Reviewed by Ness
Pokemon Snap is a must have for any Pokemon fan. The graphics
are outstanding(you can't see the polygons!), the replayability is great,
and sound is pretty good also.
Graphics 4.9 out of 5.0
This game's graphics are outstanding. They are rich in color,
and best of all, you can't see the Polygons. The Pokemon are
wonderfully animated, and seem very life like. Using different
items on Different Pokemon introduces different poses. This
game's strong point is graphics, and this game can handle the job!
The only reasons I gave it a 4.9 was because of Todd and his
Camera. In the beginning sequence, the frame rate seems a
little sluggish at times. Also, Todd looks a little blocky,
and his camera looks like a black box with a spraypainted
coffee can on it.
Music and Sound 4.5 out of 5.0
The music is fitting for the levels, and while you're playing,
you don't really notice it. That's how well it fits in! The music
on the Gallery is a little on the casinoey side. Overall, the
music is good. And the sound? Here's something: Most of the
Pokemon make their signature cries from the Animie. Pikachu
as many different voices, and so do many of the other Pokemon.
Electrode is the Tunnel doesn't talk, Kakuna in the tunnel doesn't
talk, neither does Haunter in the tunnel. Most everything else
does, though! The "Tch-click" of the camera is very life like,
and Prof. Oak Comments on your Pictures. In the spoken words
of Prof. Oak, the sound is "Wonderful!"
Game Challenge 3.0 out of 5.0
This game was too easy! I beat the game in 2 hours. I had all
62 Pokemon on film. Here's how the challenges go: Your first
objective in this Game is to photograph the Pokemon in the game,
and to collect the different items as rewards for your pictures.
Once you reach the Valley, the last of the standard levels,
your challenge changes. If you manage to knock the Squirtle
up the hill at the end of the level and hit the mankey, around
the corner you'll find the mankey. Hit him with a Pester ball,
one of the items you get, and he'll land on a button. This opens
a fork in the valley's river. You go into it and you find Professor
Oak. Now, you challenge is to find the 6 Pokemon signs.
In every level there is scenery that resembles Pokemon.
You snap a picture of each of them, and give them to the
Professor. He then unlocks a secret course for you, Rainbow
Cloud. Here you can Photograph Mew, the 151st Pokemon.
After you do, the Professor tells you how cool that is and he
rolls credits1. When you photo all 63 Pokemon, he rolls credits2.
Game Play-Fun 4.0 out of 5.0
This game is very fun. The replay value is high to a certain extent,
and it's fun to go back and improve upon your pictures. The first
time you go through Rainbow Cloud, you're so excited with fun
that you don't think to hit Mew with an apple to get him to make
a good picture pose.
I didn't get frustrated with anything really. Getting a picture of
Goldeen in the River level is difficult, though.
Replayability 4.5 out of 5.0
Replay's great. It's fun to go back and get better pictures. But
when you get a really good picture that's near impossible to
better, it gets frustrating.
Game Value 5.0 out of 5.0
I'll say it's worth the price, to a Pokemon fan, at least. I don't
recommend this game to someone who doesn't like Pokemon,
but I do think that's it's defiantly worth the $4.00 to rent it.
Overall 4.5 out of 5
Pokemon Snap is a very good game. Anybody that is a Pokemon
fan or has an Nintendo 64 should give this game a chance, I think that
they'll be very satisfied. The only thing that I don't like is that
there's only 63 Pokemon out of the 151 that are in Pokemon
Red and Blue for Game Boy. Pokemon Snap 2, I suppose.