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Sudoku Samurai

by Sungift Games
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.2.9
  • Minor bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006HUPGA6
  • Release Date: December 4, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,303 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Experience popular Sudoku game, play 10,000 sudoku puzzles on Classic 9x9 and Samurai (Gattai-5) boards.
  • Four different skill levels. For advanced puzzle solving, try Samurai (Gattai-5) puzzles to challenge your sudoku solving skills.
  • Autosave game. You don't need to worry if you don't have much time to play. It will automatically save all unfinished games.
  • Automatic or manual pencil marks.
  • Select from 14 background sets, choice of digit styles, including Kanji.
  • Play in landscape or portrait mode.
  • Gorgeous theme with HD graphics.

Product Description
Enjoy attractive Asian backgrounds
Enjoy attractive Asian backgrounds
A Sudoku Game a Cut Above the Rest

Sudoku Samurai is an Asian-themed version of the popular number puzzle game. Attractive art and music make this a game you'll want to relax with when it's time to unwind. Enjoy HD graphics and natural sound effects (sword slices, flowing water, bamboo doors, etc.)

This app for your Android can be customized for as challenging as you wish. Play 10,000 unique sudoku puzzles on Classic 9x9 and Samurai (Gattai-5) boards. Choose from four different skill levels. For advanced puzzle solving, try Samurai (Gattai-5) puzzles to challenge your sudoku solving skills. Tired of staring at traditional numbers and plain backgrounds? Then select from 14 different background sets and choice of digit styles (including Kanji).

Lose yourself in hours of satisfying sudoku puzzle solving. Sudoku Samurai is a handcrafted masterpiece by the sudoku lovers at Sungift Games.


Technical Details

  • Size: 19.1MB
  • Version: 1.2.9
  • Developed By: Sungift Games
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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Sudoku Samurai is a very pretty version of the famous number puzzle. You can select different Japanese watercolor backgrounds and you can even choose to use Kanji instead of Western numerals.

Unfortunately, the actual game play leaves a lot to be desired. To enter a number, you have to tap on the cell, then tap on the number. This means filling in notes becomes a tedious process of tapping cell, number, cell, number, cell, number, cell, number, cell, number, over and over again. There is no option to tap on the number first, then all the cells you want to fill in, a much faster method and the one I prefer.

The game also does not automatically clear your notes when you fill in a cell. You have to remove your notes manually, using the same tedious cell, number, cell, number.

The interface can be a bit confusing unless you read the instructions. Tap the brush to switch between pencil and pen; the only visual indication of which mode you are in is the amount of ink on the brush. The doll in the upper right gives you hints, the lantern in the upper left is the back button. Tapping the beads on the left undoes your last entry, while the sword clears the entire board.

The transitions between screens is extremely slow, with a paper screen closing and opening. The game crashed several times on my Motorola Xoom tablet during one of these transitions.

This app was built using Corona, which means it's chock full of data miners, including OpenFeint, Papaya Social, Flurry, AdKnowledge, InMobi and Inneractive. It calls on the Full Internet Access, Read Phone State and Identity, and Access Network State permissions.

Overall, it's a beautiful app, marred by a clunky interface and a bounty of data harvesters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Yesterday I connected my Kindle Fire to my computer to erase all the OpenFeint data. I do this often to get rid of this as normal housekeeping. Today the top reviews claim that this game contains OpenFeint. There is no button offering you to access and install OpenFeint nor is it installed on my Kindle Fire through the installation of this game app. I therefore conclude that this game does not install it or use it or ask you to sign up for it.

People are using a Google app to scan their electronic devices and the scanner tells them that a certain game utilizes various potential Malware programs. Unfortunately the scanner is not accurate as it cannot tell if it picked up only a Kernel of software in the basic SDK or Software Development Kit. Just because the SDK has the kernel in it, does not mean that the developer of the scanned app turned it on and used it.
As verification here is the disclaimer that the scanner app states in their own detailed instructions.

DISCLAIMER:
We can't guarantee that our results are 100% correct. Sometimes addons, like pushnotifications, are integrated in larger sdk's, and the developer doesn't need to use them, although we detect them. We strive to be conservative about marking apps as suspected, but errors can occur.

Game review:
This is a standard Sudoku game and it has nice graphics and even includes a notation feature. It features four modes of game play:
Modes:
* Easy
* Medium
* Hard
* Expert
In the game, touching the sword clears the numbers you have placed, touching the pencil changes it to a brush to write the number with. Use the pencil to enter your notes after you tap a square to set it up into note taking mode.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Done Sudoku App August 26, 2012
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I really like this app. It installed easily on my Kindle Fire and has played without crashing. It has three levels--easy, medium and hard. It has attractive graphics, pencil notes, an undo feature and hints. If played in landscape mode, a tiny bit of the bottom of the chart is cut off; if this bothers you, play it in portrait mode, but otherwise this seems a very good Sudoku app to me. I do recommend reading the "How To" though as some of the iconography is cryptic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Sudoku is a logic puzzle, the object of which is to fill the (9 by 9) playing field with numbers so that each (3 by 3) sub-grid contains all digits from 1 to 9. This is an extremely oversimplified explanation, as there are also constraints that make this a lot harder than it seems.

I love Sudoku and was really looking forward to checking out Sudoku Samurai.

This app has a lot of options you can tinker around with: everything from backgrounds and markers, all the way to the actual numbers can be changed! Not that you really need to alter anything from the default setting, and you rarely see the background (unless you press the "Tea cup" while playing), but I still like that the choices are present.

The graphics (backgrounds), music and sound are all quite good, and I really enjoyed my time with the game until it crashed while transitioning to the second level. I re-started the game and chose to "continue"... Only to have the game take me to the Shoji Doors loading screen and get stuck there. By pressing the back button a few times, I got to the "About" screen. The only button I could get to work here was the lantern that took me to the Sungift Games web site. Once there, I could purchase their games from multiple vendors - including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play.

After multiple restarts I finally started a new game and went back to the first puzzle ("continue" would always hang my game at the loading screen). After solving a few grids, I quit mid way to see if I could pick up from where I left off; - I COULD NOT! The same loading screen problem occurred when I chose anything but to start a new game.

I uninstalled and re-downloaded the program. Same problem. Continue does not work!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Published 1 month ago by LittlestMac
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Exactly what I love! This game is hard to find and this version is easy to use and beautiful. It is full of features. Read more
Published 13 months ago by itzastringthing
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I love sudoku, the game alone wouldve gotten 5 stars, but i'm not into that asian thing, so you guys lost one
Published 16 months ago by a. hernandez
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Published 17 months ago by king
3.0 out of 5 stars Junk
Didn't like the lay out. Too much color. The background was distracting. Still the game of Sudoku was done well.
Published 19 months ago by Miles
3.0 out of 5 stars Sudoku Samurai
It was okay but nothing overly exciting about it. The games plays as every other game, I think they just add the Samurai part to attrack others to the game.
Published 21 months ago by PinkieFairy
3.0 out of 5 stars simple sudoku
Just a simple sudoku game. No frills. Just an easy way to get your sudoku fix on everyday. Glad it was free
Published 21 months ago by Patricia Hagan
5.0 out of 5 stars great gameplay
Excellent game play. Many personalization options. The numbers are easy to read. The graphics are beautiful -LOVE the artwork options.
Published 22 months ago by climb.a.tree
5.0 out of 5 stars Samurai Sudokuuse
I totally love Samurai Sudoku and have a hard time finding it in paper. This is a great go to entertainment when out and needing something to do while you wait for appointments. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Joan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Sudoku Game
If you enjoy Sudoku you will enjoy this version. It has several modes and features as well as difficulty levels. Hours of fun while exercising your brain.
Published 23 months ago by Richc
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