Pocket Trend has been known for aiming a look alike Pokemon Game such as Hunter Island and Dragon Island Blue. Not just Pocket Trend that has been aiming such game mechanic. Monster Galaxy, Mino Monsters, and many other similar game are searching for the right mechanic to clone Pokemon in iOS.
Last week we witnessed another Pokemon wanna be released. Unlike other previous games, Micromon has tried really hard to produce the game mechanic in a really good way. The result shows itself. Micromon has topped the #1 paid app in the US iTunes AppStore.
Micromon telling a story about a kid that got sucked into a digital world called Pixekai where digital human are making friends with the so-called micromon. In this digital world we as the new kid in the block have to be a S-ranked tamers to be able to get out of the digital world.
Just like Pokemon we will also be offered with free monsters at first. 5 Micromons with Normal, Fire, Water, Air, and Mineral elemental. Our journey as a S-ranked tamer will start in Research area, continued with Water country, Fire country, Wind, and lastly Mineral country.
During that journey, like all Pokemon game, we will encounter with many micromon starting from 1-star Common micromons to 7-star Godly (never encounter this micromon yet) micromons. All of them can be caught depending on its rarity with the chip (pokeball in pokemon). The higher the rank of the micromon, the possibility to capture the micromon will be lower. Not only that, in one encounter we will only be able to try to catch the micromon three times. It means after our third attempt, we won’t be able to try to catch the micromon we’ve encountered and we need to find another one.
We will also meet another tamer during our journey to test our micromon and gaining some experience. There are also the funny bad guy that will make us smile with their silly appearance. And finally like Pokemon game, there’s one rival that will always bumped into you like your soulmate.
This is what it separate itself from Pokemon. While Pokemon will only make you run around looking for Pokemon and beat the trainer and gym leader, Micromon has the quest system that empowering the whole story in the game. It also has arena where you can fight other player and gain some rank or fight your friend to show off your micromon.