Recall in July when Nintendo made fun of a new third-party game for Switch. Turned out to be Wayforward’s Bakugan: Best Roia Champion?? The actual game is almost as disappointing as the announcement turned out. Not only is there one of the most boring Bakugan battles ever, you can’t even see the transforming monster transform.
Spin master Bakugan It’s basically a combination of toys and trading card games. Each creature starts out as a small toy ball, and when thrown onto the play surface, pops into cool little creatures like dragons, dinosaurs, insects, robots and the like. Players draw cards and compare statistics to determine who will win.
Bakugan: Best Roia Champion, Released on November 3rd, is a simplified version of the physics game. You create a simple avatar. This avatar collects and fights Bakugan for the best ever. You set their skills, form a team of three and participate in battles with other teams. Each giant Bakugan fighter has a set of abilities that require energy to use. To collect energy, you have to pick up randomly appearing energy tiles and run around the battlefield throwing them into your fighter. Meanwhile, your opponent also runs around the battlefield, trying to pick up the creature’s energy tiles. Frustration and boredom continue. See the battle below. Please skip. The fight will take too long anyway.
Again, keep in mind that Bakugan is based on a transforming toy, jumping out of the ball like a discounted Pokemon and instantly transitioning from one shape to another, so it doesn’t transform much. And how exciting is it to jog about the soccer field while giant creatures swipe each other effectively in the background and wait for you to throw fuel at them? There is no such thing as a drama of running slowly towards an energy tile. Simply run your opponent slowly first and then slowly towards a completely different energy tile.
Later in the game, instead of automatically picking up energy tiles instead of pressing a button, you can purchase character trainer skills such as slowing down the field. These abilities can make combat a little more dynamic. I can’t imagine them being more exciting than ever.
A prop of developer Wayforward Technologies that seeks to spice up the bargain basement Pokemon battle by giving the trainer something to do while ordering the creature to attack.in the case of Bakugan: Best Roia ChampionBut I probably preferred to wait quietly for some energy meters to fill up. Certainly it would have been more exciting.