Pokemon Rumble Blast 3DS

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Super Pokemon Rumble") Pokemon Rumble blast is an action packed Pokemon adventure in 3D.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
  1. Nintendo Power
    Nov 8, 2011
    75
    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
    70
    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
    68
    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
    50
    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
    50
    The extreme repetitiveness of the gameplay is the most obvious flaw of the entire production.
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    50
    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
    20
    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: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    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 toThe 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. Nov 2, 2014
    10
    i played this game for 100s of hours it was fun and very addicting to collect and find the strongest pokemon and i stopped playing it and ii played this game for 100s of hours it was fun and very addicting to collect and find the strongest pokemon and i stopped playing it and i probably forgotten i even have this game because i got minecraft i have been playing that now Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    9
    What a wonderful little action game. The graphics pop, the control is simple and any person could jump in and play. The music is big and fullWhat a wonderful little action game. The graphics pop, the control is simple and any person could jump in and play. The music is big and full with an over world melody that will keep you going. The possibility of collecting 600 Pokemon without having to do the hokey pokey is also a nice, especially for busy gamers. And speaking of the actual little monsters, the models are cute and lend themselves to the toy theme. Pokemon Rumble Blast is a simple fun game that is addictive and straight forward. Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2016
    7
    Rumble Blast has a lot of problems. Didn't have a good amount of variety and had repetitive and kinda boring gameplay but overall the game isRumble Blast has a lot of problems. Didn't have a good amount of variety and had repetitive and kinda boring gameplay but overall the game is fine but flawed. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2011
    7
    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. Jul 12, 2013
    6
    Pokemon Rumble Blast is a unique experience in the Pokemon genera. It uses every pokemon from all 5 generations and each one is used in itsPokemon Rumble Blast is a unique experience in the Pokemon genera. It uses every pokemon from all 5 generations and each one is used in its own special way. The problem with Pokemon Rumble Blast is its repetitiveness, in which you realize you are doing the exact same things over and over again. This game is a button masher with most strategy thrown out the window. It was cute for the first 3 hours, but after a while the charms wear off Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2013
    4
    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 youControls 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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