By Stacey Flewelling / March 2nd, 2015
Nintendo is aiming to catch’em all with their newest free to play game Pokémon Shuffle reaching 1 million players. Pokémon Shuffle is a match 3 game in which the goal is to weaken a Pokémon by matching 3, 4, or 5 Pokémon on the game field using the stylus. Each move, depending on the type of Pokémon you’re matching, does damage to the opponent. Once you’ve knocked out the Pokémon, you have a chance to capture it in a pokeball and add it to your arsenal of Pokémon to use in future battles.
Of course, the nature of Pokémon Shuffle being a free to play, there must be a way for Nintendo to make money off of it. To do this, they utilize microtransactions in a shop where players can buy powerups to use towards battles. Additionally, since you’re limited to 5 turns, you can either wait for your turns to regenerate over time or purchase additional moves in the store using the game’s currency called jewels.
Have you picked up the game and started your journey towards being a free to play Pokémon master?