Ready for the next challenge? Prepare yourself for the ultimate LUMINES experience and show us your skills! This exciting pack includes: 21 skins + 2 bonus skins for Challenge Mode 60 mind-bending puzzles to solve in Puzzle Mode 35 stages of quick-thinking and fast-moving in Mission...
User reviews: Positive (10 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 18, 2008

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About This Game

Ready for the next challenge? Prepare yourself for the ultimate LUMINES experience and show us your skills!

This exciting pack includes:

  • 21 skins + 2 bonus skins for Challenge Mode
  • 60 mind-bending puzzles to solve in Puzzle Mode
  • 35 stages of quick-thinking and fast-moving in Mission Mode

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 3 900 MHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 64 MB graphics card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0 or above
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Color coded blocks fall and chaining them together makes them disappear. What makes this game unique in the puzzle genre, though, is that the blocks don't simply disappear instantly - a white line sweeps over the entire field periodically, and as it passes over chained blocks it "tags" them for destruction. While it is doing so, you can add more blocks to that. They are destroyed once the white line reaches the end of the current chain. This is interesting because it allows you to extend your combos, adding a little more depth to the game.

One of the key features of the game is that the blocks emit sounds in tune with the songs, and doing bigger combos changes the music. The bigger and faster you combo things, the more frantic the song gets.

There a few game modes, like mission, puzzle, time attack and regular. Nothing you haven't seen before, so no need to explain.

Will you like it? I don't know, but you will certainly hate it if you dislike the soundtrack, so before buying it, try listening to the OST or looking some gameplay videos on youtube first.

Is this a good port? Kind of. It seems like the assets were lifted straight from the PSP game and there is no option to make it fullscreen at all - you get black bars on top and on the bottom of the screen (maybe they wanted the CoD audience so they did this to make it more "cinematic"...?). That aside, it behaves adequately. I do feel like the songs in the PSP version were better (unless my memory is deceiving me) and they could maybe add some filters, but at the end of the day you will be looking at a bunch of squares, so having anti aliasing or anything else is hardly a dealbreaker.

Also, do note that this game has never, ever been on sale. I think the developers forgot they even put it here. It seems kind of expensive for what it is, and I don't think the Advanced Pack is really worth it.

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 7, 2011
The port isn't very good, but man, I loved this game back when it was first released on the PSP. The clean graphics, good music and addictive gameplay; it all made sense. The goal is to create cubes (by using cubes). The cubes that fall down have two colors so you have to match them and try to make as many cubes as possible before the 'beat line' moves over them. It's really a line that moves from the left to the right (apparently on the beat of the music, but I'm usually too focused to notice) and clears the cubes. Of course things speed up after a while until you are overwhelmed. It has a lot of similarities to Tetris actually (it's hard to create a game like this these days that doesn't use Tetris elements so I can live with it. Besides; Tetris rules !). Anyway, the game itself is definately worth it, the port itself, however... not really. If you can get it cheap, do yourself a favor and get it immediately though.

[Rating: 80/100]
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
I haven't the foggiest how you ♥♥♥♥ing do this well, and I'm GOOD at action puzzle.
Gimmie Puyo Pop any day.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2013
YOU TOO. YOU ARE THE WORST. YOU ARE JUST THE ♥♥♥♥ING WORST. YOU SHOWER OF GEOMETRIC ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥S
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35.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2012
hours of puzzling fun, and snazzy music
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4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2011
Holy ♥♥♥♥♥, I spent a whole week playing on my PSP when I first got it. And considering the last time that happened was Tetris itself, that's hardcore.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2011
A very fun puzzle game. It's a good break away from tetris and I think personally I like this game better than tetris. In my opinion there is more ways to score in this game and to be creative in your puzzle solving than just building lines. In conlusion this title is easier to pick up and play than tetris.
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