Sakurai shares background information on Meteos in his latest video

Learn about the origins of Sakurai's strangest game

14 February 2023
by camcritiques 1

Masahiro Sakurai is widely known for his work on titles such as Super Smash Bros., Kirby and Kid Icarus: Uprising, but today he’s giving us a closer look at the background of one of his stranger titles. Developed by Q Entertainment, a studio founded by former SEGA developers, Meteos is a tile-matching puzzle game released for the Nintendo DS in 2005.

Working as game designer, this is a title unlike anything else we’ve seen Sakurai work on over the years. And now, thanks to his YouTube channel, we know more about his involvement in the title than ever before. In this new video he shares information about how he approached designing the game, and he even shares an original proposal for the title. The video is linked above for those who are curious to learn about one of Masahiro Sakurai’s lesser-known titles.

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1+ y ago

Man I loved Meteos. Back in the days I used to trade old games so that I could afford newer ones. In some cases I really regret doing so and I can't count the number of times that I have said I should have never sold this or that. But the thing is I just had to if I wanted to follow releases that were at least sort of new, as in one or two years old.

I sold Meteos alongside Another Code and Lost in blue. The latter was just okay but Another code was pretty good, and out of the three Meteos was the most special to me. Back then I actually started to earn a bit more money and I very much regretted selling it so I decided I would never sell a game again.

In a way I guess you could say Meteos is responsible for me starting an actual game collection.