Noteworthy puzzles developer Lightwood Games has joined hands with designing company Conceptis Ltd. to offer some good news for puzzle lovers.
The developer has made the world famous numerical puzzle Sudoku available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U gaming consoles. While North American fans can get their copy from the Nintendo eShop right away, counterparts in Europe will have to wait for a week to grab the game. Named Sudoku Party, the release date for Wii U is still not known.
Sudoku Party is a collection of a thousand classic and distinct Sudoku puzzles. Players can solve the symmetrical puzzles either singly or by pairing up in two-player or co-operative mode. Gamers can also opt for the Party mode. This mode features the battle option wherein two players will tackle the same basic level puzzle together but frantically compete with each other to determine who is capable of taking control of the maximum number of squares. When a gamer completes a square correctly, the opponent has very less time to fill in his corresponding square. If he or she fails to do so in the specified time, the player misses out on scoring the point for that square. Each correctly filled square entitles the player to gain an extra point
As for Wii U users, the game takes advantage of the big screen estate offered by the huge touch screen on the GamePad. This allows them to think more freely without any constraints. Button controls are provided for single players, while a second player can pitch in by using an additional controller of his or her choice. These include either a Classic Controller, a Wii U Pro Controller or a Wii Remote.
Each of the 1,000 Sudoku puzzles in the Nintendo 3DS variant of Sudoku Party is definitely bound to keep single players enthralled for a very long time. However, the game poses real fun and challenge when it is played between two people either in co-operative or Party mode. Gamers are required to download only one copy to try their luck playing both the modes. Alternatively, they can choose the online option to play against their opponents.
Interestingly, Sudoku Play is not the only game offered by Lightwood and Conceptis together for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Another game known as Pic-a-Pix Color that is a nonogram is already in the works. This game must be solved with a color palette for both the gaming consoles.