2020/01/29 21:11
Good, readable interface with nice settings. But I’m having an issue where I recently played some expert games, and now the daily challenges are set to expert. I erased my stats for expert puzzles but the issue remained. I liked the mixed difficulty of the daily challenges. Now I won’t be able to keep up with them anymore... On another note, I hate it when puzzles make you resort to the bowman’s bingo method. I like being able to deduce things rather than guess blindly until I figure it out. It would be nice if there were an option to exclude puzzles where this method is required. EDIT: Thank you for the response but I just opened/completed several more daily puzzles and they were all expert. I hope this is fixed because the game isn’t fun for me anymore :(
Excessive amount of 30 second ads kills the game.
by Possumlady on 2018/06/19 21:10
Nice Gameplay but the length of ads kill it. I don’t mind ads normally, but these are above and beyond most apps. The time consumed by the ads makes the game unplayable. Until they shorten them I would suggest playing a different Sudoku app. Many games need ads. We recognize this and normally are ok with it. The amount of ads isn’t the issue, it is the fact that they are 30 second ads and they happen after each game, if you select ‘second chance’, and some 30 second ads after hitting new game. (Mostly 5 second skips here) This time adds up and goes far beyond the norm. 5-10 second ads are plenty long enough to entice gamers. When they run long it frustrates the consumers and not only do they not click the advertised product, they delete your product as well. I hope you guys consider adjusting this, it would be a great game, it just is not worth the hassle as is. EDIT FOLLOWING DEVELOPER RESPONSE: Some ads can be skipped after 5 seconds. The ones I refer to have a 29 second timer and no X until it expires. The 5 second ads are normal and expected on ad supported games, the others are excessive. You are not acknowledging this exists so I doubt it will be fixed. I’m Deleting the app and moving on, No need for support to tell me how to count down from 30 or hit the X, but thanks for the offer.
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Solve sudoku puzzles, train your brain, and have fun! Thousands of sudoku puzzles to explore. Install to start now! Classic sudoku for beginners and advanced players. Whether you'd like to relax or keep your mind active – pass the time in a pleasant way! Get a short stimulating break or clear your head with sudoku.com. Take your favorite game with you wherever you go. Playing sudoku.com on mobile is as good as with a pencil and paper. Choose any level you like. Play easier levels to challenge your brain, or try expert levels to give your mind a real workout. sudoku.com has some features that make the game easier for you: hints, auto-check, and highlighted duplicates. You can use them, or complete the challenge without their help – it's totally up to you! What's more, in sudoku.com each puzzle has one solution. Get an amazing sudoku experience: · Take notes to keep track of possible numbers. Every time you fill in a cell, your notes are automatically updated! · Hints can guide you when you get stuck · Complete Daily Challenges and get unique trophies · Take part in Seasonal events and win unique medals · View Statistics and track your progress · Color themes. Choose one of the three looks to play with more comfort, even in the dark! · Challenge yourself and figure out your mistakes, or enable Auto-Check to see your mistakes as you go · Highlight duplicates to avoid repeating numbers in a row, column or block · Express yourself with funny ninja stickers for iMessage! Challenge your brain with sudoku.com anywhere, anytime!
Fun game
by Mherb24 on 2020/07/03 20:15
Played Sudoku for many many years. Went from playing the daily in the paper for years to finding apps that could give me a similar experience. I don’t like the ones that auto fill all the pencil marks. I would rate as a 5, however I have the same complaint about this app as I do commercials. You set your volume on your TV and as soon as a commercial hits, you get blasted with twice the volume. I have this app muted, but the ads still scream at me when they pop up in between every game. I seem to remember that was not the case when I had first downloaded the app. Time to move on and seek out another app that listens to the users prefs. I get the ads, just not the lame sound bites of the ads. Do they help sell the games? Nope, but lost a user here. Bye.
Generally below the curve
by Mr. ロー on 2020/07/03 19:17
Other sudoku apps out there have far less ads, the 3 mistakes your out is obnoxious when its just a misclick. Guess it’s good to stop people from cheating who don’t have the discipline. Regardless, just get one of the other apps.
Cool app
by Is this nickname taken? Dhdjdn on 2020/07/03 06:19
It’s sudoku, plain and simple. They have the daily challenge, which is cool. I’m they added the event challenges and those were pretty cool at first, but recently they’ve been adding challenges as an ad for their other app, Killer Sudoku. They also have added more puzzles to the challenges. Where it would have been like 50 puzzles for 10 days? The latest one for Fourth of July has 100 puzzles and it was in less time. Chill, y’all. It’s just sudoku. The pressure is gonna end up making me uninstall. What was supposed to be a fun app for me to spend a little bit of time at my leisure is now something that demands my time.
Good game but...
by Maggiebeloved on 2020/07/03 02:48
I have enjoyed this game, it has increased my skill. But I noticed that there are no POC in the illustrations especially the current Independence Day event. I would like to see more inclusive games. Please do better to include ALL Americans in the celebration of America.
Sudoku
by Campy 81 on 2020/07/02 21:44
So relaxing. Keeps the mind working for solutions. Feel great completing a difficult level. Stimulating!!!!
Invasive ads
by TwitchKing on 2020/07/02 21:11
30 second ADs is too much to play between games. Just give me a banner or occasional ADs. Got an AD after my very first easy game trying out the app. Immediate uninstall.
The best
by VictoriaRose48 on 2020/07/02 18:33
It’s the best sudoku out there. So easy. Love to do the puzzle.
Rusty McBuckets Esq.
by r bux on 2020/07/02 13:42
Not as good as the one other app with a lot of high scores. They both eat up the battery but at least the on the other one you can skip the ads pretty quick. Also the font is terrible and distracting.
Nicely functional
by LaughingVulcan on 2020/07/02 12:21
Good implementation and fun to play. Downgraded my review to 2 starts though when a “3 mistakes and you have to watch an ad” was implemented. That’s just rent seeking. No sudoku I’ve ever played has penalized for making a mistake. Learned by reading other complaints that this can be disabled so returned to 5 stars. We’ll see.
Distracting
by anon.imous. on 2020/07/02 04:02
You can’t tell what’s going on because you can’t get rid of the highlights. Super distracting.
Amazing game
by Mo Abidali on 2020/07/02 02:29
I love this game so much. I play it all day long and got introduced to Killer Sudoku and started playing that too! I love the feature that tells you that you solved the puzzle X time after than normal. It drives me to play more and improve my skill. However, this stat doesn’t always appear. Does anyone know when this stat appears? Dear developers, please include this stat on all puzzles including challenges and previous daily’s.
Sudoku
by bald tire on 2020/07/02 02:24
Great challenges!
Never ending ads
by RossMII1967 on 2020/07/02 01:54
Love the game but the never ending ads make it almost not worth playing. I understand you have to hawk your other games but does it have to be 15-30 second ads every time.
Fun and struggle :)
by Okieagle53 on 2020/07/01 22:33
Me and my grand daughter love, love and love that game, even though struggle to make it right with numbers. :)
Best game ever!
by Julie J. K. on 2020/07/01 21:00
I could never figure out how to play this and I get so frustrated that I’d put it away and not pick it up for months. My granddaughter showed me this new app and I’m loving it!!!
Hard
by mr or un on 2020/07/01 18:51
It&#39;s too confusing and hard even on easy first level. I got a terrible headache. I recommend not to play it if you are like not an expert at a game like this. Ok thanks developer it may be because I&#39;m not that smart it took me twenty minutes to finish an easy game .
Fun
by mati623 on 2020/07/01 16:00
Great thinking game.
Addictive game with malicious ads
by about2wake on 2020/07/01 14:49
The game is good. Nothing to complain about with the game play. I have another app that notifies me about malicious ads that may compromise my information. The only time I get notifications about them are when I play this game. Download at your own risk. I deleted this app once the notification kept giving me messages about a malicious link that may be of concern. It doesn’t come up quite as often when I use any other app on my iPhone.
challenges
by TeresaC910 on 2020/07/01 12:56
please remove the 3-mistake limit
Suduko
by susandevitt on 2020/07/01 04:53
Great game but addictive. Enjoy!
Ads
by adikt77 on 2020/07/01 00:23
I would pay to get rid of the ads
Good for the brain
by ricker r on 2020/07/01 00:22
This game is good for the brain.
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by Ruley Woozworld on 2020/06/30 00:55
when i play normally, i do great and without the mistake limit. when i play on the competition mode, there is a forced mistake limit of three. the game will claim i made a mistake when there was clearly no error made after scanning the board. there’s only one number highlighted red and it’s the ones i just placed down. this makes zero sense and doesnt show the “error” i supposedly made. after these three mistakes they claim i made, i’m given an option to restart the entire game OR watch an ad to continue where i’m only allowed to make one more “mistake”. keep in mind that for every ad that is displayed on this app the creators get $$. so for them falsely claiming i made mistakes and forcing me to watch an ad to resume my progress, they’re profiting of their lies. big yikes. from what i see, this company only wants your money. not to mention that even when you do restart the puzzles, you’re given an ad anyway. update: your response didn’t help. i’m telling you that if i make a mistake that it won’t tell me what i did wrong. i can place a number where it fits perfectly based on the rest of the board and it’ll tell me it’s a mistake. it doesn’t make sense. it’s based on trial and error, you’re not going to get everything right the first time around, especially when 3/4 of the board is empty and you’re trying out a number. it doesn’t even explain the mistake. it just tells me i have one and then gives me an ad. your game is unethical and causes stress and anger because all you want is money. your response did nothing, just basically told me that “it’s not my problem that you can’t figure it out” another update; i sent the email, if it turns out i did make a mistake that and i didn’t understand the explanation, i will take back my one star and replace it with a five final update! they explained that if the number you place doesn’t match the one solution they’ve made, it’s considered wrong. i understand now :)
Don’t like event changes
by PDXMusicLover on 2020/06/29 19:58
New event requirements are way too long. I don’t have time to finish 50 puzzles in a week.
Awesome game!
by Unknown game lover <3 on 2020/06/29 19:00
This was overall a great experience for me! Tons of fun, cool features, and a great way to bring back a classic game for me! I couldn’t stop playing from the day I downloaded this, and it’s kept me away from boredom so much! If you really love sudoku or have heard of it and want to try it out before buying a book from the store, this is a perfect game to download! ❤️
Wish I could play the same game with friends
by Crabby Mamba on 2020/06/29 17:12
Would love to be able to pick the same game to play with friends
Game Error
by chuckwashere on 2020/06/29 15:49
This game is very addicting. My only problem occurred right before I deleted it. I would spend all this time completing the puzzle just to find out that it doesn’t all work out and it won’t let me complete the game. For instance, the last game I played I only had one more 3, 8, and 5 to place but all the rows already had those numbers in them already. It was very frustrating when it started happening in every game but I wouldn’t find out until I was almost finished.
Ads blast sound
by Almostgrownup on 2020/06/29 09:44
Playing a SILENT game of sudoku, when suddenly without warning, LOUD OFFENSIVE SOUND BLASTS from an ad. Not a good thing in the middle of the night while family is sleeping.
Good but too many ads
by Maritime Matt on 2020/06/28 22:11
I’m OK with free games placing advertisements in games because that’s how they make their money. However, the number of ads in this game is ridiculous. I also hate the ads that play sound automatically because it interrupts what I’m already listening to. “Just pay to go ad free,” you say. Nah. I’m going to delete the game. It’s good, but it’s neither so good that I’m willing to watch that many ads nor so good that I’ll pay to go ad free.
Love Sudoku and numbers!
by kbays7 on 2020/06/28 21:01
Very relaxing!
Nice
by dollfacemodelk on 2020/06/28 20:51
A great game to pass time, relax &amp; exercise my brain.
Why???
by 5953Marsha on 2020/06/28 18:57
Please return the comma to my score. I don’t like scoring 33.576 when I use to score 33,576. It’s a little thing but it gives me a big headache.
Sodoku
by MamaJJJJJ on 2020/06/28 17:15
I love playing this without ads.
Great free fun
by Tarijam on 2020/06/28 17:02
Love this game and daily challenges
Mind game
by Beitelc on 2020/06/28 15:41
It great, make you thing,use your brain help it keep working.
Collects copious data from your phone
by Account??? on 2020/06/28 14:28
Enjoyable app and good interface. I’m reducing my rating to 2 stars for a few reasons. 1-frequency of ads has recently increased significantly. 2-duration of ads before being able to skip has increased by 20%. 3-the themed adventures have become extremely long, nearly insurmountable, causing a casual player to feel unaccomplished. This fuels FOMO and reflects greed on part of the developer by either increased advertising exposure in both frequency and duration (cf. 1 &amp; 2 above), or greater likelihood of purchasing the ad-free version. 4-tracking of out-of-app actions has become glaringly obvious. Please be honest in your marketing of this app: your product is not the app being marketed to me. Your product is my information that you collect, marketed to your advertising partners. Sudoku is merely the vehicle by which you collect this information without compensation to me.
Love this Game!
by Keba njie on 2020/06/28 14:28
This game is challenging and fun!
Stimulating
by BigMac1269 on 2020/06/28 13:27
I find Sudoku to be very stimulating. I have recommended it to my friends.
Awesome app! but...
by BryanLindsley on 2020/06/28 08:35
Almost everything about this app is great! It operates smoothly, it’s very straightforward, gameplay is fairly natural. I started playing sudoku on this app and I’m totally addicted. Ads are very light and often skipable, though they do put a large ad box dangerously close to a frequent click area... 😏 My hobby is to play a few games a day, trying to beat my previous time records and average times, and to learn a new technique here and there. Unfortunately I’ve been encountering a bug more and more often which infuriates me; the clock will fail to count, and can sometimes be stopped during a game by accident, skewing my results. This has happened to me in every category, so now I know none of my fastest times. It’s also happening almost 1/3 games now, or more, and I don’t catch it until I’m done because I’m so focused. Please fix! Then it will be 💯!
My favorite Sudoku app!
by christiennn on 2020/06/28 04:46
I have tried many Sudoku apps and this one is definitely my favorite. The interface took some getting used to at first but now I can fully appreciate how intuitive and useful all of the features are! The difficulty levels are extremely fair and make the daily challenges even more satisfying to finish. I also wanted to give a shout out to the developers for the effort they put into designing the seasonal events/challenges. I love the fun details that are put into every design, and the events are something I think sets this app apart from others. Ads are very fair for the price you are paying (which is... nothing). Thank you for finding creative ways to keep this app fun!
AWESOME!! 🙌🏻❤️
by TheTorbertTrio on 2020/06/28 04:45
L❤️VE this game!! I didnt understand the concept of how to play....watched a short youtube for beginners.... &amp; MAN O MAN.... I GOT IT!!! Can even play “expert” level! VERY ADDICTIVE!! THANKS for an AWESOME, FREE GAME!!
Like the App, problems with Commercials
by MarlesWey on 2020/06/28 01:51
I was enjoying playing the game and then a Commercial pops up. One was a St. Lucia commercial that lasted 8 minutes that there was no way to getting out of it. There have been other commercial with problems, the latest during the July 4th challenge is a lumin8 commercial, black screen, no actual video and no countdown on when it ends. You screen just sits black with nothing and no way to get back to the game. The only way to get out is to close the App and then you loose your progress in the game.
A nice game
by Abolharith on 2020/06/27 23:07
It is a nice game, it ii a fantastic, thanks.
Too many ads
by susieqsmp23 on 2020/06/27 16:37
Too many ads not enough time to take back mistakes due to miss touching number pad
So per
by UPTTrain on 2020/06/27 05:19
Great game
Awesome game
by nikclo10 on 2020/06/27 03:20
👌👌👌
Greed
by Mommarcy on 2020/06/27 02:23
This was a great game to play, had a nice balance between game play and commercials. 5 second commercials between games and 30 second commercials for hints after the first one. Now it is 30 second commercials every time you turn around. I know this is how they make their money and balance was the rule. Now that greed has taken hold balance is a thing of the past. I have moved on to other vendors that have maintained their balance of game play.
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by بنت. ناس 💘💘 on 2020/06/26 20:38
ممتاز رائع يساعد على تركيز وسرعه في عمليات الحسابيه
Just one thing...
by darn nicknames always taken on 2020/06/26 13:23
I hate the ‘three strikes, you’re out’ thing. Sudoku is a difficult game to master, full of guesswork, and even the best make mistakes during it. While it is helpful to know that you made a wrong move, limiting us to three wrong moves — and then making us watch a stupid ad or just stop — is irritating and I considered deleting the fame because of it.
Battery drain
by ssjjkk on 2020/06/26 02:56
Really well designed, but it is a battery hog!
Excellent
by anoymous indiana52 on 2020/06/26 02:32
Fun I love it
Fun but...
by Mememe381937 on 2020/06/26 01:31
The very long and repetitive ads ruin the experience. Ad free is $5. Also, the awards and challenges don’t get you anything. They could gamify this app more.
Ok
by Minnetonka12 on 2020/06/25 23:38
This app is frustrating because if you enter an incorrect number, for example a 4, then it deletes all of your 4’s that you’ve entered as notes in that box or line and you have to look at them all again to re-enter
Kora
by Pibxifjfj on 2020/06/25 22:56
My name is Kora and I live for this game
Locks up
by a guy who plays wordfeud on 2020/06/25 21:48
Great game and great app but it locks up on my iPhone
Great fun
by DeeHope53 on 2020/06/25 21:41
Basic sudoku at its best
Chances
by Puppy13026 on 2020/06/25 21:25
It only lets you make 3 mistakes before you have to either watch an add to have a one more mistake to make or start over.
Too many ads
by 26).(&' on 2020/06/25 20:04
A lot of ads but still a fun app overall
The first best
by attiy5677 on 2020/06/25 18:20
I don’t know how I like it so much
A Fun App
by KinKin2480 on 2020/06/25 17:41
It’s a great app although it’s fun having a challenge but I don’t like having only 3 lives. Other wise it’s a great app.
Lots of fun!
by Signe Mai on 2020/06/25 17:03
Greatly enjoy playing- only problem is that you can only make three mistakes and they cut the game off.
Soduko
by ecinajith on 2020/06/25 06:39
The game is really challenging and makes you think hard just to get the right number to be placed in the box. Awesome game!
Very user friendly. Love it
by Tstratman on 2020/06/25 02:52
Very user friendly
Ads
by Robinwollff on 2020/06/24 23:57
The ads are super annoying.
Love it!
by Noneyaa on 2020/06/24 23:12
I love the game, and play it way too much!!! Question. What is the deal with the numbered squares and little dashes? Is it played differently? It makes it very difficult to see.
Good
by fftujk on 2020/06/24 22:12
This is a really good game but at times it can get boring for kids.😴
Great game! One minor feature I would love to see...
by Brian Buie on 2020/06/24 17:56
I love this app! The events are awesome and the interface is super intuitive. Also, the smart hints that don’t just give you a number and actually show you the strategy are incredible!!! One minor nitpick has to do with the tap-and-hold a number feature that allows you to quickly enter it into multiple cells. I love that when in the default entry mode, you can select a cell with a number already in it and see all of those numbered notes in bold on the other cells. Currently, when you tap-and-hold a digit, the cells containing that digit show a grey background (which is awesome!), I just wish the notes were also bolded. I find myself deselecting the held digit, tapping a cell to see the notes bolded, making a mental note of where I need to enter the new notes, and quickly going back to the held digit to enter them all (and mistakes get made!) Thank you for the great app and actually responding to user reviews, it means a lot!
One word
by oenshwla ala shsks suzlasv on 2020/06/24 15:50
Horrible
Good game
by Chapin8299 on 2020/06/24 03:48
It was is a fun but challenging game It helps you with your math skills every time you play you get better and better and the you can chose how hard the puzzles me personally I think is great I’ve gotten better and better and now I’m a pro
Good App
by 12383749191837373637 on 2020/06/24 03:28
I’ve been playing this app for a very long time and I absolutely love it. Recently thought I’ve been facing problems with the app being too slow and laggy, and at some points it even stops my music from playing. Not sure if it’s the app causing the problems or my phone, but besides the point it’s an amazing app if you truly love sudoku.
Love game + dark mode plz
by Juileewa on 2020/06/24 03:15
I play this game all the time and would love a dark mode option!! This app is the best sudoku app out there! Hands down!
First time user
by RayRaySHSU77 on 2020/06/24 02:20
Easy to pull-up and use. Great
It’s fine if you’re good at it but I cannot do 1
by cooppopkes on 2020/06/23 22:52
It’s fine if you’re good at it but I cannot do 1 single puzzle so 1 Star
Unfriendly interface, long ads.
by brian 987654321 on 2020/06/23 22:27
Needs a few features added, such as “clear all notes”. Needs a cancel button for hint pop up. Ads don’t need to be 30 seconds long, and they need to be easier to exit.
Too hard.
by Linda&bob on 2020/06/23 16:03
I love this game but it is a little too hard for me can you make it a little easier if you do i will rate it 5 stars
Great Sudoku game
by Xflugz on 2020/06/23 14:31
I enjoy this app. The game has great tools and often offers seasonal events to add variety to the game. Quit the game entirely to prevent “background activity” from using the battery when the app is not open. They seem to have done a bit to make battery usage more normal, but it can still use “background activity during hours the app is not open.
Zoom
by JiffyJeffG9 on 2020/06/23 08:24
One of the better apps for this game. Only knock I see is the zoom feature. I am not young anymore and really don’t have an issue with the large numbers in the squares- my problem is the notes. When you hold to zoom and have notes in the square it does not enlarge the notes.
Ads
by AlefQaf on 2020/06/23 07:26
Too much advertisement
Challenging
by RFID ilex on 2020/06/23 05:42
But fun
Fantastic Game
by top care giver on 2020/06/23 00:43
So enjoyable. I love it.
Love it!
by TombstoneRose on 2020/06/22 20:54
I’ve been wanting to learn this game and this app is perfect. Ads are VERY annoying, but that’s what you get for free!
Great
by 123 sudoku 321 on 2020/06/22 20:21
It is fun and exciting however a little small tiny bit confusing .but I do recommend iris a chalking fun experience.
Amazing, but I have a suggestion
by Joker731225 on 2020/06/22 15:03
This app is the best sudoku app I have seen. If you want to play sudoku, this is the app for you. My one suggestion is that they branch out more in the future. I know that they just released a killer sudoku part, but I hope they can also try to develop a chess sudoku. I haven’t seen a single free chess sudoku app anywhere and I think this is a great opportunity for them.
Love except one thing
by thenry98 on 2020/06/22 13:43
I’d like the option to play multiple games at once. When I get stuck on one puzzle, I would like to be able to go to the other game.
Zoe
by Babygurl721 on 2020/06/22 11:23
This app is so creative and amazing. Who ever made this is my friend forever.
Annoying game promotions
by didyouhearme on 2020/06/22 07:35
Often it makes you listen to loud annoying music and has video games it is promoting trying to get you interested and you can’t just skip that. You must wait until it gives you a X to get to the Sudoko puzzle.
I love this game
by 75woohoo49 on 2020/06/22 04:53
Today I updated it and now it crashes within seconds of starting a game. I have shut my phone off totally, it still crashes (the game shuts off and goes to my home screen). I love this game, I play all the time please help.
Fun....but dumb rule if you make mistake
by sarahpgames224 on 2020/06/21 17:52
If you make a mistake it makes you watch video
Used to be a great app
by oil head on 2020/06/21 16:49
This used to be a good app until the recent update that force load ad even you are trying to reduce your data usage by turning off 4G usage in setting. I don’t think this app should be allowed on App Store by accessing network bypassing user setting.
Great game; too many ads
by LaylaF1712 on 2020/06/21 16:13
I LOVE this game however, once you hit 3 strikes, you have to watch ads for 30 second for a a half wrong move after if you want to continue the game. Horrible! Just let people play the game and stop capitalizing off of MY time! An ad after each game would be just as effective.
Upset and annoyed
by Tianathepoet on 2020/06/21 12:21
I loved doing the daily challenges, but now that there’s like three unnecessary added parts to it I haven’t opened the app. I will probably delete.
Good
by 11328588284 on 2020/06/21 05:18
It’s just sudoku
Ad-free version?
by anon0912345678 on 2020/06/21 02:29
Would have given a five star if could find find an option to buy ad-free version and the price is reasonable.
Ads
by mom of allgirls on 2020/06/20 22:04
I don’t mind having ads I DO mind the nake picture in the no toilet paper ad.
Addictive in the extreme
by upright Seattleite on 2020/06/20 19:18
How about adding an option to automatically fill in the possibilities for each square? Seems like it would be trivial to implement, and save me hour of tedium.
Killer mode
by sudokugirl1234 on 2020/06/20 17:39
Great app overall, but would love if Killer mode could be included on all users apps instead of just during the occasional event.
Suduko
by bacon bobo on 2020/06/20 16:38
I really like this game and even just watching it is fun. If you could fix the game then I think you should fix how many tries you have in total and I think you should add more lives because if you close to finish the suduko and you have one life left than your under a lot of stress.
I hate the distractive adds. I only want to see sudoku.
by old oaks on 2020/06/20 16:27
Without the ads, rating would be much higher.
Me encanta ....
by roto quezada on 2020/06/20 04:41
Me está ayudando a recuperar mi memoria...
WARNING: Very addictive app. 2 small changes I wanna suggest
by JayPeeJP on 2020/03/16 02:54
Fair warning, if you get this app and play a game, you will not be able to put it down. I am addicted to this game and play it all the time. Plus it’s one of the few iPhone games that make you think and challenge your brain, which I love. But I would change two things, and the first is the hints. Look, the hint thing is great, but there’s sometimes a hint where it fills out the entire board of the possible numbers they could be, which is nearly giving away the answers. I would get rid of this or at least have it as a changeable setting in the game, if it’s not already. I would also change the trophy system for playing every daily game in a month. You should get rewards for the whole month, such as 10 free hints (meaning without ads) for a month and maybe 20 for a year. Because of these things, if I could, I would rate this game 4.9/5 stars, but I gotta round up. But other than these features, amazing game, doesn’t abuse ads at all.
3 tries????
by shashonn_m on 2018/04/23 02:20
I was obsessed with this app when I first downloaded it about a month or so ago and would play several games for literally hours. I took a break from it for a week before coming back to it and I don’t know if it updated or something while I was away from it, but there are a few things now that I greatly dislike. For one, I don’t like that once I’ve used one of the numbers up it just disappears; I feel like the challenge is not noticing when I’ve used the numbers up or not and I think this new change is unnecessary. Secondly, now I see that if you put a number incorrectly in the square three times then you lose the game altogether and you have to start the whole game over. This is extremelyyyyyy annoying because I hate games where I have a small amount of times to do well in a game. What is the purpose of having “tries”? Why not continue letting me make my mistakes until I finish the round? Why interrupt me in the middle of analyzing the puzzle? Sometimes I’ll accidentally press a number by accident and so this makes it even more annoying because I hadn’t meant to use up a “try”. I wish this app would go back to the way it was before because now I don’t play it as often and even deleted it for a few days because I was so annoyed.
Ad placement lousy
by Purdueet on 2018/03/31 20:34
First, with a couple exceptions I really like the app. It has great features. For the challenge I like to play it with no extra tools or hints that I’ve made a wrong entry. At times I get to the end and there’s a problem I can’t undo easily so I just want to start over. I can’t see how to do that without “un-doing” every move, or selecting each square and hitting erase. Please add a button to clear the puzzle to start over. My second concern is irritating enough to delete the app and find another game. On my IPhone 6s it’s the tight placement of the ad banner next to the number entry at the bottom of the screen. If I play with two hands inevitably I miss the number and hit the ad banner which takes me to another page. I understand the need for ads with a free game. But, that placement is so close that I mistakenly hit the ad many many times during a puzzle and I lose my place or thought process. It is maddening. I don’t even look at the ad, I get frustrated and immediately hit the button to return to sudoku. I’m glad you get the clicks for the advertising revenue but it feels like a setup with the layout so you get those clicks. Please fix these. It would be a 5 Star review otherwise!
Game nice, ads HORRIBLE, overpriced
by chiphines on 2018/06/02 22:25
Update: received a note from the developer saying that the game is &#34;completely free&#34; thereby missing the points I was trying to make. First, while it is true that one doesn&#39;t pay money to get the game, the user does pay a much bigger price than normal in terms of having to watch relatively lengthy ads between each game. Second, they do in fact get paid for showing the ads which is why we don&#39;t pay, and if we want to get rid of ads we have to pay the to do it. IMHO, they don&#39;t get the basic economics wherein they have to &#34;charge&#34; the consumer no more than (s)he is willing to pay. Every second the consumer has to sit waiting to play is time they aren&#39;t enjoying. So I&#39;m now using my old version of Sudoku by another vendor that does require ads but they don&#39;t take up nearly as much time. That one is nowhere as pretty, and it doesn&#39;t show all 9 numbers with their version of the pencil. I hope they get the point - cut ad time in half and they will get more users. I do like all but a few things in the product, but won&#39;t do much with this unless the &#34;cost&#34; of using it goes down. Previous input: The good: game is nice and looks good. A few fixes would be nice The bad: over priced $8.00 is too much. The Ugly: you get twice as many ads, they don&#39;t have shortcuts, they appear when you finish a game 2 ads, and again if you start another. Really not worth the trouble when other games work the same if not as pretty.
Keeps CRASHING since update!!!😡
by ASParadise79 on 2019/08/16 10:01
Fantastic game, can’t stop playing!!! It’s my go to game! However since your latest update while in the middle of playing the game, it keeps crashing.. the screen goes completely black except for the advertisements at the bottom of the screen! I’ve tried closing the app and restarting the game but it happens again immediately after opening up the game. I’ve tried starting a new game and again the screen goes black all except for the advertisements at the bottom. Then I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and guess what? It happens again! No other apps do this on my iPad so I know it’s not the problem, plus if it were my iPad then the advertisements would go black too and they don’t. Every single time the screen goes black it still shows the advertisements at the bottom and the rest of the screen is black! I pray you get this fixed ASAP! This is my favorite game to play on a daily basis and since I couldn’t play using this app anymore, I was forced to download another sudoku app in order to get my daily sudoku fix. I will however continue to check this app regularly to see if the problem has been resolved or not but in the meantime I’ll be using another sudoku app!
Great game! One minor feature I would love to see...
by Brian Buie on 2020/06/24 17:56
I love this app! The events are awesome and the interface is super intuitive. Also, the smart hints that don’t just give you a number and actually show you the strategy are incredible!!! One minor nitpick has to do with the tap-and-hold a number feature that allows you to quickly enter it into multiple cells. I love that when in the default entry mode, you can select a cell with a number already in it and see all of those numbered notes in bold on the other cells. Currently, when you tap-and-hold a digit, the cells containing that digit show a grey background (which is awesome!), I just wish the notes were also bolded. I find myself deselecting the held digit, tapping a cell to see the notes bolded, making a mental note of where I need to enter the new notes, and quickly going back to the held digit to enter them all (and mistakes get made!) Thank you for the great app and actually responding to user reviews, it means a lot!
Great sudoku app, best I’ve tried
by Jessamine LeFeu on 2020/05/27 16:50
I spend so much time in this app, I find sudoku very soothing and the interface is smooth and great. (I’ve paid for it, because ads are not soothing and devs deserve money. And I appreciate something that doesn’t have microtransactions.) I absolutely love the “killer” sudoku in the new event, and I hope they’re introduced as a regular option to play, because I’ve just finished the event and I already miss them! My only real issue is that the 1 is so narrow and so close to the edge of the screen that it’s incredibly difficult for me to successfully hold it down to select it—a huge amount of the time I end up too far to the left and then when I try to correct I end up brushing 2 and it changes the number in whatever square I last entered and I rack up mistakes for no reason because I’m fighting with the interface. It would be nice to be able to rotate my phone sideways and have the numbers up the side of the puzzle instead.
Love it!
by ._G_. on 2019/04/06 16:36
The game functions well. It features settings to change whether the game is timed, whether you want limits on how many you get incorrect, along with lots of other options. It’s very simplistic without flashy colors, and has three different color options for different times of the day (white, yellow, black) similar to functions on an internet browser, so your eyes don’t strain from white light etc. It doesn’t take up much of my battery usage, and works on airplane mode/without data, so it’s nice for a flight or a road trip. The single downside to this app is the ads before and/or after each puzzle is completed, and if you have a limit on how many you can get correct it plays an ad before you can continue, but again the limit can be turned off in the settings. Overall, this app is fantastic and I definitely recommend downloading it if you are a fan of sudoku.
Love the game, wish there was a little something more
by Aaqueous on 2020/04/25 17:54
Longtime puzzler! I’ve been using this specific app for quite some time! I haven’t found one that’s comparable to it, however I wish there were either more than one puzzle for the daily challenge or more events. I love doing the events and I’ve only missed one since the start of the new year! Even if they were just weekly events instead of specific holidays I would love that. There’s something really charming about reaching the end of the event and getting the medals. Opening the app and clicking new game every time and then selecting the difficulty doesn’t have the same charm as working up from easy to hard as in the events. It’s a lot harder for me to keep track of how many puzzles I did in a day but starting new games and such. Overall I really like the app and the design and layout. It’s easy to customize it a bit so you can make it more or less of a challenge, but I wish there was a bit more to the events.
Decent, but the mistakes limit is awful
by Hollie Daré on 2020/05/17 21:33
I like brain games and this app is a decent digital version of sudoku but there are some strange problems. Example being the &#34;limit mistakes&#34; setting which does nothing; you can restart the game, wait, restart the app, no matter what you&#39;ll get screwed over by the mistakes. Hit one wrong button and the game boots you, and by mistake I mean hitting the wrong button, because sometimes the notes are off and you&#39;re just trying to mark a possibility, nope, you&#39;re a dunce for not seeing the slight difference in colour. To be fair, this might just be me but the fact that I can&#39;t let myself make a few mistakes more than the crazy difficult tiny three limit is upsetting. The setting is there; why doesn&#39;t it work. This is a big drawback for me but besides that the app is just fine: good UI design, nice looking, it&#39;s easy to tell when you&#39;ve done right and what you started with, generally pretty good. But that one problem that I presume to be a glitch or a miscommunication really takes a lot out of it.
Pretty Much Ideal
by GenuineCaptainRedBeard on 2020/01/07 18:51
If you’re a fairly serious and/or conservative Sudoku athlete (commonly referred to, and pronounced as “Sudoke-letes”)(yes, I literally made that up) then you’ll love this App... It’s got a lot of different difficulty options, a timer, hints if you need them, as well as tips for strategy here and there. You can make notations, and it keeps track of your best times for each difficulty level. There isn’t much in the way of sound, just enough to contribute to the in-game actions without disrupting your gameplay, however, as I write this I can’t remember if I changed my sound settings to be as minimal as possible, either way you won’t be bothered by sound. The only MINOR drawback is how sensitive the numbers are as you tap them, so you learn quickly to be very deliberate with your moves. Oh yeah, and it keeps track of your mistakes during your gameplay and let’s you know if you’ve made one, but be careful, three strikes and you’re out!!!! Occasionally they put out these challenges that you can participate in to earn trophies, these trophies remain stored in your trophy case. The challenges are usually along the lines of completing a certain number of puzzles that vary in difficulty, it adds a little bit more game to the game. Basically, like I said at the beginning, this is a well designed app for we Sudoke-letes, you won’t be disappointed.
From a Sudoku Amateur / Enthusiast
by Ov3rworld on 2020/06/08 09:19
So I’ve been paying this game for awhile now, and after completing all the daily challenges possible (as of right now, 678), I think its a relatively good time to finally make a review. I just want to saw that the minimalism feel of this game is just personally very good. Compared to other sudoku apps, I think this app nailed the note taking aspect especially, note taking is usually infuriating for me, but this app in my opinion is very easy to make quick, easy, and simple notes. The reason I gave it 4/5 stars was: 1. Not enough sudoku diversity (i.e. more killer sudoku or maybe sudoku w/ chess twist, etc.) 2. The diversity this app does have is just the same easy-medium sudokus in the events and daily challenges, not really unique at all, I could just go to the regular easy / medium sudokus What I do want to suggest: 1. New optional themes, provide choices for something other than minimalism or maybe different fonts) 2. More note-taking styles (i.e. highlighting could be added) 3. More creative sudokus To clarify, I really like the minimalist look, and I don’t want the app to sacrifice its minimalistic look for a more crowded sudoku even if it meant more note-taking styles and etc., but if you can provide more choices, then please add more themes, note-taking styles, and etc. At the very least, please provide more diverse sudokus, your sudoku generator-bot is already nailing the difficulty pretty dang well already :P
Love This Game! So Addicting!
by Lolo Stein on 2019/07/23 23:37
When I first got this game, I had only played sudoku a few times, but I remember loving it! So when I saw the ad for it, I thought to try it out! When I did I was instantly hooked! I was able to set what puzzle I wanted and was able to understand the directions clearly! I was hooked instantly. The only thing that I had a problem with was the three tries thing. But by reading a couple of reviews myself, I found that all you had to do was open the app, go to the gear option, and change I could turn off the three tries option by clicking the “Mistakes Limit” switch. I found it a little hard to get to, maybe putting the option in a place more obvious like making the icon bigger or just not having the option to begin with. Other than this small problem, I love this game and can’t wait to see how it continues to grow!
Last update is horrible!
by Pioens on 2018/04/20 14:44
Update: The weird game-in-game mode is gone and the original game is back!! Adjusted my ratings- Thank you! PS-I have no problems with ads like other reviewers; they’re easy to turn off in settings. Have been playing this game for a long time, and this really was my go-to relaxation, but the latest update is horrible! -The level selection at the start is annoying. -Then the forced ‘choose your daily bonus’; I don’t want any bonus!! I just want to play sudoku! -Then the 3 strikes and you have to watch an ad to continue is highly annoying and frustrating. I know I can turn off the mistake limit, but I can’t turn off this new ‘game mode’. These updates to the game are annoying and horrible and make me dislike a previously fun and relaxing game. -Also, suddenly the ads at the end of each game have become much, much longer. I’d think the developers should think about why people play Sudoku (a classic ‘brian game’!) before doing ad placement and updates in this way. Too bad you ruined a great game just so you could charge more for ads and ad-free play! Update: To the developers response; Did you read my review?! I said I know I can turn it off- but I can’t turn off the stupid game mode!! And I did send a message through the help section too, so this reply completely missed the boat.
It’s just sudoku....
by crtical16374832 on 2019/06/05 05:58
Sudoku, it’s an age old game. Countless apps on the App Store for it. So please tell me WHY ON EARTH there needs to be so many ads??? I hope the developers know that there is NOTHING special about this app’s game play that would warrant me sitting through a 10-20 sec ad after every game (regardless of whether or not I win). The UI of the actual game is clunky: I constantly mistype numbers bc they’re so close to each other, accidentally tap the ad banner at the bottom (redirecting me to a whole different screen), nothing special or catchy about number input, too many steps to switch from notes to numbers (important for when ur trying to beat a time), the list goes on. I know there isn’t a perfect app, I get it. But with all this in mind, devs continue to shove the most LITERALLY THE MOST ANNOYING ads Ive ever seen down our throats. Instead I can and I will go download one of the numerous sudoku apps at our disposal currently available on the App Store that actually PRIORITIZES user experience over $$$$$$.
Awesome app! but...
by BryanLindsley on 2020/06/28 08:35
Almost everything about this app is great! It operates smoothly, it’s very straightforward, gameplay is fairly natural. I started playing sudoku on this app and I’m totally addicted. Ads are very light and often skipable, though they do put a large ad box dangerously close to a frequent click area... 😏 My hobby is to play a few games a day, trying to beat my previous time records and average times, and to learn a new technique here and there. Unfortunately I’ve been encountering a bug more and more often which infuriates me; the clock will fail to count, and can sometimes be stopped during a game by accident, skewing my results. This has happened to me in every category, so now I know none of my fastest times. It’s also happening almost 1/3 games now, or more, and I don’t catch it until I’m done because I’m so focused. Please fix! Then it will be 💯!
Great app!
by aqua_albatross on 2019/03/10 20:57
I really like this! Great puzzle game to wake up to with a cup of coffee and get my brain started. Small areas for improvement might be to: 1) have an option for “random” level of puzzle difficulty. It’s great to do the daily challenge and then find out it the level once you completed it because it’s part of the fun to guess the difficulty level (for me at least). 2) I have been doing the daily challenges for almost a year before the current ones (going back to do the ones I didn’t do before). So having an easier way to scroll through the previous months / years of puzzles would be helpful (similar to the calendar setup for iPhone where you can go month by month or view it as a yearly display and click on a certain month). Overall though love the app! Keep up the awesome work!
Needs more challenges/long ads
by Tdtd1970 on 2019/03/29 16:03
Recently finished all the available daily challenges up to current, looks like only goes back about two years. I play all the levels easy to expert based on time available and how relaxing, levels seem pretty good mix of difficulty. Would like to see more badges or challenges or some kind of themes for backgrounds. Have tried various sudoku games, this is the one I have kept going back to and do at least one game daily. Like that can go back and do previous daily challenges. Maybe would like option to replay particular boards where I previously took longer than average or had too many errors and had to retry. Only annoying thing is the ads have been getting longer and longer, video, and sometimes when I do not feel I have touched anything in the middle of playing it sends me to the App Store as if an ad has been triggered.
Great Online Sudoku But...
by pradcliffe on 2019/11/09 20:05
Love having this game in my phone except for two important issues. First, and most important by far, I wish there were an option to fill in all candidates automatically. Filling in candidates is pure rote. It takes no thought but is just a tedious, plodding chore before you get to the real “thinking” game. I am at the expert level and want to spend my time thinking logically and strategically, not doing a time consuming rote exercise. I do a Sudoku on my PC and the automatic fill in option is there. So much more fun. Second, it is kind of annoying to be charged with an error because you forgot to switch from “off” to “on” or visa versa when playing . That’s not a substantive error but a bit of carelessness. You mean to enter a possible candidate and get charged with an error because you forgot to click on “ on” and end up actually selecting a number. I guess the game can’t divine your intent. Anyway, 5 stars with auto Mac fill in of candidates.
Love the Game- Eats Battery
by CCDrew on 2018/12/01 11:48
I am a fan of the app other than battery usage. I am assuming that the all white background is what is drawing down my normally excellent battery? Perhaps I will change my phone’s screen brightness settings and see if that helps. Otherwise, this is a great version of the classic game. Update: Now that I have been playing for a few weeks I have another annoyance to note. All it takes is bumping the bottom of the screen, fat fingers, or forgetting to switch back into note mode to cause a “mistake.” Three mistakes and you’re out! I understand that you can switch this off, but I would rather there were more than three mistakes allowed in this mode. I have lost multiple games due to these unintentional mistakes which had nothing to do with gamesmanship. There is no cushion between the advertisements and the bottom of the gameplay area which causes the advertisement’s links to be bumped and new windows to pop up regularly.
Great puzzles but intrusive ads
by Sideshowcris on 2018/04/03 05:36
These puzzles are maddeningly more difficult than the last sudoku app I had on my phone. They make me feel like an utter moron for a long while before I finally crack them and feel like a superhero. The controls menu could be a little clearer (for example, “New Game” is misleading; I’d change it to “Options”), but overall the puzzle interface is intuitive and easy to use. However, the incredibly long and unskippable ads for BS Candy Crush clones or Clash of Clans-style phone RPGs really dampen my joy. What’s worse, they play before they show my final time/score, which adds a certain dread that creeps up during the home stretch of finishing a game in anticipation of the annoyance. Because of this, I rarely play more than one game at a time. I would gladly pay for a pro version to make these intrusive between-game ads go away. The puzzles are my new favorite daily challenge, but the annoying ads keep the app from five stars.
Suduko
by SandyBeachDM on 2017/11/16 22:03
As a senior, doctors said, &#34;try new things,&#34; ie Games, music, etc. to spark and re-route brain cells. This Suduko is part of a 3 or 4 game self-challenge I use to check speed, problem solving &amp; comprehension. I like this iphone Suduko better than the other app I tried. Timing and thinking have to do with whether I&#39;m ill or not, and what effect medication change has on my brain. Also, the games are FUN❗️ It&#39;s been a bit of adjustment for my ego to realize I may never get the speed of the players younger and healthier than I am, when I make comparisons. I have played against myself and love to see the improvement. I also like the difficulty options, according to the needs of my condition. I&#39;m impressed with the people who create the programs for these games. You are all probably the age of my grandsons, approaching 30 years of age. Thanks, SandyB 👩🏼/👵🏼 🐬👍🏼
GREAT GAME
by .....,.,???.., on 2020/06/03 03:26
I have tried to write great reviews for this game for 2 hours now but in the middle of them I keep getting logged out of the App Store. Anyway, this time I will mainly critique. A great feature to add would be what I am about to tell you. So whenever you put a number in a box (with notes of obviously) and it IS wrong, it erases every note around it that was the number you got wrong. If that was too confusing then here is an example: Let’s say I put a 1 in a box (with notes off obviously) and it IS wrong. The game will remove every note that was a 1 around it. Meaning that every note that was a 1 was removed in the square, row and column. This is very frustrating because I have to go back to every box and see if I had a 1 there as a note before. If you could make this change I would really appreciate it!
Poor Use of Ads Kills Battery
by WowIReallyCantFindANickname on 2019/02/21 13:41
Many free games use an ad banner at the bottom of the screen and that is perfectly fine; however, this game’s ad banner actually has an impact on my IPhone 7. When I have data on (regardless of whether on WiFi or 4G) the ad banner is at the bottom of the screen and my battery life drops VERY quickly while also increasing the temperature of my phone. When I have my data off and no ad appears, no temperature or battery issues. The problem of course is I don’t want to sacrifice my ability to use my phone’s features like IMessage or email over a game of sudoku when I’m not at home using a charger. Great game were it not for this issue. I would assume this has something to do with poor programming on the side of the ad banner where it’s somehow running on maximum overdrive or something to constantly stream information regarding the ad instead of however other games download that banner info.
Excellent interface
by Wang Habib on 2019/07/06 19:21
The design covers all the bases: intuitiveness, numbers that disappear when all have been used, the ability to put in numbers that are still viable, good difficulty levels. There are, however, a couple of things I’m not overly fond of. 1) I have the sound off but the ads almost always are extremely loud. The sound is off so I can play the game when any noise wouldn’t be appropriate. Why would I want annoyingly sudden and loud sounds? Is there a paid version without ads? 2) I also turned off the time feature; at least I thought I did. Even though I don’t see the timer while playing, my time is still shown at the end, along with some sort of inane congratulatory message. I am totally not interested in being timed. It would nice if we could turn that really off.
Addictive and calming
by FOLLOW MY INSTA @hailey_budach on 2019/06/05 07:01
I absolutely love it. It’s the best suduko game on the App Store. It’s challenging, addictive, and actually really calming. I play it with the mistake limit off because I make a lot of mistakes, but the option to leave it on is great. I tend to play it when I’m in bed trying to go to sleep, it’s super calming and after a few puzzles, I’m out like a light. Which is also great because you can change the colors of the game and basically put it in night mode so it isn’t blinding you, Which might be my favorite part. It’s one of the only games that I’ve found with this feature. I also love how you can go back to previous months and even years and play puzzles from there. The satisfaction I get from completing an entire month is unmatched. I don’t have any complaints honestly. It’s just a great game
Best Sudoku app!!
by GPMattheys on 2020/01/16 18:55
I’ve got about 9 purchased Sudoku apps, this one is the greatest by far!! Especially being a free app, for everything you get in it, the ads are more than tolerable, and for those who really can’t stand them, buying them is just a way to show gratitude to the developers 😉 To the developers - I don’t know how difficult it is to integrate cloud syncing between devices, but it would be amazing if you could build this feature in as I have multiple trophies on my iPad, but do not always have that with me when I’m, for example, waiting in a long queue at the bank as I do have my phone. Would just be perfect to be able to carry on with some of the previous daily challenges without having to re-earn all the trophies. Please keep up the incredible work!!
Was great before the recent update
by HellboundKnight on 2018/04/19 13:15
This has been one of my favorite apps for a long time. Clean, simple, and easy to use with good puzzles. The recent update has introduced far too many advertisements though. I understand the need for adverts as an important revenue stream, and had absolutely no problem sitting through them whenever I began a new game considering it allowed me to play the games for free. The recent update however has now made it so that every time I open the app, I have to sit through the same advertisements over and over just to finish one darn game. I mean, at least switch up the ads or something, but having to sit through the half minute of adverts numerous times just to complete one game because I don’t have half an hour to dedicate to sit down with it is too much. And I’m sorry but $7.99 is just too high for removing ads from a Sudoku app. That’s just not worth it. Thank you guys for the great service up to now, but unless the adverts go back to between every game, I’ll be looking for another app.
My go-to sudoku app, I just wish they got rid of Bowman’s Bingo hints
by EAripsusoff on 2020/06/11 03:38
I got this app a few months ago, having never played before. After playing for countless hours, I’m up to doing the expert puzzles. Much of my strategies have been from methods from the hints. However, sometimes the hint is to use “Bowman’s Bingo” which is basically guess and check, and it’s extremely impractical and rarely used. It gets kind of annoying when I get stuck and get this hint as it makes me feel like some puzzles are impossible without using this method. I’ve asked a few sudoku experts about some of these puzzles and they all have been able to find a much easier technique to solve them (even as simple as a skyscraper). I hope in future updates the app will incorporate more techniques into the hint system and eventually be able to get rid of Bowman’s bingo.
Great features! Great app support!
by Freddo367 on 2017/09/22 12:23
I love this app&#39;s customization features. You can toggle features such as highlighting duplicates, or every one of a number, auto correct, etc. So when I play I turn most of them off, but when I hand my phone to a child we turn most of them back on. It really helps to customize the level of difficulty and make the experience exactly what you would like it to be. Also, their support is amazing! There was one pop up ad that was hijacking the app and driving me nuts. I was going to give it a bad review, but noticed some reviews said they received a response from support and thought I&#39;d try it too. Within 24 hours of contacting them I received an email telling me they blocked the annoying ad. And they did!
Fix the hint system
by ShadowNinja5 on 2019/05/01 13:19
Overall the app has been pretty great, but with the latest update the hint system has become totally non-functional. It was incredibly helpful when it simply filled a single spot I chose. But now it auto-fills a nearly complete row/column, which does nothing to help. I prefer playing the game with number-first inputs because it’s just helpful to me personally, so I often end up with nearly complete rows that I’ll get to when I get to the number that completes them. I don’t need hints for those, I need hints to help when it’s 50/50 where a number will go. Edit: oh, so now it’s finding even more ways to avoid being helpful. I know how to use the pencil feature. I know the strategies of how to best use the pencil feature. What I don’t know is the 50/50 chance that I’ll make a third mistake and have to either start over or wait through one of your terrible 45 second ads. Strategies only go so far. Fix the hints ASAP, or I’ll delete the game.
Guessing Game
by Cherlock58 on 2018/11/15 17:29
Since the last update they are not solvable without guessing. Not just one guess is required but you must guess multiple times. So they’ve basically turned it into a guessing game. A reply from the developer to my review claims.... “If you have big experience in solving sudoku and knowledge about different strategies, you can solve them without hints and the method of trial and error.” This is NOT TRUE, at least not since an apparent update, and when playing the daily challenge. I’ll try the regular puzzles and see if they’re solvable without trial and error IOW guessing, but the daily challenge isn’t. Somehow it was set, not by me, to three errors and you lose, maybe it has something to do with that setting. Regardless it’s become quite disappointing to spend time only to get to where you must guess multiple times and then lose. I like a brain challenge not a guessing game.
Only 3 tries???
by ilovecookiesandroblox5392 on 2019/12/30 18:43
This game is totally fun and I love it but I stink at it. I can’t even beat easy because I stink at it! The reason I probably stink at it is because whenever I start easy, medium, hard, or expert, it always only fills in just a bit of numbers! Also in the ad for sudoko, when that guy finished the puzzle he put the number right in the middle and when the little white bright gleam goes around the numbers, it looks beautiful! However, whenever you try to make that white bright gleam go around the numbers, the number in the middle is already filled so when you fill another slot, it looks so ugly the way it goes around. But my biggest complaint is that you only get three tries and then a stupid stinking ad. Like, it’s just... so frustrating that I don’t even know what to say! I wish that you developers would complete those complaints and if you did, I would happily give this game 5 stars. But I do love this game and I hope you guys would fix these mistakes!🙂 Later: Thanks for the feedback! I just wish you guys could make it like 10 or something reasonable! I love how you can change the mistakes so I am gonna rate this 5 stars now! Thanks!😄🙂
I like this app-I have ideas for improvement
by Bunnynose4 on 2020/05/15 22:47
The app is great. It has ads but if you click on the top right corner you only have to view the ad for a few seconds and an x appears to close it. I wish the app had a “no mistakes mode” where you either lose or you can mark that it was a mistaken button push. Sometimes I move so fast I make a mistake by not pressing hard enough on notes vs a permanent mark. For the people who want more mistakes allowed... you should step down from whatever level you are trying and learn the game fundamentals. The traditional way of playing on paper doesn’t not allow mistakes very easily unless you use pencil. You have lost if you make a mistake.
4.5 out of 5. Great app but just a minor issue
by crBuster on 2019/10/06 13:58
It’s a great app, worth the $1.99 (I think) for no adds. I play at least one game everyday and I really enjoy the daily challenges. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars (there isn&#39;t an option for 4.5 stars) because of a minor issue with the helpful hints. Currently, when you use the helpful hints come in a set of 3: first it will first give a set of number or a section to look at, second it will give the specific block and/or number, and third it will auto fill the answer. It would be nice if you had the option cancel the hint before it out fills the correct value. A lot of the time when I get stuck, I just need a specific section or number to focus on and I don&#39;t need it to auto fill. Other than that minor issue, this is a great app!!
Scoring makes zero sense
by candid feedback on 2020/02/22 20:39
I get a higher score by using clues on every single move (making zero independent decisions) than by clearing a perfect (zero mistakes) “expert” level in 24 minutes with no clues. Makes no sense. Using clues scores higher than doing the puzzle? Update: developer answer still makes no sense. When I speed through and make all (all!) moves automatically using only the clues (and no brain) I get a great score. It truly makes no sense that playing with help gives a higher score than playing without help. Try it. Hit “clue” on every single move and get the expert level puzzle done in under a minute. Now play super fast and do the expert level in ten minutes by yourself with zero clues or mistakes. Your score is worse. You should dock points for using clues.
if you’re looking to play PROPER sudoku, this ain’t it
by phat weeb on 2020/01/16 23:09
I impulsively installed this because I’m an absolute sudoku JUNKIE. It started out as great fun until I made a “mistake” and then realized that mistake counters were a thing. Now I realize this is a way to make money via ads, but sudoku, in my opinion, is a game of trial and error. The mistake counter ruins the fun of sudoku and it takes me so much longer to solve because I was always like, “I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake, I can’t make a mistake,” which isn’t how you’re supposed to play sudoku. Anyway, this is just a personal opinion, I know that reviews are meant to be constructive criticism but I felt the need to point this out for anyone who may be interested in a casual sudoku experience but then get hit with this.
Ads You Cannot Escape
by Vail Mountain Girl on 2019/06/16 14:59
My first complaint are the ads you cannot exit out of. You have to deleted the game. Your pause doesn’t stay paused 90% of the time. It just starts back up on its own unless you close completely out of the app. Second, I agree with other users about being allowed to make mistakes, some mistakes are on accident, thinking notes are on or accidentally hitting the 4 I read of the 5, etc. When one does make a real mistake, the game makes quite a fit. Unfortunately, this gives the game away. When the mistake is revealed, the challenge is taken away. We should have to discover their is a mistake when the puzzle doesn’t come together. Also, I have come back to finish a game and it not be there. In fact, all my stats gone. The last time I was not able to exit out of an add, I just deleted your game all together. It is not worth it. I would not pay $5.00 for you to reveal a mistake if I make one. I want to figure that out on my own. If you have people not wanting the challenge, maybe you can have an option in settings. Not everyone needs their hand held, especially on expert level. Otherwise, this is the best app for Sudoku. If you fix these issues, it could be the best. Maybe add some new color schemes.
Learning mode?
by Reader1983 on 2019/05/27 14:08
A way to improve the app in my opinion would to have an option in the setting to turn on learning mode which would do two things first it would remove the timer and second give you unlimited hints. Removing the timer would prevent people from just spamming hints to get a new best speed score. Then the unlimited hints would allow people to actually learn new moves. The problem I have in this game is I don’t know the more complex moves so I can do all the hard puzzles but only like 1 in 5 expert puzzles and I’m not improving because if I get stuck I get one hint to try and learn something then if i get stuck again it’s another 10 minute to restart the puzzle and get back to being stuck again before I can use 1 hint again. Not great for learning.
Great game. One suggestion.
by Mreeves336 on 2019/12/30 17:54
Love the daily puzzles and levels. It really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I wouldn’t have tried hard puzzles otherwise. The only suggestion that have is that I wish that if you accidentally try to change an answer that was correct, it would vibrate twice and let you know, instead of counting against you as a mistake. If you click a box that is pre-filled in and try to change it, it won’t let you, almost as if it is locked. I wish it did the same thing for correct answers. Otherwise I like it. Update: I like the three mistakes. I don’t want to turn it off. I just don’t want accidentally trying to change a box that I already answered correctly to count as a mistake. But I love this app! Thanks for responding.
Battery drains as I play!!!
by Cornbeef&cabbage on 2019/08/22 02:24
Overall I love this app! It’s one of my favorites. But I can’t play it unless I’m sitting right next to a charger!! My phone will go from fully charged to 50% in 2 minutes of playing this app. At first I thought maybe it was just my phone. The app had never done it before until a recent update so I had a few friends install it as well on their phones and the same thing happened. It drained their batteries in seconds!! What is going on?!?!? I really don’t want to have to delete this app and find another one because I really enjoy the daily challenges and I like the way this one is set up. The other ones I have on my phone don’t seem as “exciting” hopefully this gets fixed real soon!! This is the first time I’ve ever wrote a review so sorry it’s long but that’s how bad I want this issue fixed!!!!
Battery DRAINER
by aaroncastonguay on 2019/05/05 20:42
First, I only have one real issue with this app. The battery consumption. I still play it every day and love completing the daily challenges. How much battery it consumes is completely unacceptable. You can literally watch your battery decrease by at least 4% a minute. What exactly is this app doing/collecting in the background that is causing this?!? It’s shady as all get out. I would have bought the ad-less version a long time ago if the battery consumption was lower. I don’t believe in paying money for an app that more or less requires you to be connected to a power source. To the developers - I don’t want to hear about how you are aware of the problem and to stay tuned for future updates. You have been saying this to others for a long time now. JUST FIX IT. This is ridiculous. Please, along with others who love everything else about your app, listen to what is being said and actually FIX (not say you’re working on) your app.
Nice and clean but more ads is bad
by noctis.d on 2019/04/13 15:34
The game has a really nice and clean design. Notes appear very well. The thing I hate after the most recent update is that you have made the app &#34;pause&#34; everytime I go out of it. When I return into the app, I&#39;m not greeted with the sudoku puzzle but with a &#34;pause&#34; screen which requires me to tap on a &#34;continue&#34; button to show me the puzzle again. Every time I do this, I also get an ad.... It kills all the experience and I have no time to watch an ad before I can concentrate on the puzzle again. Previously, it was not so. Deleted the app. If you remove this annoying update, I&#39;ll gladly come back to this game. Edit after developer&#39;s response: It&#39;s good that you&#39;ll take it into consideration, however, I have moved on to a less intrusive app. Keep improving, although the solution is quite simple.
Those ads are not good
by Bjparkinson on 2019/04/10 05:30
I was enjoying this game initially, but I am growing increasingly frustrated with the long advertisement pop-ups that I have to sit through in order to play. I understand that the game is free, but the advertisements get longer and longer as the game goes on - especially after three incorrect answers. It is the same with other games in the same family. I have stopped playing them because I can’t stand the advertisements, which are too long!! I have other games on my phone that don’t require that I sit through the advertisements in their entirety. 30 second adds are too long and the way you have placed them in the middle of the game, makes it all the more annoying and irritating. I like your particular version of Sudoku, but not enough to keep playing with all of the ads.
Differences between IPhone and IPad versions
by princessleah1007 on 2018/09/10 04:17
I downloaded the app and have become, like most other reviewers, addicted to the game. I think (having read other reviews) the updates seems to make the game better and I hope my feedback helps improve user experience. My husband decided to download the app on his iPhone X, after I was hooked. I noticed that between my iPhone X and my husband’s (iPhone X as well) there were differences. He has a layout that looks like there are different levels, almost like candy crush, but I don’t. We checked versions, deleted/reinstalled, etc. and found no differences between the specs of the version reinstalled on our phones. It’s the strangest thing...so to those who download it, beware of the differences you may see in the game based on your device (including iPads, we checked that too.).
Unbearable ads play sound while phone is muted
by AgnesMcGee on 2018/02/13 01:08
I have been using this app daily for several months now, and have really enjoyed it. BUT I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON’T INSTALL IT. Just recently it has started serving up ads to me that blast sound EVEN THOUGH I HAVE THE AUDIO SWITCH TURNED OFF ON MY PHONE. It shows a complete lack of respect for their users that this company engages in this practice. If my sound is turned off, it’s because I don’t want my phone to make noise! To have an ad come blasting out of it all of a sudden — and often with NO WAY TO STOP IT — is embarrassing to me and rude to those around me. I reported the problem to them, and sent screen shots and the time and date it happened three times, at their request. But clearly they believe that allowing it to continue will somehow benefit their advertisers. I have deleted the app and won’t reinstall it, or any other products from this company. One of the most infuriating things I’ve ever experienced with an app.
Battery Hog w/ WORKAROUND
by Jughead135 on 2019/11/19 11:38
Would be 5 stars—the game does exactly what it says it will, with a clean interface and smooth, intuitive function. For those who hate the ads—well, it’s free (ie, ad-supported), or you can buy the ad-free upgrade. NOT 5 stars, though, because it’ll run your battery down in the space of 15 minutes or so!! I have no idea what’s making it such a battery hog—I’m on my phone all day, and never have had battery limitations. I’ve learned (the hard way) not to play this game unless I’ve got a power outlet nearby.... 😢 UPDATE: I got the same response as others from the developer that they’re “working on” the power consumption issue. No results seen so far. In the meantime, I’ve found a workaround: Ensure you have disabled cellular data for the app. Then, when playing, turn off wifi, AND put your phone in low power mode. Doing one or the other doesn’t seem to stop the drain, but with both “fixes” in place, my battery runs normally &amp; the phone doesn’t get hot. TO DEVELOPER: This is sloppy. Get it fixed! I hope your advertisers are paying attention: not only are you losing players (see other reviews), but the only workaround thus far involves cutting off the app’s data—in other words, blocking their ads!
Help!
by Applesauce of time on 2020/01/29 21:11
Good, readable interface with nice settings. But I’m having an issue where I recently played some expert games, and now the daily challenges are set to expert. I erased my stats for expert puzzles but the issue remained. I liked the mixed difficulty of the daily challenges. Now I won’t be able to keep up with them anymore... On another note, I hate it when puzzles make you resort to the bowman’s bingo method. I like being able to deduce things rather than guess blindly until I figure it out. It would be nice if there were an option to exclude puzzles where this method is required. EDIT: Thank you for the response but I just opened/completed several more daily puzzles and they were all expert. I hope this is fixed because the game isn’t fun for me anymore :(
Excessive amount of 30 second ads kills the game.
by Possumlady on 2018/06/19 21:10
Nice Gameplay but the length of ads kill it. I don’t mind ads normally, but these are above and beyond most apps. The time consumed by the ads makes the game unplayable. Until they shorten them I would suggest playing a different Sudoku app. Many games need ads. We recognize this and normally are ok with it. The amount of ads isn’t the issue, it is the fact that they are 30 second ads and they happen after each game, if you select ‘second chance’, and some 30 second ads after hitting new game. (Mostly 5 second skips here) This time adds up and goes far beyond the norm. 5-10 second ads are plenty long enough to entice gamers. When they run long it frustrates the consumers and not only do they not click the advertised product, they delete your product as well. I hope you guys consider adjusting this, it would be a great game, it just is not worth the hassle as is. EDIT FOLLOWING DEVELOPER RESPONSE: Some ads can be skipped after 5 seconds. The ones I refer to have a 29 second timer and no X until it expires. The 5 second ads are normal and expected on ad supported games, the others are excessive. You are not acknowledging this exists so I doubt it will be fixed. I’m Deleting the app and moving on, No need for support to tell me how to count down from 30 or hit the X, but thanks for the offer.
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