Review: Game Pack Vol 1 – Sudoku, Wordfind & PictureFlip


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.

Review: Game Pack Vol 1 – Sudoku, Wordfind & PictureFlip

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.

Review: Game Pack Vol 1 – Sudoku, Wordfind & PictureFlip

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.

Our Rating


Company and Price

Company: On-Core


Title: Game Pack Vol 1 – Sudoku, Wordfind & PictureFlip

Price: $5

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches


Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.