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Lumines Electronic Symphony (PS Vita)

by Ubisoft
PlayStation Vita
 Ages 3 and Over
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation Vita
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B006UCJ8CI
  • Release Date: 22 Feb 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,945 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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The king of music-puzzle games returns with its first, all-new instalment in over 5 years. Lumines: Electronic Symphony marks the return of Q Entertainment’s landmark puzzle series, bringing together addictive block-dropping puzzle action, an all-new 3D graphics engine, and some of the most significant names in electronic music history.

Key Features:

  • Use special new block mechanics for the first time in the series for additional strategic options. Clear huge block combos using the powerful Chain Block and master the randomising powers of the Shuffle Block.
  • Featuring some of the biggest names in electronic music such as The Chemical Brothers and Kaskade, Lumines: Electronic Symphony’s soundtrack features some of the most important tracks in electronic music history and places them alongside original tracks composed by Q Entertainment’s sound team for the ultimate aural experience.
  • Enhance your Lumines experience with an in-depth player profile, deep stat tracking, and a new Experience Points system that rewards your play style with a level based reward system.
  • Compete against your friends using new social features as you strive to reach another level and rank, unlocking further rewards along the way.
  • Journey mode allows you to play Lumines the way it was meant to be played, making your way from beginning to end as you enjoy the flow of the musical experience.
  • Take on other Lumines players in Duel mode, a musical puzzle battle to the finish. Make use of the games all-new block mechanics to gain the upper hand!
  • Race against the clock in Stopwatch mode and score as many points as you can in specially designed stages created for maximum impact.
  • Take on the ultimate challenge in Masters mode and try to survive in five intense zones of increasingly difficult block-dropping insanity! This high speed, high velocity mode is designed to truly challenge your Lumines skills.
  • Enjoy new ways to play thanks to the PS Vita’s technological features. Experience Lumines puzzles like never before using both front and rear touch controls for gameplay inputs.
  • Featuring an all-new audio-visual engine designed specifically for PS Vita, Lumines features HD graphics with stunning sound design, making it a true next-generation instalment in the puzzle game series.

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4.4 out of 5 stars
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "13 Trophies" should be a horrorfilm title. 25 Feb 2012
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I find it hard to believe that it's been 7 years since Lumines first appeared on the PSP back in 2005. Not being much of a puzzle gamer and having never played Tetris (say whaaat!?) I never expected much, but I went ahead and purchased it due to all the positivity garnered towards it. Since then I must say I've never looked back!

Lumines, pronounced Lu-min-ez and not Lu-mines like I believed it was for the last 7 years, is simple in execution yet extremely tricky to master. Blocks, each consisting of 4 smaller blocks of two colours mixed randomly, are dropped from the top of the screen and the aim is to match up small blocks of the same colour into 4 or more blocks of their own (following...?). Added to the equation is what the game calls the Time Line, which is basically a line that clears away all your formed blocks as it passes across the screen. Trust me, the principle is easy. Your goal is to ultimately score as highly as you can before the screen fills up.

What brings Lumines to life, and what the series is perhaps best known for, is the music. Oh, the MUSIC!! As you go about trying to reign as the ultimate Lumines King, the game's track list changes at regular intervals bringing with it new skins, new colours, new background visuals and varying levels of speed at which the Time Line moves and the blocks fall. Believe me, the combination of fast falling blocks and a slow Time Line is not a friendly one. The music is also excellently varied, from well known pop tracks to sweet, soft and mellow beats that makes you believe the world is a gentle place and that everything is going to be okay. That is until you notice your screen is quickly filling up and you realise what a nasty trick the game has just pulled on you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will keep you hooked 23 Feb 2012
By Shoozle
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Lumines is a classic arcade game now. You make squares out of two different coloured blocks. It sounds simple but it really is hard to master.

The game can control by touch screen or using the buttons. You never have to select the option to use one or the other so you can mix how you like.

Presentation is beautiful. Each song has its own unique theme and background. Song selection is great - particularly like 4AM.

Many different modes available - Voyage plays through every song on the game until you eventually lose. There are no loading screen and the game beautiful transfers from one song to another. Time Attack mode where you can play either 30, 60, 120, 300 second periods. Playlist mode so you can only play to songs that you like. All modes par playlist feature leaderboards with friends/global and weekly/daily to see how you stack against other players.

There are RPG elements where you level up and unlock songs for playlist as well as Avatars that each have their own ability for single and dual matches.

Only main issue is that to use the Avatars ability, you need to get its rating to 100%. To do this you can build up blocks but it is slow. You can use the back touch panel to increase its rate but it makes the game much harder to control.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Launch Vita game, bar none 7 Mar 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've played every vita launch game now, and this is by FAR the best and the most worth the money. While it may not be the game you use to show off the capabilities of your new Vita to others (That would be Uncharted IMHO,) this is the one you will be playing on the bus long after Uncharted has been completed, shelved and is gathering dust.

The gameplay is easy to learn, but hard to finesse, and the music makes even losing at the game highly enjoyable.

Definetly worth the cost - i can only assume the reviewer who said it should have been a £5-£10 downloadable did not mean in terms of hours/cost ratio, as this game cannot be matched by any other launch game in that regard.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic Tetris 24 April 2012
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Lumines: Electronic Symphony is the third game in the Lumines series, but the first one to appear on the Playstation Vita. The previous iterations appeared on the Sony PSP and were very popular, although the second game was less revolutionary than the first, and the same could be said for this game, since it doesn't add anything new to the franchise.

The aim of the game is similar to most 'blocks fall from the sky' games, in that you have to organise the falling shapes into squares of four or larger. There are only two different colours of shape, so it doesn't get too tricky until the speed increases during later levels. Once you have arranged four shapes into a square, the shape becomes illuminated and ready to disappear. It is at this point that you have to take into account the second aspect of the game, for along with the falling blocks from the sky, you also have a wavy line travelling from left to right. This line removes any illuminated blocks from the landscape as it passes them, but if you are intending to get large bonuses from bigger blocks, it becomes a matter of skill to build the bigger lumines before the wave comes and wipes them out. While this explanation might seem complicated, the game is actually pretty intuitive and only takes a few plays to become experienced with the core gameplay rules.

One of the key features of the game is the soundtrack, which is comprised of dance and disco tunes, some of which sounded familiar, although they were dance remixes of songs I'd heard before. While I'd happily admit to not liking dance music, I found the soundtrack was so well suited to the gameplay that I would be humming the tunes whilst playing, and even downloaded a few of the better ones from iTunes, which maybe proves that subliminal advertising works.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
Visuals are great, and if your the kind of person that likes tetris type games then it should be perfect for you, especially at the low prices its selling for used on here
Published 2 days ago by mdogg91
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple easy to play
Tetris style game, minimalistic menu's. Techno/electronic soundtrack. Japanese style to in game graphics. Simple easy to play, hard to master. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Fallendarkest
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Game
Brilliant colourful game and very therapeautic!!. Great if you've had a stressful day!!. Nothing complicated just classic tetrus style game.
Published 5 months ago by jtownsend
5.0 out of 5 stars brill!
excellent price for a great product.would buy again and definately recommend.well worth the price and a lovely product.well worth it!
Published 6 months ago by jacksmum
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good.
I first played this on XBLA, nothing mush has changed. Its still a very enjoyable puzzle game but lacks something when compared to games such as "Tetris" (GB and DS) and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Lumines is Awesome
I received this game, put the card in my Vita, and I have not removed the card since. I play it nearly every night. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Star Platinum
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Best game I own for the Vita
Have spent lots of hours playing, listening and enjoying
A wide range of music keeps you coming back

Published 9 months ago by R. Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Best puzzle game since Tetris
I'm still an avid player of tetris on the gameboy colour, but Lumines has grabbed my attention away a little bit. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect portable
I can't rate this game highly enough. yes it's just a block deleting puzzle game but it's so much fun and perfect for the vita. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr Bug
5.0 out of 5 stars big music n game fan
love music, love games so when u put 2 n 2 together like this u get a great game, mostly club music on ere which im not into but loved the design of it and the challenge of later... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Tom Dj Mellow-Dramatic Dorsett
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