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App description: STRIMKO, the popular web-based logical puzzle game, comes to the iPhone / iPod touch, so you can play on the move. Strimko is a number puzzle that introduces a new twist on the classic Latin Squares concept described by the famous Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783) and popularised in forms such as Sudoku and similar number puzzles.

Strimko puzzles are all hand-crafted, tested and difficulty graded by experienced puzzle composers to provide a continuing challenge and attractive puzzle designs. Once you've played hand-crafted puzzles, you'll never want to play mass-produced computer-generated puzzles again.

Rules: Each row, column and stream (connected groups of circles) must contain only unique numbers (1 through to the puzzle dimension).

The rules are simple, but they give rise to a uniquely appealing logic for solving puzzles, and the possibilities for challenging puzzles are endless.


* 120 never before published, hand-crafted puzzles including 20 available to unlock
* 4 difficulty levels to cater for all experience levels: Easy, Medium, Hard and Master. The Master level is introduced for the first time.
* Puzzles in four sizes 4 x 4 through 7 x 7
* Choose between Original, Classic, Grayscale or Random skins to change the look of puzzles
* All puzzles are hand-crafted by humans for humans
* Each puzzle is solvable logically and has a unique solution
* Intelligent hinting system hints a space that can be logically deduced from the current position- no random hints that spoil the challenge
* At least 20 hours of challenging gameplay for all but the most skilled players
* Additional puzzle packs available
* Access to play and control music from your library from within the app (requires OS3.0 or above)
* OpenFeint integration for achievements, friends, forums/chat


Now also available is Strimko Gold: get all the content from Strimko and downloadable packs- over 300 puzzles in total. Plus you'll receive all puzzle packs that are released in the future as free updates. Strimko Gold is the best value way to access a ton of Strimko content.



"If you want a good quick pick-up-and-play puzzle game for your iDevice, Strimko is a great app"
--- TouchMyApps

"If you like sudoku but looking for a new challenge, Strimko is a good bet"
--- iCasual, The Portable Gamer

"Beats Sudoku at its own game"
-- AppChap.blogspot.com

"With the possibility of more and more unique puzzles coming on board through in-app purchases, this is truly a great game that will live on your iPhone/iPod Touch for a really long time."
--- AppsDoiPhone.com

"There's a lot of gameplay here and I think you're going to enjoy it, like I said, especially if you're a puzzle lover like myself"
--- App Calendar


Discover more Strimko online at www.strimko.com
Follow Strimko on Twitter at twitter.com/strimko
Become a Strimko fan at facebook.com/pages/strimko/137397689322


The Grabarchuk Family: www.grabarchukpuzzles.com
Quokka Studios: www.quokkastudios.com

Strimko is a trademark of The Grabarchuk Family.
12-11-2009, 11:48 PM
Strimko logic puzzle

More you can find here http://www.strimko.com/iphone/
02-28-2010, 07:38 AM
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Now "free today only". Video with some instructions.

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03-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
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Game Impressions

If you like Sudoku and want to try a similar logic puzzle with a clever twist, Strimko is for you. The way it works is that each column and row needs a full set of numbers, as well as each string (numbers that are connected by lines), with no duplicates. Many of the same Sudoku-solving principles apply for these puzzles, but it still manages to provide a fresh experience.

Ive played through many of the puzzles from the Core Pack (100), the Bonus Pack (20 puzzles unlocked after finishing the core pack) game, the Lite Pack (9), and the mixed pack (60 puzzles available via DLC) and have enjoyed most of them. The numbers are color-coded for quick recognition and you can input smaller number candidates to narrow down your options. The game has four difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, Hard, and Master), OpenFeint integration that provides a number of achievements that are fun to chase after, and the all-important pause and resume.

My only suggestion to the developers would be to remove the extraneous top bar, move the bottom bar up, then add a number line to replace (or compliment, if you prefer) the circular number entry. You never know where it will appear and it covers information necessary to determine your input. I know you can move it around, but thats too fiddly. Sometimes simpler is better (almost always, when in reference to interface).

Anyway, its a great puzzle game for the intended audience and the included puzzles far outnumber the DLC, so you can play through them first, before making the call on spending extra cash.

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07-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Please consider updating this and the Gold version for the iPad2.

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