Pokemon Rumble U Wii U

Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Jan 2, 2014
    40
    Pokemon Rumble U is a major setback for the spin-off series in many ways.
  2. Sep 11, 2013
    40
    You're better off resisting the urge to collect more toys.
  3. Aug 28, 2013
    40
    Pokémon Rumble U is a bad Pokémon game, although it can be pretty funny for a couple of hours. It seems to be nothing more then a entree for Pokémon X and Y.
  4. Aug 19, 2013
    35
    Pokémon Rumble U is a crushingly basic and boring game, even by Pokémon spin-off standards.
  5. games(TM)
    Sep 23, 2013
    30
    Cheap on every level. [Issue#139, p.116]
  6. Aug 16, 2013
    10
    Not just a terrible video game but one conceived purely out of greed and a contempt for its audience – not to mention the hapless parents guilted into furnishing Nintendo’s coffers.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Aug 29, 2013
    8
    Once you get your head around whats going on the busy screen its good fun. It's a little simple in terms of game play, but that's not always aOnce you get your head around whats going on the busy screen its good fun. It's a little simple in terms of game play, but that's not always a bad thing. Maybe a little pricey in terms of value for money though. Full Review »
  2. Sep 8, 2013
    2
    Nobody played the original Pokemon Rumble games for the terrible arena fights, the trail levels were what kept the game interesting. By makingNobody played the original Pokemon Rumble games for the terrible arena fights, the trail levels were what kept the game interesting. By making a game comprised solely of boring and soulless arena fights I don't feel I can trust the Pokemon Rumble franchise anymore Full Review »
  3. Apr 1, 2016
    7
    Despite very generic and lackluster arenas and meh integration of NFC, Pokemon Rumble U is still very enjoyable and takes advantage of the newDespite very generic and lackluster arenas and meh integration of NFC, Pokemon Rumble U is still very enjoyable and takes advantage of the new hardware here or there. (Mostly in the amazingly animated intro) Full Review »