Go Sudoku - Review

Go Sudoku
Ages: Everyone

It was only a matter of time before Sudoku made it to the handhelds. In this case the PSP. This platform is clearly for grownups. There are more choices on the screen than on the GBA version, an ability to play wireless where you can go head to head with two to four players, and you can visit www.ubi.com/gosudoku/ to download more puzzles.

For those of you who haven't tried it yet, it is a number game comprising of a minor grid of 3x3 squares set in a major grid of 3x3 squares. The puzzle is to place numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares without duplicating the numbers. No math, just visual logic. Complexity is achieved by increasing the size of the puzzle or giving you fewer starting numbers. The game is great for those short breaks, particularly so since you can save your games in process. Scoring is based upon how fast you can solve puzzles. Go Sudoku includes a tutorial and help mode. Help consists of drawing in all the numbers that will work for the spot your are considering. Depending upon how you like your help -- for me if felt almost like cheating -- but hey, that 's what help is, isn't it? The larger screen makes even the tiny "help" numbers visible. You can also personalize your screen with Earth, Air, Fire and Water themes, choose the level of grid transparency and play the game with a choice of music. Fancy, fancy, fancy.

Reviewed by: Editor - 08/06

  • Go Sudoku
  • © Ubisoft
  • PlayStation Portable
  • To Order: PSP http://www.amazon.com/ $29.99