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Prism: Light the Way is a cutesy puzzle game set inside a black hole. It is based on the conceit that black holes are the natural habitat of quantum beings called Glowbos that feed on light. When the light is blocked by a space monster, the Glowbos risk starvation until a race of light-emitting creatures called Bulboids (effectively controlled by the player) arrive to save them.

The basic principle of the game is to bend rays of light (which always travel at right angles) so that they hit colour-coded targets at the edge of the playing area (an 8x8 grid). To achieve this the player can move any of the pieces (Bulboids, mirrors, coloured filters, prisms, etc.) on the grid. Pieces can be dragged to any free space on the board (so you don’t have to shuffle pieces about as you would with a sliding tile puzzle) but cannot be rotated.

The game features a “time attack” arcade mode (where the player must clear randomly-generated levels to earn extra time), a free play mode which removes the timer, a puzzle mode where the player must complete increasingly difficult handmade levels, and (in the PC version only) a fast-paced shooting gallery mode where targets and playing pieces are dropped onto the board intermittently, and the player must constantly rearrange the pieces to hit all the targets before they go critical.


Prism: Light the Way Browser In 'Timed', I have only so long to complete the puzzle.
Prism: Light the Way Windows Oh, dear. I ran out of time. This is the solution I should have gotten.
Prism: Light the Way Windows The Puzzle puzzles are 8 puzzles per level that you can complete at your leisure. Once you finish all 8, it is on to the next level.
Prism: Light the Way Windows The second tutorial puzzle, the first with a mirror.

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Critic Reviews Nintendo DS Feb 02, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo DS 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Dec, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75 Nintendo DS Oct 17, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
GameDaily Nintendo DS Oct 31, 2007 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers Nintendo DS Jul 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamernode Nintendo DS Oct 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo DS Oct 01, 2007 13 out of 20 65 Nintendo DS Oct 14, 2007 61 out of 100 61
Game Shark Nintendo DS Nov 06, 2007 C+ 58


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In the Windows shareware release, you are allowed thirty minutes of game play then you must purchase and register the full version to play longer.

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