Lumines is a puzzle series based on sound and light patterns. It is actually pronounced "luminous". The first game was released in 2005 for the PSP and got a great reception from both the press and gamers. There are five games in the Lumines series, with the two main games for the PSP. But there have also been PS2, Xbox Live Arcade and Mobile variations. All these games have been developed by Q Entertainment and overseen by the series creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, who also created the Meteos series at around the same time and it was oringinally often being compared to Meteos as the originals of both games where on rival handhelds: PSP and Nintendo DS.