Threes! Is a Sudoku-like puzzle videogame developed by Sirvo LLC. This title is available for both Android and iOS devices. It was released in early 2014, becoming pretty popular by February. In fact, Threes! is starting a similar craze to the one we saw with the infamous Flappy Bird title, as dozens of clones are starting to appear in the App Store and on Google Play. The main fact developers started creating clones is because this is a paid app, so there may be room for other free ones that follow the exact same style.
Threes! uses the style of Candy Crush matching and Sudoku-like mechanics to work
Threes! uses the style of Candy Crush matching and Sudoku-like mechanics to work. The main objective of this title is to match multiples of threes to make bigger numbers and reach high scores. The gameplay mechanics are simple and intuitive: you have to tap on the screen and then swipe your finger across in the direction you want. The blocks will move in the same direction until you stop sliding your finger or these collide with one of the walls that enclose the 4x4 tile-based board.
Fun with Math
Threes! Is easy to learn, but hard to master. You start playing with several blocks or cards scattered around the board. You have to match the blue ones and the red twos to form threes, which are the bread and butter of the whole gameplay. From this point, you have to match threes to create sixes, and so on. Any pair of equal numbers will work as long as it is a multiple of three. Every time you make a move, a new block will appear randomly in a free tile. The game ends when your board is completely full and you can’t combine any numbers. Your total score is calculated using all the numbers onscreen except for the ones and twos. You can sign your board and then save it to see your highest scores on a gallery.
Even though Threes! doesn’t have different modes to play or many options to customize your experience, it does offer one of the most beautiful interfaces I’ve ever seen for a mobile game. You can swipe your finger to move through the different menus, tweak the options or visit a gallery that stores your past games so you can always remember how good (or bad) you did.
Threes! 1.0.3 Features
Check out the features of Threes! before you download it:
- Enjoy an endless challenge with only one mode
- A beautiful soundtrack completes your experience
- Every new block you create is a cute character with a personal story
- Share your high scores with your friends on Twitter
- No in-app purchases: once you download Threes! you can enjoy the full experience
If you are interested in Threes! and need further information before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s official website.
The minimum system requirements to run this app are:
- Operating system: iOS 6.0 or later, or Android 4.0 or later
- Hard disk: 36 MB of free space for iOS, or 29 MB for Android