Puzzle by Nikoli X Sudoku

Puzzle by Nikoli X Sudoku Achievement Guide

Guide By: Arsenic 17
There are 5 achievements with a total of 200 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
- Estimated time for 200: Around 1 hour
- Minimum playthroughs: 20 [puzzles]
- Offline: 5/5 [200]
- Online: 0/5 [0]
- Missable Achievements: 0
- Unobtainable Achievements: 0
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes [but you will use a solver anyway]
- Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
- Glitchy achievements: 1 [Played for more than 1 hours...see description]
- Extra equipment needed: Windows 8 PC or Tablet + Another device for solver [recommended]

Puzzle by Nikoli is a very basic Sudoku puzzle game created by a potentially popular Japanese puzzle magazine company. There are no twists or surprises with this one. If you are unfamiliar with Sudoku, go HERE. There are only 20 puzzles total to complete.

Step 0: Scroll through the tutorial
From the Main Main, select Help to enter the tutorial. Either just scroll through it or actually read it if you need a refresher. Either way, this will unlock the "Read all the HELP" achievement.

Step 1: Complete 5 puzzles in Shuffle mode
From the Main Menu select Shuffle mode. In this mode, random puzzles are selected for you. Complete 5 consecutive puzzles in this mode without exiting to unlock the "Master of the SHUFFLE" achievement. See the end of the Roadmap for a link to a good solver.

Step 2: Complete the other 15 puzzles
After completing Step 1, complete the other 15 puzzles in the game, one time each. Do this from the Main Menu by selecting New Game.

Step 3: Leave the game running
Depending on how quick you might have been to complete the 20 puzzles in the game, you may or may not need more time for the "Played for more than one hours" achievement. Simply leave the game running while in a puzzle until this one pops.

Puzzle by Nikoli X Sudoku can be described in one sentence. It is a collection of 20 Sudoku puzzles which can be completed in around one hour with no trouble using a solver, for the full 200 Gamerscore.


[XBA would like to thank Arsenic 17 for this roadmap]

Read all the HELP20
Read all the HELP   

This achievement requires that you simply scroll the entire way through the game's tutorial. From the Main Menu, select Help. This will take you to a screen containing the basics of Sudoku. Once you make it to the end of the information, the achievement will unlock.

Master of the SHUFFLE40
Cleared 5 puzzles in a row on shuffle.   (1) 

This achievement requires that you complete 5 consecutive puzzles in Shuffle mode. From the Main Menu, select Shuffle. This will choose a random puzzle for you to complete. Once you finish a puzzle, click Next to proceed to another random puzzle. Once you complete the fifth one in a row in this mode without exiting to the menu, the achievement will unlock. See "Cleared 20 puzzles" for more information on completing puzzles.

Cleared 10 puzzles 50
Cleared 10 Sudoku puzzles.   (1) 

See "Cleared 20 puzzles".

Cleared 20 puzzles 60
Cleared 20 Sudoku puzzles.   (1) 

These achievements require that you complete all 20 puzzles in the game. After earning the "Master of the SHUFFLE" achievement, you will have 15 puzzles left to complete. You must complete every puzzle once for this achievement. It cannot be the the same puzzle 20 times. From the Main Menu, select New Game. Here you will see a listing of the 20 puzzles in the game. The puzzles you have completed will have a crown symbol on their tile. Use THIS online solver to complete each puzzle. Input the numbers you are given, click solve, and then fill the missing numbers into the game. Each puzzle should taken two to three minutes to complete. With only 20 puzzles to work through in the game, you should be done in a bit under one hour. Once you complete the last puzzle the achievement will unlock.

Played for more than 1 hours30
Total play time exceeded 1 hours.    

This achievement requires that you play a cumulative total of one hour in puzzles. After finishing the other achievements, you will be very close to one hour of playtime. To make this as painless as possible, just load up any puzzle and let it idle. When you surpass the mark, the achievement will pop immediately while in the puzzle. You can check your total playtime from the Main Menu by going to the Achievements screen.

*GLITCH WARNING* This achievement is glitchy. For some people, it takes longer than one hour for this achievement to pop. If it doesnt unlock when you expect it to, just keep letting the game idle while in a puzzle. Most, if not all, players have reported unlocking it after about 2 hours of total playtime.

Game Info


US September 26, 2013

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