Matching games are a staple of casual gaming, and ones involving numbers are personal favorites of mine. In Cell Trap Multiplayer, the idea of matching together numbers to make even higher combinations has gone to the next level: real-time head-to-head multiplayer action. You can play the game alone, or challenge a friend or random opponent.
Keep combining those tiles
Match numbered tiles
In Cell Trap Multiplayer, your task is to match together four like-numbered tiles. Once you match a set, they combine into a single tile with a higher number. If you're skillful enough to bring together more than four tiles, the extra ones just get taken out of play and you get bonus points.
The basic idea is to bring together four tiles with the same number, combining them and leaving just a single tile behind. Keep doing this, and you’ll see the number of tiles on the board decrease as you clear it. Of course, it isn’t quite that simple, as you’ll soon see. Still, it’s a simple concept that is perfect for casual gaming, and Cell Trap Multiplayer does it with excellent minimalistic graphics.
Ever higher the numbers rise
The numbers keep rising
Since you're matching four tiles into one with a higher number, the real challenge is to see how high you can make the numbers climb. The tiles that get added to the board are smaller numbers, so you have to skillfully clear them and keep combining the tiles to create even larger combinations.
Since the tiles don’t all go away when you match them, you’re left with a single tile of a higher number. Your job is to keep getting these multiples together, so you can repeatedly clear more tiles from the board. It’s highly addictive gameplay, as you keep trying to make higher and higher numbers. The best I’ve managed so far is 512, but I keep going back and trying to combine the numbers into even bigger combinations.
Can you match all the tiles before the board fills up?
The board keeps filling up
Keeping things interesting, every few turns see five more tiles added to the board. You have to keep combining the tiles to remove them from play, but the trick is doing so before the board fills up. When new tiles get in the way of moving your numbers together, it becomes incredibly challenging.
If the tiles just went away and no more tiles appeared, that wouldn’t present half the challenge that Cell Trap Multiplayer has in store for you. As you’re trying to move your tiles around to match them up, new ones keep appearing on the board. More often than not, these new numbered tiles will block your efforts to make your combinations, so you have to keep on your toes and try to leave multiple options open for making matches. Once the board fills up, it’s “game over.”
Getting into the game
Cell Trap Multiplayer is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 8 or later. It’s a free download on the App Store, but includes both in-app purchases and advertisements.