Lumo contains a world where genres smash into each other to create a new narrative. Come explore that world with us for a bit.
Lumo and Isometric Gameplay
A few of you remember the game Landstalker. It was one of a few games that used an isometric sideways perspective. Lumo uses the same basic gameplay and perspective. It’s an evolution of this formula.
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Lumo Wrapped in Secrecy
Everyone involved with the game believes this is the next big thing. You won’t see a lot of details from gaming sites. We will tell you everything we can about this intriguing title.
Lumo and a Nostalgic Story
You play as a kid warped into a retro video game world. Each game blends into another in this new world. You must gain new powers and knowledge to escape this dangerous world.
Lumo and Sound Design
The music so far is phenomenal. Songs shift from area to area and they change when big events happen. From mysterious to upbeat the game is always playing a fitting theme.
The soundtrack is available in the deluxe edition as well. From what we’ve heard so far it is excellent. Someone put a large amount of effort into this section.
Examining the Lumo Trailer
We aren’t supposed to go in-depth on the early build since the developers have many surprises for you. Fortunately for us the gameplay trailer is out.
As you can see from the above video it does have basic platforming elements. It also mixes in gameplay from some old games such as:
- Running from barrels like in Donkey Kong and other games
- An area that looks like the one in Tower Toppler
- Minecarts like in Donkey Kong Country (although it was far from the only game to use them)
- A Marble Madness area
That isn’t counting the various deathtraps in most rooms. Collectibles abound in the game as well. We can’t go over everything they unlock yet but we promise it’s interesting.
Why is Lumo an Evolution?
It seamlessly blends gameplay from at least eight games into one. It does this without feeling clunky or hard to play. We can’t wait to see how far they take it with the final product.
Something for Everyone
The game has two modes: Adventure and Old School. Adventure gives you an easy and light-hearted game with save features. You have infinite lives as well. Old School gives you no save function, a few lives and no map. They thought of both hardcore and casual players for this game.
Over 400 Rooms of Content
You’ll explore more than 400 unique rooms. Over that time you’ll find enough collectibles to unlock hidden parts of the game. It all adds up to an amazing game world.
Lumo on Steam
Unfortunately Lumo does not come out until May 24th. They are still polishing up parts of the game. It already runs well though and they likely don’t have a lot of work left to do. Check it out for yourself if you want a game that goes beyond nostalgia.