Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I sat down with Minimon Online ($0.99) because we’ve been name-dropping it so much over the last few weeks. For those of you in the dark, it’s a turn-based RPG that borrows a lot from Pokemon. Its dedication to aping the mechanics, look, and style of its source material is a little disconcerting.
Also, Minimon is kind of broken. Owning it and grabbing each new update is sort of like watching game design in motion. A lot of game-breaking bugs are being addressed as we write this, and presumably more are being discovered.
Anyway, we thought it’d be cool to provide a look at Minimon, since we’ve been on a roll of late discussing the structure of Nintendo’s awesome series and how these new Pokemon style games are attempting to do something similar.