One of our most highly rated games on the App Store, Meteor Blitz [$2.99 / Free] by Alley Labs, is getting an iPad specific HD version. If you have some how missed this game completely since its September release last year, here is a recap of a few of it's succeses:

And if that is not enough to convince you on how good of a game this is, we highly recommend trying the 3 level Lite version of Meteor Blitz [Free] to see for yourself.

There is a lot about the game that we liked from the iPhone version like near-instant load times, auto-save, real-time high score rankings, and great controls that we look forward to playing on the larger screen.

Meteor Blitz HD includes new features such as an extended remix soundtrack, separate high score leaderboards from the iPhone version, a larger playing field, new effects, including slow-motion blur, and more intense particle systems, an option to enable or disable the automatic gravity gun, and all the features from the original, including auto-pause, auto-save/resume, smooth gameplay and controls.

Here is a gameplay video from the developers of the iPad version of Meteor Blitz:

Meteor Blitz HD will be $4.99 and has already been submitted to Apple, so we should expect to see it soon on the App Store. Our impressions on the HD version should be out shortly after this hits the store. We haven't been huge fans of dual-stick controls on the iPad with previous titles, so we'll have to see how one of our iPhone favorites makes the transition.

  • Mr. Gates

    Just in time for the iPhone HD

    • Adams Immersive

      I suspect the new iPhone will add yet a third category of apps (or rather, a sub-type of iPhone/iPod apps). And if the iPhone happens to be called HD, then naming those new apps HD will make good sense... causing no end of confusion until all the iPad apps have been renamed XL, or “for iPad” or something else.

  • Mr. Gates

    Just in time for the iPhone HD

    • Adams Immersive

      I suspect the new iPhone will add yet a third category of apps (or rather, a sub-type of iPhone/iPod apps). And if the iPhone happens to be called HD, then naming those new apps HD will make good sense... causing no end of confusion until all the iPad apps have been renamed XL, or “for iPad” or something else.

  • Septimus

    I doubt the new iPhone will be referred to as HD, as said, would be a complete pain in the ass. My bet would be they just go back to iPhone.

  • Septimus

    I doubt the new iPhone will be referred to as HD, as said, would be a complete pain in the ass. My bet would be they just go back to iPhone.

  • Ultimate Zohan

    ZOHAN APPROVES HIGHLY.

    I hope the iPhone version still receives more updates!
    and some more effects :D (but just enough)

    And more ship skins would rock.

    • syipisa

      who is zohan

      • Ultimate Zohan

        Israeli Counter Terrorist.

    • http://alleylabs.com/ hyung

      @zohan Yup, we're still continuing to update the iPhone version. A new version is currently awaiting Apple approval. It includes:

      - new blur effects
      - configurable boost and bomb buttons
      - configurable auto-gravity gun
      - even faster framerates

  • Ultimate Zohan

    ZOHAN APPROVES HIGHLY.

    I hope the iPhone version still receives more updates!
    and some more effects :D (but just enough)

    And more ship skins would rock.

    • syipisa

      who is zohan

      • Ultimate Zohan

        Israeli Counter Terrorist.

    • http://alleylabs.com/ hyung

      @zohan Yup, we're still continuing to update the iPhone version. A new version is currently awaiting Apple approval. It includes:

      - new blur effects
      - configurable boost and bomb buttons
      - configurable auto-gravity gun
      - even faster framerates

  • Adam

    I now play all my dual stick shooters on the iPad instead of iphone. The extra weight of the ipad is noticable but doesn't cause issues for me... And i get just a little more workout for my arms which is good for any geek such as myself ;).

    • madMELO

      I wear wrist guards with ankle weights strapped to them to get lil more of a workout with my iPad. All while wearing my iPhone as a watch true Baller status.

  • Adam

    I now play all my dual stick shooters on the iPad instead of iphone. The extra weight of the ipad is noticable but doesn't cause issues for me... And i get just a little more workout for my arms which is good for any geek such as myself ;).

    • madMELO

      I wear wrist guards with ankle weights strapped to them to get lil more of a workout with my iPad. All while wearing my iPhone as a watch true Baller status.

  • Honest gamer

    Shameless, that this game is winning awards. This software is just simple plagarism of Housemarque's innovative Super Stardust HD & Super Stardust Portable titles. This is more sad than the whole Zuma/Puzzloop debacle, at least back during Popcap's plagarism days gamers were less informed about the source material and had an excuse.

    • Ultimate Zohan

      beware of zohan.

    • Chris

      A game of this quality deserves this kind of attention, regardless if it "plagiarizes" another game. It's still the best and smoothest dual stick shooter on the platform. Even if Super Stardust never comes to the iPhone, this on its own is pretty awesome.

    • Heckyeah

      And yet, I still prefer Meteor Blitz to SSD Portable. SSD HD was great, but SSD portable was a dog IMO, and any iPhone title that can take a PSP game is quality in my book.

  • Honest gamer

    Shameless, that this game is winning awards. This software is just simple plagarism of Housemarque's innovative Super Stardust HD & Super Stardust Portable titles. This is more sad than the whole Zuma/Puzzloop debacle, at least back during Popcap's plagarism days gamers were less informed about the source material and had an excuse.

    • Ultimate Zohan

      beware of zohan.

    • Chris

      A game of this quality deserves this kind of attention, regardless if it "plagiarizes" another game. It's still the best and smoothest dual stick shooter on the platform. Even if Super Stardust never comes to the iPhone, this on its own is pretty awesome.

    • Heckyeah

      And yet, I still prefer Meteor Blitz to SSD Portable. SSD HD was great, but SSD portable was a dog IMO, and any iPhone title that can take a PSP game is quality in my book.

  • Chris

    The extended soundtrack sounds great! It sounds like a complete song unlike than the original one which looped and looped without much variety.

  • Chris

    The extended soundtrack sounds great! It sounds like a complete song unlike than the original one which looped and looped without much variety.

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  • No Way

    No matter how much I would like to have Super Stardust on my iDevice, there is no way I will buy this blatant knock-off as besides the graphics, there appears to be nothing original.

  • No Way

    No matter how much I would like to have Super Stardust on my iDevice, there is no way I will buy this blatant knock-off as besides the graphics, there appears to be nothing original.