NE

NE 1.02

Brain-teasing, number-crunching puzzle game

I love a good logic puzzle but grow tired of playing the same kind of games all the time. That's why I enjoy testing new and original puzzlers like NE. View full description

PROS

  • Addictive and challenging gameplay
  • 30 levels
  • Easy controls

CONS

  • Annoying music

Good
7

I love a good logic puzzle but grow tired of playing the same kind of games all the time. That's why I enjoy testing new and original puzzlers like NE.

The game gives your brain cells a workout by charging you with the task of clearing a maze of numbered tiles. You start each level from a 'start' tile and must reach the 'goal' tile having cleared all the tiles on the board. The number you see on each tile show you how many times you must visit it in order to destroy it. Some tiles contain arrows, which only let you move in that direction. When you leave the arrow tile it will be destroyed. You'll also encounter pairs of teleportation tiles which send you from one to the other.

All this may sound a bit complicated but almost as soon as you start the first level of NE you'll figure it out. And once you get started you'll find it very difficult to put the game down. The first of the 30 levels are pretty easy but it soon becomes pretty perplexing and the challenge of figuring out the right route is very addictive.

NE is nicely presented apart from the music which repeats throughout the game. This looping soundtrack is so annoying and gets stuck in your head even after you've stopped playing (it's still playing in a constant loop in my brain as I write this).

If you're up for a bit of a logical challenge NE offers a teasing time filler for those boring bus journeys.