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US VC Releases - 10th December - Pokemon Snap

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

The first Pokemon game hits VC in the US today! It's the strange but fun Pokemon Snap for Nintendo 64, where instead of capturing Pokemon in Pokeballs, you capture them on film. The game itself is good fun, but as an overall package it is a bit lacking. Still, if you're a Pokemon fan, better make do with this, because this will most likely be one of extremely few Pokemon titles to come to VC (We think the only other one will be Pokemon Puzzle League). Another thing worth considering is that this version of Pokemon Snap has a VC-exclusive feature!

Also out today is perhaps the best baseball game of all time - Baseball Stars 2 for Neo Geo. Fast-paced action mixed with great visuals and a ton of flair make this an enjoyable game for any fan of the sport. And heck, even those who don't like the sport should check it out.

Today's final game is the last game in the Ghosts 'n Goblins/Ghouls 'n Ghosts series - The original, Ghosts 'n Goblins. It hasn't held up well compared to it's sequels, but if you like the franchise you should still find this pretty enjoyable. Well, now that we have the three VC-eligible G'nG games, Capcom, how about giving us some Demon's Crest?

A photography game, a sports game, and a platformer - Certainly a varied selection this week. Check out the reviews:

Pokemon Snap - Nintendo 64 - 1000 Wii Points
Baseball Stars 2 - Neo Geo - 900 Wii Points
Ghosts 'n Goblins - NES - 500 Wii Points

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User Comments (29)



Bass_X0 said:

I hope you guys get KoF94 soon because its the best (or the second best) fighter on the VC.



DjinnFighter said:

Not today... today, it's Ghosts 'n Goblins and it will kill all of us.

...and Pokémon Snap, but this one won't kill us....



AlphaNerd01 said:

Even though I've already played it, I was kind of hoping we'd get Light Crusader today.

Ghosts 'n Goblins for the NES? Well, if you're up for a challenge...



Jon said:

Baseball Stars 2? Where is Baseball Stars NES? aka the greatest video sports game ever made. Period.



Zweck36 said:

This is a pretty good week and all, but I am still really mad about not having KOF.



SteveXtreme said:

They're not gonna come out with the Mega Man games because they have them all in 2 separate game packs for just $20.



Tim said:

Hopefully they'll make available bubble bobble before christmas. I don't know what Nintendo is thinking giving us a summer sport (baseball) in the winter. At least the Pokemon fans have something to look forward to.



JNoodles said:

Oh man, Drake, if you're right, I can't wait for some Panel de Pon Pokemon action! Of course I always liked Tetris Attack and it's Yoshi-dom better but I'll be happy to own both of them.



rich said:

i agree with jon - want to see baseball stars for nes. and super tecmo bowl.



retro_gammer79 said:

OMG, they are releasing all the bad games for Neo Geo, as I feared. Why Baseball Stars 2, when there are plenty of sports games out there??? i want the classic fighting games!!! Fine, start with KOF 94, so Nintendo can make it's money on the pr equals. Give us the fighting games!!!!!!!



rich said:

NES baseball stars allowed you to create and build up your team. You also could play a regular season of up to 125 games (pretty sure that # is accurate...), and it kept stats.



BJWanlund said:

GREAT week! Some weeks, there are games I wouldn't touch with a 15-ft pole, but other weeks I'd HAPPILY buy all 3! This is one of the latter weeks!!




Bass_X0 said:

ED, the NeoGeo releases will be flooded with fighting games soon. SNK are trying to show us that the NeoGeo isn't strictly about fighting games by giving us other genres.



Bass_X0 said:

nobody is telling you to fhag. its for people who don't have the game anymore and want to play it again and those you have never played it.



LazerGun said:

Well said rich and Jon... Baseball Stars (one) is one of the funnest baseball games of all time. I downloaded BS2 today just because of my fellings on Baseball Stars (one). I was so dissapointed... BS2 is terrible! It has the quirkyness of the first one, but all the fun stuff that involved modifing your roster are GONE!? That was 90% of the fun in the game! BS2 is god awful and anyone that thinks it is a fun game is on the NeoGeo payroll. Why is Nintendo messing around with these garbage games? Just release good stuff like Cobra Triangle, Crystalis, Baseball Stars (one), Basewars. I mean they got my 9bucks for BS2 but, it will be the last cash they get from me if all they release is junk like it in the future.



DjinnFighter said:

I'm sure the next N64 game will be Super Smash Bros., the original.
Brawl will be released in February, I'm sure Nintendo will release the original Smash before.

The VC N64 collection is great. Ten Nintendo games.



TBoneTony said:

I sure hope that when Pokemon Stadium becomes avaliable for the VC, there should be a choise of also getting all 3 GameBoy games to go allong with it too.

Just so people out there can experience Pokemon Stadium at it's full potential.



Kawaiipikachu said:

Pokémon snap here in Australia .
I i did't bother downloading it because i allready got a physacil copy for my N64



Playing Pokemon Snap today brought back some memories... At least for the hour and a half that the game takes to complete



BJ1 said:

I think Nintendo will think of a way to bring the other Pokemon games for the VC. It just may take some time.



Eh... RBI Baseball > Baseball Stars by aeons and aeons.

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