Lumines: Puzzle Fusion

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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.


Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Character edit screen
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Block removing at “Shake Ya Body” skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion Windows Title screen
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP “Shake Ya Body” skin

Alternate Titles

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

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UOL Jogos PSP Jan 12, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Christ Centered Game Reviews PSP May 16, 2006 95.5 out of 100 96 PSP Sep 02, 2005 93 out of 100 93
Pocket Gamer UK PSP Aug 23, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 PSP 2005 9 out of 10 90 PSP Aug 17, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Wham! gaming PSP 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Netjak PSP Apr 05, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Video Games Daily PSP Apr 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle PSP Dec 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80


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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


  • 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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