Pokemon Black And White

Desktop version of the popular mobile application

6.7

473 Votes

  • Category Board Games
  • License Free
  • Version 1
  • Size 11.3 MB
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95
  • Language English
  • Program by Check My Stack

Pokemon game ported to the PC from Nintendo DS

Pokemon has become a household name, having survived decades of popular culture changes and still seeming to find a handhold in the the lives of youth and adults alike. The franchise is centered around trainers that travel the game world in search of Pokemon ( pocket monsters ). Catching, training and fighting these diverse beasties is the bulk of the game, as each Pokemon as a number of abilities that will aid the player in either exploring the map or fighting other Pokeman. Trainers never fight directly, but have their Pokeman fight for them. The Black and White editions of the game were released in 2011, each containing a slightly different list of available Pokeman to catch and win, encouraging players to trade between editions to 'catch them all.'

Game Play

Pokemon Black and White editions are typical of most Pokemon games in that they're split between two basic modes, exploring the global map and combat. There are a variety of menus with which to manage your Pokemon collection and, in true classic RPG fashion, there are support items to use, experience to gain and Pokemon to level up and, ultimately, evolve into more powerful forms. Although the context is fairly childish, the combat mechanics are fairly in depth and very stat based. There are 15 types of Pokemon, ranging fromt eh classic water, fire, earth and wind and extending into stranger dragon and poison types. Every type has an anti-type ( water is strong against fire, for example ) and making use of these strengths is key to winning battles. New to Black and White editions are rotation battles and triple battles, where three Pokemon are sent out at once instead of just one and special rules apply to each.

Presentation

Pokemon Black and White looks fairly well for a Nintendo DS game and the graphics are upgraded from the previous Diamond and Pear editions. Music is fine and suits the game, with lots of appropriate sound effects when Pokemon are battling each other. Everything is 2D and sprite based, nodding back to an older era of RPG games, but they're well made sprites and animations are fairly believable.

Pros

  • Deep combat system with plenty of options for victory
  • Multi-player support to battle your friends and enemies

Cons

  • Child like content may be a put off for some older players, despite a fairly robust combat system
  • Graphics are on par with the Nintendo DS, but not for PC games
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