"best" sudoku NDS game?

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Apr 29, 2007

"best" sudoku NDS game? by ryohki at 1:18 AM (3,376 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. ryohki
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    hey guys, just wondering for all the sudoku nuts out there, which is the best NDS game?
    my gf love brain training for it's sudoku, and I want to give her a few more options
    I'd go for picross, but I don't want to daunt her with a japanese game.
    hell, I'm just impressed she wants to play the DS at all.
     
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    Sudoku Master (aka Sudoku Gridmaster) is one of the better stand-alone games. And if you want Picross, Essential Sudoku DS contains 1000 Sudoku and 1000 Picross, and it's in English. (Picross DS itself will be released in Europe soonish, as well).
     
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    Brain Age sudoku is pretty good
     
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    I'm in almost the exact same situation, dude.

    My girlfriend, someone who's never really played video games before, has become obsessed with picross. Once you get into the game, the menus being in Japanese aren't really that much of a problem.

    My girlfriend also LOVES sudoku, so it might be worth your while to just see what she thinks about it. At the very least, maybe run it by her once it gets released in English.
     
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    thanks guys, I'll give essential sudoku a go!

    edit: crap. now I have no idea how to do picross!
     
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    Essential Sudoku DOES NOT DO 5'S HOLY SHIT. I can't fucking do it... oh god.

    I can not get even one five to register. It always ends up as an 8 or 9.
     
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    I prefer Brain Age to every other version of Sudoku.

    Also, Picross DS is coming to Europe very soon.

    If you like Sudoku and Picross check out 0922 - Puzzle Series Vol. 11 - Nurikabe

    It's a simple game and I prefer it to Sudoku
    http://www.nikoli.co.jp/en/puzzles/nurikabe/
     
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    I still think that Dr K's Brain Training is the best suduko. It's just really easy to input number etc.
     
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    Picross is only good for the first simple puzzles but once you get to the big puzzles the controls are all screwed up. It's terrible. I agree with what this guys said in his review of it. http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/dsrev/roundup3.htm

    The best "Picross" title I like is definitely 0679 - Puzzle Series Volume 6: Illust Logic and May 25th in a month Iraroji VOW is scheduled to come out which may be a decent "picross" title.

    Sudoku Gridmaster I agree is the best one out there.
     
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    I like Brain Age's Sudoku, where you tap the square and write in the number.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. The girlfriend and I are going to be waist deep in Picross for the next few months, apparently.

    Though, I disagree with the comment about the controls sucking on Picross DS. I actually think that the controls are very intuitive. Don't touch the D pad and the stylus drags the screen around. Hold up and you're coloring in boxes, hold down and you're writing an 'x' in the box.

    The problem lies in being able to reference the number clues while you're in the lower, right, or lower-right portions of the puzzle. The game moves a couple of the numbers into the puzzle so that you can still see them, but only the row/column that you have selected, and the ones next to them (if that makes any sense.) You should always be able to see all the numbers for the puzzle, in my opinion.

    And the review lied in saying that the biggest grid that Picross DS has is 15x15. They eventually get up to 15x20 puzzles.
     
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    as others have said... brainage sudoku has the best interface. i cant touch the other games after having played this.

    if only nintendo made an entire sdukoku cart.
     
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    'o' am i the only one that enjoy zendoku?

    :/ but u really need to have great luck to finish the quest
     
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    I also like Sudoku Gridmaster.

    Holy crap. That game reminds me of Minesweeper.
     
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    i'm another fan of sudoku gridmaster, although i ust admit... not having tried the other ones mentioned, i can't really judge them [​IMG]

    never looked into zendoku for the person who asked if anyone likes it, whats it about? (lazy and need to get to sleep otherwise i'd check)

    as far as sudoku gridmaster, i haven't honestly played it as much as i'm sure others have... i've just recently gotten into sudoku at all, so i'm not GOOD at it, i'm able to complete most every oneo f the easy rated puzzles i've come across, the first few on the normal setting i have kinda stumbled along [​IMG] pretty nicei nterface in my opinion as well. its simple and well its sudoku what more you want from it
     
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    That's exactly why I switched from Essential Sudoku to Sudoku Gridmaster. Better interface, IMO. You can tap the number you want instead of enlarge box > write the wrong number > shrink box.
     
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    Would have to say Brain Age has provided me with the 'best' sudoku games.
     
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    I had the exact same problem - if you use the D-pad and A button to select a square you can just pick a number though. I don't know why they didn't just implement a number pad you can control with the touchscreen rather than their godawful handwriting recognition
     

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