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Carol Vorderman's Sudoku Touchscreen
Carol Vorderman's Sudoku Touchscreen

94 of 96 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Carol Vorderman should be ashamed, 23 Nov. 2005
I'm a fan of sudoku, and was given this as a present. After persisting with it at on a number of levels, I can only conclude that it's a shoddy product, and its designers don't understand sudoku at all. It's no fun and useless educationally.
Firstly, and most importantly, the puzzles aren't solvable using logic. You work through a puzzle, then get towards the end and find there are two (or frequently even more) possible solutions, so you have to guess which is correct. This happens all the time, and gets even worse on the harder levels, which have many, many solutions, such that the game becomes unusable. As Carol Vorderman knows very well, the point of sudoku is that there is a unique solution, and it should be findable using logic. Guesswork shouldn't come into it at all.
Secondly, it doesn't even have the basic tools necessary for sudoku, such as having temporary 'pencil marks' to help solve the more difficult puzzles.
On a more practical level, the screen is very difficult to read, however you hold it. This would be OK if the game was worth playing, but it isn't.
Save your money. Don't buy this.

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