And damn this game can be tough! Even after sinking about a hundred hours into the PSP game I could never complete the whole thing in one sitting. Here I am in the futuristic year of 2018 playing on a Nintendo Switch and I still feel like I need one of my older cousins around to help me beat some of the harder levels. Yeah my age may show more than I’d like, but it’s kind of nice to feel young again.
If you’re a fan of puzzle games, rhythm games, or just chilling out with a game that gives more than it demands, I heartily recommend Lumines Remastered. It’s a great addition to the Switch library and an excellent starting point for those who have never experienced the franchise before. For those who are longtime fans, it’s a love song to the original and the definitive form of the first Lumines title.
This is the best casual puzzle game I've played since Tetris.
I could and have played this for hours.
If you liked Tetris (and especially Tetris Effect) you'll love this.
Verdict: Try it out. It's worth it.
Gameplay: 5/5 - Absolutely addictive.
Level Design: 5/5 - Great backgrounds and special stages / puzzles.
Soundtrack: 5/5 - Bloody great. I can listen to this in the car any day.
Story: Excluded since this is a puzzle game.
Graphics: 5/5 - Simple but clean.
Length: 5/5 - As long as you want.
Replay Value: 5/5 - Same as Tetris.
Enjoyment: 5/5 - I had an absolute blast.
Overall rating: 35/35 => 10/10
While Tetris purists may shirk at this block-matching alternative that messes with the formula a little, Lumines is worth a try. Whether it's high scores on the leaderboards, completing strategic challenges, or just filling the void for a couch-multiplayer title, Lumines Remastered has something for all lovers of arcade-type puzzle games.
With Lumines Remastered the 2004 PSP game makes a magnificent return. Gameplay, visuals and music, that are intimately intertwined, are dope. And Rumble HD, that you can apply to other Joy-Cons, is a great to feel everything that this puzzle game with a lot of content - but no online game, sorry - has to offer.
While it won’t scratch the itch for anyone looking for a competitive puzzler, there isn’t a music-based puzzler quite like Lumines Remastered so beautifully executed, and at an affordable price. The Trance Vibration gimmick you can take it or leave it, but you’ll still be able to bliss out regardless.
I've been waiting patiently for this one. Finally Lumines on the Switch!
One of the best puzzlers out there. It looks and feels amazing on the Switch.
Thankfully you can switch button schemes though! I don't get why they would make the default button layout different from the orignal. (Scheme B is more like the original psp version where A & B are alternate buttons instead of A &B the same and X & Y the same, maybe I remember wrong though, anyway, B feels better for me)
Only small detail that kinda seems to bother me right away is the strafing. It takes too long of a button hold to start the trafe. I remember it being faster on the psp, I want the strave to start immediately after holding left or right! Or at leats a lot faster then how it is on the switch right now. Ohwell.. maybe it just takes some getting used to (but please Enhance, DO FIX if you can!!
The best game on PSP (and one of the best puzzle games ever) is everything you would expect on the switch.
Trance-like audiovisual experience with simultaneously relaxing yet stressful gameplay. The HD rumble on switch really adds another dimension.
I'm surprised there isn't more hype around this - if any game is worthy of a remaster, even just to bring it to a new audience, its this one.
I was always tempted to get this in the past on PSP and later the Vita, but never took the plunge as I found it quite expensive. Now, considering the low price I decided to give it a go. Man, this game is really good and I love how the game challenges you to get to level 100 to get all the skins. This is a great way to motivate people to keep trying and get better at it! You really need to play this game with headphones to get full immersion. The HD rumble following the rhythm is also brilliant.
SummaryThe acclaimed puzzle game produced by legendary creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi arrives on the Nintendo Switch console. An HD remaster of the original game, LUMINES REMASTERED beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one addictive, yet easy-to-play game. You're at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping act...