As both a game master/storyteller and a developer, I frequently find myself writing little utilities and scripts to help me when running, planning, and playing games. Other times, I just need a whole pile of names for Non-Player Characters (NPCs).
Occasionally, I need to geek out on numbers, work out some odds, or integrate some word puzzles into a game.
The idea of Nintendo giving up on consoles and embracing smartphone games is already a nightmare scenario, but in this one game it has already come to pass.
And it’s just as soul-destroying awful as you might fear.
Technically, buyers get batteries (rebranded units made by Tennrich) that are just 7mm slim and weigh only 40g.
You can purchase assets to make the mining process faster, get upgrades and even access the leaderboards to compete with other players!
Bag Coin also allows you to manipulate the stock market and invite friends that will help you acquire even more of the much-desired virtual currency!
In other words exactly what you would normally buy a Nintendo portable to avoid.
As you’ve probably already guessed Pokémon Shuffle is also a match-three puzzler, although here Nintendo does have the excuse that it popularised the entire concept back in 1995 with Panel de Pon (aka Tetris Attack).