There are few games as nostalgic as Pokemon. And, thankfully, Nintendo is continuing to grace us with more and more mobile games featuring the legendary pocket monsters. Pokemon Cafe is their most recent release for mobile phones (and is also available for the Nintendo Switch.)
When first opening the game you are introduced to a short story introduction and tutorial. The game is a simple matching game, where you gather all the same pokemon by swiping your finger along the screen. The game is easy to play and learn as well as doesn’t require the player to spend real money, but (of course) give the player the option and will occasionally put forth a particularly hard level in an attempt to get a player to buy power-ups. There does not seem to be a definite paywall, but beware of the temptation they will try to create.
The game is easy to navigate and is absolutely adorable as it includes many longtime favorites such as Togepi, Eevee, Charmander, and Pikachu. The foods that you learn as the game goes on are also adorable pokemon themed drinks, desserts and lunches. Once loaded, there is minimal lag in the game as you navigate it, this mixed with the adorable visuals makes for pleasant gameplay. For new and old fans of Pokemon, I would definitely recommend this game!