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  • Summary: Help Pikachu race to the finish line in Pokemon Dash, the first Pokemon title for the Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen, keep Pikachu running toward the finish line by rubbing the screen in the direction you want the Electric-type Pokemon to go. The faster you rub, the faster PikachuHelp Pikachu race to the finish line in Pokemon Dash, the first Pokemon title for the Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen, keep Pikachu running toward the finish line by rubbing the screen in the direction you want the Electric-type Pokemon to go. The faster you rub, the faster Pikachu runs. The gameplay takes place from an overhead perspective, with on-screen arrows to guide you to Poké Ball checkpoints along the way. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 16 out of 28
  1. Amazingly, the game still manages to be rather fun if you can get past the warts.
  2. 65
    Special in its own way, and is a one-of-a-kind in a market full of games that have been done over oh so many times.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    A cute and fun little racing game that has a great multiplayer component, but there's simply not enough to it. [May 2005, p.138]
  4. So warning to all, if you wish to play an enjoyable and gripping game, with a long lifespan, then do not buy Pokemon Dash. If, of course, you just want a senseless game where you play with Pikachu and you wish for a sore hand from constant rubbing, then I urge you to buy this game straight away.
  5. 40
    The back of the box declares that it's "fast action fun!" Believe us, and believe our young friend Ethan -- Pokemon Dash is not.
  6. 40
    One of the worst Nintendo licensed products released in the last few years. We question how this got the Nintendo gold seal.
  7. It’s pretty clear that Pokemon Dash is a game for very young kids, the 6 and under crowd, although I can also see this game appealing to grandmothers. The problem is, it’s barely any fun for either demographic, and members of both might wind up trying to eat the stylus.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. BillG.
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    Every thing aboutt this game is fantastic I give it 100 out of ten.
  2. ll
    Mar 24, 2005
    10
    Odotan tätä innolls kun saan.
  3. HenryL.
    Apr 30, 2005
    8
    Nice game.Repetitive,but I don't care.The graphics are swell.The sound is superb.Harder Gp's tracks shaped like your Nice game.Repetitive,but I don't care.The graphics are swell.The sound is superb.Harder Gp's tracks shaped like your Pokemon...Great.I recomend this for all Pokemon fans.Not my problem if you think it sucks.That's your opinion only. Expand
  4. Feb 25, 2018
    2
    When people ask for you to spice it up for once they aren't asking you to poor spoiled milk in it.
  5. TonyH.
    Sep 4, 2007
    1
    I'll give it a one for the new idea, but overall its very disappointing! The graphics are decent, the plot was new, the game overall I'll give it a one for the new idea, but overall its very disappointing! The graphics are decent, the plot was new, the game overall repatative! You are put through the same thing with your hand cramping. The worst pokemon game of the franchise! Expand
  6. AB
    Mar 16, 2005
    0
    Never have I seen such a stupid game. I suffer every time my brother plays it. Pokémon Dash is a grueling form of sincere evil Never have I seen such a stupid game. I suffer every time my brother plays it. Pokémon Dash is a grueling form of sincere evil sustained in a cartridge that is placed in a console that will tear the souls of innocent children (and me when I have to hear the terrible sound or see the horrid graphics). Expand
  7. ChuckNorris
    Aug 20, 2008
    0
    This game was terrible! The AI is insanely hard, once you get to medium, and they know where to go, while you're running in circles,This game was terrible! The AI is insanely hard, once you get to medium, and they know where to go, while you're running in circles, frantically looking at your map, trying to find where to go. And why can you only play as Pikachu? It's boring and frustrating. Spend your money elsewhere. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#19 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
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#30 Most Shared DS Game of 2005