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The seemingly timeless and over a decade old series of Pokémon tends to churn out a new video game every few months, usually always a Nintendo exclusive.

It appears that it’s found its niche platform and deservedly so, it’s like hand and glove when playing a Pokémon title on the 3DS.

While we gamers down under were the last in the world to get it – Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity has just released and is as unique to the series, as say, White or Black.

There is a mysterious force threatening the idyllic existence within the Pokemon Paradise.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Review

After awaking from a dream you find yourself as a Pokémon; Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew,within their realm, where  you must enlist the help of other Pokémon creatures to get to the bottom of what this force of evil is and stop it, or and of course, partake in many battles and collect as much treasure as possible.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Review

You’ll traverse rather nicely detailed cartoon lands aswell as the namesake; Mystery Dungeons.

Oh and doesn’t the game day that they are infinite?

By way of utilizing the A.R. (Augmented Reality) function of the 3DS’ camera, they sure are.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Review

In the real world there are Magnagates to be found. Panning your handheld console about while in the Camera mode will reveal these warp gates to other, new Dungeons.

This, I thought, was totally awesome.

While your main screen is gameplay, in glorious stereoscopic 3D, your lower screen has many functions, such as Map, Inventory, Pokémon info, attacks and more.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Review

Multiplayer supports up to three other players in a Companion Mode.

A pleasing Pokémon title; Gates to Infinity should keep fans of the series content, however, while it’s transformed the usual 2D graphic style that we have usually seen in Pokémon games, into a more 3D modelling semi top down view aspect.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Review

This is a refreshing change but it doesn’t make it the best in the series.

Pokémon Black / White still hold that trophy.

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First playing Pacman and Astro Wars Shane then moved to Nintendo's Game & Watches and the mighty SEGA Master System II. He has owned every major gaming console in the past 30 years of gaming and been in the Video Gaming industry for over a decade. He is also a diehard fan of all things horror and any Jim Carey movie aswell as anything gadgety and with blinky lights. He tries to convince others that he has Super Powers. He doesn't.

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