If you’ve been on the internet in the past few weeks, then you must have heard about “2048”. If not, then you you’ve been living under a rock. This simple puzzle game took on the internet with a force that has not been met since the Flappy Bird craziness and quickly rose to the top of the addictive/challenging game category. In short, gamers need to match up tiles with same numbers which merges into one tile giving a larger number or double of the tiles that have been merged. The game is simple but incredibly difficult so most of you may struggle at first. But fear not as I’ll show you some neat tricks and shortcuts that will take you to that final tile and beat your friend’s highscore.
Don’t go berserk and move in haste or make blind moves in order to get that high tile. Try to plan ahead and take your time, watch out from where the next several tiles will emerge and how you will match them up without wasting moves and filling the playing arena. This is the most basic and important thing to keep in mind while trying to beat the game. Calm and patient.
Never press up. Never!
This may be interpreted as never pressing down, or left, or right. Just choose one direction not go and stick to the other three, this way you will make sure that you will not get surrounded by low tiles and not be able to merge them together.
Keep all the high value tiles in one row.
For example, if you choose to never press the up button, you will gather all the high value tiles in the bottom row. But sometimes, when you merge them, you may end up with a ‘2’ or a ‘4’ tile in there. Merge them quick and don’t let them linger! You must never have a tile lower than ‘8’ at the bottom.
The corner is the answer.
Keep the highest tile in one corner, for example the bottom right one. Do not move it from there and in order to do this, it means that you must plan your moves carefully in order to fill the bottom row with high value tiles, in descending order starting from the high value one. So you’ll end up with something like ‘128 256 512 1024’. Then try to do the same thing on the row above the bottom one, but the other way around, with the higle value tile (i.e. ‘64’) above the ‘128’ one and move to the right with the descending values. It may sound like a struggle, but trust me, it will be a lot easier to beat the game if you do this.
So there you have it. Four rules that, if not ignored, will take you up to that amazing score, shocking your friends and make them beg for your advices and secrets. But if these tips prove hard to follow, or you just don’t have the patience for it, you should try this version of the game that gives you hints and even auto-runs it for you. Play the normal version of the game here.