Meteos is a puzzle game that relies as much on your quick reflexes and dexterity as it does on mental acuteness and concentration - you will be required to cut great swathes down your bottom screen with the stylus to segregate coloured blocks into their various permutations in order to launch them into the depths of space, yielding you more surface area for new blocks to fill and points to spend on unlockables. Deft of hand is a must, as your fingers must be quick in order to deal with increasingly frenetic successions of cascading debris, while managing combos is difficult with a pace so rapid. Basically, Meteos is a hybrid of traditional block-busting Tetris-esque elements with the action and swiftness of more modern videogames, and is a perfect fit for the dual-screen Nintendo handheld.
The presentation is paramount to the experience of Meteos - Q entertainment upholds their legacy of colourful, crisp visuals, combined with spacey electro tunes that are as integral to the game as the mechanics that drive the transpirings. The game brings an interstellar scope to what has largely remained a stagnant genre in this respect, as the fields of play are various celestial bodies, each unique and with a different visual style.
Meteos is a unique concept, bolstered by the zany Japanese flair Q Entertainment is renowned for. THE puzzle game for the DS.