If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Lumines Remastered has boogied onto PC

Back with another one of those block-droppin' beats

Q Entertainment's 2004 musical puzzler Lumines is back with another one of those block-droppin' beats as Lumines Remastered, a remake of the original PSP game. It was great then and it's still basically the same, only now in fancy modern HD-o-vision. Drop coloured blocks onto a grid to form matches and score mega-points, grooving to tunes which also drive the pace of the puzzling: a good time. Oh, and you could hook up a load of controllers and duct tape them to your body to buzz merrily to the beat.

So, Lumines! Blocks are dropping, oh no. But don't worry, as is their wont, blocks will vanish if they touch enough blocks of the same colour. Lumines puts a neat twist on this by only clearing matches when they're touched by a tracker line which sweeps from left to right, a bar which is paced to match the music. Faster BPM, faster bar, less time to make matches. Slower BPM, slower bar, more risk that the grid will fill up and game over. And some of the tunes are rad as heck.

That's the Lumines formula, and Remastered whacks that into the modern high-resolution world with 4K support and new shinies. Though I'm seeing some complaints that it doesn't play nicely with 144Hz monitors, making blocks drop extra-fast - the billionaires amongst you will want to crank down to 60. Lumines has been on PC before, but this version seems far better.

Remastered also supports syncing multiple controllers to, and I quote, "feel the bass across your body." Y'know, like the neck massager Trance Vibrator (workplace warning there, obvs) for Rez. Speaking of, if you like musical wonders, Rez is on PC these days.

Lumines Remastered is out now on Steam for £10/€15/$15. Folks who buy within its first two weeks get some wallpapers and soundtrack songs thrown in too.

About the Author

Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch