Facebook Gaming launches two new Pokémon games in Singapore: Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle
This week, Facebook Gaming launched two new Pokémon games via its Gaming tab: Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle, which is currently an Asia-Pacific exclusive.
Pokémon Tower Battle
In Pokémon Tower Battle, gamers compete with friends or strangers. It is fairly straightforward to play. Each player take turns to drop and stack Pokémons of varying shapes and sizes to build a tower. Once the tower topples or a player's Pokémon rolls off the tower, the game is over. It works in real-time, which means it's pretty quick.
Pros: It's a cool new way of utilising the Pokémon universe. A Charizard might come in handy during a battle, but here, its bulky shape becomes a liability.
Cons: With just a handful of Pokémon available, the game seemed to be mindless and repetitive with no larger goal in sight. More upgrades and power-up elements need to be added to ensure gamers continue returning to it. It almost feels incomplete at the moment.
Pokémon Medallion Battle
Pokémon Medallion Battle is a little more complex. The strategic card game offers a similar combat system to most mobile card games. According to Facebook, "trainers collect, battle and evolve Pokémon in medallion form and embark on a journey with their companions to win gym badges and complete their Pokédex". New Pokémon will be introduced each month so players can grow their decks.
Pros: If you're a fan of Clash Royale, you might enjoy Pokémon's take on a strategic card game. There's a certain element of tact and strategy involved in "throwing out" your Pokémon, which makes the gameplay more interesting than Pokémon Tower Battle. It's also incentivised as more rewards and benefits are offered, the more players log-in.
Cons: We could probably play the game for a couple more days, but we doubt it'll hold our attention for much longer if there aren't more storylines, upgrades, and social elements.
Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle are available now on Facebook Gaming.