Love the game., but app needs modification I like everything about the app except 2 major things. 1) it auto turns between landscape and portrait - even if you have screen rotation locked in your device. 2) there is no way to log in so you can play on different devices. So, you can't start a puzzle on one device and finish it on a different one. Aside from these two major issues for me, everything else is great!
Just one small flaw The interface is easy and pleasant to use. I really like the separate pen and pencil functions. The one thing it lacks is a way to have the penciled-in numbers show up in the order of input, so you can have adjoining squares correlate with each other. For instance, if a sum was seven, I'd like to pencil in 1, 6: 6, 1 instead of 1, 6: 1, 6. That makes it easier to relate squares to each other, which is very helpful in more challenging games. However, it doesn't affect gameplay at the lower levels.
I am a great fan of kakuro (even more than sudoku) and this version is the very best I have come across. A full *****. A reviewer here says that there are problems and mentions four kakuros that he claims cannot be solved. Well, good news: they CAN be solved, and I've just solved the four after reading the review. I refer to ## 22 and 37 in "Challenging", 14 in "Hard" and 43 in "Medium". And I can add that (over the last year) I have solved all 400 in "Extreme" and "Challenging". This includes Extreme # 20 which another review that I saw asks whether it can be solved at all. Yes it can. They can all be solved and they are great. The best I've seen. Enjoy!
Fun and highly addictive It took me a while to figure out how the puzzles worked, but since then I can't stop playing. These aren't some trivial sudoku puzzles they actually take some thought and analysis. I find myself playing all the time. Works like a charm! Coming from someone with a b.s. and m.s. in math this is definitely something I would recommend to math and nonmath folk.
Really addicting and a good pastime The game kakuro itself is really interesting and addicting as well as challenging. This app brings all of that along with a good, easy to use interface, no hanging or crashing as of yet and it has literally thousands of kakuro puzzles! The ads are a bit annoying but if you're really concentrating on the game, you won't even notice they're there. 5 stars from me
Nicely graded levels...good way to start the day with my tea. Tons of games in each level will keep the brain hooked up for long! Ed: After playing for 2 years on multiple devices, I would rate 5+ if possible. The only pain is the flipping between landscape and portrait with auto rotate.
Fix for a black-screen bug that affected some devices when switching apps.
Screen size optimizations, to make the game screen fit better most modern devices.
November 20th, 2013:
***** 1000 NEW BOARDS !!!! *****
Now Real Kakuro has a total of 2000 boards - 400 per difficulty level - all free!