Luxor: 5th Passage
Not quite up to other ones in the series.
Pros: Variety of game difficulty, minigames, revisitation of parts of previous Luxor games
Cons: Game design
Luxor 5th Passage features nice graphics and relatively smooth gameplay (more on that later) but still manages to fall flat when compared to some of the others in the series. Some of the good features like being able to pick your difficulty level are back (and players can change the difficulty per board if they choose), as well as the blade shooter bonus round from Luxor 2 and the super cute Luxor 2 scarabs. If you don't have much time, you can get a quick fix by playing in Blast Mode, which is a 2 minute survival test. There is also Player's Choice mode, which features boards from Luxor 2 and Luxor 3 which you may just love to hate, as many of the boards chosen are the ones that proved to be a serious challenge in those games.
The graphics are on the same level as Luxor 2, and there is an assortment of trophies to earn to keep players coming back.
Why does this game miss the mark? The programming appears to have been rushed and there are several flaws inherent to the game itself which are not caused by Big Fish or any other portals which feature this game. The latest powerup touted in 5th Passage doesn't work, for instance, and this has been reported by players at multiple game sites. To put it shortly, lots of bugs, and I'm not talking about the scarabs.
November 20, 2011
Best Luxor Game Out There!
This was one of the best Luxor games. I will cerainly be buying this.
The fireball explosion after clearing 3
Sure,some of the best powerups from the old games are gone, but they have been replaced with even better powerups!!
Different difficulty levels and modes
The achievements thing took away some of the classic feeling of the game, but it was stll a good feature
The Bonus Levels. I did not get the point of those at all.
The levels were finished a bit to quickly. I got up to level 3.2 in just 27 minutes.
Apart from these very small flaws, this game is definitley
worth buying. I don't hesitate to reccomend it.
May 11, 2012
Game falls flat compared to the other Luxor games
The level design is much less desired compared to other Luxor games. Furthermore, the graphics is a far cry compared to those in Luxor 2 and Luxor 3. Some of the good powerups like color cloud, sand storm are gone and the substitutes are worse. E.g. the whirlpool lasts only for a while and it is only useful if it is at the beginning of the path. The only new powerup which is good is the double shooter. Even then, it is a nuisance in the bonus mode. As for the existing powerups, they are degraded (e.g color shooter) or kill accuracy (e.g lightning ball). New powerups like the lead barrage and spiker also kill accuracy.
To be fair, the game has a good point which is the People's Choice levels which allow players to replay levels from past Luxor games. However it is marred by the graphic deficiencies and the game music is incorrect in some of the levels.
February 4, 2012
A Bit Of A Disappointment
Not as good as Luxor 3 or 4.
Looks stunning, music dramatic but not annoying.
Four difficulty levels (didn't try the insane level).
Lots of powerups but some bugs in the program.
Trophies to collect which is good.
Different modes (story, blast etc).
While I enjoyed my free hour this isn't one to buy.
February 15, 2012
I love this game and own this game But But But "What's Wrong with the Fountain""it starts ::::: Down come the balls and I can go away and make a coffee for the Hubby and when I Come Back to the game the balls are only half way down the fountain. I can carry on the game sloowwley because the balls are too slow meeting up with the others
February 13, 2012
This is so fun!
This is a good Luxor game... it has kept me entertained for hours on end. It looks so shiny, sounds so clear. I like the levels that become challenging later on, especially on Hard mode.
What I disliked about this game:
The game should have started on 4 lives (easy), 3 lives (medium), or 2 lives (hard and expert).
Other than that, I love it!
January 18, 2012
Liked it but not as good as luxor 3 and 4!
November 23, 2011
I didn't know how they could improve on the best, but they did!
Very engaging live action play with a compelling story line. All kinds of new worlds. This one keeps you guessing,
August 17, 2012
Great Match Three Game!
This is an excellent match three game in all respects. I am playing it on the easy mode the first time and it is still challenging enough! I like the fact that the game offers four difficulty levels. I think this game is suitable for anyone who likes match 3 games however it may be too fast paced for some match three players.
February 10, 2013
i like to play luxor games its fun
April 26, 2013