Pros: multiple difficulty levels, variety of game objectives, lots of powerups
Cons: interface is hard on the eyes, very challenging
At first, I couldn't figure out why they named the latest Luxor installment "Evolved" as it appears more "devolved" at first glance with the DOS-era graphics. Don't let that fool you though--although the main game details are simplistic, there's a lot going on in the background, and this doesn't play like just another Luxor game, either.
The game objectives include standard marble popping play as well as bonus rounds in which you must try to remove all the balls before the chains go off the screen, and boss battles. If you're good at collecting falling prizes, you'll be rewarded every so often with hidden levels. These hidden levels give a nod to 80s arcade games and brought a huge smile to this child of the eighties! One of the best improvements to me compared to other MPs was that losing a life doesn't force you to start the whole level over--the chains back up instead and you get to pick up from that point with the next life. (You will still get to see the typical MP "down the drain" action should you run completely out of lives.)
There are four difficulty levels to choose from with Elite locked until the game has been completed in Hard. The playing action has been stepped up greatly from previous Luxor games in that the chains are now shorter, move faster, and come out really fast. I was able to keep up in Casual, but Normal gave me a serious run for my money and required a restart halfway through to finish. Hard had me restarting the game over and over before I could get to the end...
Players will either love or hate the pulsating, swirling details in the backgrounds and large, flashy explosions, with an equally energetic techno soundtrack. I personally loved the soundtrack, but the flashing got so excessive at times that this isn't a game I would recommend playing for hours on end due to the eyestrain factor. I also noticed a slight lag in action when really large setups were exploding.
Recommended only for those who want a challenge and don't mind a high-intensity game. You will find yourself living or dying based on the powerups you get.
March 3, 2012
Science Fiction meets retro game aesthetic is great
Very enjoyable. The audio and visual design make it stand out over similar Luxor and marble-popper titles.
March 8, 2012
Good Marble Popper
This was a really enjoyable game for me. Yeah, the game had flashy grahpics but I liked the retro look the developers were going for. It's an improvement over the previous installment in this series. I really like how there are skill levels and achievements. I recommend this to marble popper fans and fans of action games.
March 2, 2012
Nothing to do with Luxor
This game has nothing to do with the Luxor series other than it's name. It's really a high tech Inca Ball which is cool with me as I loved that game but now it's a bit dated and incredibly slow. LE is a lotta fun. Fast paced. Enjoyable popper game.
April 19, 2012
YEA LUXOR EVOLVED
IT WAS SO CLOSE TO EXCELLENT! XD
December 7, 2013
Sci-Fi Meets Luxor
This game was very good. Here are my thoughts:
Epic Boss Battles
A whole new Luxor
Being able to unlock Power-ups
It was like Doctor Who meets Luxor
The Bonus Level. It was the best part of the game
The Survival levels. It kind of took away the fun of the game yet provided a great challenge
The balls moved a little too quickly for my liking
To finally defeat the boss you had to get a certan power-up, which took up lots of time.
If you love Luxor, Doctor Who and Star Wars, this is the game for you! I definitlet reccomend it.
May 13, 2012
lots of fun
hours of fun for kids and young adults
May 9, 2012
This game is truly awesome. I just loved it when I watched its trailers. But I can't play this game because a "Send Error Report/Don't Send" error pops up everytime I start the game. But it doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy the game. This game is truly awesome and I will find a way to play it correctly. Thumbs up for the best Luxor ever!
April 5, 2012
ouch on the eys
love the Luxor games and own all them this one is alot of fun but I think I will have to pass on it there is to much sparkle and flashing going on for my eyes but give it a try it is fun if you can take it. It seems to me it has a matrix thing going on .
March 2, 2012
not so evolved
I liked Luxor when it first came out and you could earn and pay for the upgrades to bomb, slow, etc. This game was not very imaginative except that the "boss" fight was at least challenging. and it was over much too quickly. Not enough levels. Very disappointing to one who likes to return to the old Luxors now and again.
March 28, 2012