“1024” was one of the first game of “2048”. The game, Threes ($1.99), was the first 1024! The cloning trend in gaming is apparent in this number-puzzle matching game of “2048”, which is essentially a clone of a clone of a clone!

Each of these games (“2048”, “1024”, and “Threes”) are match two games and each tile is a power of 2 (mathematically speaking). Match two tiles with like numbers to increase your score. These numbered tiles are added (8+8=16) to combine into one tile with the number answer.

Similarities between “2048” and “1024”

1024

“1024”

Both 2048 and 1024 are free games! This is part of the reason why the original game, “Threes”, was cloned in the first place: it costs $1.99 in the app store.

Another similarity between the games is that both “2048” and “1024” play on a simple 4×4 grid. They both use the arrow keys or swipe movements on a touch screen to move the tiles up right, side to side, and down. The tiles also combine based on like numbers. A number 2 tile matches with a number 2 tile to produce one number 4 tile. You lose when the grid fills up with tiles, basically, meaning that the player was unable to make successful matches.

For every turn, a new tile randomly appears in an empty spot on the grid with a value of 2 or 4.

Differences between “2048” and “1024”

"2048" moves

“2048” moves

In “1024”, there is a number score at the top of the grid. This number increases when you match two like tiles. Your score will only increase by the tile’s original number (i.e. if you combine 2 tiles of 4 your score will only increase by 2).

“1024” makes creepy baby noises when like-tiles are matched. It is part of the “aging” process of the numbers: first the number 2 has a baby cap on the tile and as it progresses to number 32 there is a graduation cap.

In “2048”, as the player matches like tiles, it is the combination of the tiles that becomes your new score. So adding a 4 tile to a 4 tile would make the player’s new score 8. In “1024” adding a 4 tile to a 4 tile would only make your score increase by 4.

“2048” has a sleeker design without weird baby sounds, aging hats, and a attempted 3D feel. All in all, they are both brain teasing puzzle games, but we think “2048” does it better!

“1024” also has ads and the app constantly crashes. So it’s clear as to why it needed to be cloned again – and cloned correctly.