Mix Sudoku Light


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TrickyMix Sudoku Light Volume One

Mix Sudoku Light is a multi-platform release from Conceptis just waiting to appease the sudoku monster within. The game has a number of useful features, including support for both mouse and keyboard interfaces, undo/redo buttons, the ability to check your current answers for errors, number highlighting, and a save function. It does a great job bridging the gap between pen and paper gaming and browser interfaces, all without the constant fear of paper cuts!

In addition to a very player-friendly interface, Mix Sudoku Light comes with six versions of sudoku, ranging from the very familiar to the less recognizable:

  • Standard sudoku - Place the numbers one through nine on the grid in such a way that every row, column, and 3x3 box includes them only once.
  • Diagonal - Like standard, but includes diagonals in the restrictions.
  • Irregular - The nine-square "boxes" are now irregularly shaped.
  • Odd/Even - All the numbers in shaded boxes must be one or the other.
  • Chain - Like Strimko, numbers are set in crisscrossing chains.
  • Multi - Grids overlap, but numbers must adhere to traditional sudoku rules.

The main downside as of now is the limited number of puzzles available: only ten of each variation for 60 total, and the same puzzles in each version. Conceptis says it will be releasing updates as the weeks go by, along with new online versions of other pen-and-paper puzzles, such as Picross, Kakuro, and Battleships. Conceptis has long been an excellent provider for these kinds of puzzles, though the registration requirement for the main site has kept a chunk of their potential audience away. I'm glad to see they're reaching out across the internet. Online sudoku games may be a dime a dozen, but they're always in demand, especially when, like Mix Sudoku Light, they're done so well.

Play Mix Sudoku Light: Volume One

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It is rare to see some games like this.

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Yup, it is a rare gem. Nice twists on the regular game, while maintaining simplicity. I love that there is a pencil-in feature. The only improvement I'd like to see is some sort of indicator when all of a digit have been filled in.

Can't wait until they do kakuro. Kakuro is a much more challenging puzzle than sudoku.

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conceptis has kakuro and other games in their website

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Really fun! I can only do the classic and diagonal ones though. As Zazazu said, the only way it could be improved is if it showed you which numbers were completed. That way, you wouldn't spend time reviewing numbers you've already finished.

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The pencil-in feature is pointless: it only lets you pencil in one number per square. Also, I haven't found a way to turn off the error checking - I don't want a puzzle to tell me when I put in the wrong number (not least because 99% of the time, it's the stupid interface being recalcitrant, not me making a mistake). All in all, I'd give this one a miss.

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Reka, you can put more than number in the penciling in, you have to click in the upper left corner of the square. Once you have that filled in, you can add more by moving the most more to the right each time.

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