Pokémon Shuffle Catches 1 Million Players

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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Pokémon ShuffleNintendo 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.

The game is fairly fun and addicting much like King‘s hit Candy Crush Saga and the pioneering game by PopCap Games called Bejeweled.

Have you picked up the game and started your journey towards being a free to play Pokémon master?


About Stacey Flewelling

Stacey is a 36 year old from Canada. She has been playing video games since she was 5 with her first gaming system being the Texas Instruments TI-99/A 4A. She fell in love with Nintendo when her brother got an NES for Christmas. She later got into the hand held market when she got a Game Boy. She's a die-hard fan of PC, hand held, and iOS games. Her favourite genres are puzzle, MMO, and JRPG. Her favourite games of those genres are Tetris, World of Warcraft, and Final Fantasy VI. She was involved heavily in the emulation scene in the late 90s and posted news on quite a few well known emulation news sites. She has a snowshoe Siamese cat named Elliot whom she loves with all her heart.