Pokémon Shuffle appears to have been one of Nintendo's more successful free-to-play releases on the 3DS eShop. Not necessarily in terms of money made for Nintendo, that we don't know, but its simple but addictive tile matching has struck a chord with some eager players.
The good news is that some brand new campaign stages have been added in the latest update, which takes it up to version 1.3.8. There are plenty of timed event and special stages, of course, but we're talking about new campaign levels which bring - of course - more Pokémon to catch.
Serebii is putting together a list of the stages, which are only unlocked with the update and hitting specific criteria - click on through to the Pokémon site if you're happy to have a spoiler. It's citing 50 extra stages, which is rather nice for free, and the mobile version has also following suit.
Are you still enjoying Pokémon Shuffle or are you, like this writer, a long way from accessing the new levels? Let us know.
I forgot this game existed. lol
It's a huge content update, which seems to be the norm for main stage updates now.
Since the major software update, they aren't pulling any punches on the special stages either. So many new special encounters, escalation battles, daily pokémon, great challenges, competitions etc. You're not gonna run short on things to do.
I downloaded it to the 3ds a while ago and played a few levels. It was OK as far as matching stuff went, but I soon forgot about it.
But recently I downloaded it to my Smartphone and am now somewhere passed level 100.
I would normally put the 3ds first but the smartphone goes every where with me and this game is ideal for 5 minute game if you have WiFi.
Shame it has to rely on WiFi. Not all smartphone games do.
It's going to be quite a while until I can get to these new stages. I'm currently stuck on Mega Rayquaza.
Be interesting to see what they'll do come the end of the year, since nearly all the Pokemon have been added to the game. With Sun and Moon coming, will they update this game to include the brand new 7th gen Pokemon or start all over with a Shuffle 2? XD
Play it for a few days then don't for a couple of weeks do really enjoy it on both systems
324:50 hrs and still enjoying it daily. Granted with all the Coins, Pokemon, and Jewel I have, I'm only at stage 321. I guess that have mainly to do with playing mostly special stages and meowth.
@zool You should also be taking your 3DS with you everywhere in order to get those StreetPass hits, you know.
@TimeGuy Yeah, I'm also stuck on Mega Rayquaza. They make it really hard for me to save up coins to buy the items necessary to beat the harest campaign stages when I need to keep using them to succeed at as many of the special stages and competitions as I can. I really blew it this week, as I tried to split my coins up to try and get both a Blazikenite and the additional Landorus form they had available and wound up with neither. So much for those 8,000 coins I wasted!
I stopped playing this game ones the skinnerbox mechanics of the pokémon safari became too obvious. By extention it revealed the inner workings of the rest of the game.
What a huge waste of time the whole thing turned out to really be.
I dismissed this match 3 type game straight away but then I realised there's hardly anything good on mobile for free, so I let my love of Pokemon take the reigns.
Now it's my fave toilet game!
I do play from time to time, but it's rare, I don't like the free to play style.
This game is so hard and feels rigged that I've been stuck on levels for literally two months. It's fun but can also be so frustrating that I almost wish I had never played it...
387:47 hours and still going strong! I've caught and S-ranked every single Main and EX stage except for Arcanine, so I'm glad we have new content. Not so glad that I have exams next week.
With all the special stages they are trying harder and harder for you to part with money. Just over 300 hours in and up to level 345 S ranked and not missed a special pokemon or failed to place in an event yet.
I have yet to download this. Not because I don't want to play it, just from my huge backlog of games I still have to get to. It's been so hard to play with work taking over my life.
I reached about level 130 or 140 and got bored with it and quit playing last year in May when I got Puzzles & Dragons Mario edition. That game is far superior to this and I can play it as much as I want. This pay as you go crap for Pokemon shuffle ruins the fun. I'd rather just buy a game and play it how I want.
I've only just got into this game properly a few weeks ago - I had the app since launch, but I rarely played until now. I've been really enjoying the game, but it will be a long time before I get far enough to play these new levels.
They also added a Special Shop where you use 2 Jewels for either an hours unlimited hearts. Or for 24hours you get a heart every 15 minutes instead of 30, and you can have upto 10 hearts stored instead of 5.
I played Shuffle on 3DS for about a year and couldn't delete it fast enough after being stuck in the main stages for probably a couple months. Like most FTP junk, it's fun in the beginning and tries to hook you during this honeymoon phase. Then, it quickly devolves into obviously wanting you to fork over $$$ (or £££ for the UK readers) to progress. Once you get to stages 200+, almost every level requires items to progress (while some require multiple items if you even want a fighting chance of winning which still may not happen). I can't say it's rigged because it is FTP - that's how they work. But I absolutely HATE AND ABHOR that model of gaming.
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