Both games are fun, but Fe26 is going to keep me occupied for a long time.
Edit: I'm getting trapped at Mg24. Following the alpha-process, I should be able to stuff in another alpha to get to Silicon, but it's not happening, nor is it listed in the fusion rules below the game.
Higher elements would still be formed, by the occasional fissioning of Mg by fast alphas/neutrons, but it would change observed nuclear abundances considerably.
I'd like to see a larger version though, 3x3 is fun but 4x4 would be awesome!
In other 2048 games all of the combinations carry the same weight, but this one has "goals" being stable elements, awesome dynamic!
A bit easy though, I had no trouble beating it after a couple tries.
btw, if you want to know how to beat it, just google for a strategy guide. there's million of blog posts and stuff on the subject by now, and they're quite easy to follow once you get the hang out it -- not a bunch of edge-cases to memorize like a Rubik's cube.
At least that is less time than the aeons that can be spent on other games, including 2048. But you do have to wonder how much time people do waste on these things. A weekend of coding for one for the original 2048 and many, many man and child years collectively wasted by the rest of humanity.
Perhaps I will just stick to the occasional spin of 'Desert Bus'...
If the board has:
4He 4He --
16O 8Be 4He
4He 4He 2H
4He 4He 4He
16O 2H 2H
4He 4He --
"Join the elements and get to the tile with 256 isotopic mass! Watch out for unstable elements though, as these won't be around forever!"
Uh. Did scientists came up with a brain replacements already?