GameZone writes: "At first glance, Chime for the Xbox Live Arcade will remind people of two games, Lumines and Tetris. Though it doesn't play like either, it borrows elements from both.
Chime is a music puzzle game that tasks players to use different geometric shapes made up of squares to make quad shapes, while also filling up an overall grid. That means putting different pieces together to make shapes 3x3, 4x4, and up. The musical element comes into play with the scrolling bar which counts as four measures in the song, much like in the game Lumines. When the player puts quads together and the scrolling bar goes over each successful quad, it intensifies the music, plays different samples and simultaneously builds up the player's score. To achieve multipliers, the player must successfully keep creating quads without missing a full measure."