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  • Summary: Using the wireless connection between the DS and Wii, owners of Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl can use their handheld as a controller in playing Pokemon Battle Revolution. Players can give orders to their Pokemons using the DS, and then watch the result of the battle on the TV screen.Using the wireless connection between the DS and Wii, owners of Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl can use their handheld as a controller in playing Pokemon Battle Revolution. Players can give orders to their Pokemons using the DS, and then watch the result of the battle on the TV screen. Having a DS isn't mandatory in playing Pokémon Battle Revolution, although it broadens the range of strategy when challenging other players. Using the DS lets you set up your Pokemon on the handheld's dual LCD rather than the TV screen, making it somewhat of a guessing game to figure out what the opponent player is up to. Aside from being the first Wii game to make use of the DS-Wii connectivity, Pokemon Battle Revolution is the first Wii game to be playable online through Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection service. [GameSpot] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
  1. Graphically, this game is incredible. Physical attacks cause Pokemon to actually make contact, and Special attacks damage the scenery. The Pokemon themselves are rendered incredibly well, as are the trainers. [JPN Import]
  2. Pokémon Battle Revolution is worthless if you don't own the DS game; there simply isn't enough independent content to warrant a purchase, if you fall into this category.
  3. It only offers a few days worth of play on its own and isn't much fun at all to newcomers. The game is at its best when used as an accessory, albeit an expensive one, to Diamond/Pearl.
  4. For the die-hard Pokemon player, this game is a must have: the thrill of seeing your team of Pokemon on the big screen duking it out against your buddies will outweigh any flaws, fumbles or complete lack of content the game might have. For the rest of us, however, we may as well sit down and wait for the dawn of the era after this one.
  5. Playing online is, without question, Revolution's biggest feature, and one of the most disappointing. Challenge other trainers to a battle by logging on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, using a pre-set friend list or jump into a random battle with players all over the world. The idea sounds right, but shoddy connectivity and the lack of leaderboards, medals or any type of tournament set-up doesn't do any favors for the online play.
  6. 45
    Those who have drained every last moment of enjoyment from the DS game might appreciate it as a way to eke a little more challenge from the experience. And really obsessive types might appreciate the fact that the announcer guy from the cartoon performs (highly repetitious) running commentary during in-game battles. Everyone else, though, will simply regard this as a waste of money.
  7. The core mechanics of Pokemon might need tweaking, or maybe even revamping, to work within the parameters of Wii's capabilities, but after a decade of essentially selling players the same game on the company's handheld systems, fans might appreciate it if Nintendo took some risks with the franchise on its home consoles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. [anonymous]
    Aug 13, 2009
    10
    Loved it! Great graphics, lighting, and sound. Downloading Poke'mon from DS to Wii was a quick and easy. For those of you who are Loved it! Great graphics, lighting, and sound. Downloading Poke'mon from DS to Wii was a quick and easy. For those of you who are whinning about how you NEED a DS to play, STOP because you don't NEED one. If you think that, go buy one you little cry babies. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 31, 2008
    10
    For me, this is a game that many pokemon fans should get especially if you have a Nintendo DS and Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.
  3. MichaelK.
    Dec 27, 2007
    8
    This is the second most played game in my families collection - after Lego Star Wars. My kids are fanatical about it. They love Pokeman. This is the second most played game in my families collection - after Lego Star Wars. My kids are fanatical about it. They love Pokeman. After playing this with them, I finally understand what the hell they have been doing with all those cards. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2013
    5
    Pokemon stadium was a really great game for the most part, the game has some nice parts to it. This game is ok not great just good. You canPokemon stadium was a really great game for the most part, the game has some nice parts to it. This game is ok not great just good. You can either use the games Pokemon or copy over yours. The online is ok and nothing special bout it. The story is non existence and the music is very basic action music. In the end this is nothing great but if you really want to see your Pokemon in 3D than its really cool Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2015
    4
    The graphics look good for the Wii, but other than that, the game gets extremely repetitive. There are not enough Pokemon in this game to keepThe graphics look good for the Wii, but other than that, the game gets extremely repetitive. There are not enough Pokemon in this game to keep me interested. Expand
  6. AndreA.
    May 17, 2008
    4
    All Bling very little substance, and action. Needs you to buy DS game to add promised functionality.
  7. JohnA.
    Aug 1, 2007
    0
    This game sucks its the worst Pokemon game yo will ever play you have to get Pokemon from other Trainers.

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