Pokemon Snap Nintendo 64

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  • Summary: The Professor has asked you to capture the Wild Pokemon of Pokémon island...on film! Tour the island in your ZERO-ONE vehicle and snap pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat. Wild Pokémon are often camera-shy, so you'll have to use special items to bring them outThe Professor has asked you to capture the Wild Pokemon of Pokémon island...on film! Tour the island in your ZERO-ONE vehicle and snap pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat. Wild Pokémon are often camera-shy, so you'll have to use special items to bring them out in the open. Only the best shots will do for the Professor's Pokémon Report, so sharpen your photography skills and get ready to SNAP! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. If your a Pokémaniac then this game is definitely for you. If you aren't that big on the whole Pokémon craze, then this is at least worth a rental. Very original and very fun to play.
  2. If it inspires you to take up photography, visit a zoo, or go on a real wild safari (not that phony Disney stuff), the experience would be far richer.
  3. Without a doubt, Pokémon Snap is a game of the highest quality and brings a new genre to the N64 … but if you hate the little creatures, we’d recommend that you give it a miss.
  4. Some gamers will be quickly bored when they find out all there is to this game is snapping pictures, while others, especially younger audiences, will want to gather as many photos as possible to show their friends. Players should be warned that Pokémon Snap can be easily finished within a weekend.
  5. It's less of a game than Pokemon Stadium to be sure, but fans of the whole phenomenon will leap right to it.
  6. 80
    For Pokemon fans, this is a wonderful game; for everyone else, it's likely a waste of time.
  7. Pokémon Snap is a poor effort on Nintendo’s part. It is completely obvious that the game was rushed in order to cash in on the Pokémon frenzy. They could have spent six more months creating some new areas and adding all the available Pokémon into it and then it would have been a much better overall game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. DomS.
    Aug 7, 2003
    10
    As addictive as crack. Although, I don't know what crack is like...Don't judge me!
  2. RobertC.
    Mar 12, 2004
    9
    You know...for such a weird and a seemingly boring premise...this is actually a very fun experience. I just can't say how, but this game You know...for such a weird and a seemingly boring premise...this is actually a very fun experience. I just can't say how, but this game ruled a good amount of hours in the summer I got it. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2016
    8
    The game is great but the gameplay is very repetitive and the story is bland. Pokemon Snap is a very great game but still very flawed butThe game is great but the gameplay is very repetitive and the story is bland. Pokemon Snap is a very great game but still very flawed but still play it it is very fun. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2011
    7
    It's a good game to rent for an evening. Sure, the pitch seems less then exciting, take a bunch of pictures of poke'mon. But it's really aIt's a good game to rent for an evening. Sure, the pitch seems less then exciting, take a bunch of pictures of poke'mon. But it's really a little more complex then that, since you're ALSO interacting with these poke'mon, to get better pictures, who do all sorts of weird or humorous things. It might not be exciting, but it is amusing. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2013
    7
    Initially engaging and entertaining, as a video-game should be Pokémon Snap is a junior course in fine-art photography for the PokémonInitially engaging and entertaining, as a video-game should be Pokémon Snap is a junior course in fine-art photography for the Pokémon audience. Pokémon Snap still lacks the completion required to elevate it to above repetitive. As you progress, you're required to re-complete the same half a dozen courses. The fun eventually wares off, and you're left with a mere dozen hours of fun. The only feature left is scrapbooking, which is trivial unless to utilize the now defunct printing station novelty. Perhaps best played in intervals over an extended period, Pokémon Snap could be considered a classic if it weren't so restrictive. Expand
  6. May 22, 2012
    7
    This games is unique in its genre. Was very funny and addictive. Problem is, tough, the short campaign. You can only repeat the levels tryingThis games is unique in its genre. Was very funny and addictive. Problem is, tough, the short campaign. You can only repeat the levels trying to make all te secret photos, but that's everything. This game could be completed in a few hours, which is bad. That's why it deserves a 7. Expand
  7. NickD.
    Nov 26, 2003
    0
    If I could give it a negative number I would. It is the dumbest idea for a game ever. IT IS LAUGHABLE HOW DUMB THIS GAME IS.

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