Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. 50
    Hinging on a technological gimmick and the Pokémon license, the game falls well short of the standard set by previous Pokémon titles.
  2. 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!.
  3. 83
    Once you give it a closer look, Hey You, Pikachu! is a highly addictive game that both children and adults can enjoy.
  4. 60
    I'd rather be out mixing cement than having to deal with this control scheme.
  5. 50
    Unlike "Seaman," this game's voice recognition is pretty primitive.
  6. 47
    The game where yelling at the television is actually productive. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  7. 75
    Hey You, Pikachu is bright and saccharine, the videogame equivalent of a "Brady Bunch" marathon with a pre-sugared cereal chaser.
  8. 50
    This is a novelty. Granted, for all it's limitations, the technology does work, but this really is something for the little ones.
  9. 30
    Even if you dig Pikachu's act, the "game" is ultimately a spirit-crushing, mind-numbing exercise in tedium.
  10. 42
    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. 33
    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. Hinging on a technological gimmick and the Pokémon license, the game falls well short of the standard set by previous Pokémon titles.
  13. Hey You, Pikachu is bright and saccharine, the videogame equivalent of a "Brady Bunch" marathon with a pre-sugared cereal chaser.
  14. The game where yelling at the television is actually productive. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  15. 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!.
  16. 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.
  17. This is a novelty. Granted, for all it's limitations, the technology does work, but this really is something for the little ones.
  18. Once you give it a closer look, Hey You, Pikachu! is a highly addictive game that both children and adults can enjoy.
  19. 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.
  20. Unlike "Seaman," this game's voice recognition is pretty primitive.
  21. Even if you dig Pikachu's act, the "game" is ultimately a spirit-crushing, mind-numbing exercise in tedium.
  22. 60
    I'd rather be out mixing cement than having to deal with this control scheme.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jan 26, 2014
    0
    boring, and most the time pikachu goes off to lala land and does nothing you tell him to do!!!
    It is a great idea, and they should make a new
    version of it with better technology, but dont pick up this old n64 title. Full Review »
  2. KevinC
    Jan 2, 2010
    10
    This game was awsome when i wasa kid and i would recommend it for kids under 8 or 10 years of age.
  3. DanielL
    Jun 3, 2009
    6
    The game is pretty fun- if you happen to be a huge pokemon fan under the age of, say, 12. Oh, and when the interface works: which it too often doesn't. Rent, don't buy. Full Review »