A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
There are four difficulty modes ranging from easy to “insane.” The easiest puzzles are suitable for younger players, while the most difficult should prove challenging but not impossible for older puzzlers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sudoku HD is a straightforward digital take on the classic paper and pencil number puzzle game. It offers four levels of digit sleuthing difficulty, providing a good, fair challenge for children around seven years of age all the way up to puzzle-hungry adults.
Is It Any Good?
There’s no shortage of good Sudoku games for mobile devices and SUDOKU HD for iPad doesn’t do a lot to separate itself from the crowd. That said, it’s still a strong contender if only because it doesn’t do anything wrong. With thousands of puzzles (plus the ability to create your own), four levels of difficulty, and useful annotation and help systems, it competently covers all the bases. It could do with a little audio/visual inspiration, though. The presentation is pleasant and clever -- game options are actually clickable objects scattered across a virtual desk upon which the Sudoku puzzles sit -- but a selection of backgrounds and music options would have afforded avid players a much needed change of scenery and sound.
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