Make rectangles of the same type of yosumin to make them disappear in this mind-bending puzzle game. The more you get, the better you'll feel! Yosumin!, Square Enix's puzzle masterpiece, is here! Simply select rectangles of the same type of yosumin to make them disappear in this simple yet challenging puzzle game.
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Release Date: May 26, 2009

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Make rectangles of the same type of yosumin to make them disappear in this mind-bending puzzle game. The more you get, the better you'll feel!
Yosumin!, Square Enix's puzzle masterpiece, is here! Simply select rectangles of the same type of yosumin to make them disappear in this simple yet challenging puzzle game.
There are two game modes available.
Yosumin! Adventure

Once upon a time, deep in the Forest of the Yosumin!, which lies somewhere far away, but not too far from here, there was a shrine decorated with beautiful stained glass.
One night, someone came and took the stained glass, then smashed it into pieces and spread it far and wide over the world.
Work your way through the world of the yosumin in search of the lost pieces of their treasured stained-glass window!
Use the special Treats you earn along the way to help you make your way through the myriad of multifarious levels!
Endless Yosumin!

The only limit is your skill in this never-ending game mode! How high will you fly?
  • More than 180 challenging stages.
  • Cute, fun graphics.
  • Rich, fun-filled sounds and voices.
  • Earn extra Treats the more yosumin you make disappear.

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: 800 Mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 65 MB
    • Video Card: On Board Video Card
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c(2007 Nov or later)
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Yosumin! has a lot of things going for it, like the audio design, but it fails in the most important part of a puzzle game: gameplay.

Yosumin!'s gameplay is simple and repetitive. You simply have to make rectangles with a yosumin in each corner, regardless of what is in the middle of the shape (aside from some bonuses like extra level time or alternate objectives). The way the yosumin populate the board is completely random aside from a few unlockable modifier "treats" that don't affect the board that much. Such randomness isn't as much as a problem in games where you can "outskill" the board generation like Dungeon Hearts or Hexic, but Yosumin! doesn't have such tactical depth. The deepest the tactics go is removing all of a specific yosumin from the board to hope you can get all of the same type of yosumin in the corners to create an entire board clear (Yosumin!). Wingmen (pieces you can move anywhere) only become available after the first world and don't appear often enough to add any significant tactical depth to the game. The lack of depth causes the game to have a poor difficulty curve, shifting between laughably easy and annoyingly difficult as you eye your way through the board looking for matches.

Apart from the gameplay, though, Yosumin! hits all the right buttons. The menus are responsive and easy to navigate, the control in game is smooth and fluid, offering different styles of selecting yosumin to fit multiple gameplay styles, and the aesthetic is great.

The art is simple and clean, with no problems, but where the game really shines is its sound design. All the sound effects are satisfying and aid in enjoyment of the game. The yosumin themselves are cute and make cute sound effects that made me find myself smiling while playing. The best part in the game is the soundtrack though; the music is wonderful, reminding me of classic games like Katamari Damacy, and while it doesn't seem to have that many tracks, I found myself playing just to listen to the music.

Overall Yosumin! isn't that bad of a game, but I can't give it my recommendation to anyone looking for an interesting puzzle game. The gameplay is just too simple and Yosumin! ends up being more of an occasional time waster suited more to mobile devices than a puzzle game you want to sit down and play for more than ten minutes. If just an easy game to have open and occasionally mess around with is what you're looking for, Yosumin! might be for you, but for the puzzle game fan who wants to think and be challenged, look somewhere else.

PS: There is no support for this game from Square anymore. The leaderboards do not function and don't expect to have any achievements or cards any time soon. It also commits the cardinal sins of Japanese-made games by having Escape instantly close the game and lacking any support for resolutions above 800x600 without stretching.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Yosumin is a cute-styled casual puzzler made by Square Enix. Big name in game development would deserve a way better game but Yosumin just feels like a casual Popcap game, where all their fun and entertainment disappeared into cute budget. You will hear "Yay!" "Woo!" but you won't feel like that. You will just make another rectangle, then another and then another.

It's not fun. It's not motivating enough to keep you playing, level objectives are just varieties of tasks like: make a green rectangle, make a red rectangle, make a small rectangle, etc...

Seriously, if that's supposed to be the "Square Enix's puzzle masterpiece" (as mentioned in game description), I think they should improve a lot in this genre to truly bring a puzzle masterpiece.

- Cute. Yosumins are cute. Yosumins have cute sounds and cute graphics. You might like it but you might start to hate it even after few minutes of playing.
- Adventure mode.
- Many levels.

- Repetitive gameplay. That's the main thing that kills all the fun in Yosumin. You'll get bored in few minutes.
- It's made for low resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. You'll want to play it on windowed mode if you don't want everything looking poor.
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 11, 2011
The puzzle mechanic here is so simple and requires more luck than skill. There are so many better puzzlers out there.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
Another variant on the block puzzler genre, Yosumin! sees you play on a 9x9 grid of blocks where you have to click on four blocks of the same shape/colour to describe the corners of a square or rectangle, which transforms all blocks within that space into the same colour as the selected corner blocks before removing all those blocks then replacing them with another mix of blocks. BLOCKS!

Each stage sets you objectives, ranging from the simplistic, like removing a quota of specific coloured blocks, to the more challenging, such as clearing an entire board with one move (this move being where the game gets its name, in the same way Tetris is the name given to clearing the maximum of four lines in a single drop), with each stage being cleared by completing all of these objectives.

The whole things starts off at a very basic, and even mundane degree of difficulty as you breeze through the majority of the opening stages in the space of a couple of minutes, but by the final quarter or so of the game this is turned on its head as the ever strangling time limit can soon grind you down unless you have very sharp eyes or a lot of luck finding the right blocks to match. This deceptively high difficulty spike of the final stages seems very at odds with the über casual, child-friendly presentation of every aspect of the title and may see many quit before reaching the end, even with the extra added help of bonus unlocks which act as perks to aid in varying elements of play.

But even if you do quit by then, ultimately you're not really going to miss out on all that much. The opening few hours play much the same as the final hours save for some minor added elements and complications added to proceedings that actually change things very little of the game beyond its initial premise. So a pretty throwaway, repetitive, yet inoffensive title (except for maybe the audio, which you might want to mute) that might not stick with you too long after you play it, but which still holds some fun for those looking for their quick puzzle fix to dip in and out of. Pick it up when it's cheap, play it, enjoy it a little, forget about it, move on with your life. Yosumin!
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
A fun and addicting little puzzle game. It's not particularly difficult but it can challenge your ability to recognize patterns. The gameplay is simple: make squares/rectangles where all 4 corners are the same color blocks to clear them and gain points.

If you're looking for a simple pick up and play puzzle game akin to bejeweled this might be a good pick for you.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
For someone looking for a time wasting, no thinking puzzle game, this game may be something your ineterested in. however, after putting in about 10-12 hours and finishing the game, this game isn't something I can recommend to everyone.

The game is incredibly repetitive, there's about 5 'levels' each one has 7 or 8 zones and each level follows the same pattern to those zones. Collect X amount of coloured blocks in zone 1, make 4 squares in zone 2, collect X amount of stained glass peices, etc..... It's pretty well the same each level, except another colour is introduced.

You are also given different powers to help each level, but those powers are very weak and don't see to improve much on what they say they are suppose to improve (not to a noticable level anyways).

There are things that pop up in the puzzle to make it more difficult. Theres a character that shuffles all the blocks (actually surprisingly helpful instead of a problem). As well there can be bigger blocks of various sizes that can be difficult to remove.

Again this game is incredibly simple. However if thats the type of puzzle game your looking for, you may want to give this a try.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2013
one of the best puzzle games to waste hours on. extremely fun and addicting. i recommend turning off the hints because you'll probably become dependent on them and That's No Good
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Game is to repetitive after 20mins its the samething over and over.. It doesnt take skill. Most of the time, its about luck.

Cute graphics

Boring after the first set of stages (10min)
You need more luck than skill
Only 4:3 Resolution
Pressing ESC will close the game
Menu only accessible when the game has already started
Points are pointless
Time is pointless
no tradings cards & no achievements
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 9, 2011
Very simple arcade "matching" game. Somewhat funny, but not recommended for money.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2011
Like to puzzle a bit in between things? This is a fun little game to fill spaces of boredom when waiting for a dungeongroup in WoW or mining in EVE :)
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1.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
Omg Soo good! Nice and relaxing on a hot summer's eve!
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8.9 hrs
Posted: September 5
This game had real good potential.

Everything is ruined from very bad rng and infuriatingly short time limit, after that the resolution is
4:3 , anoying music.

Not worth even the 1$ i get for, 2/10. Got a real headache after replaying stages 10x of times because bad rng and the short timer, basicaly you need to get some pieces out but he doesn't even give you sometimes, very, very bad game design, at least get that timer out and let me relax, but no you need to hurry like a madman because it's game over 100x of times and that's fun right, NO!
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9.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Great and entertaining puzzle game in which you have to make squares or rectangles of little colored faces in which the corners are all of the same color. Each level unlocks a part of a beautiful mosaic, and the goal is to complete it. Quite fun to play from time to time.
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34.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
Very simple, very hard and very luck-based tile-matching casual puzzle game. Sound-design is pretty good.

Well, it is one, either you need it for your own reasons or you don't need one. It's grindy, but in working order and is manageable.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: June 14
Here is a game I like to grab when I'm board but don't have a lot of time to goof off.

finding 4 corners for a rectangle? not as easy as you think all the time... pulling off squares or yosumins? good luck! add the stained glass and giant blocks and candies, just nice to play a puzzle game like this from time to time.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 5
It's a really cute and simple bejeweled type of game with a simple little story. It nice to just play for a bit when you are just trying to waste some time between things and don't know what you want to play or just want something simple. The music I could see getting repetitive, but it's not bad in small amounts.
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Enkazadas, Lord Of The Isles
4.3 hrs
Posted: June 2
A very simple little puzzle game that is very adorable. Unfortunately the difficutly imposed by the timer, the randomness, and the simpel gameplay makes this game short lived, and a little too frustrating
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0.7 hrs
Posted: May 19
Highly repetitive in gameplay, music and sound effects. I gave the game 40 minutes, and it didn't hook me. Puzzle games are supposed to be fun and/or rewarding, but Yosumin just felt like work.
In the game, you match blocks (Yosumin) into squares and rectangles from a grid. It involves scanning each line one by one to see if you can find a shape. What sounds simple becomes frustrating as there is a lot of luck as to whether or not you will find enough patterns to reach the target before the timer runs out. Some levels only took 20 seconds to beat as I found them quickly, others, sometimes the same one!, took a few attempts as I scanned the wrong lines and couldn't find matches in time.
I enjoyed Peggle, Bejeweled had it's charm, and even Zuma's Revenge hooked me for longer, but Yosumin grew tiresome and frustrating too quickly for me to invest any more time into it. There are better puzzle games out there.
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Pink Guy
6.6 hrs
Posted: May 6
A very interesting new concept of puzzle game.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: April 28
is good
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