Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
Buy On
  1. Game Fan
    84
    But if you're looking for more than a distraction for the kids, a learning tool perfectly disguised as a game, then consider Nintendo's Hey You, Pikachu!.
  2. Once you give it a closer look, Hey You, Pikachu! is a highly addictive game that both children and adults can enjoy.
  3. Daily Radar
    75
    Hey You, Pikachu is bright and saccharine, the videogame equivalent of a "Brady Bunch" marathon with a pre-sugared cereal chaser.
  4. After forcing myself to play it through, I must admit the game has some positive qualities -- just not enough to endear it to anyone over the age of 9.
  5. 60
    I'd rather be out mixing cement than having to deal with this control scheme.
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    50
    Hinging on a technological gimmick and the Pokémon license, the game falls well short of the standard set by previous Pokémon titles.
  7. Unlike "Seaman," this game's voice recognition is pretty primitive.
  8. This is a novelty. Granted, for all it's limitations, the technology does work, but this really is something for the little ones.
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    47
    The game where yelling at the television is actually productive. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  10. I had a difficult time even playing this game for more than half an hour. It's simply so boring and mundane that I can't see anyone over the age of 10 enjoying this game.
  11. If there were some kind of branch progression throughout the game that allows you to train your Pikachu instead of just playing peek-a-boo with it, this game might have been a little more tolerable.
  12. Even if you dig Pikachu's act, the "game" is ultimately a spirit-crushing, mind-numbing exercise in tedium.

Awards & Rankings

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#10 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2000
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#5 Most Shared N64 Game of 2000
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. Jul 28, 2016
    5
    In metascore I would rate this a 57. The game microphone is good but the system doesn't read it well. Watching and talking to pikachu is aIn metascore I would rate this a 57. The game microphone is good but the system doesn't read it well. Watching and talking to pikachu is a pain and the gameplay gets harder and harder but it is pikachu so I just have to give it an okay rating. Full Review »
  2. May 9, 2016
    5
    All you can just do in this game is watch the many fourth walls getting broken everytime you try to talk to Pikachu. Sounds fun, right? Well,All you can just do in this game is watch the many fourth walls getting broken everytime you try to talk to Pikachu. Sounds fun, right? Well, not when the first hour's already over. Full Review »
  3. Aug 8, 2015
    10
    This game is great is you want 2 get frustrated at how stoopid pikachu is. Everything else is great, voice controls are great and it's greatThis game is great is you want 2 get frustrated at how stoopid pikachu is. Everything else is great, voice controls are great and it's great if u want 2 laugh at how stoopid pikachu is, it is the best rage game of all time. Full Review »