Windows Phone Release: December 19th, 2012

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Chances are, many of you are already aware of the number puzzler http://www.trueachievements.com/Sudoku/achievements.htm. The game as a whole seemed to come from nowhere and land itself in that part of the newspaper (if you still read those) where the crosswords and jumble live. Every now and again, you'll come across another number puzzle with a grid layout similar to Sudoku, but where the boxes are blocked off into different shapes and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division signs are present. This game is called KenKen, and it's now come to the Windows Phone thanks to Capcom.

http://www.trueachievements.com/KenKen/achievements.htm - $4.99/£3.99

Easy to learn and difficult to master, KENKEN takes the typical number puzzle to the next level with a fun and challenging analytical element. The latest edition of the popular game features a streamlined interface, tons of new puzzles and a tutorial by puzzle master Will Shortz.

In KENKEN players unravel the puzzle by entering the correct number within a 3 x 3 to 9 x 9 sized grid. Like Sudoku, each number can only be used once per row. However, KENKEN Pro ups-the-ante by incorporating basic math functions into the solution. So, while each number can only be used once per row, it must also equate to the numerical value of its respective cage.
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Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.