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Together with allegations of plagiarism, poor blood between games programmers, comparisons to this amazing Flappy Bird, and an array of open-source tweaked versions, 2048 is definitely the most controversial nerdy maths mystery on the market in 2014. Forget about all of this, and also the simple fact it is eerily like Threes! , that surfaced just prior to its release, however, m’kay? You have to tip your hat Gabriele Cirulli: he might possess a lasses’ name, however, the 19 year-old whiz managed to drum squillions of downloads (and probably even more clone tributes and HTML players) because of his simple yet addictive take on tile-sliding mystery fury.
For the uninitiated, 2048 is located around a very basic assumption: a grid containing three squares, in which you slide numbered tiles. Every time you slide a tile it will last in its planned direction until it reaches either the edge of the grid, or a different tile. When you put numbers together, they will multiply — so bonding two"2" tiles will produce an"8", and so forth and so forth — before you finally make the magic amount of 2048. It provides an intriguing choice over how you plan things, as well as haphazardly flicking tiles all over the area can sometimes yield effects. This really is a classic casual title that could be dipped into for some quick thrills, yet you might also set your mathematician’s hat (one of the black scholarly ones, innit) and way the puzzle systematically with a view to bettering your score on your way into the prized four digits.
This 3DS transformation includes some appealing features. There are 3 distinct modes, letting you aim for three different goal types — 1024, 2048 and 4096. A pair of tutorial screens guides you to the"activity", and will help in case, like me, this looks like a Sudoku puzzle in the surface, rather than a lively and actually somewhat thrilling puzzler.
The 3D perspective is aesthetically pleasing and works well — this really is the epitome of both low-gloss, efficient functionality. Controls are well executed, too, and you will find options to use the camera or the analogue stick. The purchase price point, and quantity of space it occupies on your SD card, are both minimal. There are a whole lot of achievements to unlock, and an adequate sense of score attack, as the best total will be displayed on display to spur you on — although anybody with a fundamental understanding of how 2048 works will know that even when you’ve hit the required number, there is a maximum potential score.
VERDICT: 2048 isn’t particularly challenging, and doesn’t need zen-like levels of endurance and skill to defeat it.
2048mix.com It’s one of those games like Nokia’s"Snake" from the late 90s, Game Boy Tetris, and Lumines, so I can see myself dipping into regularly, an easy, casual handheld experience that doesn’t ask too much of mepersonally, and may quickly while away half an hour waiting for a bus. Non-3DS-owning Nintendo lovers take note: you could also enjoy a perfectly good game of 2048 using the Wii U browser.