Over the last couple of months we have been seeing a new trend in mobile game development: Along comes a couple of hits, and then a few months later we find an app that’s tied them together at the hip. Angry 2048, from Skynetric LLC, is exactly that sort of application.
Skynetric has done a good job and Angry 2048 is quite a bit of fun, and if you’re a fan of its obvious constituents—or even both—then you’ll get a lot out of the gameplay that it has to offer.
And for our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Gameplay
The core concept behind Angry 2048 is contained within its own title. The astute among you have likely figured out that the game combines the best bits of both Angry Birds and the popular online game 2048. The latter is a newer development, and for those that haven’t heard of it, it requires players to combine numbers to ultimately create the number 2048.
Angry 2048 works in much the same way, but with a physics aspect thrown in. Players have to hurl the number tile—that’s the one with the angry eyebrows, obviously—at a stack of numbers.
The player must hit exactly the matching tile, or they will lose a life. Lose five lives, and it’s game over for you, buster!
In this way, players climb the ranks, hitting the now infamous 2048 tile, and even progressing on to the 4096 mark. That’s quite a lot to achieve, and we promise the gameplay isn’t as easy as it sounds. In fact, though we don’t think it’s as hard as 2048 itself, Angry 2048 does offer quite a bit of challenge. Certainly, there’s more than enough here to keep puzzle freaks like us engaged.
Design and Graphics
If you’re looking for the best looking game in the Google Play Store, Angry 2048 probably isn’t it. However, for a game within the mash-up genre, it actually looks quite good. The graphics are not 100 per-cent ripoffs, which we appreciate. Likewise, what’s here is very well-designed.
Both of these points stack up in Angry 2048’s favor. As with all games of this type, at times the action can feel a bit forced. After all, you’re doing little more than taking two wholly independent concepts and smashing them into the blender. Still, it’s great fun, and the simple controls make this a cinch to pickup.
And considering Angry 2048 is totally free in the Play Store, it’s hard to argue with the value you’re getting here.
If you’re looking of ran app that aptly combines the action of both these now classic titles, you’ll greatly enjoy the title. The strategy side of the app isn’t for everyone, as is the number crunching. Still, if you fall somewhere in the middle you will get more than a lot out of it.
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What do YOU think? We’d love to hear your comments, try it and let us know!