"Transferring data between games is a common feature nowadays, but in 1999 it was a huge deal for Pokémon fans who could finally see their favourite creatures battle it out in 3D. The pure focus on battling -- with various rule sets to choose from -- makes for a change of pace from the Game Boy original. The mini-games, while few, are surprisingly addictive and entertaining."
User Reviews (8)
"At the time this game came out it was advanced for it's time. I loved being able to plug my Pokemon blue and or yellow into the game and being able to battle all of my pokemon on a big screen and seeing them 3D. I also really liked the feature of being able to play the game right on the tv as well."
"I still remember the day I got this gem of a game at the height of the Pokemon craze. I can still smell the smoky scent of wood burning in my friend’s basement as we duked it out in Stadium. And I still get the same amount of enjoyment from Stadium 15 years later. Here’s hoping for another Stadium game on consoles someday soon."
"Seeing Pokemon battle each other in 3D was a dream come true for kids in the late 1990s, and that is exactly what Pokemon Stadium offered. While lacking in a true adventure mode category, the game did allow players to play their GB Pokemon Red/Blue on their TVs using the included transfer pak. For Pokemon fans, the Stadium games were a dream come true."
"When I first saw pokémon in 3D on the TV it felt like dream. The minigames were a load of fun and the possibility to store pokémon and play the gameboy game with N64 controller were brilliance of connectivity and possibilities that games rarely achieve. Fights themselves were boring on the long run, so Stadium is more of an extension for the gameboy game."
"Sure, it didn't have an adventure mode and you couldn't catch Pokémon but seeing them in 3D for the first time... and they had good cries (what the heck happened in Colosseum and XD?). Seeing your team come alive in 3D was something magical back then. The gym battles and cup challenges, multiplayer, minigames, playing your copy of Red, Blue of Yellow on N64..."
"I want to be the very best Like no one ever was To catch them all is my real test To train them is my cause I will travel across the land Searching far and wide Each Pokemon to understand The power that's inside Pokemon gotta catch them all its you and me I know it's my destiny Pokemon, oh, you're my best friend In a world we must defend...... Pokemon Stadium is a great game."
"The gameplay and graphics have aged decently. There's a decent amount of content in the game. The mini-games are fun, but the battles in this game can feel rigged, like in the sequel. It's pretty much an requirement to have Pokemon Red, Blue, or Yellow to even stand a chance of winning. Overall, this is still a great entry in the whole Pokemon series."
"Though its portable brothers were more of an RPG adventure starring fighting monsters, Pokemon Stadium focused more on the battling aspect of the games instead. The 2D sprites become 3D animated polygons to bring the battles to life in a varitey of different modes, each with different rules and limits. A lot of fun but ultimately more of a peripheral to its Gameboy counterparts."
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