Review Num Smash
Fun number puzzle game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 25 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Neat graphics, lots of levels, the game is addictive, simple controls
Too many ads
Num Smash for Android is a fun number puzzle game that takes inspiration from similar mobile apps and does something to make it unique.
In this game, the objective is to slide together numbered tiles to make a larger number. You are given a grid to play on and you can move the tiles around the grid. To move a tile, you must slide it into a number that has a value of 1 less than it's own value. For example, a 4 can be slid into a 3, and a 1 can be slid into a 0. Once two numbers combine, 1 will be added to the highest value tile. This game mechanic has been seen before in other games such as 2048 and Threes, but the developers have done something a little more interesting.
Whilst there is a game mode that features an 'infinite' game board that allows you to earn as much score as possible in one sitting, the main game mode is a lot different. In the main mode, you'll be given a number of tiles on a grid, and they can be moved everywhere. You must slide all of the tiles in a level into each other, and once only one tile is left the level will be completed. When moving a tile, it's value will drop by 2, so you will need to think carefully about how to move tiles together to be able to slide them into each other.
There are dozens of levels to keep you challenged, and I must say, it really is quite a tough challenge to get through all of these levels. As you progress, things will only get tougher, and you'll really need to start using your brain power to get through some of the hardest levels.
Num Smash is free, but the app is plagued with adverts. This is one of my only gripes with the game, and whilst you can pay $1.99 to remove the ads, it's frustrating for those that can't invest money into the game.