|Category||Brain Busters, Card & Board, Puzzle|
Kou-Jong is a game released on August 3, 2006 during The Cyodrake's Gaze plot. Kou-Jong is Neopets' version of mah-jong (hence the name). This game is favoured by Linae. The "kou-" root of the game's name is derived from the species of its host, as Linae is a Kougra.
How to play
Just like with mah-jong, a number of tiles are spread across the board and the player must clear away all tiles to win. The player may only remove a tile if they can find a free, matching tile (which also gets removed). A tile is free when no other tile is lying (partially) on top of it and if at least one side (right or left) is unblocked.
This may mean a board cannot get solved on the first try if the player makes a "wrong" combination at one point. Kou-Jong only awards points if a board gets cleared. There are three levels, each of which consists of three boards (gradually getting harder). For every removed tile, one point is awarded. Additionally, by clearing the board quickly, the player can get a time bonus.
- Easy: A low number of tiles has to be removed. The player gets one hint. The time bonus has a maximum of 60 points.
- Med(ium): A decent number of tiles has to be removed. The player gets two hints. The time bonus has a maximum of 180 points.
- Hard: A huge number of tiles has to be removed. The player gets three hints. The time bonus has a maximum of 360 points.
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