Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Kakuro HD (Cross Sums)

Today's Free App of the Day is Kakuro HD
Originally $2.99


Woo-hoo! Love these games. Used to be called cross sums. You get a clue for the sum of the numbers in a row. Each number can only be used once in that row, so by knowing the number of numbers adding up, the possible combinations of numbers and the sum they end up with, you can narrow your choices. You start with the numbers that have only one combination to get to the total. For example, you know a row of numbers that has two spaces adds up to three--that could only be 1 and 2. And it intersects with a two number row that adds up to 11. Since you can't use 10, the intersecting number must be the 2. And so on.

 I remember it being helpful having a slip of paper next to me with the max combos:

9+8+7=24
9+8+7+6=30
9+8+7+6+5=35

 1+2+3=6
1+2+3+4=10
1+2+3+4+5=15

 Game play is good. You get a score after each game which is apparently based, at least in part, on the time it takes you to play. A couple of the one-star reviews complain about not being able to add "pencil marks." That has apparently been updated. The other one-star review complains about not being able to open the game, but doesn't mention the hardware. It opened fine on my Kindle Fire HD8.9 and on my Samsung Galaxy S2.

9 of 17 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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