DescriptionZendoku takes the concept of the puzzle game Sudoku and adds role playing elements to it.
The game replaces the numbers 1 to 9 with nine Martial Arts symbols like a panda or a dragon but the original rules remain in place. This means the player still needs to complete a column, row or 3x3 box were every symbol is only used once. The player can test his skills either in Classic Sudoku or in Zen-Mode where he needs to solve Sudoku puzzles under the pressure of time, but the core of the game is the Quest-Mode.
At the beginning of the quest the player chooses from eight available characters. Four fight with weapons, four freehand but each one has a different quest, uses different fighting styles and has a different lucky symbol. Kingkage is for example a typical ninja. He uses the Ninjutsu-style, wants to be a legendary fighter and has the panda as his lucky symbol. Once a decision has been made. the player follows the story line of the chosen character on a 2D world map and when a fight occurs, the opponents play a round of Sudoku.
Every time one of the fighters completes a column, row or 3x3 box an attack is launched and obstacles appear on the opponents board while an attack icon travels along a rail towards the attacked. If he now correctly places his lucky symbol on the board, the attack will be reversed back his opponent. Placing a symbol incorrectly will make the player lose health and causes several cells on the opponent's grid to automatically fill in.
The game also features a multiplayer mode for two player in which they can either try to solve a puzzle together or play against each other in a battle.
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The Press Says
|Game Vortex||Jul, 2007||92 out of 100||92|
|Digital Entertainment News (den)||Jul 05, 2007||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GamersHell.com||Sep 18, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|GamingExcellence||Jul 30, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|GameZone||Jun 26, 2007||7.7 out of 10||77|
|FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network||Jun 26, 2007||70 out of 100||70|
|Pocket Gamer UK||May 01, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Official Nintendo Magazine||Jan 07, 2008||61 out of 100||61|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jun, 2007||6 out of 10||60|
|Video Game Talk||Aug 23, 2007||50|
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