Game Classification

Yosumin! Aim at Entertainment, @nifty, 2006  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Yosumin! Yosumin is a tile matching puzzle game, where the player creates squares or rectangles with four identical tiles on the vertices. The main game screen shows a grid with several different shapes on each cell. The player has to click on a pair, by either selecting each tile or clicking and dragging from one to the other, to create a quadrilateral selection and make them disappear. All the tiles within the perimeter of the selected field become of the same type of the vertices tiles. Since the grid itself is a square, it is possible to remove all the tiles when every corner has an identical tile, in a move called "Yosumin!" by the game.

The main objective of most levels is to collect a number of specific tiles, shown on tabs at the left side of the screen, within a time limit. In the final levels of each stage, the goal is to collect a glass shard by creating a square/rectangle around it. Creating a set of twelve or more tiles gives a time boost, while making a sequence of squares with the same tile type removes it from the board.

Special tiles appear randomly on the board and give power-ups when collected. The Goldmin is a smiling gold square that can be used as a vertices tile for any combination, and gives extra time when collected. The Badmin is a black and spiky shape with an evil smile that shuffles all the other tiles. The Bigmin is a giant blue squiggly shape with a worried expression, taking the space of nine tiles. The Wingmin is an angry and red star-shaped tile with wings, that can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the grid. The Plusmin is a smiling and cross-shaped yellow tile, that can remove a cross of tiles. The Bossmin is similar to the Badmin, a big and black mustached tile that takes the place of nine tiles and shuffles the whole grid.

The Windows version has two modes. In the Adventure Mode, a story is told between levels by cutscenes, describing a quest to recover the broken pieces of a stained glass shrine. There's no plot in the Endless Mode, only a succession of levels of increasing difficulty.

The Xbox 360 version also includes a Battle Mode which can be played online or locally, along with the Endless Mode. Adventure Mode is available as an additional download. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Browser (Flash) - Nintendo DS - PC (Windows) - Xbox 360 (X360)