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This article is about the video game. For the object featured within the game, see Meteo (object).
Not to be confused with the planet Meteo.

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Developer Q Entertainment
Publisher Bandai (Japan)
Nintendo (worldwide)
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date Japan March 10, 2005
USA June 27, 2005
Europe September 23, 2005
Australia November 24, 2005
Genre Puzzle
ESRB: - Everyone
Mode(s) Single player, 2-4 players
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Meteos is a tile-matching puzzle game for the Nintendo DS, released in 2005. It was developed by Q Entertainment and published by Namco Bandai in Japan and Nintendo in other countries.


The plot is centered around the evil planet Meteo releasing streams of colored blocks named meteos to other planets, resulting in their destruction. One day, by coincidence, three meteos fuse and launch themselves and other meteos into space. The civilizations on other planets have decided to retaliate with the Metamo Ark, a warship made of metean ore. The story has branching paths, with the last level requiring the defeat of Meteo itself.


The main gameplay occurs from the bottom screen, where meteos fall constantly from above. The player must use either the D-Pad or stylus to move meteos either up or down, and matching three or more identically colored meteos, either horizontally or vertically, causes them to ignite and rise. There are 32 playable aliens on their respective planet, each having a unique gravitational pull affecting how the meteos launch. Ignited meteo stacks often fall back to the ground. However, further ignitions within launched meteo stacks initiates a combo, which produces higher scores and, in most cases, a stronger skyward movement. Once a stack leaves the bottom screen, it disappears, meaning that it was successfully launched into space. The game ends once meteos fill up the entire bottom screen.

The game also has a multiplayer mode through DS Download Play; player 1 can compete with up to three others. Every player's goal is to launch meteo stacks onto their opponents' screens. The winner is the last player to have their planet annihilated.


  • Star Trip: This is the game's story mode. Gameplay takes place on various planets, which the player must prevent from being destroyed.
  • Simple: This is the game's quick play mode. The player can decide on the rules, such as difficulty and number of lives.
  • Deluge: Gameplay lasts until the blocks completely fill the screen. The player must get as many points as possible. As gameplay progresses, the meteos fall at a faster rate.
  • Time War: There are two goals: getting the high score in a limited time or launching as many blocks as possible from a set number.

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