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Jan
15

It’s time to get Shwifty!

pocket-mortysRick and Morty is one of those shows that I took a while to check out and then hated myself for not knowing about it earlier once I experienced how amazing it is. I wish I could use a time machine, go back in time, and enjoy it for the first time again and again, but R&M has taught me that time travel is a bitch. Now there is a game for you to obsess over called Pocket Mortys, and it is amazing.

I know what you’re thinking, we’ve all been down this road before, FREE game based off a popular show for your handheld device are usually either complete garbage or they are super limited unless you are willing to spend $$$. Well, this is not the case here. Yes spending actual money would make it that much easier for you to be the best on your block, but its not necessary. Oh, also you don’t need constant internets to play! All that aside, here is the official synopsis:

Join Ricks throughout the multiverse as they get swept up in the latest craze: Morty training! There are over 70 bizarre Mortys to recruit and train out there, including Mustache Morty, Wizard Morty, Cronenberg Morty and more. Assemble a dream team, then challenge rival Ricks by forcing your grandsons to battle each other. Command, combine and level up your Mortys to prove that you’re the greatest Morty trainer of all space and time!

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So if you’re thinking “Hey this sounds a lot like that Pocket Monsters game from Nintendo as well as other such monster games!” You are totally right!! Pocket Mortys is pretty much exactly like Pokemon. AKA it is super addictive and awesome!! The biggest difference is that its better!

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So, in a nutshell, you are a Rick, you start off with a standard Morty, but there are over 90 Mortys (only 76 have been revealed) out there to battle and capture! Basically the Council of Ricks took your portal gun and you need to collect badges (hah) and such in order to battle said Council and regain portal gun privileges. So you go around to different worlds, battling other trainers (not just Ricks) to be the best there ever was!

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The gameplay is, as I have already mentioned, exactly like Pokemon. Aerial view when you are walking around, and standard PokeBattle view when you are battling. There are wild Mortys walking around, which you can actually SEE opposed to wandering around tall grass, there are health centers, shops, and even a daycare where you can merge Mortys!
Probably one of the coolest differences is that you can find/collect various things you find and then combine them to make useful things that will aid you in your adventure!

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You can have up to 5 Mortys with you at a time, any other Mortys will be sent to/kept at the Daycare. Its so awesome that you can see them following you around! Which is especially nice when coming up to an opponent because you can see what he is bringing to the table, no surprises!
Whereas Pokemon monsters have about 1000 different types, each with a set of weaknesses and strengths, Mortys only come in 3 types; Rock, Paper, and Scissors, very straightforward as to what beats what. The downside is that its not as obvious as one would like, so it becomes something of a memory game trying to remember that a No Eye Morty is a Paper type and a Stray Cat Morty is a Scissor type.

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The actual animation during the battles is very minimal, but the character designs more than make up for it. The attacks themselves are what you would expect, some are generic attacks, some are specific types of attack that do more damage to certain types, and some moves raise defense or attack… personally I never use those.

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What really makes the attacks super awesome are the sounds! This is one game where you would actually want to have the sound on. Nothing like hearing Morty cry out in pain or yell out :Ah geez! Oh man!” to get you in the Morty battling spirit!
Nothing like playing as an crazy old scientist using his Grandson and other versions of said Grandson in combat to further his plans.

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The game seems to save automatically, though you do have an option of saving and uploading from The Cloud. You can check in on the status of your Morty Party as well as go over the Morty Deck which is basically the same as a Pokedex. One nice difference is that you can buy items at any time! Definitely a better alternative than having to find a physical shop, which they only seem to have at the homebase world.

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As previously mentioned, you find random stuff on your journey, ie a Battery, a Fleeb, Wire; items that you can then “craft” into useful things. Getting the right combination of items in order to make useful inventions can be really irritating unless you just give up and look up recipes online- much like any cooking, or maybe I am just not persistent enough.
Maybe I should play more and sleep less. Thats probably the way to go about it. How else will I be the best?!?

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In conclusion the game is very fun, a definite must for any Rick and Morty fan, or even for weirdos that aren’t fans. I dont know.
The only real issue I have with the game is that it drains my phone’s battery like crazy! So its probably not something you want to spend hours on if you don’t have a cable and outlet to charge said handheld device… in case you need it for actual stuff.
That’s enough ranting for me, gotta go battle some Mortys!!

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We’re the only fehh-friends we got, Morty! It’s just Rick and Morty! Ruh-ick and Morty and their adventures, Morty! Rick and Morty forever and forever, 100 years, Rick and Morty’s things! Me and Rick and Morty running around and… Rick and Morty time! All day long, forever… all- a hundred days! Rick and Morty forever a hundred times! Over and over, rickandmortyadventures.com. Www.rickandmorty.com. Www.rickandmortyadventures. All 100 years. Every minute, rickandmorty.com….

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