Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    Why fiddle with perfection? This is essential if you’re a newcomer.
  2. Lumines Supernova provides another avenue of getting the great Lumines gameplay to the hands of the people that have yet to try it out
  3. Well worth playing for if you have not purchased one of the many other versions for a while.
  4. It's one of the best downloadable values on the PlayStation Network - this game is packed with content and you can easily spend dozens of hours exploring all that it has to offer.
  5. Lumines Supernova is a fantastic addition to the PlayStation Store and at only $14.99, it’s a steal. The longevity is just insane, and it’s not entirely due to the addictive quality of the gameplay.
  6. Still, in the end, Lumines is a great game to play. The basic gameplay is solid and addictive, and the skins are mesmerizing in both sound and visuals, blending with the gameplay to create a hypnotic experience.
  7. 85
    I've been playing Lumines Supernova so much that I see orange and white blocks when I close my eyes; that's a good thing, but I can't help feeling like the game could've been more.
  8. 83
    Lumines Supernova is easily the best iteration of the game to date. The amount of content here is simply outstanding. Unfortunately if you have been a fan of the series for a while a lot of it is going to feel a little too familiar.
  9. Despite this criticism for only £8.99 you’ve got a title that will continue to challenge and entertain long after many other purchases have been deleted. Lumines Supernova also looks and sounds great.
  10. Play it right and it builds into a hypnotically rhythmic blur of colour and sound. [Mar 2009, p.91]
  11. Lumines Supernova is a solid package that offers a great amount of variety, thanks to its many game modes. The lack of online play is sadly the only issue in a game where the hard difficulty settings are the main dish for all the veterans. We have seen all this before, but it still simply rocks.
  12. Lumines Supernova is well priced and brimming with great content, but the lack of online multiplayer is unfortunate.
  13. Lumines Supernova is a great addition to the PSN catalogue. Lumines is one of the best puzzles created in the last years, and this new version conserves all the qualities of the original one. Unfortunately, the online modes shine by their absence.
  14. Although the new toys fail to entirely justify themselves - and if you can forgive the absence of online options, and look past what many perceive as the heresy of playing the game on anything other than a handheld - Lumines Supernova is probably the fullest incarnation of the game yet available.
  15. Increasing the longevity of the Lumines experience, Supernova also includes a sequencer where you can create your own tracks. It's pretty limited, but offers enough variance to make some pretty unique tracks.
  16. While I think that anyone with a reasonable level of interest in puzzle or rhythm games should absolutely own Lumines, there's really no good reason to collect them all. If you've somehow managed to dodge the series until now, Supernova's a fine place to start. But as someone that's been playing it since it was originally released on the PSP in Japan, I got tired of it almost immediately.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 9, 2012
    It feels empty. Most levels are from lumines 2. It has a two difficulty levels but they feel pretty much the same. It's still pretty addictive and fun, Full Review »
  2. Feb 28, 2011
    what the hell is this game? no tutorial to REALLY tell me its purpose or why its exists.....its a game.... its meant to be played be played.... but i h 0 idea why, tetris and puzzlequest is better.... especially puzzlequest better this game simply dumb...everything stupid...why????? exist????? Full Review »
  3. AaroS
    Dec 30, 2008
    "I've been playing Lumines Supernova so much that I see orange and white blocks when I close my eyes; that's a good thing,
    but I can't help feeling like the game could've been more."

    That is so true! I simply loved Lumines II and I have played it nearly 100 hours.

    Lumines Supernova is just like its predecessors Lumines (PSP), Lumines II (PSP), Lumines Plus (PS2) and Lumines Live (XBL).
    Nothing has really changed. You still erase blocks as fast as possible and it still works.
    Is there anything new? Yes. Online stats and a new game mode. Not that much, but it's only 15 dollars, so it's a good deal, especially for those who are new to this series. If you already have Lumines you should consider buying.

    The biggest minus and the only is minor glitches. Sometimes when you start time challenge it says FAILED before you have started.

    If you like puzzle games this is your game.
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