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Pokemon Shuffle makes it to the Google Play Store

Fans have been begging for a Pokemon game to make it to mobile for years. Today we can finally report that a release is here, but it's definitely not what you were hoping for.
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September 1, 2015
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Fans have been begging for a Pokemon game to make it to mobile for years. Today we can finally report that a release is here, but it’s definitely not what you were hoping for. Nevertheless, it should be a fun title for your casual gaming sessions. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s not only the first Pokemon game to officially hit mobile devices, it’s also the first title to be ported from Nintendo consoles to mobile!

So, what is this Pokemon Shuffle all about? You will understand the game right away, as it is really nothing new. In essence, it’s the same as Bejeweled (or Candy Crush)… except with Pokemon faces instead of jewels or candy.

Your goal is to solve puzzles by matching identical Pokemon figures. You get a limited amount of moves, as well as lives. Each game costs one life, which is regenerated in 30 minutes. Of course, you can also buy game currency via in-app purchases, which can help you buy power-ups and speed up your advancement.

Admittedly, this is not really a Pokemon game. It’s just using the franchise’s image to try and get more users. Regardless, it’s still fun, and it represents something much larger. Nintendo is entering the mobile market and this happens to be one of the first steps into this transition. More is coming, and maybe even actual Pokemon games are to follow. Not to mention other amazingly popular franchises like Zelda, Mario Bros and more.

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Good things are to come, guys! Just let this game be a good reminder of that. Also, who doesn’t like matching figures?! Go download Pokemon Shuffle from the Google Play Store!