First play Tetris Attack. If you like that, then you could give this a try. The style of gameplay is similar although this isn't as good.
If you play this, you'll need to be patient. At first clearing levels is embarrassingly easy; yet actually scoring any decent points is too difficult. This makes for a mindless game where you could hardly lose or truly win. But as you play on through adventure mode, the difficulty of clearing stages will finally start to make things interesting, while your own skills will improve such that you could actually score decently. And so for a few hours, this can end up being quite fun!
I wouldn't bother with the Endless Mode, because you'll have to play for, like, an hour before it gets anywhere close to where you might fail, unless you just get too tired first. The battle mode is probably a lot of fun if you have someone to play with. You could spend countless hours on this game adding all the Pokemon to your list, but the mechanism for doing this isn't particularly interesting and I'd only recommend that to hardcore Pokemon fans. Otherwise, the overall gameplay does not require that you be a fan of or even familiar with the Pokemon series.
It is impressive that each Pokemon has its own animated tile. Sometimes when playing fast it can be hard to tell them apart. It's hard to blame the game for this when there are so many different pieces, but what would have been nice would be if each level had just one Pokemon of each color so you don't have, say, two different kinds of purple tiles in play. The music is decent except unfortunately I found the boss theme to be annoying.
Overall, this isn't exactly a great game, but if you take it for what it is there is some fun to be had. I'd recommend it as a rental to puzzle fans looking to wash away a few hours.
This game was mailed to us. This was way down the list on my daughters GameQ! She was very upset because she was looking forward to playing Pokemon Diamond which was the number one listed on her GameQ! It is hard to believe GameFly was out of stock of all other games listed in GameQ before this game. We may cancel our subscription if this keeps happening!
posted by afhubasduz (CAPE CORAL, FL) Oct 20, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
This game sucks and it almost has nothing to do with Pokémon!Do not buy it or rent it. All You do is touch some Pokémon and stuff. And the characters are UGLY and the graphics SUCK too!They should either make a better version or do not make one at all! It also easy if it is not being cheap.