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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Mixed (104 reviews) - 65% of the 104 user reviews for this game are positive.
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)
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Summary:
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.

Pros:
- 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.

Cons:
- 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.

Pros
Cute graphics

Cons
Repetitive
Overpriced
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Concept not bad, graphics could be better. It's PC game not for mobile. Would be good game for mobile than on PC...
After this game I will have fobia of pressing ESC. Why on earth You would put ESC as Absolute exit, instead of MENU.
And why menu apears only when You ALT+TAB... ?

I do think that 3.99 is a bit too much for this game. Sorry.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
hard for no reason
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