Summary: This game can really suck you in, the music, the gameplay, the visuals, its all awesome. I love puzzle games because they require you to think, this game is really fun when you get in the zone. Once you get pretty good at the game hours can melt away in just one session. The only negative of this game is that maybe they could have added a few more modes... online play would have been nice, sadly the game only features local ad-hoc multiplayer.
Summary: Lumines is at the top of the puzzle game list. Using music to augment the same-ol' "connect 4 or more to remove them from the screen" puzzle formula is just fantastic. There are a few new things that significantly change the Lumines experience. You can now have a power-up on reserve for when things get real hairy, and the character you select determines which power-up that might be. This is great, and allows for much longer games and less frustration.
Summary: I would actually give this title 4.5 stars out of 5. Every PSP owner should know what Lumines is and the Vita version is a nice representation. The music is great, the graphics (although not really complex) have been nicely updated, and it can keep me entertained for hours on end. To me, Lumines essentially represents what Tetris was for the Gameboy back in the early 90's. There are some new elements in this version of Lumines.