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PSP version cover art
Developer(s) Zoonami
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Director(s) Martin Hollis
Producer(s) Martin Hollis
Designer(s) Alain Vitus
Programmer(s) Richard Brooksby
Paul Hankin
Gareth Rees
Artist(s) Graham Galvin
Writer(s) James Leach
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, PSP
Release Nintendo DS[1]
  • EU: April 20, 2007
  • AU: May 11, 2007
  • NA: June 26, 2007
  • EU: April 20, 2007
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Zendoku is a video game developed by Zoonami and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released on April 20, 2007 for the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable video game systems.


Screenshot showing Zendoku multiplayer on the Nintendo DS

Zendoku is a variation of Sudoku, offering a slightly more combative experience than simply lining up numbers. Players must now insert symbols, rather than the standard numbers. Players choose characters and choose to attack or defend against a challenger, which takes place via mini-games started upon filling in a group of numbers. The game is set against anime-influenced backdrops and has a "light-hearted martial arts" theme. The game also offers single-player puzzles.


The UK Nintendo Magazine, ONM praised the DS version of the game for its colourful graphics, but criticized it for the confusing system of using symbols instead of numbers. As well as the minigames feeling tacked on and more of an annoyance, and finished by saying, "One for multiplayer only".

On the other hand, NGamer praised the multiplayer game highly, saying, "The thrill of using logical reasoning to kick someone's arse is a phenomenal experience."

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