Announced earlier in Japan as Super Pokemon Rumble, American 3DS players now have confirmation that they’ll be getting their first real taste of 3DS Poke-action this year. A sequel to a popular WiiWare game, Pokemon Rumble Blast hits US stores October 24 of this year. But just what does this pocket monster-filled side game offer?
Much like the original, you collect and battle wind-up toy versions of the adorable beasts, as you match them up for large but simple battles with dozens of the little guys moving at once. Fortunately, this one expands the roster to include all the new fifth gen Mon from Black/White, bringing the total collectible characters to more than 600. Plus the game takes advantage of StreetPasss on top of the standard wireless play, as people you pass on the street can battle your Pokemon without you even knowing it.
Though this isn’t as big as a new main line game, spin-offs like these test the water for the bigger games to come. Just think of this as an experiment… and experiment that’ll cost you around $30.
Jul 19, 2011