This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Every Sudoku Game, Reviewed. Additional details may be found in the original article.
Game Pack Vol 1 – Sudoku, Wordfind & PictureFlip ($5) by On-Core actually provides three different games in a single application. In addition to a simple version of Sudoku, you also get Wordfind—a clone of the newspaper puzzle Wonderword—and PictureFlip, which takes photos from your collection and scrambles them into tiles that need to be shifted to re-form the original image. The silent Sudoku title has a static background with static tiles, a pop-up window to insert new numbers, and an annotate feature to let you make guess marks. Three levels of difficulty are included.
On the merits of its Sudoku title alone, Game Pack Vol 1 would be nothing to write home about. The pop-up window is distracting, the lack of audio is disappointing, and the overall effort that went into this part of the title is not worth the $5 asking price. However, the other two built-in games do add some value—Wordfind is actually better than the Sudoku title. This isn’t a wonderful piece of software overall, but it’s OK.
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Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches