, Meteos' producer, also produced Lumines
, a Sony PSP game that is commonly held to be Meteos' most direct competitor.
Producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi
claimed to have been inspired by a myriad of pop culture monoliths during the game's production, including the television program "24" and the classic arcade game Missile Command
The first Nintendo DS game to be distributed wirelessly through proprietary download stations (a centerpiece of Nintendo's strategy at the E3 2005 expo) was the playable demo of Meteos.
- 2005 – Nintendo DS Puzzle Game of the Year