Sudoku and Minesweeper released for Windows Phone 7

By Tom Warren, on 10th Aug 11 5:23 pm with 25 Comments

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Sudoku and Minesweeper are now available for Windows Phone.

Both games are available in the U.S. Marketplace for Windows Phone at no cost, supported by advertisements. The games are also Xbox LIVE enabled and come complete with achievements and power ups. Microsoft describes both games as “two of the most immensely popular puzzle games of all time.”

Minesweeper

Your goal is to clear minefields using flags to safely mark potential mines. Sweep your way through Classic and Speed modes, each with as many as four different levels of difficulty. Earn powerups as you play to help you navigate the board and unlock achievements for your LIVE account. But, be careful – one wrong move will detonate the entire board.

Sudoku

“Sudoku,” a numbers-based logic game, comes with Classic and Lightning modes and offers hours of entertainment. Earn powerups and LIVE achievements and put your brain to the test!
Microsoft also revealed that Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is now available for $2.99 as part of its “deal for the week” promotion for Windows Phone 7. The software giant plans to make IonBallEX available for just $2.99 next week.

Minesweeper and Soduko for Windows Phone 7

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    The first Xbox LIVE games that are free because they’re ad-supported. This precedent could make things interesting for future WP7 and 360 games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001922694804 Daniel Schmidt

    When will the 2 games be available in europe?

  • Anonymous

    I cannot believe these are US only.  FU Microsoft from a Canadian Windows Phone customer.

    • OMG55

      There are rules that have to be followed and gov. apoproval has to be given. Take the high road and look at all things involved.

    • http://www.zunecards.net/index3.php wetworker

      I second that. They get all the good stuff.

  • Prashantvc

    Really Microsoft? US only?

  • http://www.flavors.me/fludlyt Fludlyt

    So if these are games built by Microsoft why are they only available in the U.S. marketplace? Licensing issues? I don’t understand.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      It’s frustrating but I am guessing it’s due to the adverts.

  • http://twitter.com/IRB IRB

    Terrible that they are US only though. Nice they want to support all those people who bought in to the platform :/

  • http://twitter.com/IRB IRB

    Terrible that they are US only though. Nice they want to support all those people who bought in to the platform :/

  • http://twitter.com/IRB IRB

    There are lots of free games with Ads (using Microsoft’s Ad engine), they are not just US only.

    Edit: That was in reply to you Tom W. The comments seem to be broken for me.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I use their platform too (pubcenter) in a similar game (Logic Games), but I believe it’s not the same with this xbox title. It’s probably closely linked with Bing, which is quite different from pubCenter…

    • Guest

      Yeah Disqus sucks.

  • http://twitter.com/IRB IRB

    There are lots of free games with Ads (using Microsoft’s Ad engine), they are not just US only.

    Edit: That was in reply to you Tom W. The comments seem to be broken for me.

  • Anonymous

    great I can’t wait to…
    be envious at the Americans

  • Anonymous

    Shameless plug ! :) My free ‘Logic Games’ is available in Europe too. Get that Microsoft ! hehe

    Anyways, there are tons of free sudokus around…couldn’t they just find some better xbox live titles ?

  • Joe

    It’s not good enough that they are not available in UK,
    And if they were never planned for UK release then where is the Wednesday release for the UK?

  • http://www.callumpy.co.uk Callumpy

    US Only, useless.

  • Moorster

    I don’t get it. There are a dozen sudoku games in the marketplace. I just did a search. So why this game and why now?

    • http://twitter.com/laserfloyd Lewis McCrary

      Because they are XBox Live games.  Meaning you get achievements to show your friends how awesome you are at those games. :)

    • Anonymous

      Ahh, I see. I guess I should start making games for XBox Live to get the extra publicity.

  • Frylockns86

    What is it with Microsoft and being “US Only”? 

    This gets old. Fast.

    • Guest

      I loved your “Stylus or GTFO” comment. Gold! :-)

  • Dude

    Surely Microsoft can do better with the design.

  • Anonymous

    Where is Minesweeper for my Zune HD? And Freecell, Pinball and Spider Solitaire?