Pokemon Shuffle Review
CANDY CRUSH, WITH POKEMON. IT’S A WINNER.
One thing we can almost all agree on, Pokemon has been mega successful throughout the last 20 years. The games are almost 8 generations in and the word Pikachu has slipped off the edge of every tongue around the world, regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity or sexuality, it’s global appeal transcends social and economic norms. Nintendo and the Pokemon company have created a behemoth of a brand and it still to this day, impacts my life and many others around me.
Hopefully by now you’ve experienced one of the games on any of the consoles, whether that be a DS, 3DS, a Nintendo Wii or a Wii U, if you haven’t, you’re either living under a rock or you’ve ignored the mainstream media for the last two decades. Get on board, play one of their games then come back to me here, i’ll show you what to do next.
I don’t know about you, but my favourite Pokemon has always been Squirtle, it comes from my childhood, I once wanted a turtle of my own and to name it Squirtle as a baby, Wartortle as a teen and then once it got older, it would be aptly named Blastoise. Sounds fitting right? Short story, it didn’t happen. So maybe this is where my love for this game comes from.
Let’s get into it, the game is pretty basic, you match different Pokemon in lines of 3 of more to defeat the opponent and potentially catch them. The more you catch the better chance you have at defeating the bosses at the end of each stage. You get to see cute animations, some cool mega evolutions and every so often you’ll see a familiar face you’d completely forgotten about. It’s not the smash that Pokemon were hoping for and the game is pretty dated compared to the rest of the App Stores’ offering but just for the nostalgia i’ll let it pass.
I’m more looking forward to Sun and Moon, but for now this game provides a little bit of fun and easy gaming.
From me, it’s a modest 4 taps.