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Our Review by Jeff Scott on October 14th, 2008
Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RECOMMENDED
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Futoshiki, a well done alternative number game

Developer: 9Bit Labs, LLC
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.00

Graphics / Sound [rating:4/5]
Game Controls [rating:4/5]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:5/5]

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

I don' t know about you, but I'm a little bored by Sudoku. Once you figure it out it's just a matter of going through the paces to solve it. It just gets to be a matter of how fast you can get them done. But, there are other number puzzle games out there. This one, Futoshiki is a similar number game, but faster to play and more interesting.

The idea of Futoshiki is that you have a 4x4 or 5x5 grid. Each row and column must have the numbers 1-4 (or 1-5 for a 5x5 game) only once. In addition there are arrows on the board that signify when an adjoining cell must be greater than the other. Futoshiki includes 12,000 different puzzles -- should keep me busy for a couple days.

This version does a good job and provides good customization options. If you like Sudoku but are looking for something different, try this. I think you'll like it.

iPhone Screenshots

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Posted in: Reviews, Games
Tagged With: Puzzle, 2.99, Number, Sudoku, 9bit
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