Threes's review

    Published: 2014-04-11, by Ana Gracia.

    Play this popular classic and enjoy the colorful and smooth graphics

    • Fun game
    • Great graphics, different from other similar games
    • Gameplay isn't original at all

    "Threes, One and Two"

    Threes is a puzzle app based on a popular number game which has gained quite popularity recently. The objective is to obtain the tile with the highest possible number, keeping in mind that identical ones will merge together and sum up.

    Prevent the board from flooding and obtain the highest possible score by watching your moves and thinking strategically about the best way to play. The controls are simple: swipe left, right, up and down to move the tiles one square.

    What we like more about this game are its graphics, which are colorful and highly appropriate for children, with a unique feel we haven't seen in other similar apps.

    Candy Game Studio is the developer of Threes, an enjoyable puzzle which doesn't provide anything new in terms of gameplay but it's unqiue enough regarding its graphic design.

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    by Anna , Appszoom

    Apr 11, 2014


    This is an amazing puzzle game .
    if you begin to play it, you will never stop it.

    Only white cards are worth points. White cards always display a number divisible by 3 - more precisely, the numbers on white cards are based on this formula:

    2^k * 3 with k=0,…,11

    Just a reminder: 2^0=1, so you get the following numbers for the first k's:
    k=0: 3, k=1: 6, k=2: 12, k=3: 24 and so on until k=11: 6144

    Now, when you run out of moves, the white cards are each scored and then added together. This part is a little confusing because they are not worth their number in points. Instead, the k from above is used to determine the point-value of each card as follows: If a card has the number 2^k * 3 on it, it will be worth 3^(k+1) points.


    Play slowly and consider your moves - use the slow slide to see what tiles will match.
    Focus on matching small tiles - don't let too many 1's and 2's build up.
    If you're in a tight spot, don't always go for large matches straight away. Try to line up moves where you can clear multiple tiles at once and give yourself some free space.
    Try not to get big clumps containing only 1's or 2's. Keep them spread around and you'll have more options.
    Always assume that a white tile will be a 3. don't gamble on getting a higher number unless you're out of options.


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