Summary: Sudoku Ball is a new take on the popular Sudoku puzzles, consisting of six interlinked Sudoku puzzles mapped on a 3D ball. The ball can be twisted and turned with the easy-to-use interface, while the numbers are entered by using the stylus, Wiimote or mouse.
Excerpt: On the surface, I am probably the worst person in the world to be reviewing a game based entirely on the worldwide newspaper puzzle phenomenon known as Sudoku. Maybe it’s my inability to work with numbers or my awful math skills, but I've never been able to finish a basic puzzle. However, I decided to give Sudoku Ball Detective for the Nintendo DS the benefit of the doubt.
Excerpt: Since 2005, sudoku has become a mainstream sensation with enough variants to entertain casual and hardcore gamers alike. Upon first hearing about Sudoku Ball Detective earlier this year, I was excited to think it would represent a new evolution of the popular logic puzzle, one that would seamlessly blend narrative with puzzle gameplay. Sadly, that didn't happen and the game is sorely disappointing.
Excerpt: Game systems on release haven’t had a pack-in game for awhile. Prices don’t seem to have done much because of this, but you had to buy games individually. Sure, a couple of years after release, you could get a pack-in around Christmas season – but for those that like to buy on release, you wouldn’t get one. However, Nintendo has gone back to an age long past, the age of pack-ins with a console release. Enter Wii Sports, the pack-in game with the new Nintendo Wii.