So Tower Defense games are cool right? And RPGs are cool right? And everyone loves Pokemon right? So lets take all three and mush them together and make a single awesome game. Basically, the concept is that you are a pokemon trainer and start out with one of the traditional starters (bulbasaur, charmander, squirtle). Then you head out and start interacting with the extremely unusual plot. Almost immediately you encounter Team Rocket, as per always, but strangely they seem to be working with Brock.
So, basically you line up your pokemon in the available squares and then they auto-attack with one of their 4 attacks. You get to choose which one, but they default to the top attack. You can move your pokemon around mid-battle to better face the enemy. You can also capture pokemon that have red health bars by clicking on the pokeball in the bottom right hand corner. This also pauses the game so that the pokemon you want to capture doesn’t get fainted before you can catch it.
The art looks entirely like the old Pokemon gameboy games which just adds to the novelty of the game. They also used all of the old music and sound effects. You can also eventually unlock a pokedex to keep track of all the pokemon you’ve seen and captured. And there is challenge mode which allows you to unlock shiny pokemon.
Overall, I find this to be a very entertaining take on the class tower defense genre. The story is entertaining and keeps taking twists that I don’t expect, while still going through the same classic pokemon formula. I give this game a 4 out of 5 hearts. Its a good game and the story definitely keeps it going. The menu also includes a multiplayer mode to be added later and I look forward to it.