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  • Summary: As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokémon Snap was the first truly 3-D Pokémon game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64. Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari, taking the best possible photographs of 63As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokémon Snap was the first truly 3-D Pokémon game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64. Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari, taking the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon as they exist in the wild, undisturbed by humans. This is not as easy as it sounds--the island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Expand
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  1. Apr 17, 2021
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh this is one of those must have Wii Ware games! Even today, I find it wonderful that various Nintendo E-Shops act as backups for retrieving all sorts of old favorite games. And with the New Pokemon Snap game coming out, it just puts a big smile on face that Game freak is reviving all sorts of long lost Pokemon spin-off games! I still remember seeing those magical ads for new games that came with every DS and WII title package. And a Pokemon photography game had its own level of bliss to it. The Wii Shop Channel may be gone but thanks to the Wii U Virtual Console, possible Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, and the new reboot. This game will once again give gamers an incredible experience. With Classic Controller in hand I'm always ready to return to this game. First off, like PokePark this game is by no means difficult, as long as you get the controls down. Even so, this game wasn't designed to create a crazy, hard stream of challenges. It's more like a relaxing safari. Even if annoy Pokemon by pelting them with apples and and smoke bombs they just shrug it off and leave or throw a tantrum. A heck of lot safer than Red's safari in the Pokemon Adventures Manga. Anyway, one of the biggest pluses in this game is that the voice actors from the anime are all here as well as good Ol' Profesor Oak to act as our guide. You play as a rookie photographer named Todd...Snap, hired by the Professor to acquire high-quality images of the various Pokemon on...Pokemon Island. Yes, I'm disappointed too. During his paid vacation(Let's face it, he's just chilling out in a Time Machine Buggy snapping pictures and feeding the wildlife. And I say time machine because its the same order of Pokemon every time), Todd ventures through sunny beaches, volcanic terrain, and an abandoned power plant with its own ZAPDOS EGG!? Yeah...that happened! This island despite its lame name, is full of all sorts of colorful lands to explore. Each one with a relaxing tune to go with it. Geez, this music sticks with you like a close friend. I especially love the end credits music. Its just so vibrant and soothing that it's the type you play to end a party with a happy farewell. And with all of my best photos displayed in a random sequence to go with it, just...thank you. All the little bits of love the developers put into this cute little title just warms my heart. Classic singing Jigglypuff, Magmar fights, jumping Dratini, and most the incredibly hilarious...dancing Snorlax! After the level is done Professor Oak will come to rate your pics, with music that makes me wonder if he should consider judging in a Pokemon Contest. Pics are given points based on their shape and pose. The Pokemon must be big enough to see and be making an interesting pose, no backside shots. If the pic is also centered nicely, your points will be doubled, and you can even earn bonus points by snapping a unique event. Like the singing Jigglypuff I mentioned earlier. Though if I'm being honest, I think the rarest thing in this game is being able to hear what a Porygon sounds like since they were banned from the anime. Earn more points to unlock more stuff and the game can be beaten in a day...as long as you remember all of the Pokemon signs. In order to uncover the hidden...Rainbow Cloud, you need to find 6 Pokemon signs across the island. Don't worry some are actually pretty clever. Looking back at all the previous levels...which you probably did anyway because Pokemon photos are only given points individually. If you ask me, the Rainbow Cloud is the weakest part of the game. It's sits a top of the map like an annoying guest that over stays his welcome. Its color scheme just doesn't fit in with the other level themes. Once this was a lovely, tropical sanctuary...and now it has a rejected My Little Pony dimension sitting in the corner. On top of that the level is pretty boring. It's just a boss fight mini game against Mew(Mew's honor is reinstated in the PokePark final battle). I rather have the final level take place take somewhere more natural like an ancient jungle followed by a temple, I think I had a dream about that once. And Mew isn't the only Pokemon available in the area, but you need to pay close attention like in the opening cutscene in order to snap it. And it could even have a tie-in to a certain story about some scientists hiking through a jungle. And after all said and done, play it again sometime! Since this game again, carries a low difficulty all you need is nice Friday night in order to beat it. That being said an easy game is meant for young children. But if you want to soothe a bad headache, take this old ride for a spin! I'm not sure what the future has in mind for this returning franchise, but its looking good so far in the trailers. I still remember sharing tips with my little sister during her play through. And it's not a bad idea to have kids take there first step into the Pokemon world with this title. Try it today, I think you'll have a good time. Expand