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Lumines [European] (PSP)

Lumines [European] (PSP)
alaScore 90

166 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Lumines [European] (PSP). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the Lumines [European] (PSP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Lumines [European] (PSP) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) on

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by : J. Michael Neal (



If it were legal, I would marry Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

Flawless design ; Flawless presentation ; Diverse, mesmerizing soundtrack ; Near infinite replayability thanks to multiplayer, unlockables, and the depth of the Challenge mode ; No room for improvement, not just of the game but also the genre itself

Playing as much as you would like would probably kill you ; Eventually, you will have to blink

If Tetris is the soul of gaming, then what is Tetris' transdimensional, perfect form? It's Lumines and I've have never seen a 10 look so insufficient.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Ryan Dean (



Created by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the same man that brought us Space Channel 5 and Rez, Lumines is a quirky title for the PSP that incorporates smooth techno music into a quick, addictive falling-block based puzzler.

Many critics of the PSP have targeted its software line-up, saying that the games offered on the new handheld are too unoriginal or uninspired. If what they are saying is true, then Lumines stands out as a beacon of hope, a glorious light. Lumines...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (



The puzzle genre has always had a relatively limited number of fans. Its one of those genres that you either love or completely hate. Personally, I was on the hating side. My limited patience resulted in many puzzle games that I have experienced in the...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Jason McMaster (



What would happen if you took Tetris, flipped it sideways and injected it with some cocaine? Lumines would happen. What else would you expect from the man who brought you Rez? If you're a Rez fan, then you expect only the most mesmerizing and...

So, if you love puzzle games and you have a PSP, you should definitely jump on this one. If Tetris isn't you're idea of a good time, then leave Lumines alone. Enough of this, I gotta get back to the game.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Duke_Ferris (

Lumines review for the PSP


A puzzle by any other name would play as sweet.

Simple, addictive gameplay; Plenty of strategy; Awesome style

No online play; Could use more options/variety

An addictive, sensory delight, Lumines is an easy PSP recommendation. It's too much of a one-trick pony to be the next killer app, but if Tetris, Columns, or Puyo Puyo ever sucked you into their local gravity wells, you're going to love it. So go down...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Joshua Irish (

Lumines on PSP


Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s use of slick visuals and extremely addictive gameplay make Lumines a must-have launch title for Sony’s PSP. And while the concept of Lumines is simple enough, there is also a wealth of depth behind its seemingly elementary...

already have this game, do yourself a favor and run—not walk—but run to your nearest game shop and pick this one up

May, 2005

Expert review by : Shawn Rider (



Lumines is the hipster puzzle game for the PSP that's got everyone tripping out on rave-tastic visuals and bumping techno beats. But Shawn is here to say that for all those non-raver, techno-hating gamers out there, Lumines is still a dang fun puzzle...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Jake McNeill (



Lumines is the perfect companion to the PSP in so many ways it's mind-boggling, and why Sony opted not to publish this game in America (it was without US publisher for quite some time before Ubi Soft had the wisdom to pick it up), let alone pack it in...

Incredibly deep yet simple gameplay ; Very fun and original ; Wonderful presentation: Great graphics and soundtrack

A few “skins” make it hard to see the gameplay ; You don’t control the music to the same extent as in Rez

If you own a PSP, you must own this game.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Cyril Lachel (



Puzzle games have been a staple on handhelds since Nintendo first packaged Tetris in with their old black and white GameBoy. It's the genre with the broadest appeal, enjoyed by everybody from hardcore gamers to casual gamers to non-gamers. You can...

There are games that suck you in, but a game like Lumines grabs hold and will never let you go. This is not only one of the best puzzle games you could buy, but also the first must-have game for the PSP.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Dominick Fleres (



Tetsuya Mizuguchi is one of the great game developers we have, and has been making some of the best puzzle games for sometime now. His games link music and gameplay to an extent that they almost seem fused together. Just look to REZ and Space Channel...

Really… Lumines adds an element of real panache to a genre not particularly re-nowned for its beauty, and is very compelling. But my criticisms are this. The game is very Linear in the way that it is play 쳫in Ao 쳫in Bnd etc. So, if you have a level...

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

Bust blocks, groove through puzzles, and jam wirelessly with friends. Stack 'em right and you'll unlock lush looks and buttery beats. Want to be lumines? Just let the music guide you.


Elements:Miscellaneous - puzzle
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Ubisoft Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lumines


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation Portable
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational