Pokemon Shuffle to be released on IOS and Android
Today, Nintendo announced that their Pokemon puzzle game Pokemon Shuffle will be released on iOS and Android this year. The game was originally only accessible on the Nintendo eShop on the company’s 3DS handheld as a free to play game and its game play revolved around players matching three or more Pokemon at the bottom of their screen against other Pokemon. With the news of the game being released on iOS and Android, gamers and people just looking to get a thrill on their phones can use the touchscreen functionality of their devices for more fluid puzzle battles.
The 3DS version of the game uses coins as its form of currency that can be used to purchase power-ups and items to aid players in battle. The only way to earn coins is by cashing in jewels, but the only way to acquire these jewels is by purchasing them with real money. Alternatively, players can also “check-in” for any bonus coin earnings they might have acquired after turning the game off for a while. Seeing how this coin and jewel system are core elements of the game, it really is no surprise as to why it cannot make a seamless transition to iOS and Android devices, making the game analogous to other mobile games like Candy Crush Saga.
Check out the trailer for the mobile version of the game