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Platinum Sudoku (J2ME)

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Platinum Sudoku brings the mathematical sudoku puzzles to mobile phones with 640,000 boards and different difficulty levels. The object of the game is to file the numbers 1 to 9 into a square grid measuring 9x9 spaces, further divided into nine 3x3 squares. Each number can only be used once in each of the nine square rids, and only once in an entire vertical column and horizontal row of the board.

There are five difficulty levels and 14 different backgrounds, but not all of them are available right away. The difficulty is measured by the amount of givens (numbers already entered) and the amount of coins. Coins can be exchanged for hints. Hint A gives some possible numbers for the current cell, Hint B provides the correct number for the current cell, and Hint C scans the whole board and marks cells as right or wrong. While playing, you can also erase numbers or enter up to four small numbers into a single cell when you want to keep track of the possibilities. Scores are based on the completion time and the amount of mistakes made.

In the Solver mode, you can design your own puzzles and have the computer solve them, which is especially useful when you are unable to complete a paper puzzle. In the Custom mode, you can create and save your own puzzle, and have the game check if they are valid. The most difficult mode is called Sudoku X. All regular apply there, but it requires that you do not replicate any digit in the two diagonals as well.

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Platinum Sudoku J2ME The solver mode where you can enter your own puzzle.
Platinum Sudoku J2ME Exchange coins for hints.
Platinum Sudoku J2ME This puzzle is almost complete, but likely far from correct.
Platinum Sudoku J2ME Title screen

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Mobile Game Faqs Jun 29, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Pocket Gamer UK Jun 25, 2006 8 out of 10 80

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Sciere (251707) added Platinum Sudoku (J2ME) on Nov 25, 2006
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