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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Take a ride through an intergalactic journey where you slide, stack, and ignite your blocks to blast away the world-ending Meteos. Only you can stop them from falling and crushing your planet! Master combo links and power-ups to challenge your friends in intense[Xbox Live Arcade] Take a ride through an intergalactic journey where you slide, stack, and ignite your blocks to blast away the world-ending Meteos. Only you can stop them from falling and crushing your planet! Master combo links and power-ups to challenge your friends in intense multiplayer sessions. Planets galore: Defend over 20 planets, each with its own alien race, Meteos blocks, unique gravity effects, and visual and audio style. Special techniques: Master four of the "Planet Impact" special attacks -- Armageddon, Gambit, Sentinel, and Tempest. Massive modes: Test your action-puzzle skills in a variety of single-player modes, including Mission Mode, Attack Mode, or Vs. Mode. Three challenges await you in Attack Mode -- the One-Minute attack, 100-Meteo attack, and the Challenge attack. Multiplayer action: Blast away your opponents over Xbox LIVE in Matchmaking Vs. Mode and become one of the best Meteos Wars players in the community. You can also go head-to-head with your friend in Local Vs. Mode. New accessories: Collect various accessories for your aliens by clearing certain objectives. Accessorize your alien and give it some personality. [Q Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Meteos Wars is definitely a lean package, putting in just the bare essentials, and while it might lack the visual zest of some of Q Entertainment’s better-known titles, the gameplay, which hits the right balance between approachability and replayability, more than makes up the difference.
  2. 81
    Meteos Wars is an excellent addition to the XBLA family and a delightful treat for fans of Q Entertainment in general. While it does suffer from transition issues to a traditional control scheme you can easily adjust to it after less than an hour.
  3. We can safely say that Meteos Wars isn't as good as its dual screen brother, but don't take that to mean you should cast the thought of forking out your hard-earned MS Points aside.
  4. Meteos Wars is a fast puzzle game that has a refreshing presentation and good gameplay execution, but it lacks substance.
  5. For Xbox Live Arcade it's not quite the return to last summer's form, and there are more substantial falling-blocks puzzle games with comparable production values elsewhere on the service (Lumines Live, for instance), but if you can look past its slender framework and online issues then Meteos Wars is a decent death blow to a few otherwise productive evenings, and more proof from Q that there's life in the old blocks yet.
  6. A cool concept for a puzzle-block game that is unfortunately hampered by an overly aggressive AI and a real lack of multiplayer opponents on XBL. If you can get a friend or two together though, you'll have a blast.
  7. While the music and visuals are still up to the standards of Q Entertainment, the game has undergone a severe downgrade with the new control scheme.

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  1. AnonymusAnonymus
    Jan 10, 2009
    6
    Not as fun as the original Meteos, but is somewhat fun. The fusion is cut out and that made me mad, but they add 2 new types of elements. INot as fun as the original Meteos, but is somewhat fun. The fusion is cut out and that made me mad, but they add 2 new types of elements. I believe they are ice and ink. Anyways, there is no point for new elements if there is no fusion. But the new planets are kinda cool... Last resort:a 6. Expand