Excerpt: Nothing looks as much like redemption as seeing popular PC titles headed for the consoles or hand-held platforms. Don't get me wrong, I like to play games on my "computer" as much as the next guy. I just have a lot more options these days compared to when it was the Commodore-64 or nothin'... Luxor: The Wrath of Set is actually not a new game to fans of developer Mumbo Jumbo's growing library of casual gaming hits.
Excerpt: Luxor: Wrath of Set is one of those puzzle games that is going to take a lot longer to explain than it would to learn the game just by picking it up, but I can hardly tell you to go out and buy the game so that you can see what it’s like so here goes… Here come the marbles. Each level of Luxor features a board with a winding groove cut into it.
Excerpt: Casual gaming is one of the most bandied-about terms at games industry trade shows these days, and for very good reason: it's an almost untapped, constant stream of cash with a massive potential fanbase. How many moms and dads do you know that have spent time playing those free Flash-based games on sites like Shockwave or Yahoo's games portal.
Excerpt: Luxor: The Wrath of Set is an ancient Egyptian take on the action puzzle genre, a genre that counts among it such other games as Zuma Deluxe and Ballistic. What's here is mostly a no-frills port of the year-and-a-half-old PC game Luxor, which will be seeing a sequel for the PC in less than a month. If you're crossing the Sahara with only PSP puzzle games to keep you entertained, you might as well bring along Luxor, assuming the camel can bear the weight of one more UMD.
Pros: Clean, vibrant look
Cons: Repetitive stages won't take long to get boring, No multiplayer, Much better puzzle games available for the PSP, Fairly expensive for a bare-bones port
Excerpt: , you are a warmongering scarab out to destroy all the other scarabs before they can push a bunch of multi-coloured balls into a nearby pyramid. I guess these balls are bombs or something, because if even one makes it into the pyramid, YOU LOSE.
Summary: überzeugt durch seine Einfachheit und macht schnell süchtig. Die Technik der PSP wird zwar in keinster Weise ausgereizt, aber das trübt den Spielspaß nicht. Für Fans solcher Knobel- und Reaktionseinlagen ist das Spiel auf jeden Fall interessant.
Summary: Nicht nur Rollenspiele sucht man auf der PSP vergebens, auch das Genre der Puzzel- und Denkspiele ist nur mit wenigen Ablegern jenseits von Lumines 1 & 2 vertreten. Mumjo Jumbo packt deshalb das Knobelgame von Handydisplay runter auf die PSP und schickt euch ebenso wie in der PC-Version auf eine Reise durch 88 Level. Ob LUXOR: The Wrath of Set auch auf der PSP Spaß macht, durchleuchten wir für euch.