iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Takuzu by RCI-JEUX is a number-based puzzle game app. Featuring a concept similar to that of the popular number’s game Sudoku, Takuzu is actually a game original to this app. Featuring 50 free games to get players started, Takuzu is certain to provide entertainment to anyone who enjoys challenging puzzle games.
Takuzu is an original numbers-based game. Players of Takuzu are presented with grids of various sizes and are challenged with arranging “0” and “1” tiles in order to complete the grid according to the set patterns for Takuzu. Featuring three different levels of grid difficulties, Takuzu is an app designed for players of a wide range of abilities. In addition to varying levels of difficulty, Takuzu also features five different grid sizes; however, the 12×12 version is certainly best when played on the iPad (due to the small size of the tiles on the overall grid). Tapping on the screen of Takuzu is all that is needed to play the game, making actually playing the app easily done. However, while playing Takuzu is simple enough, actually completing all of the challenging grid levels is definitely a bit more difficult. While I perfectly understood the idea of the game (filling a grid with 1’s and 0’s so that each row and column contained the exact same amounts), successfully doing so was another story for me!
Appearance and Layout:
Takuzu is self-described as a “simple” game, and its features certainly reflect this simplicity. However, this simplicity is definitely a positive attribute of the app, as it keeps the graphics of the game looking perfectly clean and non-cluttered. I personally appreciated the way that the tiles in Takuzu are different colors for different levels; this color variation keeps an otherwise plain app a bit more aesthetically pleasing. The choice of typography for this app also seems to be appropriate; the font is both practical and playful. A tutorial teaches first time players how to play Takuzu, but once this tutorial is viewed no further explanation really is needed.
The basic version of Takuzu is currently available for free through the iTunes store. However, additional games can be ordered through in-app purchasing selections if users feel the need to complete more Takuzu puzzles. As a free game, Takuzu is definitely well worth its “price.” Additionally, the fact that Takuzu can be first played for free helps to add to its appeal, as this free version allows iOS users to try out the app prior to making any financial investment in it.
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