|Threes!, released February 6th|
Threes has simple mechanics, so it's easy to imitate. However, it also has excellent production quality, and that isn't easy to copy. Indeed, none of the clones matches the original. Unfortunately this isn't always obvious from the screenshots.
It's also important to note that none of the clones that I have tried faithfully replicate the mechanics. The most obvious difference is where new cards are spawned. In Threes!, new cards only appear at the end of lines that moved. In most of the clones, they can appear on any line, or even anywhere on the board. This changes the gameplay significantly.
The first clone came from China and appeared very soon, though it went largely unnoticed in the US.
|聚三成塔 - 数字三消, released February 21st|
|Eights!, released March 12th|
|Cat Threes, released March 13th|
|Slide Five, released March 18th|
|Threeswipe, released March 24th|
|Threes Free, released April 3rd|
Some go for a flat look.
|Amazing Threes, released March 31st|
|3366, released April 3rd|
|Threes Saga, released April 5th|
|Doodle Threes, released April 3rd|
|Monster Threes, released April 4th|
Next time we'll see what instead happened with 2048.
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