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App description: Lumines is back! A mobile rebuild of the classic PSP title, LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC is an action packed puzzle game synchronized to a musical beat, featuring newly-produced tracks and classics such as Shinin by Mondo Grosso. Players swipe and tap their screen in portrait mode to properly align their Lumines blocks to clear blocks of four matching colors in rhythm to the beat.

Lumines also includes downloadable tracks and game boards from Rez, the classic rail-shooter music game also developed by Lumines series creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, and breakout Japanese music group End of the World (A.K.A. Sekai no Owari).

*LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC matches visuals to the beat we highly recommend playing with headphones or earbuds!

Introduction
LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC
An award-winning series of action puzzle games with more than 2.5 million copies sold for game consoles, distributed in 76 countries worldwide and over 10 million installs. Developed in collaboration with series founder Tetsuya Mizuguchi, LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC is set to challenge and amaze players!

Fusion of Music & Gaming
LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC is an authentic action puzzle game developed as a mix of dance music and puzzle games, designed to be the perfect fusion of music and gameplay. Experience the thrill of racking up high-scores with combo swipes while playing to the tune of catchy beats of classic songs such as Shinin by Mondo Grosso and all new musical tracks.

Synchronization of Music & Visuals
Enticing visual design together with high-quality sounds and music create a truly immersive gaming experience. Players create a harmony of music and visual art each time they play.

Challenges & Achievements
Game modes such as Challenge, Time Attack and Endless Score Attack offer multiple ways to play. Earn achievements with slick combos and high scores to show off your skills and unlock new game boards and music.

Share on Social Media
Nothing feels quite like getting that perfect swipe of your Lumines blocks and clearing the game board for the high score! Share moments like these and more with a new feature in LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC allowing players to share gameplay moments on their preferred social network.

If youre a fan of mind-bending puzzles, toe-tapping music games, the original Lumines series, or looking for an immersive mobile game you wont be able to put down, LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC is the game for you!

Service Provider
mobcast Inc.

Game Title
LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC

Supported Operating Systems
iOS8.0 and beyond

Supported devices
iPhone 5s, iPad Air and beyond
*We do not guarantee successful operation on other devices, including iPod devices

Supervisor
Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Official site
https://lumines.game/en/

Follow us on Twitter
https://twitter.com/luminesgame

Like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/LuminesGame

Contact customer support
lumines@support.mobcast.jp
*If you have a spam filter, please add @mobcasthelp.zendesk.com to your whitelist so that you can receive our mail.

LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC was created using CRIWARE by CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.

©mobcast ©Resonair ©BANDAI ©BNEI

diffusion8r's comments:

LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC

mobcast inc.
Genres: Games Puzzle Music Entertainment
GAME CENTER ENABLED
$4.49 AUD


Quote:
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Playing with music.
A new way to experience music.

It’s time to enjoy music once again.
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* A music puzzle game with synchronized music and visuals! We highly recommend playing with headphones or earphones!

■□Introduction□■
LUMINES
“Illumination Puzzle of Sound and Light”
A series that has sold over 2.5 million copies for home video game consoles.
Distributed in 76 countries worldwide with over 10 million installs.
The award winning music puzzle game supervised by Tetsuya Mizuguchi is now available in the App Store!


・Synchronization of Music and Visuals
The transparent visual designs together with high quality sound have created a truly immersing gaming experience.
Feel the delightful harmony of game play, sound and visual all in one.

・Fusion of Music and Gaming
“The Fusion of Music and Gaming”, Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s original concept of LUMINES which earned him a spot on the “Digital 50”* has been inherited down and further enhanced.
This is an authentic Music Puzzle Game, a true mix of Dance Music and Puzzle Games.
The thrill of racking up high scores combined with the excitement gradually generated by the music and visuals provide the player with an experience like that of a music fest or a live show!

* Digital 50: Mizuguchi was selected as one of the top fifty digital innovators in the world chosen by the Producers Guild of America and The Hollywood Reporter in 2006.


・A variety of challenges and achievements
Various difficulties and game modes such as Challenge, Time Attack and Endless Score Attack modes provide plenty of challenges and goals.

・Easily post to popular Social Networking Sites
A mechanism has been implemented that allows players to post “Let’s play” videos and share their achievements on SNS.
Both the game screen and the in-camera can record simultaneously, making it possible for anyone to record “Let’s play” videos!


■□Recommended to the following people□■
・Fans of the LUMINES series
・People who want to forget about time and immerse themselves in a game
・People who like puzzle games
・People who like music
・Those who are bored of conventional music games
・People who are particular about the game sound
・People who like pop designs


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■ Service Provider
mobcast inc.
□ Game Title
LUMINES PUZZLE & MUSIC
■ Supervisor
Tetsuya Mizuguchi
□ Official site
https://lumines.game/en/
■ Official twitter account
https://twitter.com/lumines_global
□ Official facebook page
https://business.facebook.com/lumine....music.global/
□Supported OS
iOS8.0 and beyond
■ Supported devices
iPhone5s, iPad air and beyond
* We do not guarantee successful operation on other devices
□ Contact customer support:
lumines@support.mobcast.jp
* If you have set a spam filter, please add the domain “@mobcasthelp.zendesk.com” on your whitelist so that you can receive our mail.

This App was created using CRIWARE ™ by CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.

©mobcast ©Resonair ©BANDAI ©BNEI
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Supported Devices:
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPhone4
  • iPodTouchFourthGen
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.0

Download Size: 52.2MB

07-19-2016, 06:27 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 83
Absolute need day one (as i can t have the soft launch version)

07-19-2016, 08:20 AM
#3
I absolutely need this. It has been my most anticipated title since the announcement, and still remember how much I loved it back on PSP when I imported it from Japan. I also played the earlier version on iOS but it wasn't very good. I'm so stoked, and glad that we also finally have a forum thread and I am looking forward to read impressions. If I create a New Zealand account (as I am located in Europe), how will I be able to buy a New Zealand iTunes gift card? Or is this not a legal method to get in on the soft launch?
07-19-2016, 08:41 AM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimaya View Post
If I create a New Zealand account (as I am located in Europe), how will I be able to buy a New Zealand iTunes gift card? Or is this not a legal method to get in on the soft launch?
It's absolutely legal. You're paying for the gift card and for the app. No harm in that.

Where can you get a card from? Try Offgamers. They're reliable as **** and I've gotten countless US iTunes gift cards and eShop cards from them. Dunno if they offer NZ cards though.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
07-19-2016, 09:30 AM
#5
That's a good question. Offgamers doesn't have any gift cards for New Zealand.

I just created a New Zealand Apple ID, so now I'm logged in and ready to buy Lumines. I just need to find a shop who actually sells these gift cards and sends the code online.
07-19-2016, 10:02 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 83
Redownloaded my version of block of lights and lumines fusion until final release ˆˆ
07-19-2016, 10:58 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Can't wait for the European release!

Could somebody please comment about the controls? I remember the previous ios Lumines version being imprecise with that "slice to move the pieces" control system. Always missed some kind of "tap to move sideways" control or even a virtual D-Pad.
07-19-2016, 11:10 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 600
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I don't care if I have to re-buy it when it's released in the US, I need this in my face now! Sadly, despite buying it, I have a full work day ahead of me before I can give it a shot.
07-19-2016, 11:28 AM
#9
Do any of you guys know where I can buy a NZ gift card? I'm all for buying it now in the NZ store, and again when it hits Europe.
07-19-2016, 01:22 PM
#10

While Lumines Puzzle & Music still has here and there a couple of technical issues it does totally catch the mood of the Original Lumines that had launched back in 2004 on Sony`s PSP.


Currently Lumines Puzzle & Music does contain two Packs. The Lumines Classic Package 1..


..and the Original Lumines PSP Package 1...


...so for $4.49 (NZ) you aren`t getting the full Lumines Experience and some would probably already by now believe that the current Build (ver.0.1.4) behaves only like as an Teaser to make you want to buy some more of the Packages that for sure will follow sooner then later with the currently still missing InGame Store.


So contentwise Lumines Puzzle & Music definitly has a huge gab at the current moment and while this made me kinda sad I still at the same time enjoyed the Game very much during the first hour I have played the Game so far.


Considering that and taking into account that there might be more Content following at a later point for free for those of us who bought the Game ahead of the official Launch I would advise everyone to still hold back with buying the Game by now till the Developer does explain what Content the Final Build might come with and what Parts will be only available through the InGame Store.


Conclusion:

It`s Lumines but the current Build is still missing a couple of Music Tracks/Modes to go as far as to consider calling it a Full Game so wait with buying it till the Game does launch with the integrated InGame Store to make sure to don`t buy something you actually might afterwards regret if you had expected to get the full Lumines Game in return.

Last edited by Sanuku; 07-19-2016 at 01:33 PM.