Japanese Puzzles Volume 1 Review – Review Introduction
This is a review of Japanese Puzzles Volume 1 – a puzzle game for Kindle by puzzle.tv. It is available for $0.99 in the Amazon store.
Available on the following Kindle versions as of 11/23/2011: Kindle Keyboard (formerly Kindle 3), Kindle DX, Kindle 2nd Generation.
Japanese Puzzles Volume 1 Review – Main Takeaways
Japanese Puzzles Volume 1 is a collection of 100 logic puzzles: 20 each of Kakuro, Number Islands, Hitori, Picture Cross and Sudoku.
In Kakuro, you insert numbers into a grid of squares so that the sum of the numbers matches the clue for that section without repeating digits. Different kid of logic – but I enjoyed learning this game.
Number Islands is played on a grid of uncolored squares. Each square must be painted black or white according to a set of rules and numeric clues given. Still struggling with them – but they are addictive.
Hitori starts with a grid of squares containing numbers. The goal is to black-out some squares so that the remaining cells do not contain duplicate numbers in a given row or column. Again – I am strugglig to learn this – but like it.
Picture Cross (nanograms) has an empty grid that must be colored according to numeric clues given for each row and column.
Sudoku is Sudoku – if you don’t know what that is – time to join the Sudoku age – but I’d start with a full-on Sudoku game.
Japanese Puzzles Volume 1 Review – Conclusion and Overall Rating
I would give my Japanese Puzzles Volume 1 game review 3 stars. I enjoyed the Kakuro, Number Islands and Hitori games, but felt that the Picture Cross and Sudoku were inferior compared to some competitors and the graphics are not winners. I do wish there were better hints for the games.
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