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Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (PSP)

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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 Yellow planet at «Shinin'» skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP A lot of block removing at "Round About" skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP «Please Return My CD» skin
Lumines: Puzzle Fusion PSP Character edit screen

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

Gaming Age Mar 23, 2005 A 100
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Nov 05, 2005 10 out of 10 100
UOL Jogos Jan 12, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mobile Tech Review Mar, 2005 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Yahoo! Games Apr 01, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pocket Gamer UK Aug 23, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Wham! gaming 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
PlayLipse.fr Jul 08, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 19, 2005 8 out of 10 80

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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.)
Lucefin (1432) added Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (PSP) on Apr 09, 2005
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