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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Indulge in the fusion of puzzle, lights and music! The latest installment to the blockbuster franchise from Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q Entertainment comes packed with brand new skins and new modes, exclusive to the PS3. LUMINES Supernova combines puzzles, block-dropping beats and video entertainment to create an addictively-fun gameplay experience that will keep you playing day after day. The game offers 40 skins in the Challenge Mode alone, with several brand new skins keeping the Lumines experience fresh. Choose from several different single player modes, battle it out with a friend or create your own background music in the all-new Sequencer Mode. [SCEA] Expand
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  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. Well worth playing for if you have not purchased one of the many other versions for a while.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. 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.
  2. 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, Expand
  3. 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????? Collapse