Lumines: Puzzle Fusion

Critic Score User Score
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 "Urbanization" Skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP A lot of block removing at "Round About" skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Vs CPU Mode - 1st level.
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Block removing at "Round About" skin

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Jive Magazine PSP Apr 08, 2005 5 out of 5 100
TTGamer PSP Sep 01, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Playstation Illustrated PSP 2005 97 out of 100 97
Gamer 2.0 PSP Sep 03, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2 2007 95 out of 100 95
Game Freaks 365 PSP 2005 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme PSP Jan 20, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
1UP PlayStation 2 Mar 15, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 2 2007 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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