Mar 31, 2011
The mobile gaming market has seen a renaissance for dual-stick shooters, and Meteor Blitz is another entry in this venerable genre. Meteor Blitz is less akin to a game like Geometry Wars (and many, many other dual-stick shooters on mobile OSes), but rather closely follows after Super Stardust HD for the PS3. You’re dropped on to a planet, tasked to destroy asteroids and other assorted enemies, including fire and ice meteors that you must destroy with your ice and fire cannons respectively, along with your neutral element cannon. You have the standard bombs that you can unleash to clear the screen, a boost attack to get out of hairy situations, and a gravity gun that you can use to suck in asteroids, and shoot them back out at enemies. You have an Arcade mode that takes you through 25 levels and has you collecting rings that go towards persistent upgrades, and a Survival mode that puts you somewhere in deep space, and tasks you with scoring as many points as possible with only 3 lives. This mode also makes you start out with all your upgrades from scratch each time you play.