DeNA Co., Ltd.
Pokémon Masters review
Pokémon Masters is a mobile turn-based strategy game set in the Pokémon universe. It was developed by DeNa Co. and free to play on Android and iOS.
Gameplay: Classic Turn-Based Strategy
Pokémon Masters is very similar to other popular games in the Pokémon universe: as always, you have to collect Pokémon, upgrade them, and use them in battles. The battles themselves are very classic to such games: you have several Pokémon fighters, as well as your opponent, do and you choose the actions for your Pokémon in the turn-based combat.
All the Pokémon are different and have unique stats and abilities, giving the player some space to pick various combinations of Pokémon to suit his or her playstyle. The only drawback of the gameplay is that it gets repetitive with time, as the game does not offer much new content as you progress.
Graphics: Cartoony Pokémon
The visual part of Pokémon Masters is also pretty typical for Pokémon games. The graphics are cartoony, and the developers have utilized the brand Pokémon style for the characters, the environments, and the Pokémon themselves. However, the interface is now a bit different: Pokémon games for other platforms involve button controls, but with touch controls, it would be hard to hit the small buttons in combat. The interface has been reworked to make it perfectly easy to play Pokémon Masters on mobile devices.
Controls: Same Old
The controls in Pokémon Masters compared to the other Pokémon games are very similar. They utilize another input device. We have already mentioned the interface changes are the only major difference between Pokémon Masters and almost any other Pokémon game from other platforms. The core mechanics are pretty much the same, so the controls do not require you to learn anything new.
Conclusion: Almost No Choice
If you are looking for a classic Pokémon game on mobile, Pokémon Masters, seem to be the best choice as there are almost no good alternatives. The game itself is pretty good but has some drawbacks we have mentioned in this review. Nevertheless, Pokémon Masters is free to play a game, so you lose nothing on trying it.