Meteor Launch

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4.1/5 (205 votes)

There are so many tossing and launching games that it takes something special to stand out from the rest of the pack. Meteor Launch, wherein you play a Polynesian boy trying to send a sad-looking fallen star back home into space, is special, and stands out with its method of control and its charming story.

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Thanks for posting this as I'm not a huge fan of Launch games but I found this a simple and pleasant diversion and had fun playing it.

Despite the simple (and almost crude bordering on ugly) aesthetic, once I stuck with it there was enough under the bonnet (music, progression etc) to keep it going.

Lovely stuff.


Sorry but for me it was YALG.

Nothing to see here, move along...


This almost doesn't deserve to be classified as a launch game... there's plenty of gameplay besides clicking the mouse button at the right time and waiting for the roll of the dice. I like it.


If you've got all the upgrades and you're still having trouble getting into orbit... (major spoiler follows)

the most important thing to realize is that holding down the "gas pedal" won't really get you there that much faster, and will leave you high and dry (literally) when you're about 90% of the way up. It's much more effective to use the engine in spurts (particularly when you get up into red and yellow firefly-land) and travel slowly enough to be able to avoid the red ones and hit the yellow ones. The yellow fireflies are the key to getting into orbit here.
In summary: Slow down and look at the scenery :)


I think that the birds just came too fast to be able to dodge them with normal reaction times, so it's just the luck of the draw on that in my case. I'm trying to get No Sweat, and it's just infuriating because it feels like I need to spend X fuel to get to yellow fireflies in the first place, Y fuel to help me get from yellow to yellow, and then I'm out of juice right at the point that the fireflies stop completely.


That's it, I've given up on No Sweat. If there was some mechanic to guarantee that I didn't get massive patches of air with no yellows at all, or some upgrade that let me see more than 5 meters in front of my face, then I'd be able to do it. I just can't.

In comparison, I managed to get Fast Ride with very little effort.


I could sure use a build strategy for Fast Ride, if anyone has one.


Go figure. Right after posting that I got it on my next try. Main thing was to avoid birds and so be more efficient.


Jon: It seems to me that if you hug the left or right edge, birds are less likely to hit you (or at least you only get hit by birds traveling in one direction :oP
I agree with those who say that you can't see far enough ahead, though.


The major problem with No Sweat is not the difficulty of getting yellow fireflies, but rather the difficulty of avoiding red ones. Each one you hit not only significantly drops your speed, but you also loose upgrades such as aerodynamics. If you can keep your aerodynamics up, it's much easier getting to the top with fuel to spare.


Are Red Fireflies attracted with Decoy Flowers because I'm giing slowly and suddenley theres 5 around me. it's impossible to steer.


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