There were some absolutely brilliant mobile games released last month, not least of which was Threes! by Asher Vollmer and Greg Wohlwend. The premise of Threes is simple: pair matching numbers, beginning with threes. Your base units are twos and ones, which you push together to create a three; from there, you have to place matching numbers next to each other, then push them together to create a single, doubled number. The idea, of course, is to get the number higher and higher, until you hit the highest number achievable in the game -- 6144 -- on a four-by-four grid of cards.
It's beautifully designed, with a slick interface and game play that's ridiculously easy to pick up, and it managed to capture that elusive sense of satisfaction anticipated: if you have just one more go, maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to beat your high score?
Alas, its iOS exclusivity gave rise to an Android clone called Fives, as well as a Web clone (and probably more than one iOS clone, too; the lack of originality makes one quite despair, really).
Today, though, Android users can delete Fives because the iOS exclusivity of Threes has come to an end. It's available now from Google Play for $1.99. If you haven't picked up the iOS version, you can grab it from the iTunes app store for $1.99.
Stay tuned to CNET for a review of Threes for Android.