Several new Dokapon Kingdom
videos have appeared on IGN, showing various aspects of gameplay, from combat to movement around the board to recruiting outside help in your quest to obtain money. The combat is standard RPG fare, with the menu items assigned to directions on the D-pad. For an RPG to be an appropriate party game, we would expect the combat to be simple and quick -- nobody wants to sit there and eat Funyuns while you're trying to calculate the number of AP needed to protect against poison and also get a hit in on the nearest flying enemy.
As usual with the IGN player, you can find more videos -- of the adventurous ASS, whose player is definitely not
juvenile in the least -- on the sidebar thing.