Pokémon Rumble Rush Review


Pokémon Rumble Rush mobile game is the newest edition into the Pokémon Rumble franchise, making it the 5th entry. So far released for Android, the worldwide release date for Pokémon Rumble Rush was on May 22nd, 2019, while it has been out a week before on Google Play in Australia. While the iOS version release date has yet to be set, the first impressions are well established on the web.

It was developed by the Ambrella company, which is a Japanese video game developer that works with Nintendo. They already made several Pokémon spin-off titles. Pokémon Rumble Rush publishing was handled by The Pokémon Company itself, which owns all the licenses for the franchise, not just in games but in all media branches.

Pokémon Rumble Rush is already being dubbed as the most ambitious title from the Pokémon franchise so far, as this time it appears all companies involved are seeking to capitalize big on the game. The other tiles before were all intended as small, pocket games, and this one surely does keep the flair of such a game, but with a heavy single-player oriented vast content.

Pokémon Rumble Rush Gameplay

In Pokémon Rumble Rush mobile game, the players will travel from one island to another in search for their Pokémon Army. You get only a single Rattata on start but build up quickly as you go. Rattata moves on its own throughout the lane, while the players steer him as Bulbasaurs will try and block your path. By tapping the screen, Rattata will perform its special move, the Quick Attack. It will dispatch Bulbasaurs easily, with a certain satisfaction if we might add. However, at the end of the track, Ratata will have to face off with a big Charmander, accompanied by a horde of Bulbasaurs, which is technically a boss fight.

That’s as far as the initial phase goes. After you’ve defeated the boss, the hard and the fun parts begin. The rewards for killing bosses are coins and perhaps some Pokémons. The precious resource, Ore, is awarded rarely and gathered slowly, but it is used to upgrade Pokémons by enhancing their combat power and stats. Also, there are several other tricks added to the game, such as the Summon Stones, which is equipped on your Pokémon and will summon a random ally into the battle.

Pokémon Rumble Rush Appearance

Pokémon Rumble Rush Android will provide a pleasant viewing experience. The game was originally entitled Pokéland, so do not be confused if some online sources contain that title instead of Pokémon Rumble Rush. The game contains over 130 unique Pokémons, each modeled consistently with the Pokémon Rumble series. The levels and the environment look good and feel intuitive, as the game itself is ready to pick up and play. The out-of-combat or the preparation phase has a well-organized UI, with easy to use and comprehensive features. It is where you will definitely enjoy how your mons look as you tweak them and tune up their abilities.

Every island in this game will have its own set of Boss Pokémons the player will have to take down. Pokémon Rumble Rush Boss fights can be challenging as every boss has its own set of requirements you will need to meet. Some bosses may even only be killable with a certain Pokémon the player must possess in its collection, for only their special power can harm the boss.

Pokémon Rumble Rush Verdict

On Google Play, Pokémon Rumble Rush Android updates will come every two weeks with new islands, according to the listing. This means new battles and collectibles, which is bound to keep the game entertaining indefinitely. This is why Pokémon Rumble Rush mobile game project seems and feels like the most serious attempt by the developers to create something that will perhaps stay a bit longer on the market. It is naturally free-to-play. As a single player game, it is ideal for the whole family and recommended to all lovers of the franchise.

7.0 Fair
  • Atmosphere 7
  • Graphics 7
  • Gameplay 7
  • User Ratings (1 Votes) 7.1