App Review - Strimko
Description: STRIMKO™, the popular web-based logical puzzle game, comes to the iPhone / iPod touch, so you can play on the move. Strimko is a number puzzle that introduces a new twist on the classic Latin Squares concept described by the famous Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783) and popularised in forms such as Sudoku and similar number puzzles.
Strimko puzzles are all hand-crafted, tested and difficulty graded by experienced puzzle composers to provide a continuing challenge and attractive puzzle designs. Once you've played hand-crafted puzzles, you'll never want to play mass-produced computer-generated puzzles again.
Rules: Each row, column and stream (connected groups of circles) must contain only unique numbers (1 through to the puzzle dimension).
The rules are simple, but they give rise to a uniquely appealing logic for solving puzzles, and the possibilities for challenging puzzles are endless.
* 120 never before published, hand-crafted puzzles including 20 available to unlock
* 4 difficulty levels to cater for all experience levels: Easy, Medium, Hard and Master. The Master level is introduced for the first time.
* Puzzles in four sizes 4 x 4 through 7 x 7
* Choose between Original, Classic, Grayscale or Random skins to change the look of puzzles
* All puzzles are hand-crafted by humans for humans
* Each puzzle is solvable logically and has a unique solution
* Intelligent hinting system hints a space that can be logically deduced from the current position- no random hints that spoil the challenge
* At least 20 hours of challenging gameplay for all but the most skilled players
* Additional puzzle packs available
* Access to play and control music from your library from within the app (requires OS3.0 or above)
* OpenFeint integration for achievements, friends, forums/chat
Now also available is Strimko Gold: get all the content from Strimko and downloadable packs- over 300 puzzles in total. Plus you'll receive all puzzle packs that are released in the future as free updates. Strimko Gold is the best value way to access a ton of Strimko content.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:
"If you want a good quick pick-up-and-play puzzle game for your iDevice, Strimko is a great app"
"If you like sudoku but looking for a new challenge, Strimko is a good bet"
--- iCasual, The Portable Gamer
"Beats Sudoku at its own game"
"With the possibility of more and more unique puzzles coming on board through in-app purchases, this is truly a great game that will live on your iPhone/iPod Touch for a really long time."
"There's a lot of gameplay here and I think you're going to enjoy it, like I said, especially if you're a puzzle lover like myself"
--- App Calendar
Discover more Strimko online at www.strimko.com
Follow Strimko on Twitter at twitter.com/strimko
Become a Strimko fan at facebook.com/pages/strimko/137397689322
The Grabarchuk Family: www.grabarchukpuzzles.com
Quokka Studios: www.quokkastudios.com
Strimko is a trademark of The Grabarchuk Family.