"Off-beat and remarkably novel, it's surprising just how well Pokémon Snap works as a concept. In this snap em up, you trade in your Pokéballs for a trusty camera, with which you have to take the best Pokémon portraits possible. Sporting delightful environments and plenty of secrets to keep you coming back, it's still one of the best examples of a spin-off done right."
User Reviews (8)
"It's an on-rail Pokémon shooter!" That's how my friend descriped this game when he showed me a picture of Eevee about to get shot with a gun from the Nintendo News magazine. Turned out it was an on-rail photo snapping game instead and that Eevee was safe. The game doesn't have all the original 150mon and is very short but would deserve a sequel."
"+varied environments +easy to learn +Pokemon used voices from show instead of Game Boy MIDI +different items to interact with Pokemon -very few levels -could have greatly benefited from an objective or shot list system -not that many breeds of Pokemon -back on the N64, no way to share the photos -could print photos as stickers at Blockbuster, but the pricing was too expensive"
"A casual, gentle on rails stroll through a wilderness brimming with Pokemon. Gotta snap em all is the mantra here. Pokemon Snap's main challenge came in the form of spotting the most obscurred pocket monsters or timing your camera click just right as a Charizard flies past at break-neck pace. All in the name of improving your photo score. Simple, limited but great fun."
"Very impressive game that shows sceneries and lives of pokémon that was left for imagination for anyone playing the Gameboy iterations. Encouraging scoring system, unlockable items and new paths pull you in for a shoot after another. The game is very short and the final level of the game is rather disappointing, but the fun and thrill at it's best is some to remember."
"Pokemon Snap is a game that, upon first glance, seems to be a terrible idea to milk a franchise that had become a phenomenon. Yet it somehow works brilliantly, combining on-rails elements with photo taking to create a game full of character, charm and secrets that you'll keep playing past the credits, if for no reason but to hear Prof. Oak praise your efforts."
"Great game. Shame it only had about 60 Pokemon in it. Surely they could have replaced one of the dozen Pikachus with something else - even if it was just a Raichu..... That said, it is a nice relaxing game that I hope they make a sequel to. The game wasn't worth full price back in the day, but easily worth the cheaper amount on ebay."
"You'd think a game where you do something as simple as take photos of Pokémon would be a terrible idea, yet somehow Nintendo made it work. Any Pokémon fan at the time thought immersing yourself in a 3D Pokémon world was amazing and it still is. This game will make you want to find all the Pokémon in the world from beginning to end!"
"A product to cash in on Pokemon's popularity actually turns out to be a decent game. Here the traditional conventions of catching and battling are switched out for photographing on the rails - safari tour style - and, whilst the Pokemon on show are fixed, there are plenty of hidden extras to reward players willing to look deeper. A nice spin-off, but a tad somewhat lacklustre"
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