Not an American user?

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 Blue planet at «Shinin'» skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP “Shake Ya Body” skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP At the end of the Time Attack mode
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Block removing at “Shake Ya Body” skin

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Critic Reviews

Modojo PSP Mar 20, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mobile Tech Review PSP Mar, 2005 5 out of 5 100
Game Informer Magazine PSP May, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamerDad PSP Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers PSP Jan 12, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Mar 15, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamersHell.com PlayStation 2 Jun 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GamingExcellence PlayStation 2 Apr 17, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 27, 2007 7 out of 10 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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.)
Contributed to by Sciere (373264), Lucefin (1429) and jean-louis (22963)