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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. 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. 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.
Love the app
by HordyGordy on 2020/08/05 22:11
It’s great and easy for me to see.
Used all my battery
by Suzsing on 2020/08/01 15:21
I love to play this game. The app was great for that, but something changed and it started draining my battery even when I wasn’t playing and the app was closed. I had to delete the app cuz my battery was dying. Very disappointed because I love the way you played.
Sudoko
by doliittle on 2020/07/28 00:19
Enjoy the game.
ADS. ADS. ADS.
by vinny zip on 2020/07/17 09:02
I used to really enjoy this game when it first came out. Since then the logic and game construction has changed for the worse. Now they’ve added loud and obnoxious ads in addition to the constant and distracting banner ads. A nice pastime has been ruined by greed and crass ignorance.
My favorite
by rattler358 on 2020/06/28 18:33
This is my favorite game to play. Love this app.
Remove The Adverts
by Kolu99 on 2020/06/26 02:17
This used to be a decent application. Now, I can’t see the result (time, etc.) after finishing a game because an advertisement just pops up. It’s ridiculous!
Sudoku on iPhone
by acts25 on 2020/06/26 01:54
I just downloaded sudoku to my iPhone. I have played it on my iPad for years. Generally it is pretty good on iPhone, but it is hard to select 9 in the portrait view. I haven’t played the game yet in landscape. I really like this implementation better than any others on the market.
Recomiendo el juego
by Puntiaguda on 2020/06/20 08:26
Recomiendo ampliamente este juego ... es lo máximo
Good Sudoku Game
by Seikodog on 2020/06/01 00:52
Nice layout and easy to use
Ads are offensive
by Suzagator on 2020/05/29 20:44
I have loved playing this game for years, but when I start getting ads that have women taking off their clothes and other offensive things, it’s making me re-think whether I want to continue using this app. If these aren’t removed soon, I’ll be looking for another app. There seem to be plenty out there.
The best. Except one kiiiind of big issue...
by Lcizzle7775489 on 2020/05/27 04:54
I love this sudoku app. It has THE best setup / functionality compared to all other sudoku apps I’ve tried. I’ve played it basically every day during quarantine. However, there is one really big issue which unfortunately has caused me to have to find a new sudoku app: As I start to play (I mostly play on Hard if that’s relevant), my phone starts to get really HOT and the battery starts plummeting. I have an iPhone 8 Plus, and I’m fairly certain it’s not a phone issue because I have many other apps that I’m on throughout the day. My phone is totally normal for everything else but this app. If I open the app and start playing at 100% battery, it will be at 5% in about 20 minutes. My phone literally gets burning hot to the touch to the point where my fingertips are legit slightly burned (visibly a little red, but mostly not visible just can feel they are clearly burned). I know I sound like a crazy person and my friends were like what the actual F, but...it’s real! So. Yeah. 4 stars. TLDR - It burns.
Ok
by So glad to have ASV to read on 2020/05/26 23:00
It’s ok
Ads everywhere and wildly expensive to remove.
by Nathanahel on 2020/05/23 18:22
I have to agree with other recent reviewers that the ads have gotten very intrusive and have largely ruined an otherwise great sudoku implementation. I too have had this for a while and never minded the ads below or a rare pop up (except that it turns off the audio I’m trying to play), but it’s become very frequent and unlike previously, it’s now been many months without an adjustment. To add insult to injury, if you want to remove ads, it’s $25. That’s outrageous. I might pay $2.50, but instead I’m going to find a better sudoku app.
Expensive ad removal
by AliciaLenz on 2020/05/19 08:53
I used to love this app till they started forcing you to watch obnoxious ads and then wanting to charge $25 dollars for ads removal! That’s robbery. Ridiculous. Would not recommend this app to anyone. I wish I could give it 0 stars.
Great game
by carolnsss on 2020/05/16 16:38
Even after all these years, I still love this game.
Best Sudoku App
by Sharde B on 2020/05/11 04:53
I’ve used this app as my first and only sudoku app for over a year now. It works flawlessly, and I continue to try and beat my best time which is currently 6minutes 57seconds on Hard! Best part of this app: NO ADS!!!
Expert level
by ljkljkljkljkljk on 2020/05/03 05:11
Are the expert level puzzles solvable without guessing any numbers? I have tried so many and am never able to get past a certain point.
Happy with the game.passing good time
by navroj chhu on 2020/04/21 09:15
We are very happy playing game enjoying and passing our time
Un playable
by annynonomus 9 on 2020/04/19 01:34
We found a error there were two 9s in two rows and we didn’t do it wrong
Too many ads
by Lynne Diane on 2020/04/15 12:03
I used to love this game. Still do actually, once I get rid of ads for other games. Too many have sounds I can’t turn off and others games just won’t go away. I’d be willing to pay a reasonable amount for ad free game Will be switching to a different sudoku game if this continues.
Great
by nhgdcbgi on 2020/04/09 22:42
I love sudoku!
Good
by nija!!!!! on 2020/03/29 20:02
I love it
Almost perfect took too long
by Peteowlsmith on 2020/03/26 17:42
Puzzle range from easy to very difficult! I would like to see a Test button added, so you can see if puzzle is correct so far. After several years of waiting, and never getting a response, I got the Genina version and deleted this one.
Suddenly unplayable
by GraceOM on 2020/03/22 16:10
Noisy full screen ads after every game. $1.99 for no ads but not $19.99 Pencil on paper works fine.
Hard
by Cardioguy on 2020/03/08 15:02
Difficulty level between medium and hard is too much.
Love the game, not the new update
by rbl3c on 2020/03/02 07:34
Have had this app for quite some time. It’s recently put adds in between games. Don’t appreciate that. Otherwise would have been 5 stars.
Beware
by alarrigoni on 2020/02/29 21:53
I purchased the ad free version of this a few years ago. Now I’m getting ads and when I try to close them a pop up box appears offering the ad free version for 19.99. If this is going to be a service, sell it as such. No app is worth this type of BS
Carlla Cato
by creepy poop ups on 2020/02/27 00:31
Stop with pop ups I don’t want to see them. I paid for game Leave Me Alone!!!stop pop ups so annoying
Ridiculous Ads
by tiredofthegay on 2020/02/20 10:26
Deleted for homosexual inferences in “Episode” ad. Loved the game.
Puzzle not solvable
by SSSolver on 2020/02/16 14:24
I work these puzzles daily and on occasion I come across a puzzle that is not “solvable “. Trying all options there is no way to make it work
Fun
by Vermont Girl on 2020/02/10 03:25
Thus game not only makes you think, but it is fun!
WARNING: Aggressive marketing
by Kgeogmt on 2020/02/03 06:22
Everyone expects marketing banners on ‘free’ apps. This company initiated aggressive marketing techniques over the past few months. Game exiting now redirects through one or more layers of demos ads for others games that are not easily exited. Moments ago a “pay-to-play” type window popped up mid game asking for $19.95. No. Time to check out one or more of the many other options.
Nice
by pee-ater on 2020/01/30 19:57
Nice
Sudoku
by Ciriaco Boyongboyong on 2020/01/23 22:35
Great application, engaging and challenging
Super Fun and Simple
by TEMadison on 2020/01/17 19:38
Great Sudoku app. Easy to play and navigate and has mostly the right mix of features. Minor annoyances are inability to switch orientation and the ads seem to be occurring more often.
Highly addictive
by Nsugavanam on 2020/01/17 17:29
Simple game but well designed. The Ads doesn’t hinder much
I love suduko
by Anipanda105 on 2020/01/09 02:20
It’s easy to use and challenge yourself. Wish I had come up with the online version. Love it!
Those ANNOYING adverts
by Buijs216 on 2020/01/08 03:42
I love this game and play it every day on my way to work. BUT the annoying, intrusive and stupid adverts for games that pop up all the time may make me stop using the APP. I will NEVER buy anything that is being advertised, on principle. It was annoying enough having a strip at the bottom of the game that sometimes flashes to catch your attention but at least those did not interfere with the game. Some of the pop-up adverts that have come up recently do not even have a way to cancel them. For these I have to shut down the game and restart to get rid of the advert. If this is your way of alienating customers of your game, well done, mission accomplished!!
Best pass time and mind awakening
by Adamshik on 2020/01/03 12:03
I spend more time every day on my 3 phones doing Sidokus than chatting 👍
Disappointed
by AD2017Valhol on 2020/01/02 05:02
The adds between games is a big annoyance that they didn’t used to have...
Difficulty between medium and hard
by scam sam on 2020/01/02 01:30
I find the medium puzzles quite easy and then the hard ones are too difficult for me. I wish there would be a level between the medium and hard.
Do not install!!
by Sunny3214524 on 2020/01/01 12:10
This game tricks you into purchasing the app if one touch purchase is enabled. If idle, it makes a noise. You pick up your phone thinking to unlock it and you just purchased the app for 19.99.
Love this sudoku!
by brooklyndawn on 2019/12/20 17:07
Very nice app. It moves seamlessly so all you need to concentrate on is the actual game. I definitely recommend this one.
Great app
by WW novice on 2019/12/18 12:07
I have not used any other sudoku apps but this one works great for me.
Always a challenge
by GSBigDaddy on 2019/12/04 03:28
I love the game up until it pisses me off and I have to erase everything and begin again.
App crashes frequently
by Samyusun on 2019/11/30 07:04
App crashes very often since updated to iOS 13.2.3 official release.
No music- yeah
by Viv_dog on 2019/11/26 02:14
Glad there is no music so when waiting in line and you quickly want to start game there isn’t a loud blast of annoying music and people staring at you
Great game good options
by cy0t3 on 2019/11/25 15:11
Love this game. It is fun to play and has good options. I wish there was a way to erase the entire board when you make an error and need to start over.
Ads on ads; used to love this app
by bondakir on 2019/11/24 15:15
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. Update: I still use this app here and there because other sudoku apps aren’t so great. Developers made the board slightly larger but it is not full-sized because the ads at the bottom. Also, there are WAY more ads now then when I wrote the original review. A 30 sec ad literally after every single game, sometimes in the middle of a game, and sometimes when you exit an unfinished game and resume.
Sudoku
by tonywinola on 2019/11/21 08:01
Nice game. Could improve by highlighting pencil marks when known numbers are picked. Thanks.
Advertising disappointing
by 114User on 2019/11/19 16:06
No complaints about the game or it’s format. Game is good. I’m disappointed in the advertising structure. Being forced to watch the advertisements between game play is too much. It does not make me want to upgrade to the no advertising version. It has had the opposite effect and has made me look for a less add obtrusive game.
Rating
by southernlady3113 on 2019/11/15 16:07
Love anything that keeps my mind functioning! Great games!
Great game, hate the ads
by Easter egg?! on 2019/11/15 08:52
Love the game and how it’ll keep your stats and everything. Only thing that really bothers me are the adds and commercials now. So unnecessary 🤦🏻‍♀️
Ruined a good thing with all the ads
by LizzieBitGL on 2019/11/12 10:27
Been using your app for years. Was a great thing even with the few ads that appeared here and there. Since the latest (recent) upgrade, the ONLY thing I noticed was an entourage of advertisements from start to end of game - no game improvements whatsoever despite the description that accompanied it. Please read, hear and respond to he hundreds of your customers who have said the same. A few ads here and there is to be expected but you’ve smothered the game with them and it’s hard to enter or leave it now. What good is your app and how will your investors gain anything when all your customers delete it? Please lighten up on the ads so we can start using your app again. It was our favorite - not any more. Thank you.
Too many adds
by Akennedy94 on 2019/11/11 20:39
If you like to watch videos between games, this is the app for you
Annoying ads
by New Yorker Lady on 2019/11/08 23:55
Love the game but not the ads that appear as soon as the game is finished
LUL $20 to remove ads
by abaddonis on 2019/11/08 23:19
What a cash grab. Most apps charge a few bucks to remove ads. Not this one. This app charges a full $19.99. You can pass
Quick way to sneak in a game of Sudoko
by Brilliant Pilot of Red Seas on 2019/11/06 21:06
Decent app. No frills. Can get a lot of games in in a short amount of time (i.e. during your commute to/from work).
Too many advertisements
by Invest to Hunt on 2019/11/03 09:56
The game is fine. The advertising barrage is annoying.
Brain exercise
by Yelhtiek on 2019/10/30 12:25
I believe the concentration required for this game is healthy for the brain.
Love this sudoku!
by S00k2014 on 2019/10/29 23:06
No frills, totally satisfying game!!!! Love it!
Ads
by Suduko Novice on 2019/10/29 11:57
The instructions, number of tiles left for each letter and the differences between levels are clear an self explanatory. However, the Ads are so annoying that I have to cover the bottom of the screen to play.
Great Game
by parkwood mike on 2019/10/25 07:52
Almost intuitive!
Update and obnoxious advertisements
by HarryBeanBag on 2019/10/24 04:33
I have been using this Sudoku app for close to 10 years. I have really enjoyed it. Now they are trying to extort $ to remove the adds!! I will be deleting this add.
sudoku Andrea
by luv2sudoku on 2019/10/23 00:42
I really enjoy this game!!
Why
by conman for 2 on 2019/10/22 12:29
It used to be free of ads now after every game get a add to add a game or buy a game. Seems like it try to trick you to buy this game I play for fun would play if I had to pay
Simple and efficient
by thierrytunes on 2019/10/22 08:21
Simple and efficient game of Sudoku. Works well, as intended, no bells and whistles. Just the game. The only thing missing: a dark mode for when playing at night.
Too many adds
by sam 12222222222 on 2019/10/22 01:11
Too many adds I know the game is free but how much do I have to give up my time for
Simple yet challenging
by mfling on 2019/10/21 16:37
I am new to Sudoku..so I like this for that reason I am not so challenged that I give up on it...you can choose your level...whatever works for you...probably not for seasoned Sudoku solvers...but I enjoy it...
Used to love this, but maybe no good for older iPhone
by AdverseMartyr on 2019/10/21 03:31
I’ve had this app for years, and in the last month it became problematic in that their little ad bar for paying to remove ads from the app started to become something that would bring up a pop up window after leaving the app asking if I wished to use my thumb to verify the purchase of removing ads. This is showing up on my home screen. Well yesterday when I pressed the home button it also verified the purchase because I was double pressing the home button to switch to a different app. And Apple won’t refund the purchase.
Enjoyable and challenging
by edzdad on 2019/10/20 22:52
I enjoy the challenge of Sudoku and find this app keeps me mentally sharp.
It used to be good, but the ads have gotten over the top annoying.
by michellecairo on 2019/10/20 12:28
I never leave reviews but this app has gotten annoying. I’ve been playing it for years, and I was totally ok when there were ads at the bottom of the screen. They weren’t in the way while playing, but now when you finish a game a full screen ad comes up and if I’m listening to music it stops my music of course, which is annoying because it takes you out of the flow that it’s so nice while playing sudoku. If it keeps up I don’t know if I’ll keep playing this game because yeah ads are important and you may want to pay to get the ad-less version but sometimes you just want to play sudoku without paying and without stupid ads popping up while you’re playing.
Great game.
by Quilter deluxe on 2019/10/18 04:33
Latest update is easier to read. Game works well.
Pop up adds prevent you from using it
by Got RiptOff on 2019/10/17 22:46
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. Update adds not as bad but still annoying. Your are forced to watch adds before seeing your time at the end of the first game you play. Upgraded my rating from 1 to 3 stars.
Grandma
by grandmalon on 2019/10/16 02:01
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. In addition, much of the time a very distracting set of icons is streaming across the bottom of the screen - most disturbing- I am sure it adds to the solving time for bot me and others. This used. To be one of my go-to game and I would play it four or five times a day and recommend it to anybody. Now I may play it once or. Thplace is
Fun
by Nisithen on 2019/10/14 15:10
Challenging and fun!
Sudoku
by bigmes on 2019/10/13 14:37
Best app ever! I enjoy this app a lot.
Unwanted videos
by Capt Kubota on 2019/10/13 14:06
I’m using this app on both my iPhone and iPad. Within the past couple of months, when I complete a game on my iPad, a promo video opens up. I find that to be extremely irritating! Other than than, the app is good.
A superb app!
by soduko student on 2019/10/13 12:01
This sudoku app is the best. It allows one to grow as a puzzle solver and has very very challenging puzzles. For future renditions it might consider resources to cite to, to help the serious student get to the highest “expert” level.
Data sapper
by Beth 996 on 2019/10/13 02:53
The game is great, but it eats up data no matter what you do.
Enjoying
by ccs67 on 2019/10/12 18:31
I love playing this game!!
Lots of fun-
by $&333$ on 2019/10/12 03:52
Good game
Thinking games don’t need loud ads
by Pdevinne on 2019/10/11 22:08
I don’t mind an ad before or the one after, but when I’m trying concentrate I don’t need an ad screaming at me!
Good functionality
by Teachcarbon on 2019/10/10 02:39
Entertaining. Keeps brain sharp
Other features
by Seen-Ager on 2019/10/09 22:43
If somebody can’t resolve the sudoku, adding a feature to the game that shows the final solution would be very educational.
No good for older eyes
by qscrgnyj,il on 2019/10/09 03:58
The colors are too light to see for older eyes.
Sudoku
by njeanz on 2019/10/08 02:50
I love Sudoku and have worked my way the expert level. The problem I have sometimes it’s hard enough that I make mistakes and have to start over. It adds to my time erasing everything so I can start over. I’d like to suggest an “erase all” or “start over” button.
Disgustly advertisement. Outrageous fee to remove them
by Tom's Echo Lake on 2019/10/07 17:35
See above
Won’t update..
by Wpg'er on 2019/10/07 06:37
Rating, beach sei am enjoying this game immensely, never scared of updating, but reading reviews means I won’t be.l
Obnoxious & loud mid-game ad
by Sizzle22 on 2019/10/06 23:34
Middle of the game and was startled by a pound ad out of nowhere
Best Sudoku app out there
by Honeychilly on 2019/10/06 20:23
I love every feature of this Sudoku app. I’ve tried others but their optics are distracting, or their space to play in is frustrating, or their features don’t work as smoothly as this one. My day isn’t complete until I’ve played several of these games. Makes the mind work better with logic skills....I think🤔💕
Too many ads. Get rid of them
by susu nut on 2019/10/06 13:58
Go back to no ads
Authentic
by FlyBoy7580 on 2019/10/05 01:50
Looks and plays like the original.
First cup
by Marysaint on 2019/10/04 08:08
It’s my temperature gauge and mt first cup of coffee. If I start the day and do well on this, I’m set for the day.
Too many adds
by jb1rd28 on 2019/10/04 01:51
There are too many adds after completing a game.
Great lil app
by Surferboy79sgirl on 2019/10/03 05:28
I enjoy playing this game on this app but it has too many ads
Can’t get out of ads
by puzzler1235 on 2019/10/03 02:47
The latest upgrades make it almost impossible to play a game without turning it off and starting over
Gma
by gma sae on 2019/10/02 01:04
Most user friendly app of suduko
Love the game. Hate the ads
by Dr Optical on 2019/10/01 01:51
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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.
The best. Except one kiiiind of big issue...
by Lcizzle7775489 on 2020/05/27 04:54
I love this sudoku app. It has THE best setup / functionality compared to all other sudoku apps I’ve tried. I’ve played it basically every day during quarantine. However, there is one really big issue which unfortunately has caused me to have to find a new sudoku app: As I start to play (I mostly play on Hard if that’s relevant), my phone starts to get really HOT and the battery starts plummeting. I have an iPhone 8 Plus, and I’m fairly certain it’s not a phone issue because I have many other apps that I’m on throughout the day. My phone is totally normal for everything else but this app. If I open the app and start playing at 100% battery, it will be at 5% in about 20 minutes. My phone literally gets burning hot to the touch to the point where my fingertips are legit slightly burned (visibly a little red, but mostly not visible just can feel they are clearly burned). I know I sound like a crazy person and my friends were like what the actual F, but...it’s real! So. Yeah. 4 stars. TLDR - It burns.
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...
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)).
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
WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
by RedNanl on 2019/09/30 20:22
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. UPDATE: I stuck it out a few months hoping things would get better but it is now worse. We went from an add every few games to one after every single game and even sometimes when you leave a games in progress and then come back, there’s another ad. I get you need revenue but this is over the top. Today, I sadly deleted your app.
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!!!
It used to be good, but the ads have gotten over the top annoying.
by michellecairo on 2019/10/20 12:28
I never leave reviews but this app has gotten annoying. I’ve been playing it for years, and I was totally ok when there were ads at the bottom of the screen. They weren’t in the way while playing, but now when you finish a game a full screen ad comes up and if I’m listening to music it stops my music of course, which is annoying because it takes you out of the flow that it’s so nice while playing sudoku. If it keeps up I don’t know if I’ll keep playing this game because yeah ads are important and you may want to pay to get the ad-less version but sometimes you just want to play sudoku without paying and without stupid ads popping up while you’re playing.
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.
Ruined a good thing with all the ads
by LizzieBitGL on 2019/11/12 10:27
Been using your app for years. Was a great thing even with the few ads that appeared here and there. Since the latest (recent) upgrade, the ONLY thing I noticed was an entourage of advertisements from start to end of game - no game improvements whatsoever despite the description that accompanied it. Please read, hear and respond to he hundreds of your customers who have said the same. A few ads here and there is to be expected but you’ve smothered the game with them and it’s hard to enter or leave it now. What good is your app and how will your investors gain anything when all your customers delete it? Please lighten up on the ads so we can start using your app again. It was our favorite - not any more. Thank you.
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.
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. 😎
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.
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.
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❤️
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.
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.
Those ANNOYING adverts
by Buijs216 on 2020/01/08 03:42
I love this game and play it every day on my way to work. BUT the annoying, intrusive and stupid adverts for games that pop up all the time may make me stop using the APP. I will NEVER buy anything that is being advertised, on principle. It was annoying enough having a strip at the bottom of the game that sometimes flashes to catch your attention but at least those did not interfere with the game. Some of the pop-up adverts that have come up recently do not even have a way to cancel them. For these I have to shut down the game and restart to get rid of the advert. If this is your way of alienating customers of your game, well done, mission accomplished!!
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.
Grandma
by grandmalon on 2019/10/16 02:01
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. In addition, much of the time a very distracting set of icons is streaming across the bottom of the screen - most disturbing- I am sure it adds to the solving time for bot me and others. This used. To be one of my go-to game and I would play it four or five times a day and recommend it to anybody. Now I may play it once or. Thplace is
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.
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
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.
Used to love this, but maybe no good for older iPhone
by AdverseMartyr on 2019/10/21 03:31
I’ve had this app for years, and in the last month it became problematic in that their little ad bar for paying to remove ads from the app started to become something that would bring up a pop up window after leaving the app asking if I wished to use my thumb to verify the purchase of removing ads. This is showing up on my home screen. Well yesterday when I pressed the home button it also verified the purchase because I was double pressing the home button to switch to a different app. And Apple won’t refund the purchase.
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...
Best Sudoku app out there
by Honeychilly on 2019/10/06 20:23
I love every feature of this Sudoku app. I’ve tried others but their optics are distracting, or their space to play in is frustrating, or their features don’t work as smoothly as this one. My day isn’t complete until I’ve played several of these games. Makes the mind work better with logic skills....I think🤔💕
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.
Ads everywhere and wildly expensive to remove.
by Nathanahel on 2020/05/23 18:22
I have to agree with other recent reviewers that the ads have gotten very intrusive and have largely ruined an otherwise great sudoku implementation. I too have had this for a while and never minded the ads below or a rare pop up (except that it turns off the audio I’m trying to play), but it’s become very frequent and unlike previously, it’s now been many months without an adjustment. To add insult to injury, if you want to remove ads, it’s $25. That’s outrageous. I might pay $2.50, but instead I’m going to find a better sudoku app.
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!
I like this app
by ~jori~ 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.
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. 😂
Advertising disappointing
by 114User on 2019/11/19 16:06
No complaints about the game or it’s format. Game is good. I’m disappointed in the advertising structure. Being forced to watch the advertisements between game play is too much. It does not make me want to upgrade to the no advertising version. It has had the opposite effect and has made me look for a less add obtrusive game.
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?
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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. 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. 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.
Love the app
by HordyGordy on 2020/08/05 22:11
It’s great and easy for me to see.
Used all my battery
by Suzsing on 2020/08/01 15:21
I love to play this game. The app was great for that, but something changed and it started draining my battery even when I wasn’t playing and the app was closed. I had to delete the app cuz my battery was dying. Very disappointed because I love the way you played.
Sudoko
by doliittle on 2020/07/28 00:19
Enjoy the game.
ADS. ADS. ADS.
by vinny zip on 2020/07/17 09:02
I used to really enjoy this game when it first came out. Since then the logic and game construction has changed for the worse. Now they’ve added loud and obnoxious ads in addition to the constant and distracting banner ads. A nice pastime has been ruined by greed and crass ignorance.
My favorite
by rattler358 on 2020/06/28 18:33
This is my favorite game to play. Love this app.
Remove The Adverts
by Kolu99 on 2020/06/26 02:17
This used to be a decent application. Now, I can’t see the result (time, etc.) after finishing a game because an advertisement just pops up. It’s ridiculous!
Sudoku on iPhone
by acts25 on 2020/06/26 01:54
I just downloaded sudoku to my iPhone. I have played it on my iPad for years. Generally it is pretty good on iPhone, but it is hard to select 9 in the portrait view. I haven’t played the game yet in landscape. I really like this implementation better than any others on the market.
Recomiendo el juego
by Puntiaguda on 2020/06/20 08:26
Recomiendo ampliamente este juego ... es lo máximo
Good Sudoku Game
by Seikodog on 2020/06/01 00:52
Nice layout and easy to use
Ads are offensive
by Suzagator on 2020/05/29 20:44
I have loved playing this game for years, but when I start getting ads that have women taking off their clothes and other offensive things, it’s making me re-think whether I want to continue using this app. If these aren’t removed soon, I’ll be looking for another app. There seem to be plenty out there.
The best. Except one kiiiind of big issue...
by Lcizzle7775489 on 2020/05/27 04:54
I love this sudoku app. It has THE best setup / functionality compared to all other sudoku apps I’ve tried. I’ve played it basically every day during quarantine. However, there is one really big issue which unfortunately has caused me to have to find a new sudoku app: As I start to play (I mostly play on Hard if that’s relevant), my phone starts to get really HOT and the battery starts plummeting. I have an iPhone 8 Plus, and I’m fairly certain it’s not a phone issue because I have many other apps that I’m on throughout the day. My phone is totally normal for everything else but this app. If I open the app and start playing at 100% battery, it will be at 5% in about 20 minutes. My phone literally gets burning hot to the touch to the point where my fingertips are legit slightly burned (visibly a little red, but mostly not visible just can feel they are clearly burned). I know I sound like a crazy person and my friends were like what the actual F, but...it’s real! So. Yeah. 4 stars. TLDR - It burns.
Ok
by So glad to have ASV to read on 2020/05/26 23:00
It’s ok
Ads everywhere and wildly expensive to remove.
by Nathanahel on 2020/05/23 18:22
I have to agree with other recent reviewers that the ads have gotten very intrusive and have largely ruined an otherwise great sudoku implementation. I too have had this for a while and never minded the ads below or a rare pop up (except that it turns off the audio I’m trying to play), but it’s become very frequent and unlike previously, it’s now been many months without an adjustment. To add insult to injury, if you want to remove ads, it’s $25. That’s outrageous. I might pay $2.50, but instead I’m going to find a better sudoku app.
Expensive ad removal
by AliciaLenz on 2020/05/19 08:53
I used to love this app till they started forcing you to watch obnoxious ads and then wanting to charge $25 dollars for ads removal! That’s robbery. Ridiculous. Would not recommend this app to anyone. I wish I could give it 0 stars.
Great game
by carolnsss on 2020/05/16 16:38
Even after all these years, I still love this game.
Best Sudoku App
by Sharde B on 2020/05/11 04:53
I’ve used this app as my first and only sudoku app for over a year now. It works flawlessly, and I continue to try and beat my best time which is currently 6minutes 57seconds on Hard! Best part of this app: NO ADS!!!
Expert level
by ljkljkljkljkljk on 2020/05/03 05:11
Are the expert level puzzles solvable without guessing any numbers? I have tried so many and am never able to get past a certain point.
Happy with the game.passing good time
by navroj chhu on 2020/04/21 09:15
We are very happy playing game enjoying and passing our time
Un playable
by annynonomus 9 on 2020/04/19 01:34
We found a error there were two 9s in two rows and we didn’t do it wrong
Too many ads
by Lynne Diane on 2020/04/15 12:03
I used to love this game. Still do actually, once I get rid of ads for other games. Too many have sounds I can’t turn off and others games just won’t go away. I’d be willing to pay a reasonable amount for ad free game Will be switching to a different sudoku game if this continues.
Great
by nhgdcbgi on 2020/04/09 22:42
I love sudoku!
Good
by nija!!!!! on 2020/03/29 20:02
I love it
Almost perfect took too long
by Peteowlsmith on 2020/03/26 17:42
Puzzle range from easy to very difficult! I would like to see a Test button added, so you can see if puzzle is correct so far. After several years of waiting, and never getting a response, I got the Genina version and deleted this one.
Suddenly unplayable
by GraceOM on 2020/03/22 16:10
Noisy full screen ads after every game. $1.99 for no ads but not $19.99 Pencil on paper works fine.
Hard
by Cardioguy on 2020/03/08 15:02
Difficulty level between medium and hard is too much.
Love the game, not the new update
by rbl3c on 2020/03/02 07:34
Have had this app for quite some time. It’s recently put adds in between games. Don’t appreciate that. Otherwise would have been 5 stars.
Beware
by alarrigoni on 2020/02/29 21:53
I purchased the ad free version of this a few years ago. Now I’m getting ads and when I try to close them a pop up box appears offering the ad free version for 19.99. If this is going to be a service, sell it as such. No app is worth this type of BS
Carlla Cato
by creepy poop ups on 2020/02/27 00:31
Stop with pop ups I don’t want to see them. I paid for game Leave Me Alone!!!stop pop ups so annoying
Ridiculous Ads
by tiredofthegay on 2020/02/20 10:26
Deleted for homosexual inferences in “Episode” ad. Loved the game.
Puzzle not solvable
by SSSolver on 2020/02/16 14:24
I work these puzzles daily and on occasion I come across a puzzle that is not “solvable “. Trying all options there is no way to make it work
Fun
by Vermont Girl on 2020/02/10 03:25
Thus game not only makes you think, but it is fun!
WARNING: Aggressive marketing
by Kgeogmt on 2020/02/03 06:22
Everyone expects marketing banners on ‘free’ apps. This company initiated aggressive marketing techniques over the past few months. Game exiting now redirects through one or more layers of demos ads for others games that are not easily exited. Moments ago a “pay-to-play” type window popped up mid game asking for $19.95. No. Time to check out one or more of the many other options.
Nice
by pee-ater on 2020/01/30 19:57
Nice
Sudoku
by Ciriaco Boyongboyong on 2020/01/23 22:35
Great application, engaging and challenging
Super Fun and Simple
by TEMadison on 2020/01/17 19:38
Great Sudoku app. Easy to play and navigate and has mostly the right mix of features. Minor annoyances are inability to switch orientation and the ads seem to be occurring more often.
Highly addictive
by Nsugavanam on 2020/01/17 17:29
Simple game but well designed. The Ads doesn’t hinder much
I love suduko
by Anipanda105 on 2020/01/09 02:20
It’s easy to use and challenge yourself. Wish I had come up with the online version. Love it!
Those ANNOYING adverts
by Buijs216 on 2020/01/08 03:42
I love this game and play it every day on my way to work. BUT the annoying, intrusive and stupid adverts for games that pop up all the time may make me stop using the APP. I will NEVER buy anything that is being advertised, on principle. It was annoying enough having a strip at the bottom of the game that sometimes flashes to catch your attention but at least those did not interfere with the game. Some of the pop-up adverts that have come up recently do not even have a way to cancel them. For these I have to shut down the game and restart to get rid of the advert. If this is your way of alienating customers of your game, well done, mission accomplished!!
Best pass time and mind awakening
by Adamshik on 2020/01/03 12:03
I spend more time every day on my 3 phones doing Sidokus than chatting 👍
Disappointed
by AD2017Valhol on 2020/01/02 05:02
The adds between games is a big annoyance that they didn’t used to have...
Difficulty between medium and hard
by scam sam on 2020/01/02 01:30
I find the medium puzzles quite easy and then the hard ones are too difficult for me. I wish there would be a level between the medium and hard.
Do not install!!
by Sunny3214524 on 2020/01/01 12:10
This game tricks you into purchasing the app if one touch purchase is enabled. If idle, it makes a noise. You pick up your phone thinking to unlock it and you just purchased the app for 19.99.
Love this sudoku!
by brooklyndawn on 2019/12/20 17:07
Very nice app. It moves seamlessly so all you need to concentrate on is the actual game. I definitely recommend this one.
Great app
by WW novice on 2019/12/18 12:07
I have not used any other sudoku apps but this one works great for me.
Always a challenge
by GSBigDaddy on 2019/12/04 03:28
I love the game up until it pisses me off and I have to erase everything and begin again.
App crashes frequently
by Samyusun on 2019/11/30 07:04
App crashes very often since updated to iOS 13.2.3 official release.
No music- yeah
by Viv_dog on 2019/11/26 02:14
Glad there is no music so when waiting in line and you quickly want to start game there isn’t a loud blast of annoying music and people staring at you
Great game good options
by cy0t3 on 2019/11/25 15:11
Love this game. It is fun to play and has good options. I wish there was a way to erase the entire board when you make an error and need to start over.
Ads on ads; used to love this app
by bondakir on 2019/11/24 15:15
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. Update: I still use this app here and there because other sudoku apps aren’t so great. Developers made the board slightly larger but it is not full-sized because the ads at the bottom. Also, there are WAY more ads now then when I wrote the original review. A 30 sec ad literally after every single game, sometimes in the middle of a game, and sometimes when you exit an unfinished game and resume.
Sudoku
by tonywinola on 2019/11/21 08:01
Nice game. Could improve by highlighting pencil marks when known numbers are picked. Thanks.
Advertising disappointing
by 114User on 2019/11/19 16:06
No complaints about the game or it’s format. Game is good. I’m disappointed in the advertising structure. Being forced to watch the advertisements between game play is too much. It does not make me want to upgrade to the no advertising version. It has had the opposite effect and has made me look for a less add obtrusive game.
Rating
by southernlady3113 on 2019/11/15 16:07
Love anything that keeps my mind functioning! Great games!
Great game, hate the ads
by Easter egg?! on 2019/11/15 08:52
Love the game and how it’ll keep your stats and everything. Only thing that really bothers me are the adds and commercials now. So unnecessary 🤦🏻‍♀️
Ruined a good thing with all the ads
by LizzieBitGL on 2019/11/12 10:27
Been using your app for years. Was a great thing even with the few ads that appeared here and there. Since the latest (recent) upgrade, the ONLY thing I noticed was an entourage of advertisements from start to end of game - no game improvements whatsoever despite the description that accompanied it. Please read, hear and respond to he hundreds of your customers who have said the same. A few ads here and there is to be expected but you’ve smothered the game with them and it’s hard to enter or leave it now. What good is your app and how will your investors gain anything when all your customers delete it? Please lighten up on the ads so we can start using your app again. It was our favorite - not any more. Thank you.
Too many adds
by Akennedy94 on 2019/11/11 20:39
If you like to watch videos between games, this is the app for you
Annoying ads
by New Yorker Lady on 2019/11/08 23:55
Love the game but not the ads that appear as soon as the game is finished
LUL $20 to remove ads
by abaddonis on 2019/11/08 23:19
What a cash grab. Most apps charge a few bucks to remove ads. Not this one. This app charges a full $19.99. You can pass
Quick way to sneak in a game of Sudoko
by Brilliant Pilot of Red Seas on 2019/11/06 21:06
Decent app. No frills. Can get a lot of games in in a short amount of time (i.e. during your commute to/from work).
Too many advertisements
by Invest to Hunt on 2019/11/03 09:56
The game is fine. The advertising barrage is annoying.
Brain exercise
by Yelhtiek on 2019/10/30 12:25
I believe the concentration required for this game is healthy for the brain.
Love this sudoku!
by S00k2014 on 2019/10/29 23:06
No frills, totally satisfying game!!!! Love it!
Ads
by Suduko Novice on 2019/10/29 11:57
The instructions, number of tiles left for each letter and the differences between levels are clear an self explanatory. However, the Ads are so annoying that I have to cover the bottom of the screen to play.
Great Game
by parkwood mike on 2019/10/25 07:52
Almost intuitive!
Update and obnoxious advertisements
by HarryBeanBag on 2019/10/24 04:33
I have been using this Sudoku app for close to 10 years. I have really enjoyed it. Now they are trying to extort $ to remove the adds!! I will be deleting this add.
sudoku Andrea
by luv2sudoku on 2019/10/23 00:42
I really enjoy this game!!
Why
by conman for 2 on 2019/10/22 12:29
It used to be free of ads now after every game get a add to add a game or buy a game. Seems like it try to trick you to buy this game I play for fun would play if I had to pay
Simple and efficient
by thierrytunes on 2019/10/22 08:21
Simple and efficient game of Sudoku. Works well, as intended, no bells and whistles. Just the game. The only thing missing: a dark mode for when playing at night.
Too many adds
by sam 12222222222 on 2019/10/22 01:11
Too many adds I know the game is free but how much do I have to give up my time for
Simple yet challenging
by mfling on 2019/10/21 16:37
I am new to Sudoku..so I like this for that reason I am not so challenged that I give up on it...you can choose your level...whatever works for you...probably not for seasoned Sudoku solvers...but I enjoy it...
Used to love this, but maybe no good for older iPhone
by AdverseMartyr on 2019/10/21 03:31
I’ve had this app for years, and in the last month it became problematic in that their little ad bar for paying to remove ads from the app started to become something that would bring up a pop up window after leaving the app asking if I wished to use my thumb to verify the purchase of removing ads. This is showing up on my home screen. Well yesterday when I pressed the home button it also verified the purchase because I was double pressing the home button to switch to a different app. And Apple won’t refund the purchase.
Enjoyable and challenging
by edzdad on 2019/10/20 22:52
I enjoy the challenge of Sudoku and find this app keeps me mentally sharp.
It used to be good, but the ads have gotten over the top annoying.
by michellecairo on 2019/10/20 12:28
I never leave reviews but this app has gotten annoying. I’ve been playing it for years, and I was totally ok when there were ads at the bottom of the screen. They weren’t in the way while playing, but now when you finish a game a full screen ad comes up and if I’m listening to music it stops my music of course, which is annoying because it takes you out of the flow that it’s so nice while playing sudoku. If it keeps up I don’t know if I’ll keep playing this game because yeah ads are important and you may want to pay to get the ad-less version but sometimes you just want to play sudoku without paying and without stupid ads popping up while you’re playing.
Great game.
by Quilter deluxe on 2019/10/18 04:33
Latest update is easier to read. Game works well.
Pop up adds prevent you from using it
by Got RiptOff on 2019/10/17 22:46
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. Update adds not as bad but still annoying. Your are forced to watch adds before seeing your time at the end of the first game you play. Upgraded my rating from 1 to 3 stars.
Grandma
by grandmalon on 2019/10/16 02:01
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. In addition, much of the time a very distracting set of icons is streaming across the bottom of the screen - most disturbing- I am sure it adds to the solving time for bot me and others. This used. To be one of my go-to game and I would play it four or five times a day and recommend it to anybody. Now I may play it once or. Thplace is
Fun
by Nisithen on 2019/10/14 15:10
Challenging and fun!
Sudoku
by bigmes on 2019/10/13 14:37
Best app ever! I enjoy this app a lot.
Unwanted videos
by Capt Kubota on 2019/10/13 14:06
I’m using this app on both my iPhone and iPad. Within the past couple of months, when I complete a game on my iPad, a promo video opens up. I find that to be extremely irritating! Other than than, the app is good.
A superb app!
by soduko student on 2019/10/13 12:01
This sudoku app is the best. It allows one to grow as a puzzle solver and has very very challenging puzzles. For future renditions it might consider resources to cite to, to help the serious student get to the highest “expert” level.
Data sapper
by Beth 996 on 2019/10/13 02:53
The game is great, but it eats up data no matter what you do.
Enjoying
by ccs67 on 2019/10/12 18:31
I love playing this game!!
Lots of fun-
by $&333$ on 2019/10/12 03:52
Good game
Thinking games don’t need loud ads
by Pdevinne on 2019/10/11 22:08
I don’t mind an ad before or the one after, but when I’m trying concentrate I don’t need an ad screaming at me!
Good functionality
by Teachcarbon on 2019/10/10 02:39
Entertaining. Keeps brain sharp
Other features
by Seen-Ager on 2019/10/09 22:43
If somebody can’t resolve the sudoku, adding a feature to the game that shows the final solution would be very educational.
No good for older eyes
by qscrgnyj,il on 2019/10/09 03:58
The colors are too light to see for older eyes.
Sudoku
by njeanz on 2019/10/08 02:50
I love Sudoku and have worked my way the expert level. The problem I have sometimes it’s hard enough that I make mistakes and have to start over. It adds to my time erasing everything so I can start over. I’d like to suggest an “erase all” or “start over” button.
Disgustly advertisement. Outrageous fee to remove them
by Tom's Echo Lake on 2019/10/07 17:35
See above
Won’t update..
by Wpg'er on 2019/10/07 06:37
Rating, beach sei am enjoying this game immensely, never scared of updating, but reading reviews means I won’t be.l
Obnoxious & loud mid-game ad
by Sizzle22 on 2019/10/06 23:34
Middle of the game and was startled by a pound ad out of nowhere
Best Sudoku app out there
by Honeychilly on 2019/10/06 20:23
I love every feature of this Sudoku app. I’ve tried others but their optics are distracting, or their space to play in is frustrating, or their features don’t work as smoothly as this one. My day isn’t complete until I’ve played several of these games. Makes the mind work better with logic skills....I think🤔💕
Too many ads. Get rid of them
by susu nut on 2019/10/06 13:58
Go back to no ads
Authentic
by FlyBoy7580 on 2019/10/05 01:50
Looks and plays like the original.
First cup
by Marysaint on 2019/10/04 08:08
It’s my temperature gauge and mt first cup of coffee. If I start the day and do well on this, I’m set for the day.
Too many adds
by jb1rd28 on 2019/10/04 01:51
There are too many adds after completing a game.
Great lil app
by Surferboy79sgirl on 2019/10/03 05:28
I enjoy playing this game on this app but it has too many ads
Can’t get out of ads
by puzzler1235 on 2019/10/03 02:47
The latest upgrades make it almost impossible to play a game without turning it off and starting over
Gma
by gma sae on 2019/10/02 01:04
Most user friendly app of suduko
Love the game. Hate the ads
by Dr Optical on 2019/10/01 01:51
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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.
The best. Except one kiiiind of big issue...
by Lcizzle7775489 on 2020/05/27 04:54
I love this sudoku app. It has THE best setup / functionality compared to all other sudoku apps I’ve tried. I’ve played it basically every day during quarantine. However, there is one really big issue which unfortunately has caused me to have to find a new sudoku app: As I start to play (I mostly play on Hard if that’s relevant), my phone starts to get really HOT and the battery starts plummeting. I have an iPhone 8 Plus, and I’m fairly certain it’s not a phone issue because I have many other apps that I’m on throughout the day. My phone is totally normal for everything else but this app. If I open the app and start playing at 100% battery, it will be at 5% in about 20 minutes. My phone literally gets burning hot to the touch to the point where my fingertips are legit slightly burned (visibly a little red, but mostly not visible just can feel they are clearly burned). I know I sound like a crazy person and my friends were like what the actual F, but...it’s real! So. Yeah. 4 stars. TLDR - It burns.
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...
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)).
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
WHY DID YOU DO THIS???
by RedNanl on 2019/09/30 20:22
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. UPDATE: I stuck it out a few months hoping things would get better but it is now worse. We went from an add every few games to one after every single game and even sometimes when you leave a games in progress and then come back, there’s another ad. I get you need revenue but this is over the top. Today, I sadly deleted your app.
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!!!
It used to be good, but the ads have gotten over the top annoying.
by michellecairo on 2019/10/20 12:28
I never leave reviews but this app has gotten annoying. I’ve been playing it for years, and I was totally ok when there were ads at the bottom of the screen. They weren’t in the way while playing, but now when you finish a game a full screen ad comes up and if I’m listening to music it stops my music of course, which is annoying because it takes you out of the flow that it’s so nice while playing sudoku. If it keeps up I don’t know if I’ll keep playing this game because yeah ads are important and you may want to pay to get the ad-less version but sometimes you just want to play sudoku without paying and without stupid ads popping up while you’re playing.
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.
Ruined a good thing with all the ads
by LizzieBitGL on 2019/11/12 10:27
Been using your app for years. Was a great thing even with the few ads that appeared here and there. Since the latest (recent) upgrade, the ONLY thing I noticed was an entourage of advertisements from start to end of game - no game improvements whatsoever despite the description that accompanied it. Please read, hear and respond to he hundreds of your customers who have said the same. A few ads here and there is to be expected but you’ve smothered the game with them and it’s hard to enter or leave it now. What good is your app and how will your investors gain anything when all your customers delete it? Please lighten up on the ads so we can start using your app again. It was our favorite - not any more. Thank you.
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.
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. 😎
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.
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.
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❤️
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.
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.
Those ANNOYING adverts
by Buijs216 on 2020/01/08 03:42
I love this game and play it every day on my way to work. BUT the annoying, intrusive and stupid adverts for games that pop up all the time may make me stop using the APP. I will NEVER buy anything that is being advertised, on principle. It was annoying enough having a strip at the bottom of the game that sometimes flashes to catch your attention but at least those did not interfere with the game. Some of the pop-up adverts that have come up recently do not even have a way to cancel them. For these I have to shut down the game and restart to get rid of the advert. If this is your way of alienating customers of your game, well done, mission accomplished!!
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.
Grandma
by grandmalon on 2019/10/16 02:01
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. In addition, much of the time a very distracting set of icons is streaming across the bottom of the screen - most disturbing- I am sure it adds to the solving time for bot me and others. This used. To be one of my go-to game and I would play it four or five times a day and recommend it to anybody. Now I may play it once or. Thplace is
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.
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
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.
Used to love this, but maybe no good for older iPhone
by AdverseMartyr on 2019/10/21 03:31
I’ve had this app for years, and in the last month it became problematic in that their little ad bar for paying to remove ads from the app started to become something that would bring up a pop up window after leaving the app asking if I wished to use my thumb to verify the purchase of removing ads. This is showing up on my home screen. Well yesterday when I pressed the home button it also verified the purchase because I was double pressing the home button to switch to a different app. And Apple won’t refund the purchase.
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...
Best Sudoku app out there
by Honeychilly on 2019/10/06 20:23
I love every feature of this Sudoku app. I’ve tried others but their optics are distracting, or their space to play in is frustrating, or their features don’t work as smoothly as this one. My day isn’t complete until I’ve played several of these games. Makes the mind work better with logic skills....I think🤔💕
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.
Ads everywhere and wildly expensive to remove.
by Nathanahel on 2020/05/23 18:22
I have to agree with other recent reviewers that the ads have gotten very intrusive and have largely ruined an otherwise great sudoku implementation. I too have had this for a while and never minded the ads below or a rare pop up (except that it turns off the audio I’m trying to play), but it’s become very frequent and unlike previously, it’s now been many months without an adjustment. To add insult to injury, if you want to remove ads, it’s $25. That’s outrageous. I might pay $2.50, but instead I’m going to find a better sudoku app.
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!
I like this app
by ~jori~ 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.
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. 😂
Advertising disappointing
by 114User on 2019/11/19 16:06
No complaints about the game or it’s format. Game is good. I’m disappointed in the advertising structure. Being forced to watch the advertisements between game play is too much. It does not make me want to upgrade to the no advertising version. It has had the opposite effect and has made me look for a less add obtrusive game.
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?
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