Meteor Blitz Review
- Publisher: Alley Labs
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 15 Sep, 2009
- Size: 37.8 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Quick load times
- Large amount of enemies and special effects visible without slowdown.
- Control layout isn't optimal or changeable
- Only basic online leaderboards available.
Meteor Blitz is the sort of arcade game that others should aspire to be. If you're after a shoot-em-up, Meteor Blitz will keep you hooked.
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It's nice to see a successful iPhone game at least nod to its predecessors. Alley Labs is bold enough to produce a clone of the successful Stardust series for the iPhone and even acknowledge this on their app store page, but it's undeniable that they've made Meteor Blitz a great game for the iPhone.
Blitz is an evolution the classic Asteroid arcade game using dual virtual-analogue sticks to control your movement and direction of firing. The aim is to clear the screen of as many enemies and asteroids as possible to invoke a final boss battle for the current wave. Movement is slick and quickly avoids the masses of incoming enemies and asteroids as you blast them away. The game also features an auto-pause that's triggered by taking your fingers off the controls (which is great for saving your progress for later play sessions).
Although the special effects may not be entirely spectacular, their minimalism is displayed in vast quantities as you quickly plow through piles of enemies. It's amazing to see the amount of enemies the game can handle processing as you play, which makes the game increasingly more challenging as you face overwhelming odds.
The gameplay is quick, but easy to pick up and play; casual game sessions are considered with the auto-pause and auto-save; all in all it's a perfect arcade game for the iPhone. Alley labs may acknowledge that Stardust came first, but Meteor Blitz has made the iPhone its territory. A must buy for arcade collections.
Description★★★★★ Game of the Month - Touch Arcade
★★★★★ Top 10 Action/Adventure Game in US and Japan
★★★★★ Apple Year in Review
5 Stars! "Meteor Blitz is one of the highest quality space shooters we've seen for the iPhone...this one comes highly recommended"
- Arnold Kim, Touch Arcade
5 / 5! "It has the perfect balance of control scheme, graphics and rich gameplay that make this game worth every penny asked."
- Erik Fikkert, AppVee
Must Have! "Meteor Blitz is the complete package in every way. If you want a game with gorgeous visuals, skill-based shooting, perfect controls, online connectivity, and replay value, look no further."
- Shawn Leonard, Slide To Play
Must Have! "Meteor Blitz is the most extensive survival shooter that I have ever played on the iPhone...I cannot emphasize enough how good of a game this is."
- Daniel, No DPad
App of the Week! - "Meteor Blitz is the best top-down space shooter for the iPhone...Meteor Blitz stands at the head of the class as the best by far of its genre."
- Will Raskin, 148Apps
"5 stars (one of the top shooters and recommended for anyone who's even remotely interested; definitely a worthy addition and has enough differences to set it apart from others)"
- Big Albie
"Our top pick of the week by far...It’s one of the best games we’ve played on the platform in a while. iLounge Rating: A-"
- Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge
- AUTOPAUSE - Your game pauses the instant you take your thumbs off the controls. After you see it in action, you'll wonder why every game doesn't do it!
- AUTOSAVE/INSTANT RESUME - Your game saves automatically whenever you press the iPod/iPhone Home button to quit the game. The next time you play, your game resumes ALMOST INSTANTLY!
- LIVE IN-GAME GLOBAL RANKING - Your global leaderboard ranking appears in the upper-left corner and updates in REAL TIME as your score improves. Now you can see how you measure up without waiting for the game to end!
"Full stop, Meteor Blitz is the best shooter on the iPhone to date."
"Meteor Blitz- This has it all. Very fun and I am already addicted from the start. Give it a try!"
"sooo addicted to the iphone game: Meteor Blitz - it's just wonderful!"
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- Amazing graphics
- Lighting fast gameplay
- Super responsive controls
- No load times!
- 3 powerful upgradable weapons
- Gravity gun
- 6 stunning worlds
- Arcade and survival modes
- Autosave and instant resume
- Global online leaderboards
- Realtime in-game global ranking
- Original techno soundtrack -or- listen to your own music