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  • Summary: Hundreds of Pokémon in Three-mendous 3-D! What's sweeter than victory in a Pokémon battle! Victory in a 3-D arena on the N64™! Set your strategy and stand back while your Pokémon battle it out. You can even set the Pokémon you've trained--fully rendered in 3-D and ready for battle! Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. One of the most rounded and comprehensive packages you're ever likely to see, something that makes it worthy of recommendation to all discerning Pokefans out there.
  2. 90
    Pokémon fans can't go wrong with Stadium 2. You can work out your home-grown Pokémon in N64 color, and the Transfer Pak enables you to play any Game Boy Pokémon game on a big screen.
  3. It looks pretty, and is an impressive game -- but is ONLY for Pokemon fiends.
  4. 75
    The Pokemon Academy section of the game was brilliant, and the mini-games are a lot more fun. What it boils down to is this: Did you play through Gold or Silver? Did you enjoy battling? If so, you will love this game. If you did not, pass.
  5. If you do have a Transfer Pak, want to get more out of Gold or Silver, and enjoy a lot of battling, then Stadium 2 is a complete package and is definitely worth picking up.
  6. Really, the whole cartridge is more like an added gimmick to the Game Boy games than an actual stand alone product.
  7. Probably the biggest problem with Pokemon Stadium 2 is its longevity. The entire game is based around battles. There is no adventure or quest to go on like in the Game Boy games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. Apr 24, 2013
    8
    Not bad, wish you could use lugia, ho-oh, and mewtwo though. Otherwise, pretty fun. Also, great minigames. If only pokemon silver and gold didnt break so easily Expand
  2. May 29, 2012
    7
    First Pokemon Stadium brought the revolution to N64. This, the second one, isn't that original or fresh of a game like the first one. Basically, we could say this is a Pokemon Stadium 1.5. It does everything PS1 done but better, with more features (Pokemon's, tourneys, mini games...). On the bad side, it gets repetitive sooner or later if you don't have a Game Boy in order to import your own Pokemon's to the game. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    Choose your own Pokemon team and battle with nearly 250 Pokemon available. Great graphics and a large amount of replay value makes this game a winner for both gamers and Pokemon fans! Collapse
  4. May 3, 2013
    7
    Now as an adult, I say this is still the best console game on Pokemon compared to its predecessor (Coliseum and Battle Revolution). Even if you don't have a Gameboy port drive for your portable games( Gold, Silver, Red, etc.), this game is still enjoyable. However, you are limited to rental Pokemon with random stats and move-sets that may not be in your favor against opponents, especially in Gym Castle Mode. The option to play your Gameboy games are good, however one slight move on the N64 controller while playing may case the game to crash and delete your save file, which is an absolute minus. There are sweet extras such as the Pokemon library and Mini-games. Soundtrack is good and the option to remove the announcer's voice is a plus for those who can't stand his voice. Graphics has improved from the first installment. Gameplay hours depend on how much you invest your time on the francise and what is available to you (Pokemon party, friends available, gameboy pack, etc.). This game is great for the Pokemon fan, but not for everyone. Expand

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