New Pokemon Game Where Players Can Battle Each Other Released on Android and iOS

By Allan O , Updated Jan 26, 2017 08:05 PM EST
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A new Pokemon game has just been released for both iOS and Android and this time, players can battle against each other using their Pokemon. The game is free for everyone to download but also offers optional in-app purchases.

According to Gamerant, the new game is released by The Pokemon Company and is like a strategic board game that uses figures in the shape of a Pokemon. To play the game, each needs to build their decks that consist of 6 Pokemon of their choice. Each deck is equivalent to a different ability and move, and players have to come up with a strategy to get their Pokemon to the enemy’s goal.

The concept of the game is unlike any other Pokemon game released. Forbes report players have to find a route, create strategic formation to block or attack the opponent and reach their goal first. So far, “Pokemon Duel” has already been downloaded 100,000 to 500,000 times on Android alone.

However, the game has an average of 3-star rating on Android by almost 16,000 users. And based on the reviews, there seem to be some disappointments from the players because it's not like the traditional game that Pokemon players really liked. There are also a number of complaints regarding bugs and crashes during gameplay so this could have affected the rating of the game.

The last successful Pokemon game released in the mobile platform is “Pokemon GO” and not only has it been a worldwide hit but also one of the top earners in mobile games last year. Just like the “Pokemon Duel”, it's unlike any other Pokemon game but “Pokemon GO” has at least kept the essence of the game which is catching and battling Pokemon. But Duel isn’t totally bad because it does offer PVP battles which “Pokemon GO” doesn’t offer unless done in a gym.

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