This is apparently a new numbers game trend that’s become popular on mobile. Following in the steps of Sudoku, though a very different game.
But it’s utterly unlike all of the above. “2048: Xbox 360 Edition” has you matching together similar numbers to group them. You can slide them in any of the cardinal directions (N, S, E, & W) either into an open space or towards a match. Each match increased the value of the tile, as you strive towards the highest-possible value grid (the titular “2048”).
Like any good puzzle game, it’s relatively easy to get to a middling score, but careful forethought will be required to get to a high one. There’s a wrinkle here new to this edition (to the best of my knowledge). You can swap the numbers out with letters, mixing it up a bit. Either way, if you’re interested in trying this, it’s a free trial with a one dollar (69p, etc., etc.,) price tag if you want to keep it past that.
Here’s what the publisher (Juan Alberto Munoz) has to say about the game:
“The latest mobile gaming craze arrives on Xbox 360! As addictive as ever, and complete with online scoreboards. Based on 2048 by Gabriele Cirulli.”