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Most of the game's action takes place on the bottom of the DS's two screens, where colored meteors plummet downwards towards a planet's atmosphere. There, they form columns that the user can manipulate with either the stylus or a combination of the D-pad and A button. When three or more meteors of the same color are arranged either vertically or horizontally, they "ignite" and rocket up towards the top screen. Rockets carry upwards any other metors that happen to be above them, and by stringing together several ignitions it is possible to lift many blocks at once. The ultimate objective of the game is to lift as many metors as possible back into "orbit" in the top screen; the game is over if the bottom screen fills up completely with meteors. Meteos features many different "planets" that the user can play on, each with subtle variations (such as in gravity) that affect gameplay.


  • メテオス - Japanese spelling
  • 陨石大战 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (Nintendo DS version)

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1001 Video Games

Meteos appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Tetsuya Mizuguchi, 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.

Digital distribution

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.


  • 4Players
    • 2005 – Best Puzzle Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – Nintendo DS Puzzle Game of the Year


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Related Sites +

  • E3 2005: Meteos Interview
    Interview with Masahiro Sakurai and Takeshi Hirai, respectively game designer and director of Meteos, on IGN.
  • Hands-on preview (with developer comments)
    A preview of the game, featuring comments by game producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi.
  • Nintendo Meteos
    Official game web site by Nintendo of America.
  • Planet of Meteos
    Official site (in Japanese). Presents a quantity of information and extra details on the game's characters, environments, story, game play videos, and more.

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Game added July 4, 2005. Last modified February 22, 2023.