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Sudoku Ball is a revolutionary new take on the popular Sudoku puzzles.
Release Date: Dec 1, 2009
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$9.99

About the Game

Sudoku Ball is a revolutionary new take on the popular Sudoku puzzles. The Sudoku Ball™ consists of 6 interlinked Sudoku puzzles mapped on a 3D ball. The ball can be twisted and turned with the easy to use interface. In Sudoku Ball™ - Detective, you take the role of a detective in a small town where a murder has been committed. It is up to you to find the murderer by completing different styles of Sudoku Ball puzzles. The puzzles represent separate stages of the investigation, like searching for clues, picking locks, investigating evidence in the lab, and chasing your suspect! On top of the storyline, players can compare their scores in the numerous extra puzzles in different gameplay modes. The easy controls ensure players can concentrate on the puzzles as they delve deeper into the mystery!

Unique Sudoku Ball™ feature for a brand new puzzle experience
Challenging and engaging story mode with 20 levels
Stand-alone Sudoku Ball™, Story puzzles and original Sudoku modes with over 240 Sudoku’s in total
Compare your best scores with friends and family
3 difficulty settings from beginner to expert

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, XP
    • Processor: 800 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
3 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Alright, I saw a Sudoku game, and for 7 Dollars, I thought why not, I ventured into the game pretty fast, aside from the old graphics that reminded me of the 90s I thought alright, maybe the puzzles will make the game worth it. I started the story mode on normal difficulty, skipping most of the text to get to the puzzles I want. Most of the time, the grids were only missing 1 or 2 numbers a box which made it seem kind of redundant for a challenge.

Afterwards I decided to go into free Play, and tried to play a "Hard" sudokuball puzzle, I was able to complete it in about 20 minutes which disappointed me being a sudokuball puzzle. Essentially solving one of the 3x3 grids made the rest of the puzzle just fill in the blanks.

As a detective game, there isn't even any challenge, just solve the sudoku and you pretty much solve the game.

3/10
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
429 products in account
104 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Oh God... I wanted it to be good, but it's baaaaad.
On the surface it's a little like Safecracker or Puzzle Agent in the, you're a detective of sorts, solving sudoku over puzzles to unravel some mystery, shenanigans. However, the comparison stops there.
The resolution options are low, medium, high, wide. I mean come on. What century is this?

Ok, so I only messed around in story mode for a short while but the story was pretty uninvolving if I'm honest. The controls are a bit dodgy too. I dropped my mouse sense to 800dpi and it was still difficult to get levels and puzzles to lock into place.
The final nail is that the puzzles are laughably easy. Maybe it gets harder later on but I soon grew bored of facing yet another grid where there's really only one square to solve.

It just feels a bit lacking. More could have been done with this.

And then it hit me. How can you get a simple click and drag control system so wrong? The only possible explanation is that this game was never designed to use a mouse as an input device. The evidence starts to mount up and now I feel like an actual detective. The resolution options, of course! This game was never built for PC. It was built for a smartphone, that's why the cutscenes use still images and have no voice acting.

It all becomes clear. This is a half-arsed mobile port and suddenly, the price tag that seemed reasonable starts to feel like a massive ripoff.
Posted: May 18th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
773 products in account
4 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Meh, got it in a bundle and its ok if you get it really cheap, but overall, I wouldn't go near it at full price. Pick it up if you like somewhat easy sudoku and you can get it for a buck or two (or less) At full price not recommended, at 80-95% off, go for it.
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,029 products in account
104 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Relaxing game.

I did not play sudoku much so I can tell you that I'm suck with this type of puzzle but this game still not hard even for noob like me. There are few bugs but easy to fix, just go to main menu and replay, so it's fine by me. The main story is like standard detective novel with nothing surprising at all. Do not expect this game for story, just enjoy sodoku puzzle.
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,423 products in account
123 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
THe main problem with this 'game' is that the sudoku part of it is... total crap. There is a lot of sudoku freeware that does it so much better so why waste your time on this.... oh the 'adventure game' aspect right?

Well that blows even harder than the sudoku part, basically you solve 'mysteries' and do detective 'work' by solving the stupidest and simplest of sudokus and each one you resolve gives you another 'clue'. Nonsensical ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and the biggest insult is the game dares to charge you money for this half baked concoction of adventure/puzzle/sudoku 'game'.
Posted: July 30th, 2014
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