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Luxor is a game and series of tile-matching action puzzle video games, developed by MumboJumbo and Published by Wamoc and MumboJumbo LLC, with the initial release in 2005. The first sequel to this game was Luxor 2, which was released in 2006 and included new gameplay, levels and bonus. After that came Luxor 3 (Luxor: Reverse to Egypt), which featured seven gameplay modes and improved graphics. It was followed by Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife.

Luxor
Luxor video game logo.jpg
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Developer(s)MumboJumbo, Wamoc
Publisher(s)MumboJumbo & Wamoc
Designer(s)Alireza Ayoubi
SeriesLuxor games
Platform(s)Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, PlayStation Portable (subtitled The Wrath of Set) & Android (Luxor HD and Luxor: Amun Rising HD only)
ReleaseMay 30, 2005[1]
Genre(s)Puzzle
Mode(s)Single player

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GameplayEdit

 
A power-up is being earned.

Luxor’s gameplay is similar to the games Marble Lines, Puzz Loop, and Zuma, in that it challenges the user to eliminate colored magical spheres by causing three or more spheres of the same color to collide. When spheres are eliminated, nearby spheres which now form a segment of three or more of the same color will also explode in a chain reaction.

  • During gameplay, the on-screen spheres continuously move forward, pushed themselves by additional small scarabs. If any sphere reaches the player's pyramid, he or she loses a life and is forced to restart the level. If the player succeeds in eliminating a certain number of spheres without this occurring, new spheres cease to arrive and the level can be completed by removing those which remain.


GamesEdit

List of Releases
Title Release Date HD version Console version Handheld version Mobile version
Luxor 2005     Nintendo 3DS (HD version) BREW, J2ME
iOS (Both versions)
Android (HD version)
Luxor: Amun Rising 2005     PSP (as Luxor: The Wrath of Set. Also contains levels from Luxor) iOS, Android (HD version)
Luxor 2 2006   XBLA
PS2, Wii (as Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge)
PSP (as Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge) iOS (HD version)
Luxor 3 (Luxor: Reverse to Egypt) 2007   Nintendo Wii    
Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife 2008        
Luxor 5th Passage 2010        
Luxor Evolved 2012       iOS
Spin-offs
Luxor: Adventures 2006        
Luxor: Mahjong 2009        
Luxor: Solitaire 2018        

ComplaintEdit

After competitor Codeminion released their game StoneLoops! of Jurassica for iPhone, MumboJumbo sent a complaint to Apple with the request to remove the game from the Apple App Store. According to MumboJumbo the game has many similarities with the Luxor-series which could confuse customers. Apple accepted the complaint and the game was removed.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IGN: Luxor
  2. ^ "Where is StoneLoops or how to get rid of your competition in the Apple Appstore". Codeminion. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013.