February 7, 2023

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Pocket Card Jockey might finally get a sequel

Game Freak is famous for its best-selling Pokémon games, but back in 2013 the studio released Pocket Card Jockey on the 3DS in Japan. The game finally made its way to the US in 2015, and seven years later a potential sequel could be in development.

As discovered by VGC, a trademark application for Solitaire Horse: Ride On was submitted last week. The original game is known as Solitaire Horse in Japan, so it’s not clear if “Ride On” refers to a remaster or a sequel. In case you missed it when it was released, Pocket Card Jockey is a cross between horse racing and solitaire. As the newest jockey on the block, horse racing requires you to expertly arrange decks of cards so you can give your horse the momentum it needs to race to the front of the pack.

The game also has a tactical side as you must use the 3DS’ touchscreen to move your horse through competition, find the perfect zone to maintain speed, and maintain your overall stamina throughout a race. The better your performance at sorting cards into suits, the better you’ll be on the track as you build up unit points with your horse.

It’s a digital exclusive, sadly, and once the 3DS and Wii U eShops close in 2023, it will be gone from that platform forever. It’s available now for $7, and if you’re tempted you can grab a free demo before committing some money to download one of Game Freak’s best non-Pokemon games.

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