If you like a good challenge that involves strategy paired with mathematical foresight, then look no further than The Incredible Tiles 2048. First thought you may be having is, “How can that be fun and challenging? I’ve been there, done that!” Well, look again. The game gurus at Go Games have taken their creation and upscaled it to make it a bit different.
The Incredible Tiles 2048 Game Review
As simple as this game is, it is truly a challenge. It’s easy to play and hard to conquer, but consistently provides hours of fun and entertainment, if numbers are your game. The Incredible Tiles 2048 plays just like the classic game. You slide tiles across a game board to bring two matching numbers together, creating one tile with double the value. It builds upon increasing numbers by the power of two. The goal of the game is to get to one tile with the value of 2048.
Where this new version of the game differs from its predecessor, and from the multitude of peer games that have recently flooded the app market, is the types of game boards offered and the new types of tiles that are periodically introduced once you move to a higher game-playing level. Game board choices include a 4×4 tiled area, a 5×5 tiled area and an arcade themed game. Backgrounds differ slightly, but the graphics and colors are all vivid and fun.
The different game boards can be easily selected by scrolling through the available options from the main screen. Different skins, such as Mountains, Jeans or In Progress are also available by making an in-app purchase.
The new tile types include:
Enhances to functions within the game which help gamers achieve better results faster include:
- Prevention of certain tiles from appearing
- Doubling of tiles
- Ability to erase tiles
- Doubling of points
- Tile replacement
- Clearing the game board
Game play can be in the classic mode of just playing as before, or you can choose to move up through levels as you gather coins. Coins are obtained as you find and move over tiles with stars.
The only downside to the game was the small-sized icons on the main screen, which made it hard to find the options and choose them. Maybe this game was meant to be played on the iPad as opposed to the iPhone. The game board itself was fine, but icons on the main screen were hard to precisely hone in on and select. This goes specifically for the “scrolling” option to choose from 4×4, 5×5 and arcade game boards.
However, the game itself is a smash hit with all the new features and options. It adds a new level of creativity and challenge to an already interesting game, allowing fans of 2048 to revisit and challenge themselves all over again. The game is free, so there is nothing to lose, except maybe your mind!