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Pokemon Snap is out today on Wii U VC

Pokemon Snap Wii U Pokemon

You know what game would have been perfect for a brand new entry (and revival) on the Wii U? Pokemon Snap.

It's still pretty surprising that it never happened given that the Wii U's set-up is incredibly ideal for the game, with the Wii U gamepad acting as a camera that could then look around the room and view different Pokemon in an in-game environment.

Alas, it wasn't meant to be, but Nintendo has seemingly heard fans' pleas for a Pokemon Snap game because they've just released the next best thing (or maybe the best altogether depending on how you look at it) on the Wii U eShop: the original Nintendo 64 game.

For those that aren't familiar, Pokemon Snap is a quirky on-rails game where you travel through a number of levels on a cart and take pictures of the Pokemon in the surrounding environment. At the end of each level, you'll select your best shots and then be graded on them -- getting the most points for taking the best shots possible (i.e. centered and catching the Pokemon doing a cool move or pose).

Ironically, the game wasn't quite what fans wanted when it initially released, having come out at a time when many wanted a full-scale Pokemon adventure on Nintendo 64, but the title quickly went on to become one of the best and most beloved Pokemon console titles and is still widely considered to be the best one by many today.

You can buy Pokemon Snap right now on the Wii U eShop for $9.99.

Will you be picking up Pokemon Snap? Do you have any memories of playing it from back in the day?


Yea I never understood why people loved this game. I don't see the fun in just taking pictures when I rather capture them all. But I will say I will mention this to my best friend. He might want to grab it since he can let his two boys play this game especially since one of them loves Pokemon and knows a lot of the pokemon names.

Yeah, I'm in the same boat...I cannot for the life of me figure out the appeal of this game and why people like it so much. Granted, I've never played it (and am not really a big Pokemon fan, though incidentally I did play Pokemon games more in the N64 era) but it just seems like it would get old like, really fast. If it was a separate mechanic in a much more fully-featured game then yeah, I could see it being a neat little minigame or distraction, but as an entire game, I don't know how it could possibly be entertaining for more than a few minutes.




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