I've been thinking about pre-ordering this game nut i'm not sure on what it is exactly. Is it basically techno tetris? I mean don't get me wrong it looks like a great game but i'm just wondering what it is, thanks.
Coming from a guy who loves Tetris, Lumines is the best puzzle game I have ever played. If you are at all interested and have a PS2/PS3/PSP pick up a copy of one of the previous installments and check it out. It takes a little bit to learn how to position blocks to make them fall or slide how you want. As soon as you do though, it becomes addicting. I have had rounds go for a little over an hour without be even noticing because you become so engrossed.
The game is similar to Tetris in that it uses blocks, but it isn't about filling lines. The game focuses on 4+ of the same color/pattern, and blocks are only removed when the line that goes from left to right passes over them. The line also moves at varying speeds, which can either make the level harder or easier. Interestingly enough, a slow line can be devastating for you if combined with fast dropping blocks.
Lumines is my favorite block puzzle game of all time, and it's pretty much the single reason why I'm picking the Vita up. On another note, it's really just disappointing that the iOS and PC versions of Lumines are so bad.
As another person noted, Lumines is available for more platforms, but he forgot about the 360, which has "Lumines Live!". I'm happy to report that Lumines Live! does work fairly well, and I do enjoy playing that version as well. :)
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