Sokoban is a a lightweight Yahoo! widget built specifically for helping you solve puzzle games where the players have to push boxes around in warehouse in order to get them to the storage locations.
Players are allowed to move one box at a time, and move the boxes horizontally or vertically onto the empty squares. The game is won when you succeed in placing all boxes in the storage areas.
The widget sports a clean and straightforward layout that gives users the possibility to set up the dedicated parameters with just a few clicks.
Sokoban comes packed with several configuration settings of its own that allow you to select the difficulty level, specify the number of moves and pushes, and view a list with high scores.
What’s more, you can undo your last action, restart the level, provide details about the name of the player, as well as enable or disable sound notifications.
Other options offered by the Yahoo! environment give you the possibility to prevent the windows from being dragged, set the opacity level, and ignore mouse events. You can also make the program stay on top of other applications, and this proves to pretty useful, especially when dealing with multiple tools at the same time.
During our testing we have noticed that the widget offers very good image quality, carries out a task quickly, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. Since there aren’t many configuration settings, even less experienced users can set up the dedicated parameters with minimum effort.
As it would be expected from such a small utility, it remains light on system resources, so it doesn’t burden the overall performance of the computer, nor interfere with other programs’ functionality.
To sum things up, Sokoban offers a simple software solution when it comes to animating your desktop activity. It can be easily configured and installed by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.