Meteos (Nintendo DS, 2005)
About this product
- Product InformationMeteos is the second game to be released in North America from designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi's studio, Q Entertainment, and the first for the Nintendo DS. Similar in spirit to the PSP's Lumines, Meteos is an action-oriented block puzzle game, adorned with otherworldly graphics and an emotive soundtrack. In Meteos, differently colored blocks fall from above into the touch screen playfield. The object of the game is to launch the falling blocks back up into the top screen. This is accomplished by aligning three or blocks of the same color in a horizontal row, using the stylus to swap the places of any two vertically aligned blocks (not completely unlike Bejeweled). Once a row of three blocks is created, it will turn into a rocket-pad base that blasts off into the upper screen. This rocket-pad row has only so much power, however, so if too many blocks are resting on top of it, it won't be able to lift them all and will eventually fall back down into the playfield.
- PlatformNintendo DS
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- ESRB DescriptorMild Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-4
- Release Year2005
- Game Special Features
- Explore and defend more than 30 planets
- Fully customizable options allow players to experience Meteos however they choose
- Challenge up to three friends on one game card
- Use the stylus to quickly create similar matches from falling blocks
- Features new Disney characters, locales, and theme music
- Challenge up to three other friends in wireless competitions
- Explore and defend more than 30 planets
Most relevant reviews
- txhavdsApr 15, 2012by
Excellent games for all the puzzle games lovers out there.
Excellent game from Nintendo, quite old, coming from the early days of the DS & DS Lite, but absolutely excellent.
One of the best puzzle game there is. If you like the Jewel Quest and 7 Wonders of the World type of games this is for you.
The story is quite different here, and takes place in a Science Fiction universe, and the game is quite challenging. You can only slide the cubes vertically, no lateral moves which makes the game very challenging, but extremely interesting. The music and sound effects are both great and the graphic style is excellent also, several difficulty levels and several different play modes extend the life almost indefinitely especially considering the difficulty being quite high in general. Very challenging but also very interesting and rewarding.
- bakes789Dec 28, 2009by
Finally Tetris has a competitor for best handheld
Imagine concepts behind Tetris, Columns, Bejeweled, and a slurry of other 3-color matching game with increasing odds all rolled into one with a perfect use of the DS stylus.
Don't let screenshots of this game fool you, matching colors and launching blocks is very rewarding as you'll find yourself making split-second decisions while nearly being overwelmed by the tickling sounds of combos and bonuses, all while the music changes and reacts to your every move.
This game is the perfect pick-up-and-play game, and every point you earn gets added to long-term bonuses that you can browse through, purchase with game-awarded points, and combine on your own.
- every1andno1May 05, 2008by
Highly addictive fast paced game
Meteos is a great all around puzzle game. It is a bit of a twist on the typical tetris-style games. The game is fairly easy to pick up and very addictive once you get the hang of it. Basically, blocks fall from the top of the screen, you match colors, line the blocks up and then launch them upwards in order to clear the screen.
Likes: Fast paced and entertaining. Good for a quick game or a more lengthy "star trip". Nice graphics and presentation. Intuitive use of the stylus.
Dislikes: The game doesn't seem to save personal scores by name, rather you just see a generic "high score" in different levels. Unlike Tetris-DS, the game doesn't offer many variations on the basic game, rather just different missions with the same gameplay.
- 806835290@delet...Nov 03, 2009by
Disney Magic (Nintendo DS)
It seems to be a game of luck as much as skill. If you get the items you need, it is easy to complete a level. Sometimes you don't get the items you need, and could be frustrating for younger players. You are given bonus items, but penalized in your score if you use them, and that doesn't seem to make much sense to me. All in all I would not recommend this game, at least not at this price, maybe for a few dollars for a brief distraction is what I feel it is worth. This is not a game we will play repeatedly.
- kroilsellsJun 07, 2009by
I'd heard good things about this game a few years ago when the DS was relatively new. So when I saw it going for cheap, I thought I'd pick it up.
The game is kind of hard to understand initially. There's not much of a story mode or anything like that. If you don't read the manual, you have no idea what's going on, and you keep trying to get things to move horizontally.
A FANTASTIC way to burn time. It's as though tetris and bejeweled had some sort of monstrous offspring. I'm hooked on all the different "planets" (players) that you can pick, and all the various items and characters that are unlockable.