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Sudoku :)
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Train your brain anytime and anywhere with Sudoku :), the classic logic number puzzle game FREE on iOS! Sudoku :) is the classic Japanese logic puzzle game with numbers - suitable for all ages and levels. Play easier levels to exercise your brain or challenge yourself with expert/advanced difficulty to give your mind a real workout. Sudoku on mobile is just as good as with a pencil and paper so take your favorite Japanese game wherever you go. As always, your Sudoku free download will give you access to countless features. Game features: - Endless Sudoku games in 4 different difficulty settings (Easy, Medium, Hard & Expert). - Highlight duplicates to avoid repeating numbers in a row, column and block. - Unlimited Undo/Redo buttons. - Autosave feature so you can stop and resume the game anytime. - Game Center support for leaderboards and achievements. - Note-taking feature to track possible numbers in grid. - Track quickest completion times from top Sudoku players in leaderboards. - Useful statistics track progress with logic puzzles completed and top completion times. Our boards are always user-friendly and this free Sudoku puzzle game is rated as one of the top brain games for users of all ages. Whether you are new to this classic puzzle game or you’ve been playing for years, give yourself a challenging yet fun casual mobile game experience with this Sudoku app. Download the free Sudoku game on your iPhone and iPad today to learn fast Sudoku strategy and quickly improve your skills! We hope you enjoy our Sudoku app. For questions or feedback, please email us at contact@maplemedia.io. Brought to you by Maple Media and The Solitaire, Mahjong and Sudoku Company. Visit us at http://www.maplemedia.io.
Purchase DID NOT WORK
by Aokco on 2019/08/14 01:52
Love this game. The problem is, the ads pop up with loud, jarring noises. Unfortunately I play this game to relax. I paid for the no-ad version, but they still pop up.
Puzzle
by kdawwgydawg6969 on 2019/08/11 15:09
Best Puzzle ever
Not thrilled w addition of ads
by 6433me on 2019/08/11 11:42
I love playing this game and really enjoyed not having so many ads....until it updated.
Consistent
by Irritated ad nauseum on 2019/08/04 16:03
Fave game for years. Started playing on paperback books. This is so much better
I’m game!
by trixi-pixi on 2019/08/03 05:49
The best sudoku game in an app so far
Sudoku
by cbuckets14515 on 2019/08/03 03:17
I am extremely disappointed with this app. I have spent hours trying to solve these last few puzzles on the hard setting. I finally gave up, & downloaded a Sudoku solver. The puzzles that I had been working on were “unsolvable.” What a waste of time. I do not recommend this app.
Remove ads for $8.99 ???
by Aytech on 2019/08/02 08:13
After see this $8.99 decide to delete and find another sudoku. Omg what a price
Neat
by Walrus Jones on 2019/07/31 19:34
Neat
Disappointing
by man-nae on 2019/07/30 17:55
Well made game, but after my first game I was. Not able to remove the ad that followed !
I do not like all of your tricks to show me other games
by App is really slow on 2019/07/27 06:07
I do not like all of your tricks to show me other games. If I wanted to play the other games you show me I would have already searched for them, but I didn’t search for them and it makes me want to quit playing your game.
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by Bleitzke on 2019/07/25 17:23
Great game!
Hate the Ads
by Bsego on 2019/07/25 03:25
Started inserting ads after completion of puzzle this summer. That’s a pain. Takes about 30 seconds and several taps to get to the screen where I can see my final time. Will be deleting this game and downloading another that doesn’t have those.
Never a day goes by without playing
by XXTCS on 2019/07/20 14:24
I start every day with a brain wake up Sudoku game. There was one version hiccup where the number tiles got really tiny, but that was fixed within days.
Pencil Marks Are No Longer Removed
by Zaphod57 on 2019/07/19 20:23
In the latest update, the pencil marks are no longer removed when that number is placed in the row/box containing that pencil mark. Needs a big fix.
What the hell?
by Wa4vif on 2019/07/18 02:38
I’ve played this game for hundreds of hours. I even paid to get rid of the noisy ads. Well, the annoying beeps keep coming through even though my phone is set to silent. And now, a porn ad pops up full screen while I’m playing. I deleted the app. Don’t let your kids near this.
Dies randomly
by Neslake on 2019/07/18 00:16
You fixed the screen size issue. It’s a pity it now keeps dying just like it used to once. That’s on my iPhone, not my iPad.
Random Chiming in game
by lsr1990 on 2019/07/17 02:35
I love playing Sudoku, however I’m not a fan of the heart attack I receive when my phone randomly chirps during the game. Even if my phone is on silent, it will somehow override, and scare the pants off me! This started somewhat recently, maybe the last couple months. Please fix.
Pop up adds prevent you from using it
by Got RiptOff on 2019/07/16 20:50
It used to be good but the adds have gotten to the point they prevent normal use. Adds pop up. There is a timer to skip kind of like YouTube but x’ing out of the add only leads you to another add page with no way to exit and return to the game. The only option is the close and re open the app. Some banner adds that run have flashing colors and motion that are distracting when trying to concentrate. They interfere with playing the game.
Fun
by jeanjerry on 2019/07/14 16:25
Keeps your mind working
Edit: works fine now: Last update, game crashes, unplayable
by Batavian1 on 2019/07/13 13:03
Developer responded quickly. Works great now. Thanks. Almost seems like a memory leak. The game starts fine, plays fine for a few minutes, then completely shuts down, crashing to home screen. I am using an iPad 2018.
Ads appear after purchasing ad free option!
by lovebird373 on 2019/07/13 07:01
I enjoy the format but I am upset at the fraud that has taken place. I purchased the ad free option and I now receive pop up ads! Should be fixed ASAP or money returned!
Like be it.
by FS Flying Tiger on 2019/07/10 22:38
One of the best apps I have.
Best when not connected
by Nmhby on 2019/07/10 17:35
I enjoy the game. If I don’t have wifi or a cellular network it is probably my favorite. But they ask me to write reviews too much :(
How to raise downloads by 10 times?
by Shiretta Peal on 2019/07/08 03:15
Looking for combine promotion games/apps, we can provide ASO service, daily installs can reach 3000+. Ping me at Skype:18226562962 . Every one can get a test promtoin fot 3 days now!
Great Time Filler
by Taniwha on 2019/07/07 03:35
I don’t care about my stats so much as I need something to do while waiting (maybe in the airport). It’s an intelligent game, and this app works well! I play expert mode, and it’s tough, as it should be! Well worth the cost (what?? It’s free!).
Fine until recent update
by Sudokunutt on 2019/07/06 17:57
Best sudoku puzzles I’ve found. App had been crashing but developers responded to my comments and fixed it for us. Thanks!
Sabuko
by Beachs44 on 2019/07/05 18:29
Love it! Love the challenge good for the mind!!
Good game
by casualplauer1 on 2019/07/05 13:17
So far I found this app has the best interface among others. They added some advertisements to the game, which didn’t bother me much. The big problem I have with the last couple of updates is that it drains my battery, like dropping 60% within 10 minutes of playing. When that happened, it burns my phone. Literally ‘burn’ my phone. I guess because the phone became so hot that the game would get turned off in the middle. I’m looking forward for the fix.
Tisk tisk tisk
by bLue1H on 2019/07/05 06:02
Y’all added ads, which means instant uninstall. Great game until you messed it up.
Sudoku
by Ad@m Eve on 2019/07/05 02:21
The ads keep showing up to break the concentration of the game and require you to wait up to 30 seconds before you can continue to play. It used to be much better. I may just delete this game and chose another if I have to pay. The 30 seconds did me in.
Several issues after the update solved
by Samyusun on 2019/07/04 23:43
After recent update, app crashes randomly. Disable ad purchase was voided. Contacted Apple and was told to contact developer. Contacted developer and got reply very quickly and helped me out solved both issues. Great customer service!
best sudoku app
by kgoods18 on 2019/07/04 06:33
This is the absolute best sudoku app I’ve found, and I’ve tried out a LOT of different apps. It’s simple and sleek, and I love the highlighting and notes features. The developers have been really quick to fix issues that people report, which is great. The reason I only gave 4 stars is because the ads are annoying and it’s ridiculous how expensive it is to pay to have them removed. Also, it would be cool to have a daily puzzle, a more customizable board (mainly color-wise), and more statistics to see how you compared time-wise to other players for specific boards.
Play every night
by mrbar12 on 2019/07/04 02:31
Good app, easy to navigate.
New update is awful
by This game has cancer on 2019/07/03 03:17
Glad they fixed the board. Can’t play music anymore. Whenever my music stops and I check what’s playing from my lock screen it just say “Sudoku :)”, so idk why that’s happening. Ads are still annoying but aren’t playing as often.
Good App: Hateful ads
by IXOYCtheFISH on 2019/07/03 02:12
The Suduko app is actually a very good app. I’ve only had a few problems with it. However, Lately, they have accepted ads from Hate groups. This is alarming.
Problems since last update
by msbacigirl on 2019/07/02 08:35
I like the simplicity of this game but since the last update, the app crashes all the time and doesn’t save the last few moves that were done. It’s never crashed before.
This app crashes ALL THE TIME
by EricaW23 on 2019/07/02 06:12
I have a new phone and updated the app. It never fails, whether I play on my phone or iPad, the app always crashes about 6 minutes in and I have to resume my game. And then when it resumes it doesn’t have all the boxes filled that I previously entered. 😢
Problems
by Patricia Painter on 2019/07/02 02:45
All of a sudden this game has been rendered useless because it continually freezes up while playing. Time to download a different sudoku app. 🙁 And since the last update, when all of the annoying ads came along, the game constantly crashes - you cannot play two games in a row without it crashing. The “resume game” option after a crash does not give you the board with the progress you had made before the crash - in fact, sometimes it gives you an entirely different puzzle. This used to be a very enjoyable app. Not any more. This gets worse by the day. Now, you can’t complete one game because the app either freezes or crashes. Why are you not fixing this problem???
One of my go to games
by Flucken Chicken on 2019/07/01 19:08
I especially like that you don’t need an internet connection to play when I’m stuck somewhere in a dead spot.
Ease of use
by parkwood mike on 2019/07/01 18:17
Excellent!
App exits
by RStuppi on 2019/07/01 17:26
For no apparent reason, the app exits and does not save the most recent edit.
IPhone X+ App Periodically Crashes
by slcdallas on 2019/07/01 02:18
Since the new update the app periodically crashes. You’ll be playing a game and the app will just blink off, leaving you in the home screen. When you go back into a game you are back to last time you entered the game. Game data since you last entered the game is lost. All other data and statistics are still there. Rest phone to assure it wasn’t phone system, also down loaded the game app again, same periodic problem. Hope this helps the developers. 😎
App has started crashing
by Bum_Ride on 2019/07/01 01:07
I thoroughly enjoy playing this Sudoku but lately the app has started crashing frequently, up to every 5 minutes sometimes. It doesn’t save your last few moves either. Not sure if this is because of a recent update or not but hope it gets fixed soon. Thank you.
Changed screen???
by NoGeekMe on 2019/06/30 22:36
All of a sudden the game board and the number selection lined up across the bottom are both much smaller. I’m a regular size person but I almost need a stylus to play accurately now on the small board. Also, when I try to go back to the main menu I get a full-screen add for some other game instead. I have to force-close the app to get rid of it. And it halts music I’m often playing. Not happy with changes!!! Please go back to old game board size and remove annoying “extra” ad.
Grandma
by grandmalon on 2019/06/30 20:02
I love the game and think it is very well done. However - I hate the fact that a video now pops up as soon as you finish - even before you get to check your time. Whoever came up with that idea should be fired.
Tracy D
by Tracy is mine on 2019/06/30 19:23
Getting tired of having to wait for a 30 sec commercial. The smaller screen on the new update makes it more difficult also
I like it
by Moosiesmom on 2019/06/30 17:01
I use this app a lot but have been having problems recently keeps kicking me out of the game
Musics interference
by albaraay on 2019/06/30 16:25
After the most recent update, sometimes when you’re playing it stops whatever music you’re listening to (it doesn’t play anything) and no ads show up - aside from the one in the bottom. Please fix this. Thanks
Disappears
by tbodrj54 on 2019/06/30 11:27
In the middle of games, the app just disappears. Doesn’t leave phone, but closes at random.
What a shame
by AppRater.com GM on 2019/06/30 06:54
I’ve been using this app for years and have loved it, no complaints. But as of recent, this app makes my phone really hot and will crash frequently. There are increased ads as well now. I’m finding a new sudoku app
New app 1 Star old app 5 star
by wls227 on 2019/06/30 05:29
New app doesn’t let you see your score. I use sudoku to relax and when you finish your game to see your score it goes crazy with a new app advertisement. ANNOYING!!!
Used to love it when it worked
by curious being on 2019/06/30 03:24
The latest upgrade seems to have killed it. Now it freezes, or backs you out of the game and removes your latest moves. I hope they can fix it.
Changed for the worst
by kbhhhhhhhhhhh on 2019/06/30 02:44
This app used to be awesome. Recent changes however have convinced me its time to switch to a new app. They’ve fixed several since my last review, but some still remain. For example, the ads must play sounds (I don’t hear them since my ringer is off) that turn off whatever music I have playing. They also still have the “feature” where they disable the numeric button for any number it thinks you’ve completed...but this means you can’t remove any notes you still have in other cells for that figure. Just lots of little things still make this annoying.
Added ads
by Hdhehscsj on 2019/06/30 00:45
The banner adds were fine, but adding them between games was too far
Sudoku
by bigmes on 2019/06/29 22:59
Best app ever!
Frustrating, intrusive pop up ads
by KJ McH on 2019/06/29 15:27
I have played this particular game for a long time. Recently the developer has started inserting intrusive, full screen pop up ads. Looks like I will need to find another Sudoku app.
Sudoku
by zzz111aaa on 2019/06/29 15:17
Recently the game crashes real often and when it does, I have to reenter several cells. Time consuming, distracting, and very irritating-to the point I may stop playing. Also goes right to an ad and makes me exit and return. Otherwise has been a good game.
Crashes with Ads
by Escamotage on 2019/06/29 11:49
This has been my go-to Sudoku app for a long time now. The new update though hits you with more ads, especially when you pause a game. I get it. It’s a necessary evil and the developers need to make money, but the app has been very buggy ever since these changes were made. Each game crashes at least once or twice, while also having to deal with slow down in the tap response. For the longest time, I’ve never experienced this app to be buggy or have it crash until they started implementing more ad space. It’s a shame because it comes at the cost of the performance of the app.
Blows out while playing
by FasterPastor1 on 2019/06/28 23:29
The last couple of days while I’m intent on a game the screen goes black, and then it returns to the app icon. When I open it I can resume the game but some of my numbers are gone and the time picks up right then, giving me a lousy score. Worked great for the longest while but now crashes every day. Please fix it!
Music stops playing and end of game as
by dragonlord42 on 2019/06/28 11:48
I have had this game for a long time and loved it. Recent update has made me consider replacing this game: 1) I usually listen to music while playing. A recent update of this app occasionally stops my music from playing while I’m playing this app. 2) I usually like seeing how fast I solved a puzzle. As soon as I finish the puzzle. A LONG ad pops up before I get a chance to see my time. I understand the game is free, but that happens every time.
Memory leak
by Pokemon GO is terrible on 2019/06/28 10:48
For a few weeks now the game has had some kind of memory leak causing my battery to drain at an extremely fast rate and my phone to heat up. Eventually it crashes. It is currently unplayable.
Latest update has more bugs than fixes
by 00000stars on 2019/06/26 23:32
I’ve had this app for about 6 yrs. and played more hours than I’d like to admit. However, the latest update created glitches. Freezes and crashes making it almost unplayable. I’m often reluctant to update apps that are working well... This is why
Love the simplicity
by thierrytunes on 2019/06/26 04:32
Simple and efficient Sudoku game. Would love a dark mode to play at night without the eye-strain.
My Favorite Sudoku app
by Ardnek777 on 2019/06/23 13:41
I play this every single day on my iPad while listening to music. Perfect way to relax. Has there been a recent update because now when I start the Sudoku app it shuts down my music? I can not figure out why it just started doing this or how to stop it from shutting my music off. Suggestions?
Keeps crashing
by fainfinkel on 2019/06/22 17:42
The app keeps crashing and when you go back in all recent moves are lost.
Recent update
by rdterrel on 2019/06/22 16:17
After that it kill cos me out sometimes. I may lose my last move sometimes
Loved until the update
by m_nutt on 2019/06/22 04:24
This was the best Sudoku app I found until the most recent update. The buttons are smaller (making them harder to press), there is an ad between every game, and the app keeps crashing. No longer fun.
Ads are killing the game
by M3G13 on 2019/06/22 01:27
I used to enjoy this game, but the latest update forces you to watch a full-screen add any time you finish a game or go back to the menu. It’s great that you fixed the board size, now get rid of the intrusive adds.
Responsive Developer
by SkinsFaninMD on 2019/06/21 16:07
The developer responded quickly to fixing an issue with the size of the game board after seeing user outcry. Thanks!
The latest full screen ad with 30 delay... YIKES!
by Joebob6 on 2019/06/21 14:03
I can handle the banner ads OK. But the latest full screen ads with a 30 delay are extremely annoying. I am ready to dump this app.
iPhone X updates
by Dave Sandell on 2019/06/21 12:02
Edit: they increased the size of the board/boxes, so changing to 5 stars. Glad to see they’re still tending this app. In general I’m happy that they changed the layout to fit with the iPhone X, but they pushed everything pretty high on the screen, leaving the bottom ⅓ mostly empty. This makes it difficult to play with one hand, so I’d love to see the whole thing moved down. Also, the boxes seem smaller than they were before, making everything a little more cramped and easier to hit the wrong number. Still my favorite sudoku app aesthetically.
Updated
by Balloffat on 2019/06/21 07:00
Been using the app for over a year and loved it. But now it has ads. They interrupt at the end of every game and the little banner has left the screen shrunken and harder to play with big fingers. Wouldn't be so bad if it didn't cost $12.99!!! To remove the ads UPDATE: the cost of removing the adds has gone down to a reasonable price and they have also addressed the issue with the smaller game board. Great job taking users’ feedback!
font is too small
by Project diva on 2019/06/18 16:18
since the update all the text got smaller and I can’t really hit any of the numbers :(
Screen
by Mommy hamster on 2019/06/18 05:51
I’m not sure what has happened but suddenly my grid and other features are smaller. Also there are items at the bottom I can’t press x to. I’m also getting ads with screens I can’t Get out of.
Disappointed
by AD2017Valhol on 2019/06/18 05:41
I loved this app, used it everyday. I had searched for a while to find one that didn’t have the adds you have to wait through. This one was great and didn’t have them for years... all of a sudden they sold out and put the most annoying adds on this and their solitaire and mahjong game. And they think $7 is a reasonable add blocking price. Time to find a new sudoku...
it upgrade is harder to see on IPhone 7
by Kavon12345 on 2019/06/17 23:22
I play this numerous times a week and after the update, I’ll be hard pressed to play. The entire display is reduced in size. I already had an issue with ‘fat-fingering’ the buttons but now I am constantly hitting the wrong cell or number. Really disappointed. I will be looking for a new sudoku app.
30sec Ads are a bit much
by The Newsies on 2019/06/17 22:56
I have enjoyed this app for years but just deleted it because of the new ad structure. 30sec ads every puzzle completion. Seems like a bit much.
Recent version
by Wyen1000 on 2019/06/17 22:49
Game board is really small in this version
Too small
by Hhdjveishs on 2019/06/17 20:53
The numbers are now so small I keep hitting the wrong ones & it’s too hard to see (I’m in my 50’s with decent eye sight)
Epic App!
by conniezyyy on 2019/06/17 19:31
I mean, I think the title says it all. User-friendly and coming from someone who hates sitting around twiddling their thumbs, I highly advise all of you to download this app for those moments you need to kill time. It's a great way to keep those mental juices flowing. I always feel like I'm killing brain cells watching TV and online videos. This app keeps me engaged without feeling like a vegetable after a couple of hours. It's really nice being able to start off on easy and upping the ante by switching to harder levels. This app definitely has my stamp of approval!
Changed for the worst!!!!
by Drew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 2019/06/17 17:45
The board is smaller, the number buttons are smaller, and there are more adds. It’s another great example of the developers taking a good thing and making it worse. Thanks for that!
Sum Ting Wong
by AsherSFS on 2019/06/17 01:15
With one game I’ve played out of many in the “hard” category. It’s like a number must have been generated in the wrong place blocking a solution. I tried from several angles and with several methods. I took a photo of it but where do I send it to find out if you (or your algorithm) goofed. I was very careful and reset three time and found a different blocker from each angle. Where do I send it for confirmation one way or the other?
Let us figure out process of elimination
by mommybar9 on 2019/06/16 19:23
Let us figure out process of elimination instead of computer taking off the numbers automatically
Latest update made board too small
by hae3003 on 2019/06/16 14:08
Why would you Jess with an otherwise wonderful game? Please change the board and numbers back to the previous size.
Been playing for a while, but...
by Real Brodie on 2019/06/16 06:17
So I've been playing this particular app for years. I enjoy it. However, I just launched it today and a new update and everything in the app seems smaller on my iPhone XR than it did before. And there's no way to change the size. I'm not happy.
Display is smaller after update
by asjkljosh18812995 on 2019/06/16 03:46
The latest update made the display so small the game is almost unplayable. Can you change the display back?
WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
by RedNanl on 2019/06/15 22:39
I have had this app and used it religiously for probably over a decade. I could obsessively play games for hours without interruption. I really loved this app. After a 6/13 update, I can no longer go from game to game seamlessly. Now, I have to sit and watch a 30 second ad and then I have to close the ad once the ‘x’ appears at the end of it. I am done with this app. As soon as I find a new app, this one will be deleted. As far as I am concerned, this has completely ruined my experience of playing sudoku in your app. Very disappointing.
Quick and to the pointless
by Chiefballz on 2019/06/15 19:36
Best Sudoku app around
Destroyed a great version
by Tryuller on 2019/06/15 12:24
New screen is almost unplayable. Was a great game I played several times a day. Had hundreds of hours of play. Cannot read the new screen, wickedly small numbers. Game play seems to have changed as well. Couldn’t play it long enough to tell. Way to ruin my favorite game. Guess I’ll be looking for a different version to play.
June 2019 updat
by Alv613 on 2019/06/15 01:22
Love this app! However... the update from June 2019 shrunk the game board! I’m super bummed now. I find it difficult to play on a smaller screen. If the bug isn’t fixed, I’m going to have to find another game. 😔
Loved this app until today
by bondakir on 2019/06/15 00:39
What a great simple sudoku app! Until today, when I opened the app and noticed the game board shrunk to about half the size and saw ads and popups. The ads out of nowhere are annoying, but i understand wanting to make $$. I’m mainly disappointed that the sudoku board is tiny now. Why do that? Finding another app.
New update
by lots of fun for everyone on 2019/06/14 23:59
The preview they show in the App Store is now a lie. After their last update the screen is so small if gives you a headache just looking at it. I’ll be getting a new app now.
Don’t update
by Niciolee on 2019/06/14 22:30
Don’t do the latest update June 2019 you will have to watch an ad between every puzzle even if you just rest the puzzle!!! $13 to go ad free
iPhone X Update wasn’t great
by northhou on 2019/06/14 20:43
The update for this game on 6/14/19 made the grid noticeably smaller on my iPhone X. Game was 5 stars now much harder to see.
Too small
by Rai♥️Jai on 2019/06/14 13:46
In the new update the sudoku board is too small to comfortably play.
Just got awful.
by martyallen77 on 2019/06/14 12:08
I used to like this, but the update that was released within the last day has just made it awful.
Ads make it unplayable
by Hicat on 2019/06/14 06:34
I understand that ads are a necessary evil for app makers to make money. But the most recent update added advertisements on all pages which reduces the size of the game board. Disabling the ads would be $13. The cheaper option is deleting this app and using another free one or purchasing another ad-free paid app for $3. I used to love this app and was my favorite for playing due to its simplicity. Now I cannot stand to use it and the cost to return to simplicity is not worth it.
Well designed and implemented.
by jxdic on 2019/06/12 21:12
Many online games have many bugs and user interface. It’s not the case with this app - at least none that I have experienced.
Addictive
by giles#2 on 2019/06/08 22:49
Really like this game, the lay out, clarity and features are all great. If I could ask for anything then it would be that the moment I put in the very last number the sheet does not immediately vanish. It would be nice to look over the completed sheet.
What happened??
by funnieguy89 on 2017/11/21 08:30
I loved this app!! It was fantastic! I’ve downloaded over a dozen other Sudoku apps in the past to find the one with just the right interface that wasn’t too intrusive, but still provided a few of the neat features like notes that auto-updated and highlighting of certain numbers. Then they go and update it with ads all over the place for their other games. Even for the paid version. This completely distracts from the game play and now I’m probably going to have to spend the next hour or two trying to find a new sudoku app... 😔
DO NOT APPLY SEPTEMBER 9 UPDATE
by Lara Rebooted on 2018/09/12 10:55
If you haven't updated your app yet and are still using a version from before September 9, 2018, DO NOT UPDATE. The game no longer works with that update. It will not even register that you are touching the screen. In spite of numerous reports and complaints, the developer has yet to do anything useful about it. Previous review: Simpler is better! After using a few programs with silly bells and whistles, this is definitely my favorite. It best replicates the comfortable feeling of doing the puzzle for yourself, rather than to necessarily beat the clock or hit a certain score. You have a clock if you want to beat it, but its presence is unobtrusive and pressure-free. You won't get hit by onerous penalties if you touch the wrong number or button (unlike a competing version that I have since uninstalled) and it's pretty hard to hit a wrong button anyway, because everything is arranged so well on the screen. If you DO feel competitive, you can check your position on the leaderboard and keep an eye on the clock, but none of the competitive aspects will ever get in the way of those times when you just want to relax with a favorite number puzzle. Get this Sudoku app and you'll forget all about the others.
Impossible to do...
by GrumpyPegasus on 2017/12/29 19:27
So, I had thought that I couldn’t finish the puzzles on the ‘hard’ level because I had it on that level of difficulty... but I always encountered the same problem... Every single time I tried a puzzle on ‘Hard’ difficulty, I would get the puzzle close to being done and then would not be able to make a single next move.. and this happened A LOT. I would come back to it the next day and double checked multiple times and still could not go anywhere with what there was unless I just guessed a number.... so I would have to end the game and start a new one. i have been playing sudoku for a very long time and have never had this problem before. And then today, I played on ‘Medium’ and the numbers that are already set have the 9s placed to where it’s impossible to put a 9 in a box section that needs a 9. I have a picture to prove it. It just makes no sense and the numbers given to start out with are poorly set up to where it’s impossible to solve. So now I’m thinking I wasn’t crazy when I couldn’t finish the puzzles on ‘Hard’ difficulty when that is usually the level I play on. Will be deleting...
This game has obviously been changed...
by ZachryTHiggins on 2018/03/12 04:06
It’s been changed for the worse. I already commented about the new format giving too many clues by graying out numbers etc. There are no options to turn these off. I got a new phone and I had to update to latest version. I immediately noticed that I’ve either suddenly gotten really good at this game or the makers have dumbed it down. I play expert all of the time and I used to average about 20-25 minutes per game. (I have no clue whether that is good or bad. I play it for the challenge.) But with the update my games are done in under 15 minutes every time. I’m not that good! It is noticeably easier and not as fun. I know there is no other Soduko app out there as good as this one was. I searched. But making it easy does not win me over. You’ve lost me. I’ll check back next month to see if my paid for app has been updated back to its old self. ...Cliff
Unfortunate update
by San Jose438 on 2018/05/22 23:24
I like this app but wish I hadn't updated. Now the statistics (prev. scores) are hard to read and in a ridiculous scroll box. When you complete a game that makes a high score, you are no longer notified. It's galling that the developer calls these regressions 'improvements'. When does the next version come out? What I wish they would have fixed: my app consumes 400MB and climbing, most for app data. What could it be storing?? The board and scores consume a minuscule amount of space. Of course I could delete and reinstall, but I would lose my game records. Other vast improvements would be not disappearing the board the second it's complete; and improving the ad experience (esp. the obnoxious audio ones (usually I'm listening to my own music while playing)).
Used to be a great app
by idontwantanicknamethankyou on 2017/11/09 12:24
Update: I may be thinking of a different app made by ticbits but that doesn’t change anything. The latest update still seriously broke things. The app used to be made by ticbits (or similar name) and was great then. It must have been sold to someone that doesn’t know what they are doing because the thing has become the most annoying sudoku I have ever played. It crashes and proceeds to forget several of your previous moves. Tonight it crashed as I was putting in the last number in the last square and it forgot the entire game when I got back in. It has been long enough since the update that the developer should have done SOMETHING by now. Back out the current version and put the old one back in the store. Anything would be better than this. I know they are aware of the problem because they have responded to other reviews. Zero stars if I could!!!
Problems
by Patricia Painter on 2019/07/02 02:45
All of a sudden this game has been rendered useless because it continually freezes up while playing. Time to download a different sudoku app. 🙁 And since the last update, when all of the annoying ads came along, the game constantly crashes - you cannot play two games in a row without it crashing. The “resume game” option after a crash does not give you the board with the progress you had made before the crash - in fact, sometimes it gives you an entirely different puzzle. This used to be a very enjoyable app. Not any more. This gets worse by the day. Now, you can’t complete one game because the app either freezes or crashes. Why are you not fixing this problem???
Almost perfect....
by Royalfalls on 2018/07/28 22:27
Love that you can turn off any hints or highlighting that might offer assistance; EXCEPT when you've placed all nine of a number, that number grays out. Boo! No hints, no help. I want the ability to put too many fours out there if I'm not paying attention. Please fix that. I'm OCD, and those kinds of things bother me. That's my only complaint. Everything else is great. I especially love the stats. It keeps track of how many games you've played, and how many you've completed, and your top 10 best times for each skill level. This is the main reason I searched for a new app, because my old one didn't keep statistics the way I liked. But the graying out of a used up number may be a deal breaker for me.
iPhone X updates
by Dave Sandell on 2019/06/21 12:02
Edit: they increased the size of the board/boxes, so changing to 5 stars. Glad to see they’re still tending this app. In general I’m happy that they changed the layout to fit with the iPhone X, but they pushed everything pretty high on the screen, leaving the bottom ⅓ mostly empty. This makes it difficult to play with one hand, so I’d love to see the whole thing moved down. Also, the boxes seem smaller than they were before, making everything a little more cramped and easier to hit the wrong number. Still my favorite sudoku app aesthetically.
Sudoku for all levels
by SoCalBeachGirl99 on 2018/09/17 23:39
I’ve enjoyed this Sudoku for years. Depending on how much time or energy I have, I can play a level that suits me while still presenting a challenge. I used a different Sudoku app while learning to play because it had hints and guided help. I like this app because I can see how my skill compares to others playing the same game. It keeps my top scores and I can play to improve my own times if I want to. I find this app presents games that are challenging- I love it!! If anything, I wish there was an easier way to quickly use the place-holders and provide hints.
Epic App!
by conniezyyy on 2019/06/17 19:31
I mean, I think the title says it all. User-friendly and coming from someone who hates sitting around twiddling their thumbs, I highly advise all of you to download this app for those moments you need to kill time. It's a great way to keep those mental juices flowing. I always feel like I'm killing brain cells watching TV and online videos. This app keeps me engaged without feeling like a vegetable after a couple of hours. It's really nice being able to start off on easy and upping the ante by switching to harder levels. This app definitely has my stamp of approval!
Imagine my shock...
by RN0201 on 2018/03/29 19:32
UPDATE: I would like to thank the developer for correcting the porn pop ups I was getting. I love the app! I haven’t had any problems with the updates and enjoy playing. I have enjoyed playing this app for several years. Then suddenly while playing a game yesterday a porn pop-up suddenly appeared. I was able to close it immediately but it was shocking. I have never had that happen with ANY app. I’m thankful that I was not in public or that someone else was using the app. Is this something that is going to happen occasionally?
I Like this Game
by Jquinan on 2018/01/26 05:22
I like this game. I’ve been playing it off and on for three years. I had a problem after the last update, some very noticeable latency started appearing after about 10 minutes. I updated IOS to 11.2.5 which required a restart, and since then, everything is now working fine. I must have had some odd conflict that the restart seems to have solved. I was contacted by the developer who offered assistance. I appreciate that. Thanks. I have now just completed revising my review to 5 Stars.
best sudoku app
by kgoods18 on 2019/07/04 06:33
This is the absolute best sudoku app I’ve found, and I’ve tried out a LOT of different apps. It’s simple and sleek, and I love the highlighting and notes features. The developers have been really quick to fix issues that people report, which is great. The reason I only gave 4 stars is because the ads are annoying and it’s ridiculous how expensive it is to pay to have them removed. Also, it would be cool to have a daily puzzle, a more customizable board (mainly color-wise), and more statistics to see how you compared time-wise to other players for specific boards.
Crashes with Ads
by Escamotage on 2019/06/29 11:49
This has been my go-to Sudoku app for a long time now. The new update though hits you with more ads, especially when you pause a game. I get it. It’s a necessary evil and the developers need to make money, but the app has been very buggy ever since these changes were made. Each game crashes at least once or twice, while also having to deal with slow down in the tap response. For the longest time, I’ve never experienced this app to be buggy or have it crash until they started implementing more ad space. It’s a shame because it comes at the cost of the performance of the app.
Mostly don't like newest version
by RVmcas on 2017/11/17 02:02
It was just updated on me a couple days ago, and maybe I just need to give it a chance. I don't like that the reset button on my iPad version is so close to undo. And the eraser could be a bit further from the toggle, which could be larger. And I still would like a feature similar to caps lock on a keyboard - double tap a digit so you can put it in several squares without having to go back and forth. I DO like that digits that are finished get faded.
Best sudoku - needs reset/clear
by iSandman on 2017/08/24 12:23
I love this app and have playing it for many years. It occurs to me that the one (and maybe only) thing it needs is a button to completely clear the board and start over (without resetting time or resigning the game). Too often I screw up one little thing due to large fingers and several moves later I have to either hit undo a few hundred times or go box by box to clear in order to start over. Please consider this option.
I miss TicBits
by RetMaster on 2017/11/19 04:55
Nothing specific, but it seemed to work better before the last major update. DEVELOPER QUERY: However, maybe a new set of eyes will find a way to give an alternative entry method, i.e. pick a number, then drop that number into every square you touch until you pick a new number, change entry method or enter “notes” mode. I’ve seen other companies versions of this game that have this. It makes data entry much faster when you don’t need to touch a number for EVERY entry.
Love the app and I've been using it for years
by oyasumi-punpun on 2017/11/19 07:22
I really appreciate all the recent effort put into the app. However, I would be grateful if the fading numbers could be turned off in the settings. While I do understand how people utilize this feature of the app by keeping track of which numbers are completed in the puzzle, I find that it takes away from the challenge. It would be a shame to take in away entirely since it seems that many enjoy this feature, but a method to toggle it on or off would be very nice. Thanks❤️
Too many changes!
by Snofemme on 2017/11/19 17:04
I loved this app before when the boxes were bigger and the design was simpler. Now, it wont rotate on the screen, the boxes are small, and the columns and rows don't highlight when you touch a number. Please revert to some of the old design features! Just needs a tweak... It would be helpful to have a show/hide button for the pencil markings. One that all on screen pencil markings could be turned off at will, then turned back on again.
Great, when it doesn’t freeze
by Andy4910 on 2019/04/30 12:51
I love the layout of the controls, the variety of puzzles, and the unobtrusive notes feature, but the app freezes quite often. The only remedy for this is to double click the “home” button and close the app altogether. I think that this has something to do with the advertisement bar because that area is always blank when this happens.
Changed for the worst
by kbhhhhhhhhhhh on 2019/06/30 02:44
This app used to be awesome. Recent changes however have convinced me its time to switch to a new app. They’ve fixed several since my last review, but some still remain. For example, the ads must play sounds (I don’t hear them since my ringer is off) that turn off whatever music I have playing. They also still have the “feature” where they disable the numeric button for any number it thinks you’ve completed...but this means you can’t remove any notes you still have in other cells for that figure. Just lots of little things still make this annoying.
IPhone X+ App Periodically Crashes
by slcdallas on 2019/07/01 02:18
Since the new update the app periodically crashes. You’ll be playing a game and the app will just blink off, leaving you in the home screen. When you go back into a game you are back to last time you entered the game. Game data since you last entered the game is lost. All other data and statistics are still there. Rest phone to assure it wasn’t phone system, also down loaded the game app again, same periodic problem. Hope this helps the developers. 😎
Good game
by casualplauer1 on 2019/07/05 13:17
So far I found this app has the best interface among others. They added some advertisements to the game, which didn’t bother me much. The big problem I have with the last couple of updates is that it drains my battery, like dropping 60% within 10 minutes of playing. When that happened, it burns my phone. Literally ‘burn’ my phone. I guess because the phone became so hot that the game would get turned off in the middle. I’m looking forward for the fix.
Enjoyable experience with my favorite game
by Kgeogmt on 2018/12/11 04:58
Plenty of challenging and relaxing hours with this app. There appears to be a background algorithm that adjusts to my skill and success level. I solve a few more quickly than others and the next ones up seem more challenging. I fail on a series and the solutions feel to lay back a bit. However it works, I’m very satisfied. It’s my go-to to unwind. Very well done.
Previously satisfied, now major problems with this app
by aflores42 on 2019/04/28 14:06
Though I was initially happy with this app, there are now a number of pretty egregious problems with it. Its responsiveness is horrible—there’s a delay in response time after touching the screen, and sometimes it downs register your touch at all. There is also a weird metallic chirping sound that plays periodically, which, aside from being loud and really unpleasant, pauses whatever you’re listening to on your phone. Not sure what could be causing that, but it’s making the app almost unusable, which is a pity. This used to be my favorite sudoku app.
This used to be great!
by ChiefO'K on 2017/11/16 22:42
I've had this app for over four years now and it has been my most used app. Seriously, I have completed over 5,000 puzzles. I'm now going to mention how much time I have spent on it. I have loved this app for all of that time. Until yesterday. The most recent update makes the graphics look seriously dated and the boxes seem smaller. These hurt the app's usability. The new "feature" of having the numbers disappear from the bank as they are used up is pretty weak as well. Nobody needs a crutch to play sudoku. Really. But, worst of all, the statistics page cuts off the time of day. I keep track of my top times. Well, I used to keep track. Now I can't tell the time of day unless I immediately make a note. I can't even begin to say how disappointed I am. But just to give you an idea, this is the first time I have ever reviewed an app - the first time I have thought about reviewing one, really. Please go back to the previous version. ~ a Puzzled Puzzler
App Support is Responsive!
by StarsCarol on 2018/09/14 18:01
This new version was not working on my Ipad and I contacted the developer who addressed the issue within two days and fixed the problem. This is my favorite Sudoku and, when I had trouble with it, I tried to work on a different app. NOT A GOOD all the way around! This version sets a good challenge in the hard and expert categories and works great. My new rating is 5 stars. Thank you.
A long overdue thank you
by courtney c flo on 2017/12/28 14:19
After playing this app for a few years now, across iPhone generations 5-8, this app has consistently remained golden. It’s a no-frills app, so if a beautiful design (somehow) impacts your sudoku game, it may not be for you. If you are like me, however, and like to easily switch between levels of difficulty and the option to save games for later, than look no further!
Changed screen???
by NoGeekMe on 2019/06/30 22:36
All of a sudden the game board and the number selection lined up across the bottom are both much smaller. I’m a regular size person but I almost need a stylus to play accurately now on the small board. Also, when I try to go back to the main menu I get a full-screen add for some other game instead. I have to force-close the app to get rid of it. And it halts music I’m often playing. Not happy with changes!!! Please go back to old game board size and remove annoying “extra” ad.
Helped Me Through A Rough Patch
by Wodehouse fan on 2017/10/23 02:45
Was in an hospital for a very long time. Pastor's wife brought me a Sudoku book. It took me 30 minutes to 2 days to do an easy one. I was on a lot of heavy-duty drugs. Docs said 5 year convalescence. I've been doing these the whole 5 years. It helped work through the drugs, etc.. I enjoy doing these now. I can sometimes make through Hard in under 15 minutes.
Pretty good
by Rick6954 on 2019/03/28 19:18
Lightweight but occasionally has an ad that causes a beeping sound and stops music from playing. Also I’ve had this app for several years and not once have I been able to solve Expert without reaching a point where guessing is mandatory. The whole point of sudoku is that you should never have to guess but unless there’s some kind of advanced technique I’m missing, expert always requires guessing at some point.
My self esteem went down a few notches!
by Miss Munchkin the 1st on 2018/02/18 12:58
I agree with Grumpy Pegasus, I used to play only with the hard level, and expert every now and then , but I don’t think I’ve ever been able to finish one of those on that app. I thought my brain was turning into mush until I read G P’s review... I don’t understand why I can do a medium in no time and face a wall with the hard level.... frustrating...
I like this app
by JOJO1706<3❣️❣️ on 2018/01/16 06:54
When i say like, it doesn't mean that something's wrong, it means that sudoku isn't the thing that i would do if i was in a happy mood. Anyways, this sudoku app is very realistic and i like how it has the feature where you can put the number that you think would fit in that space in the corner.
Ads are horrible
by Harvester234567 on 2018/01/12 04:58
I love this app from a puzzle perspective but the ads have officially ruined it for me. Occasionally I get a scam pop up when I accidentally click into the ad (didn’t know that was possible on a phone) saying I’ve been selected to win something or other and I have to close the app completely to get rid of the pop up. Today when I accidentally clicked on the ad, porn showed up. I never look at porn so I know it’s not pulling from my search history or anything. To say this app is for ages 4+ freaks me out. Deleted the app and will not be giving it any more chances.
Malicious Ads Are Even Worse Now
by RIGymMom on 2017/10/05 00:07
I’ve had this app since my iPhone4, even though the data never transfers between phone purchases and even though there’s been issues with malicious ads for about a year that have yet to be addressed. Lately, the ads have gotten so much worse - chirping, crashing the app, etc. But, today was the last straw. Instead of popping up a virus warning or a you’ve won message, a pornographic picture was frozen on my screen until I could get the app to close. I have children. This is horrifically unacceptable. Deleting this app as we speak!
Not Impressed
by mailani kuini on 2017/11/18 15:33
TicBits had a great game - sleek, visually elegant; only thing keeping it from being perfect was the lack of a reset button. Well, you did that finally, but at great sacrifice. The game now looks clunkier, cheesier, cheaper. That white screen at the start is most annoying, especially in a darker room. The game screen looks dumbed down and the fading numbers as they’re used confirms that. And red for the reset button? Really? (not to mention those green buttons for different games) I’ll be looking for another game that’s more pleasing to the eye.
Decent graphics/gameplay, but…
by Syki94 on 2018/03/03 08:00
The achievements and scoreboards don't work. Every time I open them, it tells me that they're not available. And when I start the app, I get a cascade of notifications telling me I got a new achievement. It's really annoying. 🙁 ETA: I just opened the achievements to get screencaps, and they work for the first time in months! I have no idea how or why, but I'm not complaining. 😂
My Favorite Sudoku app
by Ardnek777 on 2019/06/23 13:41
I play this every single day on my iPad while listening to music. Perfect way to relax. Has there been a recent update because now when I start the Sudoku app it shuts down my music? I can not figure out why it just started doing this or how to stop it from shutting my music off. Suggestions?
Edit: works fine now: Last update, game crashes, unplayable
by Batavian1 on 2019/07/13 13:03
Developer responded quickly. Works great now. Thanks. Almost seems like a memory leak. The game starts fine, plays fine for a few minutes, then completely shuts down, crashing to home screen. I am using an iPad 2018.
App has started crashing
by Bum_Ride on 2019/07/01 01:07
I thoroughly enjoy playing this Sudoku but lately the app has started crashing frequently, up to every 5 minutes sometimes. It doesn’t save your last few moves either. Not sure if this is because of a recent update or not but hope it gets fixed soon. Thank you.
WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
by RedNanl on 2019/06/15 22:39
I have had this app and used it religiously for probably over a decade. I could obsessively play games for hours without interruption. I really loved this app. After a 6/13 update, I can no longer go from game to game seamlessly. Now, I have to sit and watch a 30 second ad and then I have to close the ad once the ‘x’ appears at the end of it. I am done with this app. As soon as I find a new app, this one will be deleted. As far as I am concerned, this has completely ruined my experience of playing sudoku in your app. Very disappointing.
Latest update looks awful
by sarah52518 on 2017/11/16 04:09
I love this game, though it could have used a reset button for when you realize you can't solve it. The latest update ruined the game, it looks terrible- the button appearance and size was changed for no reason. Also, why round off the squares? Sudoku is a square game, rounding the corners does not make it look sleek or modern- just ugly.
Use to love this app....You fixed the app and now I love it again!
by ear51 on 2018/09/17 00:33
Thank you for responding to my review and I’m very happy that you fixed the problem and as I stated earlier your Sudoku game is the only one I like....THANKS! Please fix the app....It’s stuck. I have tried other Suduko apps and this is the only one I liked. Fix it! Please.
Music stops playing and end of game as
by dragonlord42 on 2019/06/28 11:48
I have had this game for a long time and loved it. Recent update has made me consider replacing this game: 1) I usually listen to music while playing. A recent update of this app occasionally stops my music from playing while I’m playing this app. 2) I usually like seeing how fast I solved a puzzle. As soon as I finish the puzzle. A LONG ad pops up before I get a chance to see my time. I understand the game is free, but that happens every time.
Hard to work
by big nike2222 on 2019/04/04 22:01
It can take forever to learn how to use this app like it took me over 1/2 a year to learn that if you tap on a number it shows all of them but other than that it’s great. It has no adds after you finish and start and you can save your progress and choose what difficulty you want to play the puzzle with. If you download this app make sure you learn how to use the app.
Problems
by NadineAzmi on 2018/09/14 09:25
I have been using this app for years now and it has been by far the best Sudoku app ever until all of a sudden it started behaving very funny. It doesn’t respond to my fingers. I even risked losing all my data by deleting it and re-installing it. But the problem still persists. Any explanations.????
Sneaky audio ads
by owjdnrbrifikskwenebrnfmx on 2019/05/29 22:42
I’ve logged over 100+ hours on this app and recently I’ve noticed that the app would randomly play audio ads unprompted. The audio doesn’t even go away when I go back to my home screen—I have to kill the app to make that happen. It even plays audio when my phone is on silent. Also, it’s never just one audio ad playing; I can hear multiple ads playing at the same time so it just sounds like a jumble of noise.
Pretty good
by beukl001 on 2018/09/10 13:53
I love the game and have had it for some years. Yesterday I was plying a game and had to put it down. When I came back, I could no longer play. Moving the cursor only works 20% of the time, and nothing else works— none of the numbers, reset, the back arrow... nothing. I can change settings and look at the stats, but the game no longer allows play. I deleted and reinstalled and the settings get reset but the game still will not allow play. This is on a small iPad pro, about a year old.
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Train your brain anytime and anywhere with Sudoku :), the classic logic number puzzle game FREE on iOS! Sudoku :) is the classic Japanese logic puzzle game with numbers - suitable for all ages and levels. Play easier levels to exercise your brain or challenge yourself with expert/advanced difficulty to give your mind a real workout. Sudoku on mobile is just as good as with a pencil and paper so take your favorite Japanese game wherever you go. As always, your Sudoku free download will give you access to countless features. Game features: - Endless Sudoku games in 4 different difficulty settings (Easy, Medium, Hard & Expert). - Highlight duplicates to avoid repeating numbers in a row, column and block. - Unlimited Undo/Redo buttons. - Autosave feature so you can stop and resume the game anytime. - Game Center support for leaderboards and achievements. - Note-taking feature to track possible numbers in grid. - Track quickest completion times from top Sudoku players in leaderboards. - Useful statistics track progress with logic puzzles completed and top completion times. Our boards are always user-friendly and this free Sudoku puzzle game is rated as one of the top brain games for users of all ages. Whether you are new to this classic puzzle game or you’ve been playing for years, give yourself a challenging yet fun casual mobile game experience with this Sudoku app. Download the free Sudoku game on your iPhone and iPad today to learn fast Sudoku strategy and quickly improve your skills! We hope you enjoy our Sudoku app. For questions or feedback, please email us at contact@maplemedia.io. Brought to you by Maple Media and The Solitaire, Mahjong and Sudoku Company. Visit us at http://www.maplemedia.io.
Purchase DID NOT WORK
by Aokco on 2019/08/14 01:52
Love this game. The problem is, the ads pop up with loud, jarring noises. Unfortunately I play this game to relax. I paid for the no-ad version, but they still pop up.
Puzzle
by kdawwgydawg6969 on 2019/08/11 15:09
Best Puzzle ever
Not thrilled w addition of ads
by 6433me on 2019/08/11 11:42
I love playing this game and really enjoyed not having so many ads....until it updated.
Consistent
by Irritated ad nauseum on 2019/08/04 16:03
Fave game for years. Started playing on paperback books. This is so much better
I’m game!
by trixi-pixi on 2019/08/03 05:49
The best sudoku game in an app so far
Sudoku
by cbuckets14515 on 2019/08/03 03:17
I am extremely disappointed with this app. I have spent hours trying to solve these last few puzzles on the hard setting. I finally gave up, & downloaded a Sudoku solver. The puzzles that I had been working on were “unsolvable.” What a waste of time. I do not recommend this app.
Remove ads for $8.99 ???
by Aytech on 2019/08/02 08:13
After see this $8.99 decide to delete and find another sudoku. Omg what a price
Neat
by Walrus Jones on 2019/07/31 19:34
Neat
Disappointing
by man-nae on 2019/07/30 17:55
Well made game, but after my first game I was. Not able to remove the ad that followed !
I do not like all of your tricks to show me other games
by App is really slow on 2019/07/27 06:07
I do not like all of your tricks to show me other games. If I wanted to play the other games you show me I would have already searched for them, but I didn’t search for them and it makes me want to quit playing your game.
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by Bleitzke on 2019/07/25 17:23
Great game!
Hate the Ads
by Bsego on 2019/07/25 03:25
Started inserting ads after completion of puzzle this summer. That’s a pain. Takes about 30 seconds and several taps to get to the screen where I can see my final time. Will be deleting this game and downloading another that doesn’t have those.
Never a day goes by without playing
by XXTCS on 2019/07/20 14:24
I start every day with a brain wake up Sudoku game. There was one version hiccup where the number tiles got really tiny, but that was fixed within days.
Pencil Marks Are No Longer Removed
by Zaphod57 on 2019/07/19 20:23
In the latest update, the pencil marks are no longer removed when that number is placed in the row/box containing that pencil mark. Needs a big fix.
What the hell?
by Wa4vif on 2019/07/18 02:38
I’ve played this game for hundreds of hours. I even paid to get rid of the noisy ads. Well, the annoying beeps keep coming through even though my phone is set to silent. And now, a porn ad pops up full screen while I’m playing. I deleted the app. Don’t let your kids near this.
Dies randomly
by Neslake on 2019/07/18 00:16
You fixed the screen size issue. It’s a pity it now keeps dying just like it used to once. That’s on my iPhone, not my iPad.
Random Chiming in game
by lsr1990 on 2019/07/17 02:35
I love playing Sudoku, however I’m not a fan of the heart attack I receive when my phone randomly chirps during the game. Even if my phone is on silent, it will somehow override, and scare the pants off me! This started somewhat recently, maybe the last couple months. Please fix.
Pop up adds prevent you from using it
by Got RiptOff on 2019/07/16 20:50
It used to be good but the adds have gotten to the point they prevent normal use. Adds pop up. There is a timer to skip kind of like YouTube but x’ing out of the add only leads you to another add page with no way to exit and return to the game. The only option is the close and re open the app. Some banner adds that run have flashing colors and motion that are distracting when trying to concentrate. They interfere with playing the game.
Fun
by jeanjerry on 2019/07/14 16:25
Keeps your mind working
Edit: works fine now: Last update, game crashes, unplayable
by Batavian1 on 2019/07/13 13:03
Developer responded quickly. Works great now. Thanks. Almost seems like a memory leak. The game starts fine, plays fine for a few minutes, then completely shuts down, crashing to home screen. I am using an iPad 2018.
Ads appear after purchasing ad free option!
by lovebird373 on 2019/07/13 07:01
I enjoy the format but I am upset at the fraud that has taken place. I purchased the ad free option and I now receive pop up ads! Should be fixed ASAP or money returned!
Like be it.
by FS Flying Tiger on 2019/07/10 22:38
One of the best apps I have.
Best when not connected
by Nmhby on 2019/07/10 17:35
I enjoy the game. If I don’t have wifi or a cellular network it is probably my favorite. But they ask me to write reviews too much :(
How to raise downloads by 10 times?
by Shiretta Peal on 2019/07/08 03:15
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Great Time Filler
by Taniwha on 2019/07/07 03:35
I don’t care about my stats so much as I need something to do while waiting (maybe in the airport). It’s an intelligent game, and this app works well! I play expert mode, and it’s tough, as it should be! Well worth the cost (what?? It’s free!).
Fine until recent update
by Sudokunutt on 2019/07/06 17:57
Best sudoku puzzles I’ve found. App had been crashing but developers responded to my comments and fixed it for us. Thanks!
Sabuko
by Beachs44 on 2019/07/05 18:29
Love it! Love the challenge good for the mind!!
Good game
by casualplauer1 on 2019/07/05 13:17
So far I found this app has the best interface among others. They added some advertisements to the game, which didn’t bother me much. The big problem I have with the last couple of updates is that it drains my battery, like dropping 60% within 10 minutes of playing. When that happened, it burns my phone. Literally ‘burn’ my phone. I guess because the phone became so hot that the game would get turned off in the middle. I’m looking forward for the fix.
Tisk tisk tisk
by bLue1H on 2019/07/05 06:02
Y’all added ads, which means instant uninstall. Great game until you messed it up.
Sudoku
by Ad@m Eve on 2019/07/05 02:21
The ads keep showing up to break the concentration of the game and require you to wait up to 30 seconds before you can continue to play. It used to be much better. I may just delete this game and chose another if I have to pay. The 30 seconds did me in.
Several issues after the update solved
by Samyusun on 2019/07/04 23:43
After recent update, app crashes randomly. Disable ad purchase was voided. Contacted Apple and was told to contact developer. Contacted developer and got reply very quickly and helped me out solved both issues. Great customer service!
best sudoku app
by kgoods18 on 2019/07/04 06:33
This is the absolute best sudoku app I’ve found, and I’ve tried out a LOT of different apps. It’s simple and sleek, and I love the highlighting and notes features. The developers have been really quick to fix issues that people report, which is great. The reason I only gave 4 stars is because the ads are annoying and it’s ridiculous how expensive it is to pay to have them removed. Also, it would be cool to have a daily puzzle, a more customizable board (mainly color-wise), and more statistics to see how you compared time-wise to other players for specific boards.
Play every night
by mrbar12 on 2019/07/04 02:31
Good app, easy to navigate.
New update is awful
by This game has cancer on 2019/07/03 03:17
Glad they fixed the board. Can’t play music anymore. Whenever my music stops and I check what’s playing from my lock screen it just say “Sudoku :)”, so idk why that’s happening. Ads are still annoying but aren’t playing as often.
Good App: Hateful ads
by IXOYCtheFISH on 2019/07/03 02:12
The Suduko app is actually a very good app. I’ve only had a few problems with it. However, Lately, they have accepted ads from Hate groups. This is alarming.
Problems since last update
by msbacigirl on 2019/07/02 08:35
I like the simplicity of this game but since the last update, the app crashes all the time and doesn’t save the last few moves that were done. It’s never crashed before.
This app crashes ALL THE TIME
by EricaW23 on 2019/07/02 06:12
I have a new phone and updated the app. It never fails, whether I play on my phone or iPad, the app always crashes about 6 minutes in and I have to resume my game. And then when it resumes it doesn’t have all the boxes filled that I previously entered. 😢
Problems
by Patricia Painter on 2019/07/02 02:45
All of a sudden this game has been rendered useless because it continually freezes up while playing. Time to download a different sudoku app. 🙁 And since the last update, when all of the annoying ads came along, the game constantly crashes - you cannot play two games in a row without it crashing. The “resume game” option after a crash does not give you the board with the progress you had made before the crash - in fact, sometimes it gives you an entirely different puzzle. This used to be a very enjoyable app. Not any more. This gets worse by the day. Now, you can’t complete one game because the app either freezes or crashes. Why are you not fixing this problem???
One of my go to games
by Flucken Chicken on 2019/07/01 19:08
I especially like that you don’t need an internet connection to play when I’m stuck somewhere in a dead spot.
Ease of use
by parkwood mike on 2019/07/01 18:17
Excellent!
App exits
by RStuppi on 2019/07/01 17:26
For no apparent reason, the app exits and does not save the most recent edit.
IPhone X+ App Periodically Crashes
by slcdallas on 2019/07/01 02:18
Since the new update the app periodically crashes. You’ll be playing a game and the app will just blink off, leaving you in the home screen. When you go back into a game you are back to last time you entered the game. Game data since you last entered the game is lost. All other data and statistics are still there. Rest phone to assure it wasn’t phone system, also down loaded the game app again, same periodic problem. Hope this helps the developers. 😎
App has started crashing
by Bum_Ride on 2019/07/01 01:07
I thoroughly enjoy playing this Sudoku but lately the app has started crashing frequently, up to every 5 minutes sometimes. It doesn’t save your last few moves either. Not sure if this is because of a recent update or not but hope it gets fixed soon. Thank you.
Changed screen???
by NoGeekMe on 2019/06/30 22:36
All of a sudden the game board and the number selection lined up across the bottom are both much smaller. I’m a regular size person but I almost need a stylus to play accurately now on the small board. Also, when I try to go back to the main menu I get a full-screen add for some other game instead. I have to force-close the app to get rid of it. And it halts music I’m often playing. Not happy with changes!!! Please go back to old game board size and remove annoying “extra” ad.
Grandma
by grandmalon on 2019/06/30 20:02
I love the game and think it is very well done. However - I hate the fact that a video now pops up as soon as you finish - even before you get to check your time. Whoever came up with that idea should be fired.
Tracy D
by Tracy is mine on 2019/06/30 19:23
Getting tired of having to wait for a 30 sec commercial. The smaller screen on the new update makes it more difficult also
I like it
by Moosiesmom on 2019/06/30 17:01
I use this app a lot but have been having problems recently keeps kicking me out of the game
Musics interference
by albaraay on 2019/06/30 16:25
After the most recent update, sometimes when you’re playing it stops whatever music you’re listening to (it doesn’t play anything) and no ads show up - aside from the one in the bottom. Please fix this. Thanks
Disappears
by tbodrj54 on 2019/06/30 11:27
In the middle of games, the app just disappears. Doesn’t leave phone, but closes at random.
What a shame
by AppRater.com GM on 2019/06/30 06:54
I’ve been using this app for years and have loved it, no complaints. But as of recent, this app makes my phone really hot and will crash frequently. There are increased ads as well now. I’m finding a new sudoku app
New app 1 Star old app 5 star
by wls227 on 2019/06/30 05:29
New app doesn’t let you see your score. I use sudoku to relax and when you finish your game to see your score it goes crazy with a new app advertisement. ANNOYING!!!
Used to love it when it worked
by curious being on 2019/06/30 03:24
The latest upgrade seems to have killed it. Now it freezes, or backs you out of the game and removes your latest moves. I hope they can fix it.
Changed for the worst
by kbhhhhhhhhhhh on 2019/06/30 02:44
This app used to be awesome. Recent changes however have convinced me its time to switch to a new app. They’ve fixed several since my last review, but some still remain. For example, the ads must play sounds (I don’t hear them since my ringer is off) that turn off whatever music I have playing. They also still have the “feature” where they disable the numeric button for any number it thinks you’ve completed...but this means you can’t remove any notes you still have in other cells for that figure. Just lots of little things still make this annoying.
Added ads
by Hdhehscsj on 2019/06/30 00:45
The banner adds were fine, but adding them between games was too far
Sudoku
by bigmes on 2019/06/29 22:59
Best app ever!
Frustrating, intrusive pop up ads
by KJ McH on 2019/06/29 15:27
I have played this particular game for a long time. Recently the developer has started inserting intrusive, full screen pop up ads. Looks like I will need to find another Sudoku app.
Sudoku
by zzz111aaa on 2019/06/29 15:17
Recently the game crashes real often and when it does, I have to reenter several cells. Time consuming, distracting, and very irritating-to the point I may stop playing. Also goes right to an ad and makes me exit and return. Otherwise has been a good game.
Crashes with Ads
by Escamotage on 2019/06/29 11:49
This has been my go-to Sudoku app for a long time now. The new update though hits you with more ads, especially when you pause a game. I get it. It’s a necessary evil and the developers need to make money, but the app has been very buggy ever since these changes were made. Each game crashes at least once or twice, while also having to deal with slow down in the tap response. For the longest time, I’ve never experienced this app to be buggy or have it crash until they started implementing more ad space. It’s a shame because it comes at the cost of the performance of the app.
Blows out while playing
by FasterPastor1 on 2019/06/28 23:29
The last couple of days while I’m intent on a game the screen goes black, and then it returns to the app icon. When I open it I can resume the game but some of my numbers are gone and the time picks up right then, giving me a lousy score. Worked great for the longest while but now crashes every day. Please fix it!
Music stops playing and end of game as
by dragonlord42 on 2019/06/28 11:48
I have had this game for a long time and loved it. Recent update has made me consider replacing this game: 1) I usually listen to music while playing. A recent update of this app occasionally stops my music from playing while I’m playing this app. 2) I usually like seeing how fast I solved a puzzle. As soon as I finish the puzzle. A LONG ad pops up before I get a chance to see my time. I understand the game is free, but that happens every time.
Memory leak
by Pokemon GO is terrible on 2019/06/28 10:48
For a few weeks now the game has had some kind of memory leak causing my battery to drain at an extremely fast rate and my phone to heat up. Eventually it crashes. It is currently unplayable.
Latest update has more bugs than fixes
by 00000stars on 2019/06/26 23:32
I’ve had this app for about 6 yrs. and played more hours than I’d like to admit. However, the latest update created glitches. Freezes and crashes making it almost unplayable. I’m often reluctant to update apps that are working well... This is why
Love the simplicity
by thierrytunes on 2019/06/26 04:32
Simple and efficient Sudoku game. Would love a dark mode to play at night without the eye-strain.
My Favorite Sudoku app
by Ardnek777 on 2019/06/23 13:41
I play this every single day on my iPad while listening to music. Perfect way to relax. Has there been a recent update because now when I start the Sudoku app it shuts down my music? I can not figure out why it just started doing this or how to stop it from shutting my music off. Suggestions?
Keeps crashing
by fainfinkel on 2019/06/22 17:42
The app keeps crashing and when you go back in all recent moves are lost.
Recent update
by rdterrel on 2019/06/22 16:17
After that it kill cos me out sometimes. I may lose my last move sometimes
Loved until the update
by m_nutt on 2019/06/22 04:24
This was the best Sudoku app I found until the most recent update. The buttons are smaller (making them harder to press), there is an ad between every game, and the app keeps crashing. No longer fun.
Ads are killing the game
by M3G13 on 2019/06/22 01:27
I used to enjoy this game, but the latest update forces you to watch a full-screen add any time you finish a game or go back to the menu. It’s great that you fixed the board size, now get rid of the intrusive adds.
Responsive Developer
by SkinsFaninMD on 2019/06/21 16:07
The developer responded quickly to fixing an issue with the size of the game board after seeing user outcry. Thanks!
The latest full screen ad with 30 delay... YIKES!
by Joebob6 on 2019/06/21 14:03
I can handle the banner ads OK. But the latest full screen ads with a 30 delay are extremely annoying. I am ready to dump this app.
iPhone X updates
by Dave Sandell on 2019/06/21 12:02
Edit: they increased the size of the board/boxes, so changing to 5 stars. Glad to see they’re still tending this app. In general I’m happy that they changed the layout to fit with the iPhone X, but they pushed everything pretty high on the screen, leaving the bottom ⅓ mostly empty. This makes it difficult to play with one hand, so I’d love to see the whole thing moved down. Also, the boxes seem smaller than they were before, making everything a little more cramped and easier to hit the wrong number. Still my favorite sudoku app aesthetically.
Updated
by Balloffat on 2019/06/21 07:00
Been using the app for over a year and loved it. But now it has ads. They interrupt at the end of every game and the little banner has left the screen shrunken and harder to play with big fingers. Wouldn't be so bad if it didn't cost $12.99!!! To remove the ads UPDATE: the cost of removing the adds has gone down to a reasonable price and they have also addressed the issue with the smaller game board. Great job taking users’ feedback!
font is too small
by Project diva on 2019/06/18 16:18
since the update all the text got smaller and I can’t really hit any of the numbers :(
Screen
by Mommy hamster on 2019/06/18 05:51
I’m not sure what has happened but suddenly my grid and other features are smaller. Also there are items at the bottom I can’t press x to. I’m also getting ads with screens I can’t Get out of.
Disappointed
by AD2017Valhol on 2019/06/18 05:41
I loved this app, used it everyday. I had searched for a while to find one that didn’t have the adds you have to wait through. This one was great and didn’t have them for years... all of a sudden they sold out and put the most annoying adds on this and their solitaire and mahjong game. And they think $7 is a reasonable add blocking price. Time to find a new sudoku...
it upgrade is harder to see on IPhone 7
by Kavon12345 on 2019/06/17 23:22
I play this numerous times a week and after the update, I’ll be hard pressed to play. The entire display is reduced in size. I already had an issue with ‘fat-fingering’ the buttons but now I am constantly hitting the wrong cell or number. Really disappointed. I will be looking for a new sudoku app.
30sec Ads are a bit much
by The Newsies on 2019/06/17 22:56
I have enjoyed this app for years but just deleted it because of the new ad structure. 30sec ads every puzzle completion. Seems like a bit much.
Recent version
by Wyen1000 on 2019/06/17 22:49
Game board is really small in this version
Too small
by Hhdjveishs on 2019/06/17 20:53
The numbers are now so small I keep hitting the wrong ones & it’s too hard to see (I’m in my 50’s with decent eye sight)
Epic App!
by conniezyyy on 2019/06/17 19:31
I mean, I think the title says it all. User-friendly and coming from someone who hates sitting around twiddling their thumbs, I highly advise all of you to download this app for those moments you need to kill time. It's a great way to keep those mental juices flowing. I always feel like I'm killing brain cells watching TV and online videos. This app keeps me engaged without feeling like a vegetable after a couple of hours. It's really nice being able to start off on easy and upping the ante by switching to harder levels. This app definitely has my stamp of approval!
Changed for the worst!!!!
by Drew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 2019/06/17 17:45
The board is smaller, the number buttons are smaller, and there are more adds. It’s another great example of the developers taking a good thing and making it worse. Thanks for that!
Sum Ting Wong
by AsherSFS on 2019/06/17 01:15
With one game I’ve played out of many in the “hard” category. It’s like a number must have been generated in the wrong place blocking a solution. I tried from several angles and with several methods. I took a photo of it but where do I send it to find out if you (or your algorithm) goofed. I was very careful and reset three time and found a different blocker from each angle. Where do I send it for confirmation one way or the other?
Let us figure out process of elimination
by mommybar9 on 2019/06/16 19:23
Let us figure out process of elimination instead of computer taking off the numbers automatically
Latest update made board too small
by hae3003 on 2019/06/16 14:08
Why would you Jess with an otherwise wonderful game? Please change the board and numbers back to the previous size.
Been playing for a while, but...
by Real Brodie on 2019/06/16 06:17
So I've been playing this particular app for years. I enjoy it. However, I just launched it today and a new update and everything in the app seems smaller on my iPhone XR than it did before. And there's no way to change the size. I'm not happy.
Display is smaller after update
by asjkljosh18812995 on 2019/06/16 03:46
The latest update made the display so small the game is almost unplayable. Can you change the display back?
WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
by RedNanl on 2019/06/15 22:39
I have had this app and used it religiously for probably over a decade. I could obsessively play games for hours without interruption. I really loved this app. After a 6/13 update, I can no longer go from game to game seamlessly. Now, I have to sit and watch a 30 second ad and then I have to close the ad once the ‘x’ appears at the end of it. I am done with this app. As soon as I find a new app, this one will be deleted. As far as I am concerned, this has completely ruined my experience of playing sudoku in your app. Very disappointing.
Quick and to the pointless
by Chiefballz on 2019/06/15 19:36
Best Sudoku app around
Destroyed a great version
by Tryuller on 2019/06/15 12:24
New screen is almost unplayable. Was a great game I played several times a day. Had hundreds of hours of play. Cannot read the new screen, wickedly small numbers. Game play seems to have changed as well. Couldn’t play it long enough to tell. Way to ruin my favorite game. Guess I’ll be looking for a different version to play.
June 2019 updat
by Alv613 on 2019/06/15 01:22
Love this app! However... the update from June 2019 shrunk the game board! I’m super bummed now. I find it difficult to play on a smaller screen. If the bug isn’t fixed, I’m going to have to find another game. 😔
Loved this app until today
by bondakir on 2019/06/15 00:39
What a great simple sudoku app! Until today, when I opened the app and noticed the game board shrunk to about half the size and saw ads and popups. The ads out of nowhere are annoying, but i understand wanting to make $$. I’m mainly disappointed that the sudoku board is tiny now. Why do that? Finding another app.
New update
by lots of fun for everyone on 2019/06/14 23:59
The preview they show in the App Store is now a lie. After their last update the screen is so small if gives you a headache just looking at it. I’ll be getting a new app now.
Don’t update
by Niciolee on 2019/06/14 22:30
Don’t do the latest update June 2019 you will have to watch an ad between every puzzle even if you just rest the puzzle!!! $13 to go ad free
iPhone X Update wasn’t great
by northhou on 2019/06/14 20:43
The update for this game on 6/14/19 made the grid noticeably smaller on my iPhone X. Game was 5 stars now much harder to see.
Too small
by Rai♥️Jai on 2019/06/14 13:46
In the new update the sudoku board is too small to comfortably play.
Just got awful.
by martyallen77 on 2019/06/14 12:08
I used to like this, but the update that was released within the last day has just made it awful.
Ads make it unplayable
by Hicat on 2019/06/14 06:34
I understand that ads are a necessary evil for app makers to make money. But the most recent update added advertisements on all pages which reduces the size of the game board. Disabling the ads would be $13. The cheaper option is deleting this app and using another free one or purchasing another ad-free paid app for $3. I used to love this app and was my favorite for playing due to its simplicity. Now I cannot stand to use it and the cost to return to simplicity is not worth it.
Well designed and implemented.
by jxdic on 2019/06/12 21:12
Many online games have many bugs and user interface. It’s not the case with this app - at least none that I have experienced.
Addictive
by giles#2 on 2019/06/08 22:49
Really like this game, the lay out, clarity and features are all great. If I could ask for anything then it would be that the moment I put in the very last number the sheet does not immediately vanish. It would be nice to look over the completed sheet.
What happened??
by funnieguy89 on 2017/11/21 08:30
I loved this app!! It was fantastic! I’ve downloaded over a dozen other Sudoku apps in the past to find the one with just the right interface that wasn’t too intrusive, but still provided a few of the neat features like notes that auto-updated and highlighting of certain numbers. Then they go and update it with ads all over the place for their other games. Even for the paid version. This completely distracts from the game play and now I’m probably going to have to spend the next hour or two trying to find a new sudoku app... 😔
DO NOT APPLY SEPTEMBER 9 UPDATE
by Lara Rebooted on 2018/09/12 10:55
If you haven't updated your app yet and are still using a version from before September 9, 2018, DO NOT UPDATE. The game no longer works with that update. It will not even register that you are touching the screen. In spite of numerous reports and complaints, the developer has yet to do anything useful about it. Previous review: Simpler is better! After using a few programs with silly bells and whistles, this is definitely my favorite. It best replicates the comfortable feeling of doing the puzzle for yourself, rather than to necessarily beat the clock or hit a certain score. You have a clock if you want to beat it, but its presence is unobtrusive and pressure-free. You won't get hit by onerous penalties if you touch the wrong number or button (unlike a competing version that I have since uninstalled) and it's pretty hard to hit a wrong button anyway, because everything is arranged so well on the screen. If you DO feel competitive, you can check your position on the leaderboard and keep an eye on the clock, but none of the competitive aspects will ever get in the way of those times when you just want to relax with a favorite number puzzle. Get this Sudoku app and you'll forget all about the others.
Impossible to do...
by GrumpyPegasus on 2017/12/29 19:27
So, I had thought that I couldn’t finish the puzzles on the ‘hard’ level because I had it on that level of difficulty... but I always encountered the same problem... Every single time I tried a puzzle on ‘Hard’ difficulty, I would get the puzzle close to being done and then would not be able to make a single next move.. and this happened A LOT. I would come back to it the next day and double checked multiple times and still could not go anywhere with what there was unless I just guessed a number.... so I would have to end the game and start a new one. i have been playing sudoku for a very long time and have never had this problem before. And then today, I played on ‘Medium’ and the numbers that are already set have the 9s placed to where it’s impossible to put a 9 in a box section that needs a 9. I have a picture to prove it. It just makes no sense and the numbers given to start out with are poorly set up to where it’s impossible to solve. So now I’m thinking I wasn’t crazy when I couldn’t finish the puzzles on ‘Hard’ difficulty when that is usually the level I play on. Will be deleting...
This game has obviously been changed...
by ZachryTHiggins on 2018/03/12 04:06
It’s been changed for the worse. I already commented about the new format giving too many clues by graying out numbers etc. There are no options to turn these off. I got a new phone and I had to update to latest version. I immediately noticed that I’ve either suddenly gotten really good at this game or the makers have dumbed it down. I play expert all of the time and I used to average about 20-25 minutes per game. (I have no clue whether that is good or bad. I play it for the challenge.) But with the update my games are done in under 15 minutes every time. I’m not that good! It is noticeably easier and not as fun. I know there is no other Soduko app out there as good as this one was. I searched. But making it easy does not win me over. You’ve lost me. I’ll check back next month to see if my paid for app has been updated back to its old self. ...Cliff
Unfortunate update
by San Jose438 on 2018/05/22 23:24
I like this app but wish I hadn't updated. Now the statistics (prev. scores) are hard to read and in a ridiculous scroll box. When you complete a game that makes a high score, you are no longer notified. It's galling that the developer calls these regressions 'improvements'. When does the next version come out? What I wish they would have fixed: my app consumes 400MB and climbing, most for app data. What could it be storing?? The board and scores consume a minuscule amount of space. Of course I could delete and reinstall, but I would lose my game records. Other vast improvements would be not disappearing the board the second it's complete; and improving the ad experience (esp. the obnoxious audio ones (usually I'm listening to my own music while playing)).
Used to be a great app
by idontwantanicknamethankyou on 2017/11/09 12:24
Update: I may be thinking of a different app made by ticbits but that doesn’t change anything. The latest update still seriously broke things. The app used to be made by ticbits (or similar name) and was great then. It must have been sold to someone that doesn’t know what they are doing because the thing has become the most annoying sudoku I have ever played. It crashes and proceeds to forget several of your previous moves. Tonight it crashed as I was putting in the last number in the last square and it forgot the entire game when I got back in. It has been long enough since the update that the developer should have done SOMETHING by now. Back out the current version and put the old one back in the store. Anything would be better than this. I know they are aware of the problem because they have responded to other reviews. Zero stars if I could!!!
Problems
by Patricia Painter on 2019/07/02 02:45
All of a sudden this game has been rendered useless because it continually freezes up while playing. Time to download a different sudoku app. 🙁 And since the last update, when all of the annoying ads came along, the game constantly crashes - you cannot play two games in a row without it crashing. The “resume game” option after a crash does not give you the board with the progress you had made before the crash - in fact, sometimes it gives you an entirely different puzzle. This used to be a very enjoyable app. Not any more. This gets worse by the day. Now, you can’t complete one game because the app either freezes or crashes. Why are you not fixing this problem???
Almost perfect....
by Royalfalls on 2018/07/28 22:27
Love that you can turn off any hints or highlighting that might offer assistance; EXCEPT when you've placed all nine of a number, that number grays out. Boo! No hints, no help. I want the ability to put too many fours out there if I'm not paying attention. Please fix that. I'm OCD, and those kinds of things bother me. That's my only complaint. Everything else is great. I especially love the stats. It keeps track of how many games you've played, and how many you've completed, and your top 10 best times for each skill level. This is the main reason I searched for a new app, because my old one didn't keep statistics the way I liked. But the graying out of a used up number may be a deal breaker for me.
iPhone X updates
by Dave Sandell on 2019/06/21 12:02
Edit: they increased the size of the board/boxes, so changing to 5 stars. Glad to see they’re still tending this app. In general I’m happy that they changed the layout to fit with the iPhone X, but they pushed everything pretty high on the screen, leaving the bottom ⅓ mostly empty. This makes it difficult to play with one hand, so I’d love to see the whole thing moved down. Also, the boxes seem smaller than they were before, making everything a little more cramped and easier to hit the wrong number. Still my favorite sudoku app aesthetically.
Sudoku for all levels
by SoCalBeachGirl99 on 2018/09/17 23:39
I’ve enjoyed this Sudoku for years. Depending on how much time or energy I have, I can play a level that suits me while still presenting a challenge. I used a different Sudoku app while learning to play because it had hints and guided help. I like this app because I can see how my skill compares to others playing the same game. It keeps my top scores and I can play to improve my own times if I want to. I find this app presents games that are challenging- I love it!! If anything, I wish there was an easier way to quickly use the place-holders and provide hints.
Epic App!
by conniezyyy on 2019/06/17 19:31
I mean, I think the title says it all. User-friendly and coming from someone who hates sitting around twiddling their thumbs, I highly advise all of you to download this app for those moments you need to kill time. It's a great way to keep those mental juices flowing. I always feel like I'm killing brain cells watching TV and online videos. This app keeps me engaged without feeling like a vegetable after a couple of hours. It's really nice being able to start off on easy and upping the ante by switching to harder levels. This app definitely has my stamp of approval!
Imagine my shock...
by RN0201 on 2018/03/29 19:32
UPDATE: I would like to thank the developer for correcting the porn pop ups I was getting. I love the app! I haven’t had any problems with the updates and enjoy playing. I have enjoyed playing this app for several years. Then suddenly while playing a game yesterday a porn pop-up suddenly appeared. I was able to close it immediately but it was shocking. I have never had that happen with ANY app. I’m thankful that I was not in public or that someone else was using the app. Is this something that is going to happen occasionally?
I Like this Game
by Jquinan on 2018/01/26 05:22
I like this game. I’ve been playing it off and on for three years. I had a problem after the last update, some very noticeable latency started appearing after about 10 minutes. I updated IOS to 11.2.5 which required a restart, and since then, everything is now working fine. I must have had some odd conflict that the restart seems to have solved. I was contacted by the developer who offered assistance. I appreciate that. Thanks. I have now just completed revising my review to 5 Stars.
best sudoku app
by kgoods18 on 2019/07/04 06:33
This is the absolute best sudoku app I’ve found, and I’ve tried out a LOT of different apps. It’s simple and sleek, and I love the highlighting and notes features. The developers have been really quick to fix issues that people report, which is great. The reason I only gave 4 stars is because the ads are annoying and it’s ridiculous how expensive it is to pay to have them removed. Also, it would be cool to have a daily puzzle, a more customizable board (mainly color-wise), and more statistics to see how you compared time-wise to other players for specific boards.
Crashes with Ads
by Escamotage on 2019/06/29 11:49
This has been my go-to Sudoku app for a long time now. The new update though hits you with more ads, especially when you pause a game. I get it. It’s a necessary evil and the developers need to make money, but the app has been very buggy ever since these changes were made. Each game crashes at least once or twice, while also having to deal with slow down in the tap response. For the longest time, I’ve never experienced this app to be buggy or have it crash until they started implementing more ad space. It’s a shame because it comes at the cost of the performance of the app.
Mostly don't like newest version
by RVmcas on 2017/11/17 02:02
It was just updated on me a couple days ago, and maybe I just need to give it a chance. I don't like that the reset button on my iPad version is so close to undo. And the eraser could be a bit further from the toggle, which could be larger. And I still would like a feature similar to caps lock on a keyboard - double tap a digit so you can put it in several squares without having to go back and forth. I DO like that digits that are finished get faded.
Best sudoku - needs reset/clear
by iSandman on 2017/08/24 12:23
I love this app and have playing it for many years. It occurs to me that the one (and maybe only) thing it needs is a button to completely clear the board and start over (without resetting time or resigning the game). Too often I screw up one little thing due to large fingers and several moves later I have to either hit undo a few hundred times or go box by box to clear in order to start over. Please consider this option.
I miss TicBits
by RetMaster on 2017/11/19 04:55
Nothing specific, but it seemed to work better before the last major update. DEVELOPER QUERY: However, maybe a new set of eyes will find a way to give an alternative entry method, i.e. pick a number, then drop that number into every square you touch until you pick a new number, change entry method or enter “notes” mode. I’ve seen other companies versions of this game that have this. It makes data entry much faster when you don’t need to touch a number for EVERY entry.
Love the app and I've been using it for years
by oyasumi-punpun on 2017/11/19 07:22
I really appreciate all the recent effort put into the app. However, I would be grateful if the fading numbers could be turned off in the settings. While I do understand how people utilize this feature of the app by keeping track of which numbers are completed in the puzzle, I find that it takes away from the challenge. It would be a shame to take in away entirely since it seems that many enjoy this feature, but a method to toggle it on or off would be very nice. Thanks❤️
Too many changes!
by Snofemme on 2017/11/19 17:04
I loved this app before when the boxes were bigger and the design was simpler. Now, it wont rotate on the screen, the boxes are small, and the columns and rows don't highlight when you touch a number. Please revert to some of the old design features! Just needs a tweak... It would be helpful to have a show/hide button for the pencil markings. One that all on screen pencil markings could be turned off at will, then turned back on again.
Great, when it doesn’t freeze
by Andy4910 on 2019/04/30 12:51
I love the layout of the controls, the variety of puzzles, and the unobtrusive notes feature, but the app freezes quite often. The only remedy for this is to double click the “home” button and close the app altogether. I think that this has something to do with the advertisement bar because that area is always blank when this happens.
Changed for the worst
by kbhhhhhhhhhhh on 2019/06/30 02:44
This app used to be awesome. Recent changes however have convinced me its time to switch to a new app. They’ve fixed several since my last review, but some still remain. For example, the ads must play sounds (I don’t hear them since my ringer is off) that turn off whatever music I have playing. They also still have the “feature” where they disable the numeric button for any number it thinks you’ve completed...but this means you can’t remove any notes you still have in other cells for that figure. Just lots of little things still make this annoying.
IPhone X+ App Periodically Crashes
by slcdallas on 2019/07/01 02:18
Since the new update the app periodically crashes. You’ll be playing a game and the app will just blink off, leaving you in the home screen. When you go back into a game you are back to last time you entered the game. Game data since you last entered the game is lost. All other data and statistics are still there. Rest phone to assure it wasn’t phone system, also down loaded the game app again, same periodic problem. Hope this helps the developers. 😎
Good game
by casualplauer1 on 2019/07/05 13:17
So far I found this app has the best interface among others. They added some advertisements to the game, which didn’t bother me much. The big problem I have with the last couple of updates is that it drains my battery, like dropping 60% within 10 minutes of playing. When that happened, it burns my phone. Literally ‘burn’ my phone. I guess because the phone became so hot that the game would get turned off in the middle. I’m looking forward for the fix.
Enjoyable experience with my favorite game
by Kgeogmt on 2018/12/11 04:58
Plenty of challenging and relaxing hours with this app. There appears to be a background algorithm that adjusts to my skill and success level. I solve a few more quickly than others and the next ones up seem more challenging. I fail on a series and the solutions feel to lay back a bit. However it works, I’m very satisfied. It’s my go-to to unwind. Very well done.
Previously satisfied, now major problems with this app
by aflores42 on 2019/04/28 14:06
Though I was initially happy with this app, there are now a number of pretty egregious problems with it. Its responsiveness is horrible—there’s a delay in response time after touching the screen, and sometimes it downs register your touch at all. There is also a weird metallic chirping sound that plays periodically, which, aside from being loud and really unpleasant, pauses whatever you’re listening to on your phone. Not sure what could be causing that, but it’s making the app almost unusable, which is a pity. This used to be my favorite sudoku app.
This used to be great!
by ChiefO'K on 2017/11/16 22:42
I've had this app for over four years now and it has been my most used app. Seriously, I have completed over 5,000 puzzles. I'm now going to mention how much time I have spent on it. I have loved this app for all of that time. Until yesterday. The most recent update makes the graphics look seriously dated and the boxes seem smaller. These hurt the app's usability. The new "feature" of having the numbers disappear from the bank as they are used up is pretty weak as well. Nobody needs a crutch to play sudoku. Really. But, worst of all, the statistics page cuts off the time of day. I keep track of my top times. Well, I used to keep track. Now I can't tell the time of day unless I immediately make a note. I can't even begin to say how disappointed I am. But just to give you an idea, this is the first time I have ever reviewed an app - the first time I have thought about reviewing one, really. Please go back to the previous version. ~ a Puzzled Puzzler
App Support is Responsive!
by StarsCarol on 2018/09/14 18:01
This new version was not working on my Ipad and I contacted the developer who addressed the issue within two days and fixed the problem. This is my favorite Sudoku and, when I had trouble with it, I tried to work on a different app. NOT A GOOD all the way around! This version sets a good challenge in the hard and expert categories and works great. My new rating is 5 stars. Thank you.
A long overdue thank you
by courtney c flo on 2017/12/28 14:19
After playing this app for a few years now, across iPhone generations 5-8, this app has consistently remained golden. It’s a no-frills app, so if a beautiful design (somehow) impacts your sudoku game, it may not be for you. If you are like me, however, and like to easily switch between levels of difficulty and the option to save games for later, than look no further!
Changed screen???
by NoGeekMe on 2019/06/30 22:36
All of a sudden the game board and the number selection lined up across the bottom are both much smaller. I’m a regular size person but I almost need a stylus to play accurately now on the small board. Also, when I try to go back to the main menu I get a full-screen add for some other game instead. I have to force-close the app to get rid of it. And it halts music I’m often playing. Not happy with changes!!! Please go back to old game board size and remove annoying “extra” ad.
Helped Me Through A Rough Patch
by Wodehouse fan on 2017/10/23 02:45
Was in an hospital for a very long time. Pastor's wife brought me a Sudoku book. It took me 30 minutes to 2 days to do an easy one. I was on a lot of heavy-duty drugs. Docs said 5 year convalescence. I've been doing these the whole 5 years. It helped work through the drugs, etc.. I enjoy doing these now. I can sometimes make through Hard in under 15 minutes.
Pretty good
by Rick6954 on 2019/03/28 19:18
Lightweight but occasionally has an ad that causes a beeping sound and stops music from playing. Also I’ve had this app for several years and not once have I been able to solve Expert without reaching a point where guessing is mandatory. The whole point of sudoku is that you should never have to guess but unless there’s some kind of advanced technique I’m missing, expert always requires guessing at some point.
My self esteem went down a few notches!
by Miss Munchkin the 1st on 2018/02/18 12:58
I agree with Grumpy Pegasus, I used to play only with the hard level, and expert every now and then , but I don’t think I’ve ever been able to finish one of those on that app. I thought my brain was turning into mush until I read G P’s review... I don’t understand why I can do a medium in no time and face a wall with the hard level.... frustrating...
I like this app
by JOJO1706<3❣️❣️ on 2018/01/16 06:54
When i say like, it doesn't mean that something's wrong, it means that sudoku isn't the thing that i would do if i was in a happy mood. Anyways, this sudoku app is very realistic and i like how it has the feature where you can put the number that you think would fit in that space in the corner.
Ads are horrible
by Harvester234567 on 2018/01/12 04:58
I love this app from a puzzle perspective but the ads have officially ruined it for me. Occasionally I get a scam pop up when I accidentally click into the ad (didn’t know that was possible on a phone) saying I’ve been selected to win something or other and I have to close the app completely to get rid of the pop up. Today when I accidentally clicked on the ad, porn showed up. I never look at porn so I know it’s not pulling from my search history or anything. To say this app is for ages 4+ freaks me out. Deleted the app and will not be giving it any more chances.
Malicious Ads Are Even Worse Now
by RIGymMom on 2017/10/05 00:07
I’ve had this app since my iPhone4, even though the data never transfers between phone purchases and even though there’s been issues with malicious ads for about a year that have yet to be addressed. Lately, the ads have gotten so much worse - chirping, crashing the app, etc. But, today was the last straw. Instead of popping up a virus warning or a you’ve won message, a pornographic picture was frozen on my screen until I could get the app to close. I have children. This is horrifically unacceptable. Deleting this app as we speak!
Not Impressed
by mailani kuini on 2017/11/18 15:33
TicBits had a great game - sleek, visually elegant; only thing keeping it from being perfect was the lack of a reset button. Well, you did that finally, but at great sacrifice. The game now looks clunkier, cheesier, cheaper. That white screen at the start is most annoying, especially in a darker room. The game screen looks dumbed down and the fading numbers as they’re used confirms that. And red for the reset button? Really? (not to mention those green buttons for different games) I’ll be looking for another game that’s more pleasing to the eye.
Decent graphics/gameplay, but…
by Syki94 on 2018/03/03 08:00
The achievements and scoreboards don't work. Every time I open them, it tells me that they're not available. And when I start the app, I get a cascade of notifications telling me I got a new achievement. It's really annoying. 🙁 ETA: I just opened the achievements to get screencaps, and they work for the first time in months! I have no idea how or why, but I'm not complaining. 😂
My Favorite Sudoku app
by Ardnek777 on 2019/06/23 13:41
I play this every single day on my iPad while listening to music. Perfect way to relax. Has there been a recent update because now when I start the Sudoku app it shuts down my music? I can not figure out why it just started doing this or how to stop it from shutting my music off. Suggestions?
Edit: works fine now: Last update, game crashes, unplayable
by Batavian1 on 2019/07/13 13:03
Developer responded quickly. Works great now. Thanks. Almost seems like a memory leak. The game starts fine, plays fine for a few minutes, then completely shuts down, crashing to home screen. I am using an iPad 2018.
App has started crashing
by Bum_Ride on 2019/07/01 01:07
I thoroughly enjoy playing this Sudoku but lately the app has started crashing frequently, up to every 5 minutes sometimes. It doesn’t save your last few moves either. Not sure if this is because of a recent update or not but hope it gets fixed soon. Thank you.
WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
by RedNanl on 2019/06/15 22:39
I have had this app and used it religiously for probably over a decade. I could obsessively play games for hours without interruption. I really loved this app. After a 6/13 update, I can no longer go from game to game seamlessly. Now, I have to sit and watch a 30 second ad and then I have to close the ad once the ‘x’ appears at the end of it. I am done with this app. As soon as I find a new app, this one will be deleted. As far as I am concerned, this has completely ruined my experience of playing sudoku in your app. Very disappointing.
Latest update looks awful
by sarah52518 on 2017/11/16 04:09
I love this game, though it could have used a reset button for when you realize you can't solve it. The latest update ruined the game, it looks terrible- the button appearance and size was changed for no reason. Also, why round off the squares? Sudoku is a square game, rounding the corners does not make it look sleek or modern- just ugly.
Use to love this app....You fixed the app and now I love it again!
by ear51 on 2018/09/17 00:33
Thank you for responding to my review and I’m very happy that you fixed the problem and as I stated earlier your Sudoku game is the only one I like....THANKS! Please fix the app....It’s stuck. I have tried other Suduko apps and this is the only one I liked. Fix it! Please.
Music stops playing and end of game as
by dragonlord42 on 2019/06/28 11:48
I have had this game for a long time and loved it. Recent update has made me consider replacing this game: 1) I usually listen to music while playing. A recent update of this app occasionally stops my music from playing while I’m playing this app. 2) I usually like seeing how fast I solved a puzzle. As soon as I finish the puzzle. A LONG ad pops up before I get a chance to see my time. I understand the game is free, but that happens every time.
Hard to work
by big nike2222 on 2019/04/04 22:01
It can take forever to learn how to use this app like it took me over 1/2 a year to learn that if you tap on a number it shows all of them but other than that it’s great. It has no adds after you finish and start and you can save your progress and choose what difficulty you want to play the puzzle with. If you download this app make sure you learn how to use the app.
Problems
by NadineAzmi on 2018/09/14 09:25
I have been using this app for years now and it has been by far the best Sudoku app ever until all of a sudden it started behaving very funny. It doesn’t respond to my fingers. I even risked losing all my data by deleting it and re-installing it. But the problem still persists. Any explanations.????
Sneaky audio ads
by owjdnrbrifikskwenebrnfmx on 2019/05/29 22:42
I’ve logged over 100+ hours on this app and recently I’ve noticed that the app would randomly play audio ads unprompted. The audio doesn’t even go away when I go back to my home screen—I have to kill the app to make that happen. It even plays audio when my phone is on silent. Also, it’s never just one audio ad playing; I can hear multiple ads playing at the same time so it just sounds like a jumble of noise.
Pretty good
by beukl001 on 2018/09/10 13:53
I love the game and have had it for some years. Yesterday I was plying a game and had to put it down. When I came back, I could no longer play. Moving the cursor only works 20% of the time, and nothing else works— none of the numbers, reset, the back arrow... nothing. I can change settings and look at the stats, but the game no longer allows play. I deleted and reinstalled and the settings get reset but the game still will not allow play. This is on a small iPad pro, about a year old.
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