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This mobile game was created by the puzzle game experts at Skava and uclick Mobile.
Application Copyright © 2005, Skava Inc.
Sudoku puzzles Copyright © 2005, uclick Mobile.
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USING THE APPLICATION
Sudoku means "single number" in Japanese. It became popular in Japan in 1986 and attained international popularity in 2005. Sudoku is similar to crosswords and chess. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. Fill in the grid so that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. That's all there is to it! This version of the Sudoku Puzzle Pack brings you 250 unique puzzles, arranged in 5 different difficulty levels.Navigating the Menu Options
Fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3x3 box. Navigate across the screen (UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT) using the arrow keys/trackwheel on your phone.
A highlight box will indicate which empty square you are on. If you would like to temporarily store multiple values in a square, select the square and then press the different number keys. The square will immediately take on multiple values. Use '0' to clear the last value you entered, or use any one of the entered numbers to select that and discard the rest.
Pen and pencil modes help you keep track of entries that you are sure of and entries you are doubtful about. All entries first appear in 'pencil' mode. Typing the number again switches to 'pen' mode. You can type the same number again to switch back once again to 'pencil' mode.
When playing the game, you can press the SOFT KEY marked Menu and select “Hint” from the options to get the solution for an individual square or “Solve” to solve the entire grid.
Key Assignments & Navigation Short Cuts
TIPS AND TRICKS
A popular game in Japan since 1986, Sudoku has become a global sensation. In Japanese, "Su" means number, while "doku" means single. In the game - no column, row or box can contain a repeated number, hence the name.
What is the objective of the game?
Fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3x3 box. Keep track of your best time using the on-screen timer.
Who can I contact if I have a question?
For further support, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I like to keep track of multiple potential numbers for a given cell while solving sudoku puzzles, how can I do that in this mobile version of Sudoku?
If you would like to temporarily store multiple values in a square, select the square and then press the different number keys. The square will immediately take on multiple values. Use '0' to clear the last value you entered, or use any one of the entered numbers to select that and discard the rest.
What are pen and pencil modes?
Pen and pencil modes are useful to keep track of entries you are certain about and those that you are unsure about. When you first make an entry on the grid, it is in the pencil mode. Typing the same number again, enters the number in the 'pen' mode. You can type in the number once again, to switch back to the 'pencil' mode.
Can I partially solve the puzzle and continue later?
Yes, you can end the game anytime you like, and when you restart the application, it will ask you to “Resume Game”, whereby you can continue from where you left off.
I solved the puzzle but my time did not come up in High Scores. Why?
To make sure your time shows up in High Scores you should not make use of “Hint” or “Solve” menu options. If you use hints or use the “Solve” option, then your time will not be recorded in the High Scores section.
What does the check mark next to the puzzle numbers in the “Pick Puzzle” screen indicate?
The check mark appears for all puzzles that you have solved yourself, or you have used the “Solve” menu option to see the solution.
How many difficulty levels of puzzles are supported in this game?
The game has puzzles of five different difficulty levels, from Level 1, the easiest, to Level 5, the hardest.
The game screen is very dark.
On some blackberry handsets the backlight is turned off by default. You will see a 'light' key on the keypad at the bottom right - press it twice to get a bright backlight.
I get a Network Connection error when I try to recommend the game to a friend using the Tell A Friend option.
Your BlackBerry is probably not configured properly to allow third party applications such as the Sudoku Puzzle Pack to access the internet. Please see the following two documents that have details on configuring your BlackBerry device such that third party applications like the Sudoku Puzzle Pack can access the internet. Please read the BlackBerry configuration settings.pdf first, and then read BES-ApplicationDeployment.pdf, if applicable.
BlackBerry configuration settings.pdf