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Pokemon Dream Radar Review

Do you dream of Pokemon? Do you spend your day trying to catch 'em all so that they are not only in your waking thoughts but their cute faces also appear in your dreams? Well you are just the person to assist Professor Burnett in her quest to capture some rare and exciting Pokemon.

Found in a place between dreams and reality, these Pokemon can only be seen via your 3DS camera, allowing you to scan the world around you, trying to locate and capture those elusive critters.

To capture your Pokemon you first need to scan the surrounding area, locating Dream Clouds that may host one of these monsters. By piercing the Dream Cloud with your Beam it will then burst into some Dream Orbs which again you shoot to collect and can later use as a form of game currency. On occasion these Dream Clouds will also host a rather special orb that hosts a Pokemon or an in-game item; your job is to then track them with the camera and continually zap them with your Beam, eventually capturing them. 

To stop you from completely rinsing this game straight away the Dream Clouds will need recharging after each play, taking about 5 minutes for one cloud to reform. This can be upgraded along with many other aspects by either Dream Orbs or using your Nintendo Play Coins. By using five of your collected Play Coins you are able to refresh the Dream Clouds instantly up to three times a day. With the Dream Orbs you can upgrade your equipment, making your Beam stronger, adding a Dragnet Charge to slow down Pokemon and also Scope upgrades that allow you to scan for more Dream Clouds.

Though created for the standard Nintendo DS versions of Pokemon Black Version 2 and White Version 2, those with a 3DS can use this "app" to boost gameplay, with each Pokemon or item captured via the Dream Radar able to be transferred to your main games collection, bringing in rare monsters to make your friends envious and also gameplay items like coloured shards, berries and revive potions. Sadly even though on the 3DS there are no 3D effects but the quality and finish is to a standard as expected with Pokemon games.

For its price on the eShop of 2.70 GBP this is a decent pocket money app for your 3DS to help boost your Pokemon collection with some of the rarer variety, with the game not requiring much more than a few days of play, a couple hours a day to gain all of the Pokemon. Please note this is to be seen as an add-on for the recently released Pokemon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 and should only be purchased if you own either of these games. 

Words by Ash Buchanan.

Review Policy (Version tested: 3DS)

Edited On 19 Oct, 2012

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Phantombane 4 years ago
Love Dream Radar! =3
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IAIN 4 years ago
i just wish they would make another pokemon stadium. they were the best. but ill settle for another pokemon snap ;)

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