Zendoku review

From stat-down to smackdown

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Sudoku with ADD

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    Tight touch-screen controls

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    Using logical reasoning to kick ass


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    Punished for game's guesswork

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    May be a little too over the top

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    When your opponent hoards icons

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Zendoku allows for mathematical trash-talk of the highest order. Eat our logic and taste our deductive reasoning. How’d you like them rational apples? It’s as vicious as number grids get.

It’s a two player race for Sudoku grid completion and for every 3x3 box, row or column you fill, your opponent is sent a screen-filling stylus-using or mic-blowing distraction - earning you precious extra seconds. Some are easy - tapping away paper tiles - but faced with chiseling away 30 minuscule stone blocks or tapping away a flurry of incoming cartoon fists, you soon enter into the swearing zone as your not-getting-any-fuller grid goads at you from behind the distraction. It’s malicious, delightful fun.

More info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionMartial arts action and Sudoku puzzle-play meet and make love for the first time.
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"3+","3+"