Inside the Lumines Live Advance pack

By Spencer . October 23, 2006 . 9:41am

While most Xbox 360 owners were downloading and playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 this weekend, I shelled out the points for the Lumines Live Advance pack. I’m not a huge fan of breaking Lumines into microtransactions, but I had to see what new songs the pack added. Lumines has roots in house music and the Advance pack doesn’t stray too far. However the new pack adds in more of a world groove. “Shadow of the Grandfather” has a hip hop sound and smiling blocks as squares, “Mysterious travel to Asia” brings in the sounds of Asian strings and "Hometown" melds in Irish dance music. Most of the twenty two skins in the upgrade are new to the Lumines series. That doesn’t mean your not going to see them in Lumines Plus (PS2) or Lumines II (PSP), but they are on Lumines Live first.

 

To unlock songs in the Advance pack you have to play through “advance” in challenge mode. Once songs are unlocked you can use them in skin edit mode and play them online… only if the other person bought the advance pack too. Hopefully future packs will come with extra bonuses. Add in anything, gamertag pictures, more achievements, dashboard themes or downloadable soundtracks to give added value to a 750 point download.

 

See the list of songs below

 

Block the Sky

Aoi

Bean Jam?

Round About*

You are not here

So that someone may visit you

Talk 2 You*

Hometown

Kabuki

Aback*

The mission to the moon

Bad boy century

Sister walk*

Dao

Darkside beside the river*

Kawaii

Shadow of Grand Father

Mysterious travel to Asia

Cuckoo clock

Hikaru frame work

Tintoy*

+ 1 more “secret” song

 

Songs marked with a * are in the PSP version of Lumines.


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