Nintendo finally throws their hat into the NFC ring with Pokemon
The First Pokemon game for the Wii U, available for eShop download/code purchase at stores, scores a critical hit in all the right places. Fans of previous games in the series will feel right at home in the Wii U version and newcomers to the series won’t feel out of place. A simple control scheme makes the game easy to pick up and play for hours. I think that’s as good an entry as any, so without further delay, let’s get right into it. Let me just be clear, you don’t need the NFC figures to play, it just gives the game an added bonus. Now, tell me when Squirtle will be available!
Like I said before, Pokemon Rumble U is the first Pokemon game made for the Wii U. That being said, you would think that this game would show that it is the first game in the series on a “newish” console. That simply isn’t the case. Pokemon Rumble U shows what the Wii U can do. It will be interesting to see how other franchises take what Rumble U has shown and put to different uses. I’m leaning toward the NFC figures as the biggest innovation that Rumble U has brought to the table. Combine the NFC figures with the password unlocked Poketoys and trainers will have some pretty powerful Pokemon. The NFC toys allow players to play with their favorite Poketoy wherever they want to go. They’re able to store the data on the figure and could have the toy as their ace in the hole when needed. Multiplayer games will probably take this idea and run with it. It would be interesting to see a Mario Party game where you can store data on your favorite Mario Party character. I’ve gone off topic a little bit here so… back to Pokemon.
Without giving too much of the story away, the big craze that everyone is getting behind is toy Pokemon. All the stores have them and the vending machines are stocking up on them. However, one batch of toys falls into the local body of water and gets taken into unknown territory. Your job will be to get the toy Pokemon back to the toy shop. There will be other toy Pokemon trying to stop you from getting back to the shop and “ruining their fun.” Will you be up to the task of getting the toy Pokemon back to the shop?