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Lumines (2004) is a music puzzle game where you rotate and align small blocks to form squares of a single colour. As you do this, in time with the music, they are erased as the beat line passes over them. The game is lost when the blocks reach the top of the playing field.

Lumines can appear similar to Columns or Tetris. It's a block-dropping game. But here you are making squares and half the enjoyment is how that interacts with the music. You can develop a range of strategies. Certain blocks with gems can create coloured squares and allow all individual adjacent blocks of the same colour to be eliminated at once. Bonuses are also awarded by reducing all remaining tiles to one single colour or by removing all non-active tiles from the screen altogether.
  • Lumines: Puzzle Fusion (2004) on PSP, PC.
  • Lumines Live! (2006) was ported to the Xbox 360
  • Lumines II (2006) a sequel on PSP
  • Lumines Plus (2007) on PlayStation 2 and PSP
  • Lumines Supernova (2008) including a music sequencer on PlayStation 3
  • Lumines: Touch Fusion (2009) on iOS
  • Lumines: Electronic Symphony (2012) PlayStation Vita
  • Lumines: Puzzle & Music (20026) on iOS, Android
  • Lumines Remastered (2018) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lumines 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 8 months ago.
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This is an Action and Rhythm game with Creative and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The 3-player mode is competitive, where the goal is to try and dominate the whole board by completing more squares than the other player.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.


Lumines usually costs £7.99 to £13.49. 


Steam StoreSALE PC £9.99 £2.99 until 13/12/2023

Lumines Remastered

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
PlayStation Store PS5 Free Free

PS Plus Premium

Lumines Remastered Digital Deluxe DLC Bundle

PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99


XBox Store Xbox One -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Lumines Remastered offers in-game purchases for 20 additional songs. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2004, updated in 2018

Price: 70% off

Out Now: Android, PC, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Rhythm (Creative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Mizuguchitter (@Mizuguchitter)

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