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This app is a virtual version of the real world (pencil and paper) puzzle Sudoku. The aim is to complete the puzzle with the numbers 1-9 appearing only once in each row and column of the grid. Parental guidance for children up to 9 years, due to advertising and difficulty of the puzzles.
This review of Sudoku was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 22 March 2018.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Sudoku|
|Developed by:||Easy Brain|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||Parental guidance for children up to 9 years, due to advertising and difficulty of the puzzles.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Sudoku contains the following information:
The game was played for several hours.
This puzzle style app begins with an example of a Sudoku grid and a written explanation of how the game works. The next screen explains how to use the electronic tools to fill in the grid (the virtual version of pens and erasers). The next screen provides the first puzzle and the player taps on the square in the grid they want to place a number in and chooses that number from the menu. There is an infinite number of puzzles and players can choose various levels from easy to expert. There is a hint tool that players can click on but before the hint for the puzzle is given they must watch an ad for another app. Along the bottom of the screen there is a banner with scrolling advertisements, mostly for ads for more apps.
This app provides a challenge for older children (and adults) to develop numeracy and problem solving skills. The app is not overly illustrated and mimics a white piece of paper as found in versions of the real world Sudoku. This app provides a good opportunity for co-play, especially with younger children that are interested.
At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.
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