Neves review

  • Simple concept
  • Very addictive
  • Cart sharing, baby
  • 7 Step screw ups
  • Music is sub porn
  • Not for the dumb

Don't worry about how to pronounce it. It's just "Seven" backwards. And this little puzzle game is just a singularly succinct as its title. The screenshots should give you a good enough idea of how the game works. Based off the classic Japanese Lucky Puzzle, you're provided with a silhouette, then given seven shape pieces to replicate it. Simple right?

Above Left: It's a candle, parents! We swear - it's a candle!

This is just one of those games the DS was made for. Flipping, spinning and placing tiles could only work this well with the stylus. It requires some tough precision sometimes, but only in the 7 steps mode (self explanatory) will a miscalculation ever screw you. Luckily, the difficulty is amped up across the 500+ puzzles, so you'll be able to wade into the more demanding levels.

Timed mode presents even more of a challenge albeit with the exact same puzzles, but it's the cart sharing multiplayer mode that'll put you to the test. Just know that the game does one thing, and it does it well. Admittedly, Neves is a simple, no frills affair, but its addictive nature and robust length makes it just as hard to put down as any other quality puzzler out there.

And the score is just a coincidence.

More Info

Release date: Oct 30 2007 - DS (US)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Puzzle
Published by: Atlus
Developed by: Yuke's Company of America
ESRB Rating:

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