Last year, a game named Pokémon Co-Master was made in collaboration with a new Japanese company called Heroz, and released for the domestic market - now the rest of us can play
Taking the name Pokémon Duel for the EU and US market, this free-to-play game for Android and iOS looks really slick, and plays smoothly too.
The basic goal of the turn-based game is to get is to get one of your pieces into the opposing player's goal over on their side of the board. Sounds simple? It is in concept, but your team of six Pokémon - which are all customisable - must defend as well as attack. And decision making is all important, you only have six choices, so you need to pick your team well. Strategy my friends, is the name of the game.
Combat between Pokémons is resolved on a simple "spin the wheel" system that decides what move your character will make. Again, simple in concept, but it can lead to some interesting results.
The game looks good, and the character detail makes full use your smart phone's capabilities. Given Pokémon's already strong fanbase, it's bound to be a winner.
The game uses microtransacions and the packs bought through the microtransactions are random.