This is essentially a drawing game designed to help you learn how to draw various Pokemon characters. The kids have really been getting into it and after a couple of days of playing it, J wrote his own review on his own blog.
As an avid Pokemon fan, 8 year old D said 'this is just what I needed'. He is often drawing Pokemon on paper but ends up having to try and trace pictures from his Pokemon annual which he finds frustrating at times as it can be tricky.
The Pokemon Art Academy game was really straight forward to use. You can choose to do three things:
- Lessons - which give you step by step instructions on how to draw the Pokemon characters.
- Free Paint- where you choose a character and draw it using the Art academy tools but without any guidance and no starting point.
- Quick Sketch - this does provide a faint outline of the core shape of the character as a starting point which you can then trace over, add colour to and add the specific details and features.
There are plenty to get through so you'll never get bored!
The really great thing about games like these is that it can really help build confidence in children who may think they are not very good a drawing or art. They can learn in a clear, easy way how to produce some pretty amazing looking pictures. Whatsmore, these pictures are of some of their favourite characters that they are already familiar with if they love Pokemon.
"Mine and D's Oshawott are really similar" said 10 year old J which shows that the game really does help get the pictures looking really good with the step by step instructions.
One final word from J: 'now all I need is a Nintendo Moshi Art Academy!'
Disclosure: We were sent a code for a copy of the Pokemon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS for the purposes of review. All opinions are our own.