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06-10-2015, 08:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,400
Originally Posted by Mess View Post
Any idea what the difference is?
Essentially I'd have to say there is no difference at all other than the free version has in game credits to play it and credits are earned through opt in videos.
Opt in ones, not pop up or forced or any of that stuff.
The gameplay is exactly the same and there's no added energy system or paywall or anything of that type that I've come across anyway.

It's extremely fair, I mean I don't even feel right saying that it's fair because it's so fair (if you know what I mean) and offers some degree of monetisation for the developer and also gives everybody the best version of this genre/category/type/whole thing for free just by watching a few videos for in game credits to play it, simple as.

Personally, I'd still say get the paid one to anyone who hasn't gotten it (why haven't you, just get it) but if someone wanted to check it out to see if it lives up to the awards and the hype (and it certainly does) before purchasing the paid one, absolutely, do, but you know as easy as it is to watch a video, get some credits and play the game, it's so much better to just pay the two bucks and enjoy it without interruption (albeit opt in interruption) that way so if you do enjoy it after checking it out the free way, do.
One tends to become quite addicted to it so I think most will feel compelled (in a good way) to get the paid one.

(PS. Mess, second paragraph was just a general direction, not at you directly obviously enough)

Last edited by Rip73; 06-10-2015 at 09:04 PM.
06-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 17
Yup tried the free version, it's the same mechanics. Rather surprised to see it under "Best new games" in iTunes.

06-11-2015, 12:22 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,350
Thanks for the info guys - I bought the game when it came out, was just wondering what they did to make it free

Also will help out anyone else checking out this thread
06-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 112
Ran update and game won't open anymore. iPhone 6 with latest OS.
06-11-2015, 08:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 112
This is strange. After updating, game tries to start then crashes out. Then I double click to kill apps and I see the the 3's Swipe Screen from a previous game. I tap it and it goes away. Nothing. I'm still dead in the water since the update.
06-22-2015, 12:56 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 15
Like other posters, the game won't open since the update - nothing but a blank screen or crash. Does anyone know if the developer is working on this issue?
06-22-2015, 03:11 PM
I just played my first game last night since the update on the IP6, no issues at all. Maybe try reinstalling or hard reboot of device? I hard reboot mine every few days so it has definitely been done since the update was installed (I installed it when it was released, just don't play the game very often).
06-24-2015, 04:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 112
Originally Posted by TDLove View Post
Like other posters, the game won't open since the update - nothing but a blank screen or crash. Does anyone know if the developer is working on this issue?
I've Tweeted the developer a few times to no avail. I'm assuming they don't care? Maybe not widespread. I've tried powering down my phone but that doesn't help. Don't really want to delete and reinstall and lose my high scores. May have to eventually if it doesn't get fixed.
06-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 786
Don't hold me to it, but I think your high scores are saved in iCloud or Gamecentre, because they sync between my iPad and iPhone - so you shouldn't lose them if you reinstall.
12-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 786

I scored my best ever score the other day - 177,642 with a highest tile of 3072.

Now when the new update has just come in, I see there was a bug which stopped the higher numbed tiles from spawning. Obviously this made the game much easier and let me get a score I could never normally get.

I'm assuming the only way to get rid of this unbeatable score would be to uninstall it and remove it from game centre, thereby removing all of my scores.