Fans of Meteos -- as well as fans of puzzlers who haven't yet experienced the fun of Meteos -- you can now play a game very similar to the match-three-and-launch DS/XBLA game on your iPad for $2.99.

Chinese developer ShangDiHui has released Mini Meteors, which uses the same Q-Entertainment formula, challenging players to defend different planets by matching colored blocks and launching them back into space.

Mini Meteors features nine different planets, each with three levels, three special gifts/achievemeents to collect, multiple difficulty levels, different speed and gravity. It also features online leaderboards.

[Via Touch Arcade]