Nikoli / Latest Puzzle Trends in Malaysia: Sudoku and Slitherlink Direct from Japan

2012-08-02 01:59   #12080001

img12080001_1img12080001_2 The Star, the English newspaper with the largest circulation in Malaysia, started publishing Nikoli’s Sudoku every single day on July 25th. In addition to the world craze Sudoku, the Star’s decision to commit itself in introducing quality logic puzzles extends to Slitherlink. Nikoli provides Slitherlink, another hit puzzle invented by Nikoli, to the Star for its Sunday edition every week.
The Star featured a story on Nikoli’s puzzle making in depth by interviewing not only Maki Kaji but Jimmy Goto, executive vice-president and Kei Nakata, sales planning department chief. Jimmy said in the article, “What we deeply care about is creating puzzles that offer an enjoyable diversion for people everywhere and at the same time, letting them exercise their brain…”