Being a Nintendo Family Blogger, we review quite a few games. This time to the joy of the children, we were sent Pokken Tournament for Wii U to review.
Pokkén Tournament allows you to experience a new kind of Pokémon battle. Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, creators of the renowned King of the Iron-Fist tournament series TEKKEN®, Pokkén Tournament lets you take direct control of various Pokémon characters in intense real-time battles.
An accessible, real-time fighting game!
Pokkén Tournament presents Pokémon battles in a dynamic real-time setting, where Pokémon move and attack in direct response to the player’s commands. The simple, intuitive controls make this a fighting game that’s accessible to players of all skill levels while still having plenty to learn and master.
There’s a great line-up of Pokémon to suit all players, including Blaziken, Braixen, Chandelure, Charizard, Garchomp, Gardevoire, Gengar, Lucario, Machamp, Pikachu, Pikachu Libre, Sceptile, Suicune and Weavile. Pokémon appear more lifelike than ever before, with amazing graphics and smooth, fluid movements.
Play it your way
There are many ways to play Pokkén Tournament. You can dive into Ferrum League and work your way up to prove you’re the best battle trainer around, discoing the story of the Shadow Mewtwo on the way! Or, if it’s all about bragging rights, you can take on your friends and family in local and online mulitplayer modes.
When playing in Local Play one player will always play on the Wii U GamePad screen because of Pokkén Tournament’s unique combat design having the camera follow behind your Pokémon. Online you can match yourself against friends, take down random opponents in both friendly and ranked modes, or accept specific challengers with a unique battle code you can generate at any time. The online rankings are a great way to see how you stack up against the very best in the world, so make sure you practice before hitting the big stage!
All amiibo are compatible with Pokkén Tournament. They unlock items including in-game currency, accessories, titles, and more! Those who purchase the first production run version of the game will also receive a special Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card, which can be tapped to the Wii U GamePad to unlock the Shadow Mewtwo as a playable character in the game.
What we thought –
I shall be very honest with you – my knowledge of Pokemon lies in recognising Pikachu. Beyond that, I’m lost. But then, it’s not really me who is playing the game so I’ll hand you over to the experts.
Ethan and Jadyn are huge Pokemon fans. They enjoy playing and know loads about different characters.
The Pokken Tournament game has gone down well in our home. I’m told the graphics are great and it’s super fun bring able to fight your Pokemon. Some fights are easy and some are hard but the challenge makes the game interesting.
The game is available in many retailers and is priced at about £40.