Kakuro

Kakuro
Free
16 reviews
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Publisher

greenfish

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Download size

< 1 MB

Last updated

5/16/2012

Version

1.1.0.0

Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • data services
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Kakuro is a kind of logic puzzle that is often referred to as a mathematical transliteration of the crossword. Kakuro puzzles are regular features in many math-and-logic puzzle publications in the United States.

The object of the puzzle is to insert a digit from 1 to 9 inclusive into each white cell such that the sum of the numbers in each entry matches the clue associated with it and that no digit is duplicated in any entry. It is that lack of duplication that makes creating Kakuro puzzles with unique solutions possible, and which means solving a Kakuro puzzle involves investigating combinations more, compared to Sudoku in which the focus is on permutations. There is an unwritten rule for making Kakuro puzzles that each clue must have at least two numbers that add up to it. This is because including one number is mathematically trivial when solving Kakuro puzzles; one can simply disregard the number entirely and subtract it from the clue it indicates.

Program features:
- 4 puzzle sizes and 3 difficulties
- unique boards generating, no two puzzles are same, puzzles don't repeat
- uniqueness of solutions
- solution control and automatic solving
- notes creation, facilitate the solution
- automatic game saving
- 5 different color themes
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Reviews

  • by Tim 3/18/2014
    Not a bad little Kakuro puzzle game.
  • by Carl 12/21/2013
    Excellent!
  • by Igor 11/19/2013
    Excellent program! The puzzle is fun, and the interface is very convenient.
  • by Casey Sandra 11/12/2013
    Awesome
  • by User 10/26/2013
    Good, but way too easy. Need something more challenging.
  • by User 6/3/2013
    Very fun app. Would be 5 stars if it was harder and the puzzles were symmetric. Also, everyone saying you can't pencil in possible numbers need to read the instructions. You can.
  • by Marlaina 3/25/2013
    Simple app. Not anything special, but it loads fast. Gave it three stars because it's missing something every other kakuro app has: the ability to "pencil in" numbers...
  • by Dustin 3/7/2013
    Very easy. Now I can't even load a new puzzle. It shuts down and returns to my start screen.
  • by Mandy 12/4/2012
    Good UI, but too easy
  • by Melanie 10/17/2012
    The game itself is fun and works well, but whenever I try to start a new game, it stalls and returns my phone to the homepage. Keeps repeating games too.