Pokemon Snap (N64)

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Pokemon Snap (N64)

Postby Retrology » July 4th, 2017, 12:56 pm

I just got this game back from a friend of mine who was renting it, and made sure to check if it's held up or it's aged poorly.

Luckily, it's stood the test of time! What makes this game stand out is it's designed like a first person rail shooter, except you're lining up a crosshair to take pictures of these animals (Pokemon). If you take 60 photos the level is over and you have to choose the best photos so they can get reviewed by Professor Oak. It's a lot more fun than it sounds because there's many secrets hidden plus the game keeps your high scores based on how well your photos were taken. You even get a few items along the way, and can save your game to battery.

The game is short, but it's really addicting, and to be frank I can't think of another video game like this. You don't need to be a Pokemon fan to enjoy it, and I really think the VGC should review this, as it's a glaring omission from the N64 review collection. Thoughts?

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Re: Pokemon Snap (N64)

Postby Retro STrife » July 4th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Ha, any subconscious inspiration for this from my topic nagging VGC to review this game ("best N64 games the critic hasn't reviewed")? Well either way, I'm glad you tried it again because I was wondering how well it held up. I figured it would, because it's so unique and brilliant in its simplicity. I played it to the end back in the day and really had a good time with it. Def up the Critic's alley, in my opinion, and worth a review.

This could be my favorite N64 game- definitely top 5 for me. And I'm not a Pokemon fan at all (never played any other Pokemon game). But I'm always a fan of one-of-a-kind gaming experiences, and Pokemon Snap delivers... nothing else like it. Maybe it's not an A to everyone, but even if it only turns out to be a B or C range game, it's still unique enough that it's worth playing. And it sells for under $10, so you can't go wrong.

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