Excerpt: If there's one thing that holds the power to cleave opinion in two, it's mentioning Pokémon on the internet. The sugar-addled children who grew up with the first generation have since become the embittered, coffee-addled twenty-somethings of today; prone to smashing down any recent Pokémon developments just because you can't get a Charmander at the start.
Excerpt: Pokémon Rumble was a game released on WiiWare in November 2009, a very simple action-RPG where your toy Pokémon brawled other toy Pokémon and was criticised for being short on content. Super Pokémon Rumble for the 3DS addresses this, but the main gameplay mechanics are too thin to last any reasonable length of time. The game is fun for a few hours but soon becomes tedious.
Conclusion: Though Pokemon Rumble’s simplicity may have been easier to overlook when it was released as a Nintendo WiiWare title, this full price follow up should be seen as little more than a stop-gap that fails to advance the series in any meaningful way while delivering a gameplay experience that is forgettable as it is monotonous.