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Meteos is a charming title on all levels, and a new puzzle title that can hold its own against all others. Q Entertainment has created an amazing game, one that absolutely needs to be in every gamer's collection.
Cheat Code Central
Meteos is a good enough reason to purchase a DS if you're a true puzzle fan. This is without a doubt one of the best puzzle games and will certainly be my pick for best puzzle game of 2005.
I really don't see any flaws in this game. My only disappointment is that personally I have yet to experience the potential wonders of multiplayer. This game is solid and is a must for your Nintendo DS collection. It's gold-go buy it.
While it is probably never going to be the system-seller for the DS that Tetris was for the original Game Boy, Meteos is a superb game. It should make the folks who bought the DS and maintained faith during the initial drought of games very happy they hung on. It uses the touch screen to great affect and is a terrific demonstration of what Nintendo’s new handheld is all about. It has a definite "buy" recommendation from me. If you rent it, I’m afraid you’ll be racking up too many late fees because you can’t put it down.
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Deep, fun, incredibly addictive, and perfect in short bursts, Meteos is about as good as handheld games get. Multiple difficulty settings, an engrossing multiplayer experience, and plenty of depth ensure this one won't be wearing out its welcome anytime soon. If you have a DS, and even the slightest inkling towards puzzle games, buy this one with confidence.
Christ Centered Game Reviews
After being spoiled with online play with Mario Kart DS, I kind of wish this game had that too, but it was released long before the online service was launched. Even though I have played this game quite a bit (according to the stats over sixteen hours on and just under twelve hours of actual play time as of this writing) I expect it will be a game I come back to time and again. I recommend this to anyone who wants to play one of the best puzzle games in a long time. Just be warned that it can be quite addicting!
Meteos is a very fresh title that adds a lot to the stagnating library of "tech demo" games in the DS' library. With an out-of-this-world presentation, lively graphics, and very few faults, Meteos is undeniably the best game available for the DS thus far. A must-buy for every DS owner, whether you're a puzzle fan or not. Highly recommended.
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz)
Meteos is a resounding success for the puzzle genre; it's really the first time that story, graphics, sound and gameplay have meshed well. It has awesome credit's after you defeat Meteo, with a great song that will leave you wanting more. The astounding attention to detail really makes the game shine as an awesome DS exclusive, and one that everyone should own. Without the stylus, we'd never have got this game, so there's something to be thankful for. Highly recommended.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Still young, this year has one of its best games in Meteos, and this could undoubtedly end up as one of the best for the console when it's gone. You cannot claim to have played a DS until this game has been experienced. It's a magnificent piece of software, and it can contend with anything the home consoles have coming.
Meteos is one of those games that everyone who owns a certain console should buy. If it's Gamecube, it's Smash Bros. If it's XBOX it's Halo. If it's DS, it's Meteos (well, until Mario Kart). From the presentation to the addictive gameplay, from the lush backgrounds of the endless planets to the high quality, intense music. Meteos oozes with pure gaming fun. Forget Lumines, this is the handheld puzzle game to own.
In conclusion...if you own a Nintendo DS, buy this game now. At only $30, this title is a steal just for the amount of gameplay that you'll get out of it. If you were waiting on a game worth buying the Nintendo DS for...this is it. This is the game that Tetris was for the original Game Boy. It's the game that Lumines is for the PSP. Buy it now and talk all of your friends into buying it. I cannot stress strongly enough just how much fun and how addicting this game is. Most levels take less than five minutes, also, so it's perfect for short-term play as well as longer play while on those road trips (but not while driving, naturally).
Anyone can enjoy Meteos in short bursts or in long doses, making it more replayable than many other puzzle games. It's a pure DS title and hands down the best puzzle title on the system. It may be one of the best puzzle titles in years.
Meteos is an excellent game in every way. The top screen may be a little underused, but that doesn’t detract from the overwhelmingly positive features. This game is one of the best puzzle titles on any Nintendo platform in years, and a strong factor in favor of purchasing a DS. Although not as quintessential as Tetris was to the original GB, Meteos is deserving of sales success. It comes highly recommended.
Se você tem um DS, e está procurando por um jogo envolvente, viciante e com fator replay extremamente alto, parabéns, pois esta é a sua grande chance! Meteos não só é divertido como extremamente desafiador, prendendo o jogador por horas a fio, sem sequer piscar. Com lindos gráficos surreais, trilha sonora impecável e divertida e um multiplayer mais do que obrigatório Meteos é com certeza um dos melhores títulos de Puzzle já feitos até o momento para o Nintendo DS. Simplesmente obrigatório.
Whether you’re a solo gamer or have friends with a Nintendo DS, you simply can’t go wrong with Meteos. The beautiful graphics, synchronized and suitable music, and the great time you will have playing it all warrant a purchase. Some will argue that at times, simply rubbing the screen will cause unbelievable combos and easy victories. However, the game design and extreme difficulty settings are what this “feature” were made for and you’ll find that rubbing aimlessly will not guarantee you a victory; Meteos proves it can be one difficult little monster.
Estamos sin duda ante el mejor juego del género en Nintendo DS y posiblemente ante uno de los lanzamientos más importantes de la consola para lo que resta de año. Meteos ha llegado por la puerta grande, convirtiéndose sin discusión en el puzzle de mayor calidad por encima de otros como Polarium o Zoo Keeper, con un estilo propio, frenético y original, sin necesidad de repetir fórmulas ya utilizadas. La deliciosa música, el cuidado apartado visual y la gran variedad de modos de juego hacen el resto. Si te gusta el género no puedes dejarlo escapar bajo ningún concepto, si no te gusta también deberías darle una oportunidad. Muy recomendable.
When you think about what it's like to play Meteos, you understand why men like Tetsuya Mizuguchi are so revered. Because they thought about it. They thought very hard. And if you respect that the same way we do, and see it borne out the way it is here, you'll play it the best way, and you'll likely agree that it rockets into 9/10 territory with fuel to spare.
Meteos is the must own game for the DS at the moment. Its distinctive presentation is gorgeous, its sound is mesmerising and its gameplay is tremendously addictive. Buy it without hesitation.
The only real flaw with Meteos is the formidable initial learning curve. For some it'll be a bit like giving absinthe to a five year old - just too strong for their taste buds. It is worth trying and persisting with, however, because there's nothing else in the puzzle game genre quite like it, nor quite as good. The game rewards persistence and once you get over the initial sense of information overload, you'll find the game almost impossible to put down. Meteos is a must-have title for the DS and one of the great game experiences of recent times. Once you've been smitten, you'll never be able to look at Duplo bricks in quite the same way again.
Overall, Meteos is a must-buy for any DS owner who is a fan of puzzle games. It is a fresh and innovative approach to the puzzle genre, taking good use of the DS’ touch screen. If you are a puzzle fan, you might also want to check out Tetris DS, which is a good alternative to Meteos, although it features several unique modes of play. And if you want some more Meteos, Buena Vista Games is publishing a follow up to it that will star various Disney characters. Whether or not it will be a new game is unknown, but here’s hoping that there is an actual Disney plot and not just a Disney skin.
But who needs friends when you have Meteos, the greatest puzzle game on many a platform, and indeed the perfect excuse to splash out on the system for a slice of puzzle perfection? Not me that's for sure and when I awake from my sleep in the early hours of the morning, that DS will be fully charged, and I'll be more than happy to put my life on the line to save those poor inhabitants again. Just remember to wake me up before you go-go, okay? Eugh, that sounded a lot funnier in my head...
After some good but not excellent puzzle games recently, Meteos is a complete breath of fresh air. The DS is set for several high quality titles from Nintendo over the next few weeks and thankfully this Third-Party puzzler stands proud amongst them. It is impossible to not recommend Meteos, it fully warrants being in the collection of every Nintendo DS owner!
Meteos succeeds on so many levels. It is a DS game that makes worthwhile use of the stylus (it’s even playable with a fingernail). It’s crazily addictive if allowed to be. The music mix is a joy. The sheer variety of blocks, physics, planets and ways to actually get the blocks off the screen makes other puzzle games seem weak. The fact there’s even a story with a large cast of characters, all contributing something different to the game, is pure icing. It’s not for everyone, but those that want to try a game that mixes a bit of twitch with some brain-strain must step up and give Meteos the chance it deserves.
In fact, Meteos is hard to fault. With a good selection of single-player game styles, simple yet deep gameplay, and eye-watering speed, it's easily the best puzzler on the DS. It's addictive, well presented, and perfectly suited to portable play -- Meteos is another star in the DS's fast-improving catalogue.
Meteos isn’t a revolutionary puzzler like many people are saying it is, but it’s a damn good one, and mostly because of the multiplayer aspect. When viewed along side Lumines it’s easy to see that as long as developers put some thought into what they’re doing, a puzzle game can still be refreshing and entertaining.
That’s the running theme with Meteos – cool extras. Q Entertainment has gone the extra mile in virtually every facet of the game, giving it a sense of polish seldom seen in titles of any genre. The controls can be tricky and the AI can be cheap on hard difficulty settings, but playing with the stylus is a blast and it’s an entirely new experience to boot. Meteos is undoubtedly one of the best games on Nintendo DS and a must-own for every puzzler fan.
The Next Level
If it isn't obvious by now, Meteos is an amazing game. It does take some getting used to, and isn't as instantly accessible as some other puzzlers, but Meteos' depth makes it superior to any three games from its genre combined. The wealth of options, gameplay modes, unlockables, and just amazingly fun gameplay make this one of the best games of its kind, and in a year that's seen both Zoo Keeper and Lumines that's not just a hollow compliment. The bottom line is, if you've got a DS, you need Meteos.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Another top quality puzzle game from Q Entertainment. Refreshingly different, packed full of options and technically polished in every area. Along with Advance Wars, it’s a must own title for all DS owners.
Ich habe nach Tetris viele ambitionierte Blockfaller, Steinpuzzler und Runterpurzler gespielt. Aber spätestens nach einer Stunde verloren selbst die besten unter ihnen ihren Reiz - egal wie geschickt sie das Prinzip des Klassikers variierten. Meteos ist anders: Es verströmt den explosiven Reiz der guten alten Spielhalle, es schmeckt nach Arcade-Feuer und zündet innerhalb des trägen Puzzlegenres den Turboboost: Meteos spielt sich wie Tetris mit Feuer unterm Arsch! Es verlangt Schnelligkeit, ein gutes Auge sowie Coolness bis zur letzten Sekunde. Außerdem sieht es auch noch klasse aus und zaubert für jeden Musik- und Grafikgeschmack den passenden Planeten aufs Touchpad. Es hat auch deshalb das Zeug zum zeitlosen Kultspiel, weil es dank der fünf Schwierigkeitsgrade sowohl Einsteiger als auch Profis anspricht, weil es sowohl für Solisten als auch Kollektivzocker unendlich viele Varianten, Freispielboni und Statistiken bietet. Für mich ist Meteos das Puzzlegame des Jahres!
Pour conclure, Meteos est juste l’un des meilleurs puzzle-games existant. Extrêmement addictif et soigné, le jeu peut se targuer d’offrir de jolis graphismes (dont une cinématique assez impressionnante), une bande son géniale et un scénario loufoque, mais qui a au moins le mérite de proposer une petite mise en scène sympathique. Avec ses nombreux bonus, ce jeu devrait vous tenir en haleine pendant de nombreuses heures. Un must-have.
Armchair Empire, The
The DS isn’t lacking when it comes to puzzle games but if you were disappointed with the puzzling of Mr. Driller Drill Spirits or Yoshi Touch & Go, Meteos firmly supplants both as the premier puzzle game available on the DS.
"Eine nette Sache" - so mein erster Eindruck von Meteos. Nach fünf Stunden mit dem Knobelspaß war ich endgültig gefangen. Der hohe Suchtfaktor geht zum einen von der einfachen Steuerung, zum anderen aber auch von dem simplen, wenn auch komplexen Spielprinzip aus. Irgendwann macht es "Klick" und ihr habt den Durchblick - wer bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt durchhält, erlebt den besten Tüftelspaß, den DS-Besitzer zurzeit auf diesem Planeten finden. Den krönenden Abschluss findet der Meteoriten-Spaß in einem tollen Mehrspieler-Modus. So sehen innovative und wohl durchdachte Spielkonzepte aus, die Wochen fesseln - warum gelingt das nicht auch anderen Entwicklern?
Press Start Online
It's raining Meteos, hallelujah, and when it rains it really does. The single blocks are replaced by huge swathes that fill half the playing area in one stroke of the stylus. The previously superb context sensitive music suddenly grates with a multitude of alarm bells. The much-maligned 'scrubbing' technique rarely helps; if you want to scrub your way out why play in the first place? The great strength of Meteos is that when all else seems lost a genuinely skilful or instinctive decision can always bail you out. This is a game to be played at a consistent level of near failure. Get used to it, adapt accordingly, oh, and watch the blood pressure.
No doubt, every DS owner should have a copy of this game. Disappointing instrumentation aside, Mizuguchi and co. (the game was created and designed by Kirby/Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai) have produced an astounding addition to the DS line-up. Alongside Kirby: Cursed Canvas, the two games show there's more to the gimmicky looking hardware than most cynically thought. Outside of being a great showcase for the DS itself, Meteos is also a fantastic, dizzyingly fast puzzle game that leaves an addictive aftertaste not seen since the likes of Tetris Attack.
Tetris with a twist. Tetris Attack evolved. Tenaciously tantalizing the-sky-is-falling gameplay. Meteos is puzzle perfection. What it lacks in the single-player experience it makes up for in multiplayer with the most frantic four-player battles the world has ever seen. Back in its day Tetris Attack was pure madness, pushing blocks up from the ground at a feverish rate. Meteos is the new king of madness, and will drive its multiplayer adaptors insane with entertainment. Going crazy never felt so good.
When I interviewed the game's director at E3, he made a point to emphasize that Q Entertainment isn't interested in exclusively making puzzle games. The reason he brought this up is pretty clear: the company is damn good at the genre. Lumines is a fantastic PSP puzzler, just as Meteos is an excellent DS one. Both games have their own merits, but I'm giving the nod to Meteos due to its more unique design, its incredible focus on a cool presentation, and its intense multiplayer sessions. Just like Tetris on the Game Boy, Meteos fits the DS platform like a glove, and the game should not be missed.
Granted there's not a lot of competition, but Meteos is definitely the best puzzle game on the DS. Every time I play it, I find something new to appreciate and it makes me want to play more. And for the record, I like it more than Lumines -- make of that what you will. Now seriously, Nintendo, let's see some Tetris Attack action on the DS. Don't make me beg.
DS owners definitely need to check out Meteos, puzzle fan or not. The addictive gameplay is good enough to play for a quick five-minute round or a gaming session that can last for hours. Once the player becomes adjusted to using the stylus, the addictive qualities will shine through, especially when there are so many things to unlock. The multiplayer mode can be enjoyed with up to four players with only one game card (but multi-card is clearly the way to go) and the game’s stat trackers will blow your mind when you realize how much time you put into this game. Meteos is definitely a unique game that can only be played through the DS’s hardware and walks a path of its own. Meteos is a puzzle game that is like no other. For this, everyone should play it. If you have not picked up a DS yet, Meteos just might be the reason to do so.
Game Freaks 365
If your DS has been collecting dust, Meteos is the reason to charge your battery and work your stylus hand back into shape. While it seems to lack a bit of polish in comparison to Lumines, the popular PlayStation Portable puzzle game, the addiction factor is just as high, and there's plenty to do to keep you playing.
All in all a very addictive successor of the well-known Tetris. It's also quite nice that the devs tried to put in a storyline that makes it even more interesting. Let's try to get that element again as then I can fuse another planet... you get the point :)
Sollte ich meinen privaten Favoriten wählen, so würde ich Meteos gegenüber Lumines vorziehen. Das Design eignet sich hervorragend für die Interaktion mit Hilfe des Stylus. Außerdem spricht mich das schnelle Spiel eher an, relaxen kann ich auch bei einem guten Buch. Wer Puzzles mag und einen DS besitzt, wird im Fazit also kaum um Meteos herumkommen. Zudem ist es wohl unbestritten eines der besten Spiele, die bisher für Nintendos neuen Handheld erschienen.
Hopefully this review has shed some light on the intricacies of what initially appears to be a shallow puzzle game in which there aren't really any puzzles at all. In actuality, Meteos is a highly original action game that takes quite a while to master, and it has tons of modes, multiplayer features, and unlockables to keep you playing until you do reach a level of mastery. Meteos can be played for just a few minutes at a time, but it's so addictive that sessions will often stretch out much longer, despite your best intentions. Highly recommended!
In the end Meteos is one of the better puzzle games on any system and definitely the puzzle game to own on the DS, but it’s still not exactly addictive as a game like Tetris. Puzzle game fans and those looking for the perfect game to kill a few minutes at a time should look no further than Meteos. While it may not be the one game every DS owner should have it is the one game every DS owner should try before dismissing.
En definitiva, Meteos tiene todo lo que un puzzle game necesita para convertirse en el mejor juego de este genero para la DS, si sos fanatico de los juegos puzzle no te podes perder este genialmente diseñado Tetris espacial.
Comment vous convaincre de l'intérêt quasi existentiel d'acheter Meteos si vous avez une Nintendo DS ? Il faut résolument avoir le jeu en main pour comprendre que le potentiel du soft est énorme, surtout à plusieurs mais aussi en solo, au point de ne plus vous faire lâcher le stylet ! Concept innovant, esthétique audacieuse, jouabilité sans faille : toutes les conditions sont réunies pour faire de Meteos l'un des tout meilleurs titres disponibles sur ce support.
It's hard to imagine having much more fun than this, scribbling like crazy. One of the best DS games yet, Meteos delivers a unique and successful twist on the puzzle game formula. And, like any great puzzle game, it's something you can play for just a few minutes or for much longer periods of time and come away satisfied, regardless.
With a great incorporation of the stylus, good visuals, good sound and an awesome multiplayer experience, any fan of the puzzle genre can't go wrong with this game. For those who may not be a fan of this type of game, my recommendation is give it a go anyways as you will be surprised to find out how good of a game Meteos really is.
When all is said and done, however, Meteos stands head and shoulders above very nearly everything available for the DS right now. Only Internet play could have made this game better, and to be honest, I fully expect a Wifi-enabled sequel at some point. Until that day, I think you'll find I'll be having many sleepless nights, pounding away at the stones as they fall, screaming that the stack wasn't that high a second ago, and generally enjoying this fantastic game.
But frankly, they shouldn't worry about dropping some coin on this one. Though it doesn't quite match the intricate strategies of Lumines, it isn't supposed to. Meteos manages to be interesting and engaging without feeling like just another Tetris clone. Not bad for a new drug.
If you're into puzzle games, Meteos is a fantastic piece of software destined to stay in your Nintendo DS for a long time to come. There is a bit of a learning curve to the game and it seems like matches are over excruciatingly fast when compared to games like Lumines or Tetris where you can go on for 30 minutes easy. It's not too often we get a fresh take on the puzzle genre, but Meteos fills the void nicely and is another great addition to the growing Nintendo DS library.
It’s hard to think that a puzzle game could work on so many levels to the point where it’s almost an instant classic. Unless you absolutely despise puzzle games, there isn’t any logic you could provide supporting not getting Meteos. The controls work flawlessly with the DS and forces you to get better as you play. Meteos really stands out in being such a simple game while displaying creativity and easy of use.
Meteos est la preuve qu’on peut révolutionner un genre qu’on croyait figé : le puzzle game. C’est aussi un des jeux qui utilisent le mieux la dernière portable de Nintendo. On y revient souvent avec bonheur pour faire une petite partie seul ou entre amis. J’espère que vous deviendrez accro à ces petits blocs de couleur et à ce titre vraiment unique.
Chalk this one up as another great title that can only be found on the Nintendo DS. Thanks to the touch-screen, puzzle games have reached a new standard. Fresh game play and a great presentation equal a game without too many negatives. If you like puzzle games, Meteos is a must. If your on the fence, give it a try. There’s really nothing not to like here and in no time you’ll be succumbing to the games addictive, “one more game”, game play.
Otherwise, this is a remarkably cute and enthralling title that serves to further enhance the DS' library, and if you're seriously considering purchasing the system this should really be the first domestic game that you buy with it. Incredibly challenging, chock full of options, and as charming as an abandoned puppy or kitten, Meteos is a beautifully constructed puzzle game that shines as bright as the early morning sun. Unsurprisingly, it's just as refreshing.
While Meteos is definitely not for the faint hearted, a little persistence will see you reasonably proficient at lining up and dispatching stacks with the best of 'em. It is one of those games whose appeal increases the more you play it - not the least because you are constantly uncovering some new combo move or feature. Meteos may prove too intimidating for novices but puzzle fans seeking a real challenge should definitely consider adding this one to their collection.
Is Meteos the perfect game? No. Is it still one of the greatest games on the DS, and one of the best handheld puzzlers currently out? Absolutely. This game takes everything we love about puzzle games, tweaks it, and serves it to us on a silver platter. Meteos serves as a positive mark for the DS, and we can only hope that the games will continue to improve as time progresses.
Entertainment Depot, The
Meteos is a solid puzzler, and at this point in the DS’ lifetime, it is a must have, especially for any fan of puzzle games. It won’t sustain the DS like Lumines is doing for the PSP, and it might not necessarily please the casual gamer, but it should sit solidly in many systems for the next few months until the next group of big releases hit the system.
One of the better titles to hit the DS so far, and one of the best puzzle games around, Meteos is a fun-filled adventure that, at heart, is remarkably easy to pick up and play, but so very hard to put down once you're hooked on it.
Fans of puzzle games have had a lot to get excited about on Nintendo DS. Many of the brightest moments in the system's early lineup have been new types of puzzle games as well as cool takes on old favorites. Meteos joins that list with its combination of falling-block puzzling and action-packed pace. Developed from an idea by Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Kirby and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Meteos is focused squarely on gameplay with surprising depth that is only revealed through repeated play.
To be frank, Meteos isn't Tetris. No, it's very different, and it's also not quite as good, but it's a lot fancier. It's like Tetris' half-Italian younger brother, Tetrigo: he isn't as old or as wise, and you can't understand him all the time, but he wears a suit and drives a Ferrari... so hop in and enjoy the ride!
Mobile Tech Review
Overall, both hardcore puzzle fans and casual gamers will enjoy this game. It is easy to learn and doesn't require much time commitment, but it is also quite challenging. In terms of addictiveness and accessibility, you can safely call this game the DS' Tetris. If you have a puzzle fan or find yourself playing casual puzzle games more than you realize, Meteos will provide a good fix while you are on the go or just need to kill a few minutes.
Game Informer Magazine
It may not have the depth of other puzzlers, but its addictive gameplay puts your hand-eye coordination to the ultimate test.
Game Informer Magazine
The sensation might not be for everyone, since you're constantly under threat of a game over no matter how well you're doing. It's nerve-wracking in a way that other puzzle games aren't. This might not be quite the classic that Lumines is, but DS players should still take a look.
The best aspect of the game might be the way that satisfying play experiences come in bite-sized pieces. Playing through the story mode takes just fifteen minutes and leaves you with a sense of accomplishment...as well as some unlocked items and blocks (the "meteos" of the title) that will deepen your game the next time you play. Versus matches of up to four players are insanely competitive.
Simpel-hektische, aber motivierende Steinknobelei, bei der der Stylus raucht.
Pocket Gamer UK
Maybe it boils down to a comparison between the wide beauty of the PSP's screen versus the frantic controllabilty of the DS' touchscreen, but the difference is stark. Lumines is one of the greatest puzzle games, while ultimately Meteos is one of the better puzzle games for DS.
This game does enough things right that for the most part, you'll likely enjoy yourself while playing it. Recommended.
Meteos from developer "Q Entertainment" and published by "Nintendo" for the DS looks and sounds ok, but plays great!
The gameplay is fast, furious, but yet not as frustrating as other puzzle games, whilst at the same time retaining a good level of difficulty. The only downside is that after several hours of play, I found the game more repetitive than some other puzzle games, yet it did still remain fun to play. As the game has now been out for a little while, you can now pick it up fairly cheaply from several internet sites, and thus if you have not experienced this game yet, now is a fantastic time to!
The Video Game Critic
I don't see what the big deal is about this, but a lot of people swear by Meteos, so puzzle freaks should check it out.
However, once you discover that randomly sweeping the stylus across the DS' touch screen achieves roughly the same result as actually solving the brain-numbing puzzles, Meteos quickly loses its appeal.