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Hands-On With Puzzle by Nikoli V Sudoku

Posted by on March 22nd, 2013 | 5 Comments | Tags:

By request, here’s a hands-on with the Vita’s first Sudoku game, Puzzle by Nikoli V Sudoku, recently released for $4.99. In this hands-on video, I’ll show you how Nikoli V Sudoku plays and sounds as well as my thoughts on what it could have done better.

Thanks to Devin Hundson for the request. Hopefully, you can make an educated decision as to whether this version of Sudoku [with trophies] merits a download onto your Vita. At $4.99 and with just 50 puzzles, I’m hoping there is some free DLC in the near future. The best Sudoku I’ve ever played is actually a minis title by EA called Sudoku, which is conveniently the same price and has more content and is prettier. Plus it works on PS3, PSP, and Vita.

Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below, and be sure to send us a request for future Hands-On videos.


  • Chris

    Puzzle savestates is a nice feature

  • http://twitter.com/wenger56 CJ Wenger

    Needs a little touch.

  • http://twitter.com/DevinTHudson Devin Hudson

    Thanks again Nick!

    The lack of touch input is definitely a bit weird, but it doesn’t seem like a dealbreaker or anything (the button controls do seem to work fine enough, even if they are a bit unwieldy). It is strange though since I just found out this game is also on the 3DS, and that version does indeed use touch controls. It also seems to have a multiplayer mode that didn’t make it over to the Vita version (not that it’s a necessity, but multiplayer Sudoku sounds quirky enough to at least pique my interest).

    But based on what I’ve seen in this video I’d still go for the Vita version. It looks much sleeker on the Vita screen, as I said before I play my Vita way more than my 3DS, and having trophies certainly doesn’t hurt (as silly as some of them might be).

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    As a mild-fan of Sudoku this works for me. Picked it up a week ago and like it. It is a bit odd there’s no touch, but it looks nice visually and looks like it’ll give me some easy trophies in the long run.

    • KosmoCrisis

      Glad to hear you’re liking it. Was this video helpful in your decision to purchase?