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What I want is a Pokémon style game.

03-22-2009, 04:46 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 53
What I want is a Pokémon style game.

Maybe I'm alone in this but for me Pokémon is a perfect portable game, you can pick it up for a few short minutes or you can play it for hours. The collectable element is addictive and the level grinding is rewarding (through evolutions etc). There have been numerous Pokémon clones over the years, I rather wish one would get made for the iPhone. Who's with me?
03-22-2009, 04:52 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,696
Nintendo owns the rights for Pokemon, the iPhone is pretty much in direct competition with the DS. I really don't see there ever being a Pokemon game on the iPhone, at least anytime soon. That would be like seeing a Super Mario game on the Sega Genesis in the 90's.

03-22-2009, 04:58 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
That would be like seeing a Super Mario game on the Sega Genesis in the 90's.
Ironically, the opposite is happening now: Sonic on Nintendo consoles.

I love Nintendo and their games, but they're not the only ones with great games. Sega and SquareEnix can create great games too, but they've been very quiet on iPhone gaming. Maybe it's the japanese way of indirectly supporting japanese companies first (like how in the past they didn't make too many good games for Xbox to support PS2 first).

If Sega is that lazy, why don't they just release a Genesis emulator with micro-transaction thing to buy all their classic games?

And SquareEnix is definitely not in the business yet. Any of their DS games could work well (or even better) on the iPhone yet all we've seen is one huge orb button. Thanks SE!

Four most influential games: Papi Jump, iDracula, Fieldrunners, Flight Control.
03-22-2009, 05:08 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 20
if they ever did make pokemon for iphone/ipod touch i would pay no matter what.
it would be the most beautiful thing ever. (start with the bests like silver or yellow)
03-22-2009, 05:12 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Terrapin Station
Posts: 59
That aint gonna happen, nintendo has a copyright that only allows its games to be played on its consoles...and, people have tried to make pokemon clones, and they sucked.

If you really want one that badly, jailbreak your ipod and get it on an emulator.
03-22-2009, 05:12 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Nintendo owns the rights for Pokemon, the iPhone is pretty much in direct competition with the DS. I really don't see there ever being a Pokemon game on the iPhone, at least anytime soon. That would be like seeing a Super Mario game on the Sega Genesis in the 90's.
Yeah I agree, I did say Pokémon clone though, something like a monster rancher or that kinda deal would be cool
03-22-2009, 05:27 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 127
Buy a DS? I really don't understand wanting to play a crappy knock off of a good game when you can just go play the real thing.
03-22-2009, 06:05 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,278
a friend of mine plays gba emulator on his iphone and he has got pokemon on it. although i think its jb.
03-22-2009, 06:29 PM
#9
It IS jb'd to have pokemon on an ipod. All we can do is qait, be sarcastic on forums, email them begging/ asking nicely, or petition for it
03-22-2009, 06:33 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,679
Pokemon would be really cool. The iPhone is in need of a really good RPG, and all the RPGs so far on the iDevice have either really bad gameplay, a really bad control scheme, or really bad graphics.

Last edited by gscal; 03-22-2009 at 07:21 PM.