Parents' Guide to

Pokemon Rumble Blast

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Simpler, streamlined Pokemon shows more violence.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Other Pokemon games have made a splash with engaging storytelling and deep strategic gameplay. In Pokemon Rumble Blast, both the plot and the strategy are greatly simplified, but it doesn't really diminish the enjoyment factor. This is a faster, more furious gaming experience then you'd usually associate with the series, but frankly, it's a nice change of pace. If anything was bringing down the Pokemon series, it was the sameness that occurred from one installment to the next. Rumble Blast bursts onto the scene with an invigorating jolt and feels really fresh. It's also a great way for newbies to ease their way into the world of Pokemon.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: October 24, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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