Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 6/20/2012: Sudoku SuperDoKu 1.0 has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Sudoku SuperDoKu 1.0.

Sudoku SuperDoKu 1.0 does not appear to be available in Google Play, and is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Sudoku SuperDoKu 1.0 is described as follows:
SuperDoKu: Sudoko on Steroids

If laws were written to discourage apps from taking steroids, SuperDoKu would definitely be in trouble. In this case, proprietary algorithms created by the developers of Sudoku SuperDoKu act as steroids, generating infinite numbers of puzzles, ensuring you'll never run out of new puzzles to solve.

An App to Change your Sudoku Experience

Have you ever been half-way through a Sudoku puzzle only to be interrupted with a phone call or with the need to launch another app on your smartphone? Well, with the unique auto-save feature of Sudoku SuperDoKu, you'll never again have to worry about losing your game progress. Simply relaunch Sudoku SuperDoKu, and you'll pick up right where you left off. Whether you're an expert Sudokuict or a beginner, there's a puzzle for you. For seasoned players, the standard puzzle comes in easy, medium, and hard flavors. Beginners and children can play the mini-Sudoku (2x2, 2x3, or 3x2) puzzles.

  • Hint feature if you get stuck
  • Pencil-marking option
  • Step-by-step animation showing how to solve tough puzzles
Stuck on a hard puzzle? Maybe you're too tired to think but still want to play? Try the on-demand "Hint" feature for a hint or to find incorrectly marked cells. Or use the special "Crib" feature using pencil-markings to hone your playing skills. Tapping an empty cell multiple times narrows possible values. Or sit back and ask Sudoku SuperDoKu to solve the puzzle for you, and enjoy a step-by-step animation that even reveals dead-ends! You can also stop the animation by tapping any cell or function key to resume gameplay. And the "Undo" animation feature complements the "Solve" feature with soothing music media.
Sudoku SuperDoKu 1.0 is rated at 2.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

5% - 15% Off Select TVs
It's not unusual for an app to be paid in the Amazon Appstore and missing from Google Play. Often the developer will cite restrictions in Google Play. However, we were not able to find any apps by the developer in Google's own marketplace.

Sudoku SuperDoKu and variants by the developer are also available in the iOS App Store. The iPad version (linked) is $3.99 in the App store, but does not have enough ratings for Apple to display.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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