Monday, November 6, 2023

Quantium Solutions Postal Problems

November 06, 2023 0 Comments

As technology continues to advance, so does the realm of online shopping and shipping. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears that everything has accelerated, from the swift delivery of food to the seamless online shopping experience and the rapid distribution of goods. Everything except for Quantium Solutions, they should change their name to Quantium Problems instead. 


Considering the potential of blockchain technology, it's disconcerting that Quantium Solutions, seemingly a part of the SingPost Group, appears to be falling behind in technological advancements. The order from PlayAsia (my very first!) was dispatched on October 4, 2023, and it took 17 days to finally reach its destination in Singapore. However, it took 2 days to reach SingPost and it has been stuck in that status since.... and they are telling me that cannot tell where it is!

Upon emailing the Singapore branch of Quantium Solutions, they replied saying to "Based on the record, the item was shipped out via Quantium Solutions Hong Kong to Singapore. However, we do not have any record in our system. Please reach out to your merchant/sender or the origin shipper,  Quantium Solutions Hong Kong for more details and further assistance."


Really Quantium Solutions? You could tell me where it was shipped out from, but cannot tell me where it is now that it has arrived in it's destination which should be under your purview? 


I've ordered from Bokksu and they deliver from Japan. When the parcel arrives in Singapore, dispatch is done by SingPost, and I usually received it within 2-3 weeks from dispatch. So that works out to be an average of 15 working days, not more than 21 days and counting. Even Amazon Prime shipping from the US to Singapore has arrived faster than this, with frequent status updates. And let's not even take about anything bought from China on Lazada or Shopee, where you are updated on the status constantly.


It's just Hong Kong to Singapore, not Hong Kong to the Netherlands. Plus, the status was updated to have already arrived in destination N days ago with no new updates and when it will be delivered.


But what's worse is that Quantium Solutions Singapore is telling me that they cannot find it in their system as it was sent out by the Hong Kong Branch. Since they are basically the same company just in different locations, where is the blockchain technology or visibility  to check for such deliveries?


I would say it's a red flag when the same entity does not seem to use the same system for something as simple as shipping. The reviews on Google and on the internet for this company also reflects the experience.


How is this company still in existence is a mystery - tracking is bad, customer service is hopeless and their system is not even integrated! Oh and did I mention that Quantium Solutions is a subsidiary of SingPost and yet their tracking system is hopeless.


Thankfully the seller, PlayAsia, has replied me saying that they would proceed with the full refund or reshipment so let's see how that goes. I would have to say that the customer support for PlayAsia has really been good and supportive, unlike Quantium Solutions.


Have you encountered Quantum Solutions with you shipping and deliveries? If so what are your thoughts on it?

Monday, October 23, 2023

Mini Review: Dicey Dungeons Nintendo Switch Game

October 23, 2023 0 Comments

Dicey Dungeons is a unique and captivating addition to the Nintendo Switch game library. Developed by Terry Cavanagh, the game combines elements of roguelike, deck-building, and strategy. As a result, you end up having thrilling and addictive experience in the most laidback form ever.

To me, one of the standout features of Dicey Dungeons is its charmingly simple yet stylish art design. The game's colorful, pixelated graphics and catchy chiptune soundtrack create a delightful and nostalgic atmosphere that's hard to resist. Together, both the visual and auditory appeal adds a layer of immersion to the gameplay.


I went and got myself a physical copy of the game from Super Rare Games, and although it was a little pricey I am totally enjoying myself!


What's it about?

At its core, Dicey Dungeons is all about strategy with a little randomness thrown in (you are only limited to the choices you are given). 

As a player, you will have to navigate a series of grid-based dungeons, battling various monsters using dice as your primary resource. The brilliance lies in the dice-rolling mechanics, where each piece of equipment you acquire is represented by a set of dice with specific abilities.  

To get started, you play as one of the show's six adorable contestants, all of whom are turned into dice for Lady Luck's show. To progress, you need to complete episodes by defeating enemies, opening chests and visiting stores while building up a deck of cards capable of defeating an end boss. 

One of the end bosses
The dungeons are presented as a series of nodes you can move between: there are shops, health-restoring apples, and enemies placed on several of them. To progress you need to fight enemies and reach the node that features the trap door to the next floor. The challenge is to optimize your dice to deal damage, heal, and overcome your adversaries, all while managing limited resources.
Example of how a dungeon and nodes looks like
Dicey Dungeons strikes a near-perfect balance between accessibility and depth. New players can grasp the basics quickly, while seasoned gamers will appreciate the strategic layers and decision-making involved in each encounter. 

As you progress, you will be able to unlock different characters. Each character has their own unique abilities and playstyles, enhancing the replayability and variety of the game so you will never get bored.
Choose carefully as there is a limited amount of space in your bag pack.
The roguelike nature of Dicey Dungeons keeps you coming back for more. Permanent upgrades and the excitement of unlocking new equipment and abilities provide a satisfying sense of progression. However, failure is frequent, and the random element of dice rolling can be unforgiving at times. This adds an addictive element, and tempts you to try one more time to  pass that episode. The rolling dice mechanics stay the same, but no two rolls are ever the same and each character uses them so uniquely that it is never the same experience each time you play.


Verdict: 4/5

While Dicey Dungeons is undoubtedly enjoyable, some players might find the difficulty spikes in later levels a bit frustrating, as the game's randomness can occasionally lead to unwinnable situations. Nevertheless, the sense of accomplishment when you finally conquer a tough floor is immensely gratifying. 

If you enjoy strategic gameplay, roguelike challenges, and quirky, retro aesthetics then Dicey Dungeons is a must-play! Its innovative mechanics, engaging strategy, and charming presentation make it a standout addition to the your game library. Despite occasional frustrations, the overall experience is highly rewarding, making Dicey Dungeons a game you'll want to keep rolling the dice in, time and time again.

What's even better is that there is a sale on the Nintendo eShop and the game is going for USD$1.99 (until 2 November 2023!).

If you prefer to have a physical copy, then get yours at Super Rare Games!

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Top 10 Nintendo Switch games this week (Japan)

October 19, 2023 0 Comments

 
The latest Japanese boxed-video game hardware and software charts have been released for October 9th, 2023 to October 15th, 2023.


The best-selling game this week in Japan is the recently release and delightful Detective Pikachu Returns, which sold an additional 16K copies on the Nintendo Switch and it is followed by the charming Pikmin 4 Speaking of the Nintendo Switch, it was the best-selling platform, selling a comfortable 44,469 units. 


Here’s the best-sellers in the land of the rising sun:

  1. [NSW] Detective Pikachu Returns (The Pokemon Company, 10/06/23) – 16,248 (101,887)
  2. [NSW] Pikmin 4 (Nintendo, 07/21/23) – 14,114 (912,398)
  3. [NSW] The Game of Life for Nintendo Switch (Takara Tomy, 10/06/23) – 13,443 (43,710)
  4. [NSW] Rear Sekai (Bushiroad Games, 10/12/23) – 6,464 (New)
  5. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (The Pokemon Company, 11/18/22) – 6,381 (5,157,822)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 6,253 (5,514,955)
  7. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 5,898 (3,286,698)
  8. [NSW] River City: Rival Showdown (Arc System Works, 10/12/23) – 5,722 <strong(New)
  9. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 4,566 (5,304,914)
  10. [NSW] EA Sports FC 24 (Electronic Arts, 09/29/23) – 4,557 (27,046)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch OLED Model – 34,471 (5,832,653)
  2. PlayStation 5 – 18,565 (3,920,351)
  3. Switch – 5,170 (19,571,417)
  4. Switch Lite – 4,828 (5,522,561)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 2,054 (7,900,950)
  6. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 1,144 (588,041)
  7. Xbox Series X – 609 (224,410)
  8. Xbox Series S – 477 (289,738)
  9. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 85 (1,192,508)

Source / Via

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Nintendo POP-UP STORE in SINGAPORE!

October 18, 2023 0 Comments

For the first time in Southeast Asia, 1 Nintendo POP-UP STORE will open in Singapore for a limited time period, from 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024!


The Singapore store will feature merchandise from games such as Super Mario, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon and Pikmin. These merchandise were previously only available at Nintendo TOKYO, Nintendo shop, and Nintendo KYOTO stores.


To celebrate the Nintendo POP-UP STORE in SINGAPORE, six types of exclusively designed postcards will be available for shoppers who spend S$80 or more in a single transaction at the store.


NOTES

  • You will receive 1 of these limited-edition postcards. You cannot choose the design.
  •  It will end as soon as the stock runs out.

Players who check in to your Nintendo Account at the venue can collect special stickers to mark this event

NOTES 
  • Each person can check in once a day, and will receive one sticker from the 18 designs available. Sticker designs will be issued on a random basis. 
  • To redeem, you can log into your registered accounts and check-in to the store by displaying the QR code issued onto a tablet device located at the store’s entrance. Upon verification by the on-ground staff, you will receive the sticker. 
  •  It will end as soon as the stock runs out.


Nintendo POP-UP STORE in SINGAPORE

Period: Friday, November 17, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024
Location:  Level #04-220 & 221, Jewel Changi Airport, 78, Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666

Operated by: Avex Asia Pte. Ltd.
Email: info@avex.asia



Sunday, October 1, 2023

Top 5 Cheap Switch Accessories You Definitely Need

October 01, 2023 0 Comments

When you first get your Nintendo Switch, you might need to get some accessories such as screen protectors and cases to protect your precious new toy. Here is a list of the top 5 you should get at affordable prices too. 

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1) Tempered Glass Screen Protector for less than S$10

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Before you even use your Switch, this should be your number 1 item, especially if scratches are not really your thing. The Switch is a handheld machine, so at some point in time you are going to get a scratch or 2 on it whenporting it around (and docking / undocking). Having a screen protector will also protect your screen from the Switch TV Dock, which might scratch your Switch display.

Get yours for just $2.99 - $5.99!


2) External Memory Card for less than S$20 / $80


The Switch comes with only 32GB worth of space, and by the time you start it up, at least another 4GB or so are taken up by the system. So getting extra storage is key. While you can still buy games on cartridges for the Switch, some titles might need extra storage, and if you intend on going digital then all the more you need a Memory Card.
 
You can get a 64GB card for less than S$20 and a 256GB card is less than S$80

Also with the double date and festive sales, it can even get cheaper with promotions and vouchers.


3) Case & Screen Protector for less than S$10

If you are the kind of person who likes pretty things and cheap things, then you can also consider this pretty case.
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The only downside of the pretty case is that the Switch cannot be docked when you put on the case. But that’s a small thing, as the case can be easily snapped on and off anytime (same for the joy con covers). The screen protector is also very easy to apply, so a bonus of sorts along with the cute cat paw print thumb grip caps!

For just less then S$10, you not only get the casing, but a tempered glass cover and two joy con grip covers as well. How’s that for a steal?

Of course, if you want something more cuter you can always get the decorated TPU covers for under S$10 (without the screen protector).
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It you want a more ergonomic cover for your joy-con with themes like Mario or Pokemon, along with 2 matching thumb grip caps, then you should get this anti-slip silicone cover. For just under $3, you get a joy-con cover with a pair of matching thumb grips. 
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Speaking of thumb grips, check out this selection of adorable joy-con thumb grip covers for just under S$3 for 2 pairs!
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4) Extra Joy-Cons for less than S$60

If you want to play with your family or friends, then you definitely would need to get an extra pair of joy-cons. But what to do if the original joy-cons are too pricey? Well, that would be where the Dobe joy-cons come in pretty handy (and for almost half the price of the original Nintendo joy-cons too).

Connection is easy and fast. It is thicker than the original joy-cons, so it has a better grip then the original joy-cons. The only thing is that there are no cases that will fit this joy-con, and charging is via its Type C port. But at this pricing it is perfect to get as a spare or for your 2nd / 3rd / n players.
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Want something a little more cheaper (and cuter)? Then you should consider the Panda Joy-con for just S$48.

5) Pro-controller for less than $50

Get a Pro Controller, which is more comfortable to hold for extended periods as its ergonomic contoured grips make it a comfortable upgrade from the joy-cons. This pair from IINE are pretty affordable for less than $50!
 
If you think the wake up the switch function and using amiibo is not too critical for you, then you can get it for less than S$40!
 
There's even that cute puppy Joy-Con at an even budget friendlier price of S$28!


Which are your favorite Switch accessories? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

A Monster’s Expedition + Earlier Adventures Switch Physical Release

August 20, 2023 0 Comments

iam8bit announced in 2022 the release of A Monster’s Expedition + Earlier Adventures, a physical release containing four games. A Monster’s Expedition, Sokobond, Cosmic Express and A Good Snowman is Hard to Build will all be offered on a single physical cartridge. On top of that, each copy will include a number of physical extras.

Each copy comes with the following:
  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition
  • Four Award-Winning Unique Puzzle Games in One – A Monster’s Expedition, Cosmic Express, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build and Sokobond
  • Over 100 hours of unique, no-filler puzzles!
  • Includes an exclusive 18”x24” poster of the full world map from A Monster’s Expedition!
  • Exclusive cover sheet by Andre Rodrigues

If that wasn’t enough, fans can pick up the A Monster’s Expedition + Earlier Adventures Vinyl Soundtrack as well. This features music from Monster’s Expedition, Sokobond, Cosmic Express, and A Good Snowman Is Hard to Build. Music was done by Eli Rainsberry, Allison Walker, Nick Dymond, and Priscilla Snow, and there’s album art from Andre Rodrigues. 

You can order A Monster’s Expedition + Earlier Adventures as well as the new soundtrack from the here.

I wanted to get it from iam8bit but it was too pricey for close to SGD$95, just the shipping along was USD$14. Since I was not too interested in the poster (a pity about the cover sheet but it is what it is), I managed to get a deal at Amazon (with vouchers) for SGD$35! Though the cover is different and it does not come with any freebies, it's still cheaper than if I were to get it from iam8bit  and also cheaper than getting all the games digitally from the e-shop. 


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

First Impressions: Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Apple Arcade)

August 16, 2023 0 Comments

Embark on a cozy adventure with Hello Kitty and Friends and restore an abandoned island to its former glory!


If you haven't already heard, Hello Kitty Island Adventure launched exclusively on 28 July 2023 on the Apple Arcade platform. 



The aim of the game is simple: you start off by creating an avatar to join Hello Kitty and Friends on a flight to an island. Things take a turn for excitement when Hello Kitty's attempt to treat everyone to some baked cupcakes causes the plane to hit turbulence and everyone has to parachute out of there asap! 


You land on the mysterious island, which was supposed to be your original destination, except now you had to crash land and your first goal is to reunite with everyone, as they’ve been scattered about the place. 

Doesn't my avatar have Animal Crossing vibes?

Your second goal is to unlock the mysteries of the island and return the place to its thriving glory days.  As you progress and explore the island, you will be able to slowly reveal recipes as you test out different combinations of ingredients. The more elaborate recipes can even be unlocked through friendship levels.


[Hello Kitty Island Adventure: All Recipes (& How To Make Them)]


There are tasks to complete, lots of them. Tasks to track down things for friends, build things using materials found on the island and a crafting table, to solve Zelda Breath of the Wild-inspired dungeons (albeit far simpler ones), and puzzles to unlock more parts of the island.


In addition to tasks, there are minigames to play, fishing and bug catching to indulge in; even photography tasks to complete! There's a whole lot activities to be done, and while similar to Animal Crossing, it is not exactly the same: you get to be involved in setting up the economy and society of the island to make it a success.



First Impressions

What I have been up to so far

Since I happened to have an activation for Apple Arcade for 3 months, I decided to download and try this adorable game. 


I initially installed it on my iPad Pro with the intention of playing with my pro-controller. But for some reason I was not able to connect them, so I switched over to play on my iPhone instead using just the touch screen controls.



The touch screen controls are a bit frustrating as they are either too sensitive or not at all. When I want to run, I end up jumping or  slow walking in the wrong directing, when I want to jump I never end up when I want to land. In total, I played less than 10 minutes as the navigation experience was subpar.


After updating my iPad Pro to iOS16.6, I was finally able to connect my pro-controller! And the difference is as clear as night and day! I am now more invested in playing Hello Kitty Island Adventure for the next 3 months to see if it's worth getting in the long run (or perhaps it might come out on the Nintendo Switch?). 


So much better playing on a bigger screen. This weekend, I'll try playing it on my Mac and pro-controller. 😍



Verdict: 4/5

The game aesthetics are both simple, but effective and adorable! 


Hello Kitty Island Adventure is a  massive place to explore, with regions being broken up into various themes – volcano area, swamp area etc). Each of those regions are each a colorful feast for the eyes, and makes exploring and playing around in each of them bright and fun. I cannot wait to each one of them and unlock more outfits options too!


Have you downloaded and played Hello Kitty Island Adventure? What are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments below! 


Sunday, August 13, 2023

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC Trailer Snippets: Release date, Past-Gen Starters & Much Much More

August 13, 2023 0 Comments
Who's excited for the DLC Updates for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
The first half of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is set to debut on 13 September 2023!

Here are some of the highlights:

1) Return of Past-Gen Starters and New Moves

In addition to the return of past-generation starters, here's a bit else about what's featured (via Serebii.net):
  • Psycic Noise is a new move which prevents the target healing.
  • The move Upper Hand strikes before a target's priority move
  • Raging Bolt is Electric/Dragon-type. It has the move Thunderclap that is a priority move
  • Iron Crown is Steel/Psychic-type. It has the move Tachyon Cutter which hits twice in a row
  • A new element of Terastallisation featuring all 18 types has also been teased


2) More Fashion Options 

The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk’s latest trailer provides a little more detail about Kitakami, the new locale Pokémon Scarlet and Violet players will get to travel to as they participate in the town’s traditional Festival of Masks

3) New Pokémon and Characters

Besides the addition of a variety of new hairstyles and outfits that were not available in the games previously, the DLC features a storyline revolving around some new Pokémon - OkidogiMunkidori, and Fezandipiti - known as a the legendary trio “The Loyal Three” . And with all good there is Ogerpon, the “evil ogre” they protect Kitakami from.  

Kitakami is home to a variety of wild Pokémon from older generations that can’t be found in Paldea, aong with entirely new creatures like Dipplin, a new Applin evolution that resembles a candy apple while (presumably) still being a dragon type.

There's also introduction to new new characters like photographer Perrin. Perrin's photo-focused side quests will send players out into Kitakami’s wilderness to snap shots of wild Pokémon. With a new feature, Roto-stick, players will be able to take selfies from wider angles with the game’s built-in cameraphones.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Toki Tori Review (Nintendo Switch)

August 07, 2023 0 Comments

Toki Tori was originally about two decades ago in 2001 on the Game Boy Color, before seeing re-masters of sorts appear on the Wii and Wii U etc... I actually had my first encounter with this game on device called the Palm in the mid 2000s.


So imagine my delight when I got the Nintendo Switch and saw it on the e-shop... on sale! Of course I had to get it and relive my childhood.


It's a very rewarding yet challenging and fun puzzle game. You are tasked with guiding Toki Tori around 5 worlds and their multiple levels. To complete each level and progress to the next, you need to collect all of the eggs. All of this is to be accomplished with a set number of moves and abilities such as building bridges, freezing the enemies, and using blocks, bubble or teleportation etc... 

The first world is relatively simple and with each world and level you get introduced to new abilities. Of course the more you progress, the more challenging it becomes and solving the puzzle really takes some brain power. Thankfully there are videos online to help you out if you do get stuck on  certain levels and it gets somewhat frustrating as you find yourself sort on one bridge or teleport move to complete the level.


One of the features I love is the rewind button by simply pressing the 'Y' Button! This saves time having to restart the level all over again and you can just continue from where you think you made a mistake. It does bring the frustration level down a little but then having to start again from the beginning: you get to trial run some of the moves and redo them to get the right path to collect all the eggs.

There are 5 worlds which offer a set of regular levels. Once you have cleared the regular levels, the 'hard' and 'bonus' levels are unlocked. Both of these advanced levels are even more challenging and makes you really think out of the box, giving the most well-practiced puzzle experts a brain workout for sure. 


From World 2 onwards, there's a Wildcard option which enables you to pass on to the next level. You can only use this once and once you've spent it  you will need to complete the particular level it was used on in the future to have it returned to you. Of course there is the other alternative to search Google and find the solution online to see what you missed out. 


Toki Tori's difficulty is hard but rewarding when you manage to solve the puzzles: it forces you to plan out and execute each move to exact precision and timing, the wrong move could jeopardize the whole flow which results in a failed level. Unlike other puzzle games which are tricky due to infuriating mechanics which are out of your control, in Toki Tori you have more control per se. 


Some levels are relatively easy but others, especially as you progress, makes you wonder if it actually can be solved or not. The satisfaction comes from having solved or realizing what was the critical step to solve the level. Yes, even if you play cheat and find the solution from the countless of videos available on the internet it is still satisfying. 

Not only are the graphics and animation easy on the eyes, the soundtrack is adorable and catchy! So even if you are stuck on a certain level, it helps to soothe the frustration somewhat. 


Verdict: 4.5/5

Toki Tori is an adorably charming game which is fun and tricky at the same time. It really gives your brain a workout and the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when is complete each level is indescribable: it's like you feel you gain more intelligence with each level you complete as you are forced  come up with perfect solutions throughout the game. 

It's totally worth the money, more so when it is one sale on the Nintendo e-shop.


So if you love yourself a good puzzle game, or simply want to have it on the Nintendo Switch, you should get it! 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

First Impressions: Pokémon Sleep & Pokémon Go Plus+

August 05, 2023 0 Comments
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If you haven't heard already, there's a new Pokémon game in town and it is supposed to help you sleep better.  You don't catch Pokémon , but get to befriend them to help you raise a Snorlax each week - the bigger the Snorlax gets, the more rewards you get in game. The more you sleep, the better it is.


Gameplay

Playing is really easy,  all you need to do is sleep using your mobile device with the app or get the Pokémon Go Plus+ to record your sleep. If you don't want to over work (and overheat) your phone's battery, the Pokemon Go Plus+ is a must get! 


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Now on to the gameplay which consists of a bunch of tutorials, guiding you from your first sleep session on getting started and orientated: introducing the Snorlax which you have to feed each week at different locations and get rewards, at the the same time befriending Pokémon to help you gather ingredients for cooking and feeding your Snorlax of the week. 

Unlike the usual Pokémon games where you catch them, in Pokémon Sleep you befriend them instead. So I doubt they are transferrable to the other Pokémon games, and the Snorlex you meet at just for show (or feeding so to say).

Other than that change in catching to befriending, it looks like the levelling system is here to stay: not only do Snorlax and each Pokémon have a levelling system, but so do the Recipes for cooking. The higher the level, the more things you can cook and more skills/capabilities your befriended Pokémon unlock to feed your Snorlax of the week. 


Then you have Incenses, and rare Pokémon with feed requirements, and evolution items to buy etc… For evolving the Pokémon you have befriended you'd need items and candy. So the more you sleep, the more rewards... It's not called Pokémon  SLEEP for nothing. 😁


As with the games series, you will work with a professor to studying the sleep patterns and gain rewards.

Meet Professor Neroli
Did you know, neroli is an essential oil that comes from bitter orange trees?

According to the app, the ideal amount of sleep is 8.5 hours. You can do 2 sleep sessions each day but they must be 90 minutes minimum. You set an alarm within Pokémon Sleep to remind you to go to bed and then set one to wake you up. There's also the function to play relaxing sounds to help you doze off.

If you use your mobile phone, not only is your battery life at risk so is your privacy -  the game will record your sounds (which are supposed to be only saved locally and wiped every 24 hours) to determine what mode of sleep you are in. Hence the reason why I prefer using the  Pokémon Go Plus+ as the app does not need to be running to use and it can easily sync the sleep data in the morning via bluetooth.


Types of Sleep

There are 3 types of sleep: Dozing, Slumbering and Snoozing. 

Based on the duration of your sleep at the different stages, various Pokémon will spawn the morning after. They have multiple ‘Sleep Styles’, so in terms of collecting there's the Pokémon, their sleeping styles and did I mention you can even befriend Shiny Pokémon?

You use biscuits to befriend the Pokémon and add them to your team. They will then collect the berries and ingredients to feed the Snorlax and for cooking recipes.


Certain types show up based on the quality of your sleep. You are initially gifted a Pikachu and if you use Pokémon Go Plus+ you get an extra Pikachu helper wearing a nightcap. 

And that's how Pokémon Sleep works. It also includes tips about healthy eating and other aspects of your life, especially about sleep. If you are looking for something to motivate you to improve the quality of your sleep by gamifying it, then this is the perfect app.


There's the monetization part of the game but I find it pointless, as I see it more as a motivation for better sleep rather than grinding and playing to get the highest level per se. If you want to grind and play something more play worthy then Pokémon Go would be a better choice. Pokémon Sleep is more a lifestyle enhancement app which gamifies sleeping - perfect if you want to reward your sleep but not really worth paying anything in-game for. 


Have you played  Pokémon Sleep? Let us know in the comments below! 


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