Pokémon Rumble Blast, known in the PAL region as Super Pokémon Rumble and known in Japan as Super Pokémon Scramble(スーパーポケモンスクランブル,Supa Pokémon Sukuranburu?), is a Pokémon video game for the Nintendo 3DS. It was the first Pokémon game released for Nintendo 3DS. The game was released in Japan on August 11, 2011, in North America on October 24, 2011 and in Europe on December 2, 2011. It is a successor to the 2009 WiiWare release Pokémon Rumble.
The game was re-released as a Nintendo eShop digital download for the PAL region on November 29, 2012 and in North America on December 20, 2012.
Pokémon Rumble Blast features similar gameplay to its predecessor Pokémon Rumble, in which the player's Pokémon explores various areas while battling enemy Pokémon. A boss Pokémon awaits at the end of each dungeon and the difficulty of each boss increases as the player progresses throughout the game. In this game there are towns in the area and each town has machines where you can buy new moves, release Pokémon when you have too many, and a fountain filled with Glowdrops that heal your Pokémon. In the game, Glowdrops are disappearing and you have to find out who took them and catch them. This game includes Toy Pokémon from all five generations.
A Pikachu switching with an Oshawott. When switching the player is delayed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast also comes with the option to play against others wirelessly using StreetPass tagging. This allows the player to see other player's Pokémon and Miis.
Pokémon Rumble Blast received mixed reviews, with an aggregate review score of 56 on Metacritic. Audrey Drake of IGN gave the game a 6.5/10, concluding her review, "As a whole, Pokémon Rumble Blast certainly has more to offer than its predecessor. With more to do, way more Pokémon to collect and far more areas to explore, the game certainly represents a step forward for the series - just not a big enough one. The unrefined graphics and bare bones presentation, paired with the already skimpy gameplay, make for a package that really should have been a 3DSWare title rather than a full release. If simple fun and the inclusion of Pokémon is all you’re looking for, then Rumble Blast is the game for you."Nintendo Power gave the game's highest review score (and the only "positive" review by Metacritic standards) of 7.5/10, summarizing that the game "is a somewhat shallow experience, but the simple action and short levels make it a good pick-up-and-play portable game." The Official Nintendo Magazine gave the game a 68% saying that the game was a little too thin for a full release.