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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: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  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. May 28, 2014
    10
    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 legendaryHey, 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. Jan 17, 2021
    9
    This game is underappreciated! I love the mechanics, the music, even the story isn't too shabby!
  4. Feb 10, 2015
    8
    Better than the first? Yes. With more than 6 levels to play on, every Pokemon up to black, & a story no one cares about, this game didBetter than the first? Yes. With more than 6 levels to play on, every Pokemon up to black, & a story no one cares about, this game did everything better than the last. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2013
    7
    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 stepThis 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.
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  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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