Parents' Guide to

Pokemon Conquest

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.

Game Nintendo DS 2012
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

A good introduction to Strategy RPG's...

The game is a cross over between Pokemon and the Nobunaga's Ambition/Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. It's a strategy game with role-playing mechanics. I enjoyed it but it's waaayy too easy for SRPG veterans and perhaps too hard for very young kids unless they pick things up quickly.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Pokemon Conquest is a very unique entry to the Pokemon series. The battle system plays out as a strategic turn-based role-playing game, a genre that generally caters to a more experienced, skillful set of players than the typical Pokemon player. For those who are willing to learn the nuances of this battle system and take the time needed to perfect their strategies, this game is ultimately rewarding. Fans should note that not every Pokemon creature appears in this game, but should nevertheless appreciate the new gameplay system that helps breathe life into the franchise.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Subjects: Math : estimation, patterns, probability
  • Skills: Emotional Development : empathy, identifying emotions, Thinking & Reasoning : logic, strategy, thinking critically
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: June 18, 2012
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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