Pokemon Go! Review
Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.
Although this technology and game-play had existed previously in the developers games (like Ingress) Pokémon Go had huge success with families and people of all ages. By early 2019, the game had over a billion global downloads, grossing over $3 billion in revenue. The game also had over 147 million monthly active users as of May 2018.
Its unique collecting game-play combined with needing to explore your local area to find creatures was a big hit. The game converted local sites of interest, like Churches, Castles and rivers into elements in the game.
- Ingres (2013)
- Pokemon Go (2016) on iOS and Android
- Ingres Prime (2017) on iOS and Android, updated with a superhero aesthetic and story.
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (2019) on iOS and Android, with a Harry Potter theme.
It has been followed up by Harry Potter: Wizards Unite which offers a similar experienced, themed around the popular wizard rather than Pokemon creatures.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 20 players online. You can battle one on one when in the same place as other people. You can also compete in “raid” battles with up to 19 other people in the same battle.
Cross-Play: Play with people across iOS and Android.
With a separate purchase of a Pokémon GO Plus or a Poke Ball Plus accessory, a player can catch Pokémon and spin PokeStops with a single button press on that device. Players cannot fully play the game using either of these devices, however.
For the most part, Pokémon GO can be played with a single finger's taps and swipes. But, two fingers are needed to zoom in and out on the map.
Our Pokemon Go! Accessibility Report documents 16 accessibility features:
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