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Pokémon Gold And Silver Posters That Make Great Wall Art

Sometimes fan art is better than the art often used in the production of many popular games. That could be the case with these expertly crafted Pokémon Gold and Silver posters, which look far better than anything in the classic Game Boy Color titles.

This isn't Marinko Milosevski first run in with Pokémon, and based on the other work he's turned in so far, we hope it's not his last. You can buy either game as an individual 18 x 24 inch print for $ 35 or one 24 x 36 inch print that features both games for $ 60 right here.

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Music from Pokemon Black, White now available on iTunes

Apple’s ubiquitous online music store has picked up another Pokemon soundtrack, this one featuring the tunes found in Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.

“Now fans can revisit the sounds of the Unova region thanks to a beautifully remastered soundtrack…
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Soundtrack For Pokémon Black And White Now Available On iTunes

In Nintendo's continuing efforts to bring its Pokémon soundtracks to Apple's music download service, you can now grab the music of Pokémon Black and White from iTunes.

So far, Nintendo has made available the soundtracks for Pokémon X & Y, Ruby and Sapphire, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Diamond and Pearl, and FireRed and LeafGreen. Nintendo is also promising the soundtrack for Black 2 and White 2 in the future.

To grab the soundtrack for Black and White iTunes for $ 9.99, head here.

 

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When Nintendo is done with the Pokémon soundtracks, I hope it moves onto the Donkey Kong Country soundtracks. I would love an easy avenue to grab those.

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Pokemon X and Y capture 12 million sales

Buried within an announcement of another Pokemon movie, The Pokemon Company revealed today that Pokemon X and Y for 3DS have reached sales of 12 million units. According to the company, the latest installments in the gotta catch ‘em all RPG series…
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Pokémon Battle Trozei Review – Form Steps On Function In Mediocre Match-Three

Pokémon trainers have something new to fill the time when they’re not busy taming wild beasts in the series’ main entries. However, players won’t likely feel compelled to match ‘em all in this puzzle spin-off thanks to Pokémon Battle Trozei’s repetitive nature.

You drag icons around a grid, and matches of three or more are removed from the screen. If you can follow up a match of four or more with another valid match, you enter a special “trozei chance” mode. Matches of two or more count in this state, and the frenzy continues as long as you quickly keep your combo going or clear the screen. All of these successful matches weaken the wild Pokémon that appear, and the defeated critters are added to your Pokédex.

The game features hundreds of Pokémon, which can be problematic. There’s a reason why match-three games use easy-to-identify iconography like gems, candy, and colorful blocks. Pokémon Battle Trozei’s visual clutter needlessly obscures the playfield when you’re looking for combos. That’s where most of the difficulty comes from; once I settled into the rhythm of activating trozei, clearing the screen, and repeating, it became less of a challenge and more of a chore. 

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Players who know their Aurorus from their Emboars have a slight advantage. Pokémon have elemental weaknesses and alignments, and knowing what a ghost Pokémon is weak against is helpful. You can bring support Pokémon into matches, which adds a bit of strategy to the proceedings. Some have special abilities, like hitting with extra damage in matches of five or more, or healing the player’s trozei box (wild Pokémon regularly attack, and when the box is destroyed, it’s game over). 

I’m a firm believer that a puzzle game needs to stand apart from whatever license or theme it has slapped on it. The game is the mechanic, after all. This is a case where characters are really the only really appealing thing there is. Games like Puzzle & Dragons have successfully juggled a similar mechanic and character-collection elements, proving that it can be done – and done well. Pokémon Battle Trozei is too superficial to remain interesting in the long term.

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Google partners with Pikachu in Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge [April Fools!]

Google wants to hire the very best. Like no one ever was. If you’re a Pokémon master and can meet some extreme physical fitness requirements, you might have what it takes to survive the Pokémon Challenge, a fictional Google Maps-based job…
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Pokemon Diamond and Pearl soundtracks get hitched to iTunes

Diamonds and pearls may be beautiful, but they’re also expensive. Unless we’re talking about the Pokemon Diamond/Pearl soundtracks, which are now available on iTunes for $ 9.99. This 149-track compilation includes such memorable tunes as “Opening…
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Twitch Plays Pokemon continues, 30k tune in for start of Emerald

After more than a month of combined playtime and a bajillion-and-one views between Pokemon Red and Pokemon Crystal, the Twitch Plays Pokemon community has moved on to Pokemon Emerald. Approximately 30,000 poke-trainers showed up for the start of the…
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New Nintendo eShop releases: Pokemon Battle Trozei, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey

This week’s headline new release is Pokemon Battle Trozei, a game that mixes the series’ trademark critter-battling with one of gaming’s most prolific genres, the match-3 puzzler. If you’ve caught ‘em all in Pokemon X/Y, you can get reacquainted with…
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Persona Q, Pokemon Trozei 3DS XLs revealed for Japan

It’s kind of fun to anticipate special edition 3DS XL designs, except for when they don’t end up reaching Western audiences. Two new XL handhelds were shown off this week, wearing the influences of the upcoming Pokemon Battle Trozei and Persona Q:…
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