For the longest time, I thought this was pronouned Loo mins. It is actually pronounce Loo min ess.
Anyone who likes geometric perpetual video games such as Dr Mario, Puzzle League, and Tetris will really like Lumines. It is eerily similar to Connect 4 but not as irascible and inscrutable. Excepting the vs CPU stage, Lumines pits no one against you except yourself.
The object this video game is to build cubes of 4 cubes of any one of two colours or if possible, rectangles of 6 or 8 cubes which is the most one can accomplish in one chance but this video game has hundreds of such chances as cubes of 4 colours are thrown into a playing board.
Like everyone else says in the review of this video game, it is simply unputdownable. It can not be improved upon because in terms of design, it is quite possibly the most minimalist video game there is. Kind of like a Zen garden.
There is a slight military quality about it. Lumines, in its way somewhat resembles the game of go.
But again, whereas go pits player against opponent whereas in Lumines, one plays against one's own skill.
Specifically, the skills that Lumines develops is decision making, reflexes, peripheral vision, and HEC or hand eye coordination.