The Metro-inspired versions of both Sudoku and Minesweeper are now available as free Xbox LIVE-enabled titles. They join just a few free Xbox-branded titles in the Marketplace and come with achievements and 50 gamerscore. Both titles are this weeks Xbox LIVE release for Windows Phone and both carry a Metro theme. Each title has a Panorama home screen which is nearly identical to the other. Here are their Marketplace descriptions:
You’ve seen Sudoku in the newspaper – now bring it to your Windows Phone! Sudoku, a numbers based logic game comes with Classic and Lightning modes containing hours of entertainment. With the addition of powerups and LIVE achievements you will have new and innovative ways to show off your impressive intellect. Put your brain to the test with Sudoku!
Minesweeper, the classic puzzle game, is now available on the Windows Phone! The goal is to clear random minefields using flags to safely mark potential mines. One wrong move will detonate the entire board. Sweep your way through Classic and Speed modes, each with as many as 4 different levels of difficulty. Play your way through and earn powerups to help you navigate the board and unlock achievements for your LIVE account.
You can find these free, ad-supported titled in the marketplace by searching for either “Minesweeper” or “Sudoku” in the Zune PC software or on your Windows Phone.
Update: Unfortunately, these titles are not currently appearing in the Marketplace outside of the US and it’s unsure if they ever will. I will keep you guys posted if I hear anything about changes to this. Thanks Lee.