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  • Summary: (Also known as "Super Pokemon Rumble") Pokemon Rumble blast is an action packed Pokemon adventure in 3D.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    Pokemon Rumble Blast is a somewhat shallow experience, but the simple action and short levels make it a good pick-up-and-play portable game. [Nov 2011, p.75]
  2. Nov 7, 2011
    Pokémon Rumble Blast is a simple but fun game. The story may be forgettable, but the combat is easy to get into and despite the repetitive nature, it only feels like a chore if you play it for long stretches of time.
  3. Dec 5, 2011
    There aren't so many innovations from WiiWare's Pokémon Rumble, and also it's repetitive, but its massive battles are interesting, above all for gamers looking for a "pocket-monsters" experience on 3DS.
  4. Oct 24, 2011
    Nothing special. It looks fairly pretty and the game is decently put together, but it's barely even a videogame when you truly consider what it offers. With a combat system that's hollow even by brawler standards and a structure so blatantly circular that even gullible children would soon detect the pattern, Rumble Blast is a game that not even ardent fans should bother with.
  5. Jan 6, 2012
    The extreme repetitiveness of the gameplay is the most obvious flaw of the entire production.
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    Super Pokemon Rumble is an interesting diversion from the core Pokemon formula while 3DS owners wait for a mainline RPG, and the real-time combat approach feels quite visceral and satisfying.
  7. Dec 19, 2011
    One of the worst Pokémon spin-offs ever, as well as one of the most unwarranted sequels. Simplistic, boring and terrible value for money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    The critics are correct that this game is not tremendously varied, but if you were a fan of the Wii game, this is a nice upgrade and port to the 3DS. Game play is quick, with just enough of the original Pokemon strategy to make your progress dependent on moves and skills you learn as you move through the game. Expand
  2. May 28, 2014
    Hey, guys, this review is strictly from my 7 year old son, and this is his words. This game is great because you get to capture legendary Pokemon fairly easy. You also have a lot of things that you can continue to do after you have beaten the game. It's fun to try and capture some of the hardest ones on the game, like Zekrom and Reshiram. For a young kid, the fighting is the most exciting part. It doesn't have a lot of depth to the story like some of the other games, but for a young kid, it drew him into the Pokemon world. Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Is a wonderful Pokémon 3D game, I highly recommend the game for fans of this franchise and new players. It's a very fun and entertaining. It should not be based on the graphics if you see looks good or looks bad maybe there who appreciate the history, game mode (which is very good). This really recommended. Expand
  4. Jul 13, 2012
    This game is very simple, perhaps the reason for it's (stupidly) negative reviews. It is very repetetive, the graphics are very basic (but it is overall a nice looking game during the gameplay sections) and the gameplay is simplistic, only two buttons are used. But it is fun, and a nice timewaster. It is an easy game, but the difficulty does spike up at times later on in the adventure, but it never really gets too hard at all. Although it's an easy game, it is longer than I expected, perhaps too long for its own good. If you see the game for at most 15 pounds you should buy it, but no way for full price. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Pokemon Rumble Blast is the sequal to the 2008 Wiiware game, Pokemon Rumble. I love how all 646 pokemon are in this game as opposed to its precceder which only had pokemon from the first and fourth generation. Since all five generations are present, it means that the player will spend dozens of hours collecting all the available pokemon. It has a short story mode which can be completed in about 2-3 days. The difficulty level is very high as the game gets to the last levels and post game activities and the after game mostly consists of battle royales, team battles and collecting new pokemon that appeared after the final boss is defeated. The new battle additions, the Team Battles and Charge Battles are fun but can be very challenging. Charge Battles are very short and only last about a minute but are fast paced and require button mashing. They are much easier than Team Battles. Team Battles allow you to choose two other pokemon from your roster of pokemon to assist you in a series of battles that usually have 5-6 stages where you have to beat mini boss pokemon to progress and you are rewarded with a HP refill if you beat them. The final stage has a large boss like those seen at the end of every normal level. You usually get vital rewards that you need to progress in the game. Battle Royales are the same, but only in the post game do you face more than 7 boss pokemon at the end of the royale. The 3D in the game is excellent but does hurt my eyes so I advise you not to use it that much. There is an inability to take photos in the game, but now there is wifi compatability, so players can meet other players and fight their strongest pokemon, and if you win, the strongest pokemon in the collection will be able to assist you in 1 normal battle. There is another battle mode called the solo-battle, where you go into a level with only one rattata and you must defeat all the pokemon and the boss to win, which is hard to do. There is yet another battle mode called the Rumpus Room, which are supposed to be rare but I find them all the time during levels and are a major annoyence when one is legendary hunting. They consist of the levels pokemon in one tiny room and they are typicall stronger than the normal pokemon in the level you are currently on and always give you gold coins when you defeat them. there are two kinds of Rumpus Rooms, the normal version and the special version, where there are 4 mini boss pokemon (which are evolved forms of the most common pokemon in the level) if you defeat all four then you can go back to the normal level. Overall, i like how all the pokemon are in the game, but both pokemon rumbles just aren't good enough to compete with higher class games such as Kirby and Mario games. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2013
    This game... It just felt disappointing. Sure, it's a good game, but it could have been so much better! First, the positives. It is a step up from the original Rumble, with more variety in the areas, and the Battle Royales were fun. You'll be laughing your head off if you play them with friends. Speaking of which, the download play was fun as well, although, like I said, it could have been made better. But now, the negatives. The music, in my opinion, is bland. You get bored listening to the same track over and over, as was with the original. The Team Battles were okay, but I always find myself having trouble with them. And the Charge Battles were nonsense. Just pile up a lot of Pokemon and you're done. Really, Nintendo?

    Overall, Pokemon Rumble Blast was only a minor step up, which is why I give it only a seven. I hope the Wii U version fixes these, else I find myself slipping from this spin off series.
  7. Jul 20, 2013
    Controls are fluid and gameplay can be fun, but quickly gets repetitive. It's the same thing over and over- hardly worth your time unless you see it cheap. Expand

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