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| Dogasu's Backpack
| Video Games | Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64 was
the first home console the Pocket
Monsters appeared on. While the Stadium games were the big draw for
many fans, some of the "lesser" games like Snap and Puzzle Challenge had their share of
fans as well.
Release Date: August 1st, 1998
Release Date: N/A
Pokemon Stadium brings the action of the Game Boy
games to the big screen! Players are able to use either pokemon
their Game Boy carts (using the included GB Pak) or rental pokemon to
one another in 3D. The game has a number of battle modes (such
"Free Battle" and "Tournament") to keep players battling one another
game was never released in the U.S., presumably because
it only features 42
of the 151 pokemon available at the time.
This game was intended to be released for the Nintendo 64 DD
system, but the failure of that peripheral forced Nintendo to port this
game to a regular N64 cart instead.
||Pikachu is Energetic Chuu
(Hey You, Pikachu!)
Release Date: December 12th, 1998
Release Date: November 7th, 2000
Pikachu is Energetic Chuu is a Tamagotchi-style
game that enables players to interact with Pikachu via a microphone
the game. Players are able to befriend the popular pokemon and
go on little quests which include fishing and going on scavenger hunts.
In Japan, the microphone that comes packed with the game is on a little
headset. In the U.S., the microphone is attached to a pak that
plugs into the Nintendo 64 controller.
Translating the voice recognition software from Japanese to
English proved to be an especially difficult process, which is why the
game wasn't released in the U.S. until almost two years after its
Japanese release. It was not released in Europe because of the
difficulty of reprogramming the voice recognition software for each
|Nintendo All-Stars! The
Big Fray - Smash Brothers
Date: January 21st, 1999
Date: April 27th, 1999
Nintendo brings together an assortment of their greatest franchises to
duke it out! Characters in the Mario, Metroid, and Pokemon series
(to name a few) battle one another in this hugely popular fighting game.
A few of the sound effects were altered for the American release.
This game features two pokemon characters; Pikachu, who
is available from the start, and Purin (Jigglypuff), who is an
Release Date: March 21st, 1999
Release Date: July 1st, 1999
Snap has players assuming the role of a young cameraman, Tohru, as
he rides around on an automated cart, taking pictures of various
pokemon. The goal of the game is to capture the best pictures of
pokemon, and after each stage your photos are evaluated by
Orchid-Hakase. As you progress through the game, opening up new
stages and acquiring new items, you're able to uncover pokemon not
present in the beginning stages. When this game was first
released, players were able
to print out their favorite pictures at any participating Blockbuster
Trivia: This game was intended to
be released for the Nintendo 64 DD system, but the failure of that
peripheral forced Nintendo to port this game to a regular N64 cart
Pokemon Snap Japanese Site
|Pokemon Stadium 2
Release Date: April 30th, 1999
Release Date: March 1st, 2000
Pokemon Stadium 2 improves on the original Pokemon
Stadium in almost every way. The game contains all of the 151
pokemon who debuted in Kanto and offers a number of new play modes,
such as "Gym Leader
Castle" and a mini-game mode. Players are still able to upload
pokemon via the GB Pak, and they can use the game to help unlock the
Pikachu game in Pocket Monsters Pikachu.
Since the first game in the series was never released in the
GB Pak had to be included in the U.S. version of Stadium 2.
The pak was not included with the Japanese version.
|Pokemon Stadium Gold &
(Pokémon Stadium 2)
Release Date: December 14th, 2000
Release Date: March 26th, 2001
Pokemon Stadium Gold & Silver improves on the
games in the Stadium franchise by adding all of the Jouto
into the mix. In addition, players are able to battle the Jouto
Leaders in the Gym Leader Castle, transfer Mystery Presents to their
Boy games, and play all-new Mini Games.
The Japanese version was compatible with the Mobile Adapter GB.
Players had the ability to participate in a Mobile Tournament,
since the mobile phone features were scrapped from the American release
of Pocket Monsters Crystal, it had to be scrapped for Pokemon
Stadium Gold & Silver as well.
|-No Japanese Title-
Date: September 25th, 2000
Overview: In this Panel de Pon-inspired
game, players line up like-colored blocks in an attempt to clear each
stage. The game features the video game debut of a number of
characters (such as Ash, Tracey, and Richie) and has a soundtrack based
on the 2BA Master CD.
To date, this is the only game to be made exclusively for
English-speaking countries. It is the only Pokemon-related game to not be
released in Japan.
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