Sudoku is a natural addition to the Kindle word game list. You have a large variety of puzzles to choose from, and you can choose to play Sudoku puzzles that come from newspapers and magazines. So, no need to give up your favorite New York Times puzzles.
If you aren’t familiar with the game, you are provided with a 9 by 9 grid that is partially filled with numbers. There are thousands of number combinations to choose from. The grid is broken down to smaller 3 by 3 regions. You must fill each region with the numbers 1-9 in order to finish the game. The Kindle version comes with levels ranging from easy to insane. So there is something for everyone. A reviewer who considers himself a Sudoku expert even feels challenged by the difficult levels.
EA did a great job making the Kindle version of Sudoku resemble its pen and paper counterparts. There is a legend included to show what letters on the Kindle keyboard represent the numbers in the game. EA makes is easy to remember what letters go with the numbers. The letters that correspond to the numbers are the ones at the top of the keyboard starting with “w” and ending with “o”. The 5-way toggle button makes it easy to move the letters around.
Sudoku on the Kindle has a few advantages over the paper version. You can make notes in the squares and click “autofill” if the game gets too hard. You also have a “hints” option that is included in all of the Kindle games. If you mess up, click “undo” or use the error checking option.
For more information on Sudoku for Kindle, check out the Sudoku Kindle review on the Kindle Review Blog.
You are probably familiar with Minesweeper for the Microsoft Windows platform. The game got its roots from various games of similar nature that were developed in the 1980’s. You will find the basic Minesweeper structure in a variety of other puzzle games such as Sonic Battle, Mole Control and Vinesweeper.
The object of Minesweeper is to clear a grid without landing on hidden mines that are placed in various spots on the grid. When you uncover a square on the grid, numbers reveal how many mines are in the vicinity of that particular square. Use your deductive reasoning skills to identify all of the mines. To identify the mines, you have to make the square without actually landing on it. If you land on a mine, the game is over and you lose. The game is also a race against time. This should push you to improve your speed as well as strategy as you play more and levels of the game.
The Kindle version of Minesweeper has some great features that will assist you as you play. You can turn on hints that will help you learn the game. It also comes with three levels of difficulty and a wide selection of puzzles to solve. The greater the difficulty level, the larger the grid becomes. The game also records your high scores so you can keep track of them.
Minesweeper is not the most exciting game in the world, but it can be addicting. The Kindle adds portability and allows you to play in so many more places. This game is great for the Kindle platform because of its simple design. Best of all, the application is free and a vast improvement over the Kindle’s built in version. If it’s free, there’s nothing to lose.
For more information about Minesweeper, check out this Minesweeper Kindle review in the Kindle Review Blog.