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Lumines: Puzzle Fusion

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
76
2.5
PSP
90
4.0
Windows
...
2.2
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Description

A puzzle game in which the goal is to place as many 2-color falling blocks (a la Tetris) on the playing field in like-colored blocks in order to wipe it clean. During play, a timeline crosses the field from left to right, clearing and counting up your matches. The more matches you make before the timeline wipes them clean, the bigger the combo multiplier towards your score.

As you progress through the game, Lumines will reward you with new "skins" which completely change the graphics, sound effects and music during play.

In "puzzle" mode, you stack the blocks in order to create the various shapes that you are shown.

Lumines also lets you play against the CPU or wirelessly against another player on the PSP.

The 2007 PS2 port is completely identical to the PSP version, except for some new skins.

Screenshots

Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP At the start of the Time Attack mode
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP 2st level of Vs CPU Mode
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Main menu
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Yellow planet at «Shinin'» skin

Alternate Titles

  • "闪亮魔方" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Lumines Plus" -- PS2 title
  • "ルミネス" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameCell UK PSP 2004 10 out of 10 100
Worth Playing PSP Apr 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PSP May 01, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Wham! gaming PSP 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2007 4.2 out of 5 84
Netjak PSP Apr 05, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 2 Apr 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Jan 19, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
The Video Game Critic PSP Nov 21, 2006 C- 42

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PSP version of Lumines appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

PSP firmware

When the PSP upgraded to version 3.5 of the firmware, it blocked the ability for people to downgrade the firmware at a future date in order to run homebrew game. However on June 23, 2007 an exploit/hack was found when running the game Lumines: Puzzle Fusion that would allow people owning this game to be able to run programs and change the firmware. By Monday June 25, 2007... the game was showing a 750% increase in sales. By the end of the month, the game's sales had risen by 5000% from what it once was. This exploit has since been fixed in PSP Firmware version 3.51

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #4 PSP Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

  • Lumines (Official Japanese website)
  • Luminous (A Gameboy Advance clone of Lumines.)
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