Many fans were surprised last week when a new mobile game based in the Pokémon universe appeared, seemingly out of nowhere.
Through cluttered menus, unresponsive touch controls, and frequent network checks, Pokémon Duel makes the argument itself that there are much better free-to-play options on the app store at the moment.
Riding on the triumphant success of Pokémon Go in 2016, which mounted an aggressive marketing campaign, Pokémon Duel was made available to players on iOS and Android devices worldwide with hardly any fanfare.
However, there is a solid single-player mode that introduces the main concepts of the virtual board game and the world these characters inhabit.
But Pokémon Duel ultimately fails to provide an enticingly original gameplay loop that should encourage players to log in daily, reap new rewards, and climb the leaderboards.
Pokémon Co-Master UK release date: Pokémon Co-Master lands in UK as Pokémon Duel
Pokémon Co-Master UK release date: When is Pokémon Co-Master coming out?
Pokémon Co-Master Japan release date: Spring 2016Pokémon Co-Master UK release date: January 2017Last year the Pokémon Company confirmed a launch date of Spring 2016 for Japan, but the western release was still to be confirmed.
Pokémon Co-Master UK price: How much is Pokémon Co-Master?
The Pokémon Company last year announced a new Pokémon meets AI board-game-style mobile title for Android and iOS called Pokémon Co-Master.
Well, that wait is finally over: Pokémon Co-Master is now available in the UK as Pokémon Duel.
Now you can addstrategic digital board game to that ever-growing list with today’s release of Pokémon Duel.
Duel is a free-to-play title on both iOS and Android, and it’s one of those games that seems really simple at first, but offers a surprising amount of depth and complexity once you get into.
The goal is to get one of your pieces onto the goal on your opponent’s side of the board.
Pokémon Duel is a free game, so in order to get more Pokémon you’ll need to get booster packs, which require gems that you can either earn in-game or buy with real cash.
It’s a long-running portable RPG series, a collectible card game, a safari simulator, and the biggest augmented reality sensation to date.
collected by :Syrena Smith