Super Snappy 2048 is a tile-merging game similar to classic 2048 that features competitive play. On a three-dimensional 4x4 grid in a gray plastic bin in a park, the player must move colorful round-cornered square bubbles marked with numbers up and down and left and right to merge together pairs of identical bubbles. With every merge, the player creates a new next-highest number based on the sum of the two merged numbers. Two 2 bubbles create a 4 bubble, two 4 bubbles create an 8 bubble, and so on.
Since the game focuses on competitive play against online players, the player must reach certain achievements before anyone else during a round of play, such as bypassing a rival or reaching a specific high score. When they shift around the bubbles, the objects slide across the grid if empty spaces exist in the direction of the slide.
As with other Super Snappy social games, Super Snappy 2048 offers the player a variety of extras that are commonly free to enjoy with similar games, such as upgrading their avatar's appearance, using the store, and tracking their rank on leaderboards. Super Snappy requires the player to set up a registered account to access these and other options.