Meteor - Brick Breaker Review
- Publisher: Anastassiya Koulikova
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 4 Nov, 2008
- Size: 2.7 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Good brick smashing style gameplay with some fun additions; such as enemy spaceships.
- Simple gameplay that almost any aged player could enjoy.
- Over 100 different levels and 3 difficulties to choose from.
- The slide controls seem somewhat unresponsive at times.
- All levels are unlocked at the start, leaving players without the thrill of unlocking levels.
- No online leaderboard options, which is a strange exclusion for this type of game.
While there are some drawbacks, if you enjoy the brick breaker genre of games then there’s still plenty of fun in Meteor. This game may be worth the current price.
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Meteor Brick Breaker is a brick smashing game where players control a small space ship and must smash all of the bricks in front of you in order to complete the level. Players can also utilize various power-ups and bonuses in order to break the bricks faster.
Players control the spaceship by dragging their finger across the slider bar in the direction they want to move and launch the ball by tapping the ball itself. They must make sure to always keep the ball bouncing; otherwise they will lose a life. Players control the direction of their shot using the ships curved bounce bar. The controls are easy to learn, but at times can be a tad sluggish.
The visuals are well done and the level design is diverse; incorporating more hazards in harder levels. The sound is spacey and the sound effects are great when you have a screen full of balls flying around. Players can also use their iPod during gameplay, but must turn the game music off or risk having the two tracks playing at the same time. The game’s only mode is single player with an option to check local highscores; there are no online leaderboards.
Overall Meteor is a fast paced game that incorporates challenging gameplay and some fun power-ups. The controls work, but it seems like a simpler less foolproof scheme could have been devised for the game. However if you are a fan of brick smashing games ala Breakout, then there is some addictive gameplay here that will keep you busy for a while.
DescriptionMeteor is a powerful brick breaker game with shoot'em up elements.
Featured by Apple as "New and Noteworthy" - UK, 09/01
Featured by Apple as "Best Brick Breaker Games" - worldwide, 05/26
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In this brick breaker game your goal is to destroy moving blocks and static destructible bricks. Hostile robots will fight against you. Enemy ships and non-destructible blocks will prevent you from breaking bricks.
Many power-ups will help you to cope with the task.
Some blocks contain useful bonuses - rocket enhancer, 7-ball-split, plasma ball, fire ball and various types of weapons and defence. Other blocks contain not so useful power-downs - for example, a rocket decrease or a slow speed.
Tap anywhere higher than the rocket paddle to launch a ball or to shoot. Touch the rocket contour and move it left or right to control the ball.
- 120 levels;
- over 60 kinds of blocks;
- many power-ups and a few power-downs;
- enemy robots and hostile spaceships fighting against you;
- various weapons (bullets, missiles, supermissiles);
- rich sound effects with voiced power-ups;
- music with a space feel;
- beautiful surroundings;
- background ipod/iphone music is possible;
A must for fans of retro arcade games such as arkanoid, block breaker or ricochet.
Also available from Chillingo – Vector Tanks, Orions, iDracula, Bike Or Die 2, The Quest, Sneezies, iPingPong, Dungeon and Hero and Zen Bound.
Meteor is developed by Mobile Stream and published by Chillingo Ltd
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