Neves (video game)

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Neves
Neves cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Yuke's
Publisher(s) Yuke's
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Wii (WiiWare)
Release date(s) Nintendo DS
  • JP November 15, 2007
  • NA November 6, 2007
  • EU March 28, 2008
WiiWare
  • JP May 26, 2009
  • NA June 22, 2009
  • EU June 11, 2010
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer

Neves (ハメコミ LUCKY PUZZLE DS Hamekomi Rakkī Pazuru Dīesu?) is a puzzle game developed by Yuke's Media Creations for the Nintendo DS, based on the Japanese Lucky Puzzle, a tangram-like dissection puzzle. In the game, players use the stylus to move, rotate and flip pieces on the DS's touch screen to clear puzzles. It features over 500 different puzzles from which to choose.

A sequel, Neves Plus (ハメコミ LUCKY PUZZLE Wii Hamekomi Rakkī Pazuru Uī?), was released for WiiWare in Japan on May 26, 2009, in North America on June 22, 2009 and in Europe on June 11, 2010.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

In each puzzle the player is given an image which they then must try to recreate using only the following seven pieces:

  • two identical right isosceles triangles, with sides length \scriptstyle{1/2} and hypotenuse of length \scriptstyle{1/\sqrt{2}}
  • four right trapezoids of various sizes - the side lengths are given with the first three sides creating the two right angles:
    • two have side lengths \scriptstyle{1/4}, \scriptstyle{1/4}, \scriptstyle{1/2}, and \scriptstyle{1/2\sqrt{2}}
    • one has side lengths \scriptstyle{1/2\sqrt{2}}, \scriptstyle{1/2\sqrt{2}}, \scriptstyle{1/\sqrt{2}}, and \scriptstyle{1/2}
    • one has side lengths \scriptstyle{1/\sqrt{2}}, \scriptstyle{1/2\sqrt{2}}, \scriptstyle{3/2\sqrt{2}}, and \scriptstyle{1/2}
  • one home plate-like pentagon, with sides \scriptstyle{1/2}, \scriptstyle{1/2}, \scriptstyle{1/2}, \scriptstyle{1/2\sqrt{2}}, and \scriptstyle{1/2\sqrt{2}}

The seven pieces form a rectangle of length 1 by 5/4.

Game modes[edit]

  • Tutorial: Learn the controls and how to play.
  • Silhouettes?: Standard play mode. Solve puzzles with no time restriction.
  • Time Pressure: Mode for experienced players. Stages have a time limit of 3 minutes. Players must try to solve each puzzle in less than a minute.
  • 7 steps: Advanced mode for expert players. The player must place each piece perfectly with no room for mistakes.

With the Bragging Rights mode, multiple Neves players can compete with others who do not have a copy of the game via DS Download Play.

WiiWare version[edit]

Players of the WiiWare version of the game called NEVES Plus, (known as NEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams in Europe) use the Wii Remote to grab and rotate puzzle pieces, with up to four players being able to solve the puzzle simultaneously or compete against each other in teams of two. The game also features new multiplayer modes and an Ancient Egypt-themed setting.[1] A sequel of the game called NEVES Plus Returns is already confirmed for a release on the WiiWare.

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