2048 is all about strategic addition of tiles. You have to keep adding 2s until you get 2048. Easy, right? Well, no. Because, you don’t just add by clicking on a spot on the screen, you have to merge the tiles that appear on a 4×4 square board every time you make a move. Welcome to the world of complicated 2+2 addition!
You don’t get bored of this game. If you don’t get it right at the first few attempts, you will try again and again until you do. Then, when you get the 2048 tile, you will try again and again to see how often you can get it. Then, when you start getting the 2048 tile very frequently, you will try again and again to see how far it goes, because the game doesn’t end with 2048. You will keep challenging your own highest score.
Gameplay and challenges:
The gameplay is simple; you can swipe your finger in any of the four directions to move all the tiles on the board in that direction. When the tiles are moved, the similar numbered tiles that are beside each other, in the direction that the board is moved, will get added up. So, 2+2=4 and another 2+2=4 and then these two 4s get added up to make 8 and so on. After every swipe, a new tile of 2 or 4 will appear in a random empty spot on the board. Again, it sounds unbelievably kindergarten-ish. But, the biggest challenge is the 4×4 board. If there are 16 tiles on the board, with no empty spaces and complete blockage, the game is over. So, the swiping must be well planned out. Game just went from K.G. to P.G. level!
Is it for you?
Do you consider yourself adequately intelligent, enjoy challenging yourself and find yourself with 5-10 minutes in your hand every now and then during the day and you just can’t seem to find a puzzle game you can play in that short an interval? Then, download 2048 because you can keep playing and stopping and continuing from your last spot. No progress is lost until you lose. It’s brilliant!