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Hit iOS game Threes! arrives for Android

Puzzle game Threes!, which arrived for iOS last month, has debuted on Android.

Puzzle game Threes!, which arrived for iOS last month, has debuted on Android.

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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 pretty simple: pair matching numbers, starting with threes. Your base units are twos and ones, which you can 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.

It's beautifully designed, with a slick interface and gameplay 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: Threes!' iOS exclusivity has come to an end. It's available now from Google Play for AU$2.22 (or US$1.99). If you hadn't picked up the iOS version, you can grab it from the iTunes app store for AU$1.99.