Marmalade Game Studio has been releasing digital adaptations of Hasbro board games for a few years now, and already offers several familiar titles, like Clue, Battleship, and Monopoly. Of course, why sit on a lucrative license if you're not going to use it, and so Marmalade has been busy creating offshoots of these classic titles that offer their own unique mechanics in order to expand its catalog, and so the latest release from the company is Monopoly Sudoku, available today for $3.99.

Like most mobile game releases, the above trailer doesn't actually show off any gameplay, which is a telltale warning sign that there's nothing to show off. Despite the fact the Monopoly name is used frequently within this title, there's no Monopoly gameplay to be found. Sure, you'll earn rewards for winning sudoku matches, and these rewards are themed around the game of Monopoly, but beyond that, this is a standard sudoku title.

Of course, if you're a sudoku fanatic, then you'll probably enjoy this release. Not only is this a premium game, which means you can pick it up in its entirety for $3.99, but the title also offers online multiplayer as well as a leaderboard. You can even pass and play locally, and there's a practice mode for those that need to brush up on their number-crunching skills. So as far as sudoku games are concerned, this is a polished title that should easily appease fans.

All in all, Monopoly Sudoku is a confusing release. It seems clear that Marmalade Game Studio is using the Monopoly name to gain recognition for what is essentially a standard sudoku title. Sure, the game is themed around Monopoly, but this has zero effect on the sudoku gameplay. If you're a fan of sudoku titles, this shouldn't be an issue, but if you were hoping for a game that plays closer to Monopoly, this is not the release for you. Of course, you don't have to take my word for it, so if you think Monopoly Sudoku looks interesting, you can purchase the title through the Play Store widget below.

Press Release

It’s here! A brand-new multiplayer MONOPOLY Sudoku experience is available now on the App Store and Google Play!

Two family-favorites collide on iOS and Android from today

30 SEPT 2020 - Marmalade Game Studio and Hasbro are excited to announce the launch of MONOPOLY Sudoku! This is a brand new ad free multiplayer version of the classic puzzle game with an iconic MONOPOLY twist, and it’s available now on mobile devices!

In MONOPOLY Sudoku, Mr MONOPOLY invites both new and experienced players to go head-to-head in Sudoku matches. Challenging friends, family members, or other players to compete, makes the success of completing puzzles all the sweeter!

This dynamic MONOPOLY twist re-imagines the MONOPOLY board! Collect dice rolls every day and move along the board to unlock ‘reward multipliers’, tokens, avatars and improve your level!

Exciting Championship Seasons run every week. Players can enter as many or as few competitive grids as they choose and everyone who enters earns their place on the leaderboard.

If players want to improve their puzzle solving skills, the Sudoku School provides all the tips and tricks they need to become a champion. No matter whether they’re new to the game or a seasoned player, there are always new techniques to learn! Single player Practice Mode provides the perfect arena to improve their skills before entering multiplayer grids.

Mike Willis, CEO of Marmalade Game Studio, said: “We think players will really enjoy this unique MONOPOLY Sudoku experience. It combines the friendly competition of our other games with the classic brain teaser puzzle, giving new and experienced players alike the chance to enjoy Sudoku in its most accessible form yet. The MONOPOLY twist, multiplayer puzzles and championships only enhance the overall experience, providing added incentives to keep playing and keep progressing!”

MONOPOLY Sudoku is another example of Marmalade Game Studio’s high standard, premium game experiences. Once players have bought the app, they can enjoy unlimited access to puzzles, championships and the Sudoku School, ad-free and with no further distractions. It’s pure Sudoku fun to be enjoyed wherever they happen to be!

MONOPOLY Sudoku is the latest addition to Marmalade Game Studio’s successful series of collaborations with Hasbro. These include MONOPOLY, CLUE/CLUEDO, THE GAME OF LIFE, THE GAME OF LIFE 2, THE GAME OF LIFE Vacations and BATTLESHIP.

MONOPOLY Sudoku is available to purchase and play today, September 30th on both the iOS App Store and Android’s Google Play store, priced $3.99 / £3.99 / €4.49.

For more information, please contact Paul Watson at [email protected]
About Marmalade Game Studio

London-based Marmalade Game Studio is one of the most successful publishers in the digital board games market. Notable successes include MONOPOLY, The Game of Life and CLUE/CLUEDO, both highly polished and innovative games that constantly top the charts on the app stores. For more information about Marmalade Game Studio, please visit the website: https://marmaladegamestudio.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@MarmaladeGames), Facebook (@MarmaladeGameStudio), and Instagram (@MarmaladeGames)
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