The updated Microsoft Sudoku is now available for download via Microsoft Store. The game brings some new colors, in addition to freshly-added features, changes to in-game difficulty level, everyday challenges, among other things. Here’s everything that’s new with Microsoft Sudoku 2.0.
Microsoft updates Sudoku to version 2.0
Originally released in 2014, Microsoft Sudoku brings the classic logic puzzle game to your screen. Published by Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft Sudoku 2.0 can be installed on up to ten Windows 10 devices with one account.
However, the Microsoft Sudoku 2.0 update has garnered so many 1-star rated and negative reviews on the Store listing. According to one player, this update takes the whole experience 3 steps backward:
“New interface is way too garish. Took away the ability to enter numbers by drawing with your finger. Quality of the daily puzzles has dropped significantly. Only improvement is in game purchase to remove ads, but probably won’t do that due to drop in quality.”
Another player wrote:
“This was a big blunder! The new version is not even fun to play. How can we get the previous version back?”
Yet another said:
App has stopped working. Uninstalled and reinstalled several times with no success.
Microsoft Sudoku 2.0 enables new ways to play games. Players can solve puzzles with up to six levels of difficulty that offer a particular amount of challenge. Players can choose from four different themes including playing with Charms instead of numbers.
Then comes all-new Daily Challenges where players can play up to three unique puzzles in one day. Daily challenges players to collect coins and win badges in Classic, Irregular, and the newly-added Ice Breaker game modes. Players can send shockwaves across the board to break the ice when placing the correct numbers or charms.
Following is the list of key features of Microsoft Sudoku:
- Play across 6 levels of difficulty for Classic and Irregular Sudoku
- Collect coins and badges playing 3 Daily Challenges every day
- Choose from 4 different themes and play using Charms instead of numbers
- Use the Note Feature to keep track of your moves
- Use the Undo button to correct your mistakes
- Track Game Statistics to keep your Best Time, Average Time, and the number of Games Played
- Customize the way you play with Block Duplicates, Show Mistakes, Show All Notes, etc.
Microsoft Sudoku also allows players to earn Xbox Live achievements. Microsoft recommends Windows 10 version 10240.0 or higher and Windows 8.1 to play the game on either x64 or x86 architecture and with DirectX version 10.
Meanwhile, do check out this list of best free Sudoku games to play on Windows 10!