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Sudoku Sweeper - minimalist retro mashup

04-12-2017, 05:49 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,650
Looking forward to this one. I really dislike having to scroll a lot in mobile Minesweeper games, but you can't have challenging Minesweeper without a bigger board. I enjoy Sudoku, but I got a little tired of the same ol', same ol'. This looks like it'll solve both problems, and looks slick to boot!
WOW!!! I've played now, and this is fantastic! It's fairly easy through the first board sizes, but the challenge is just right at the large board size. Feels more like Sudoku than Minesweeper (not a bad thing). My only gripe, which is super small, is that square face you use for a new board. I feel like it's a little out of place, maybe? Something that matches the X in the top right but on the top left might look better?

Really great work. I don't keep a lot on my phone, but this is a keeper!

GC & Google Play: Jerutix -- Grace and Peace

Last edited by Jerutix; 04-12-2017 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Played
04-12-2017, 06:43 PM
Definitely excited about this one 👍
Good to hear the positive feedback.
04-18-2017, 08:53 AM
This is my review of Sudoku Sweeper. iOS version played on iPhone 6S+.

First of all I really like the colors, they really pop during game play.

I played quite a few games with the sound off because I didn't want to disturb the people around em on the bus. But when I was able to turn the sound back on I really enjoyed the soothing music. The soft sounds when picking a box that turns out to be a number are the perfect reflection of the sounds when finding a bomb on accident.

I also really enjoyed the animations, be it the turning of tiles to numbers/bombs, or the flipping of the tiles at the setup of a puzzle. Combined with the colors it really does look minimalist and easy to focus on the game.

My only real complaint is not knowing what clicking on the paper face does. (I went back through the tutorial a second time to see if I missed an explanation)
I don't know how many games I played prior to clicking on the face, but I was in the 6 bombs per puzzle quite a few times. I like that it resets the puzzle and moves everything around. So if I run into a difficult one that I can't advance, I can click the face and try a new one.
On that note, I don't know that it needs to be explained, just wanted to bring it up.

I really enjoy both Sudoku and Minesweeper.(I originally typed Minecraft, which doesn't make the sentence any less true) I find it a great fit together. Combine the sounds and visuals with the easy to see pieces and it is a very enjoyable game.

Thank you.
04-20-2017, 10:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,650
Still playing and enjoying this. Two things to add: 1) On my Nexus 5X, the game froze and had to be force quit after I won three rounds of 7 bombs in a row. It retained my progress when I reopened the app, but just an FYI. 2) Would you consider adding an 8x8 or 9x9 board, maybe with just smaller squares? Not that I haven't lost on the 7x7 board more than once, but I think I would love additional difficulty levels.

Good work!

GC & Google Play: Jerutix -- Grace and Peace
04-20-2017, 11:03 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2
Looks slick coming from a sudoku addict 😊 Will download