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Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (PlayStation 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

There are no PlayStation 2 screenshots for this game.

There are 20 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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

SFT Apr, 2007 1.7 out of 6 86
Entertainmentopia Mar 21, 2007 B+ 83
Gamers' Temple, The 2007 80 out of 100 80
TotalPlayStation Apr 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Mar 15, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HonestGamers Mar 21, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Jun 11, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameZone Apr 23, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
PSX Extreme Mar 20, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
Games Radar 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.)
Sciere (234435) added Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (PlayStation 2) on Feb 17, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Lucefin (1432) and jean-louis (14917)