- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 30th Jun 1999
- 15th Sep 2000
- 21st Mar 1999
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 10th Dec 2007, 1,000 points
- 11th Dec 2007, 1,000 points
- 4th Dec 2007, 1,000 points
Wii U eShop
- 18th Aug 2016, £8.99
- 5th Jan 2017, $9.99
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)
- Available Now
- Controller Support
Candid Camera + Pocket Monster
This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. There are moments during Pokémon Snap where — upon finding a hidden path — the game ditches the first-person perspective to show your...
The N64 classic returns
Update [Fri 24th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Pokémon Snap has now been made available to Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers. You'll be able to access it via the Nintendo 64 games library. Original article [Fri 17th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Nintendo has announced the N64 release Pokémon Snap will be coming to its Switch...
Fire Emblem Warriors! Sonic Origins! AI: The Somnium Files!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Nintendo Switch Online +...
See for yourself
Nintendo yesterday announced the classic 1999 Nintendo 64 release Pokémon Snap would be coming to the Switch Online Expansion Pack service. Apart from Custom Robo and its sequel, this was the only remaining game scheduled to be released in the original batch of teased games. From here on out, we're not entirely sure what's on the...
Sold at auction for $136,000
An incredibly rare Pokémon card from the late '90s has resurfaced, selling for a whopping 5 million yen ($136,000 USD) at a Japanese auction. The card in question is one of 20 'Snap Magikarp' cards doled out to winners of a Pokémon Snap competition held in Japan. The competition itself required entrants to send in...
"Fluffruit is soft" he says
Dead?! No, no, he's just stunned. Pinin' for the fjords, he is We didn't think we would have to say this, because you've all been to a zoo, right? You know the bit where it says "please don't feed the animals"? Well, the implication is also that you shouldn't LOB UNDER-RIPE FRUITS AT THEM, EITHER. And yet, here we are...
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our regular retro box art-based poll to find the best regional variants from two or more territories. Last time we looked at Brain Training for Nintendo DS on its 15th anniversary, and after a meeting of the minds it seems that Europe had both the brains and the beauty; the EU cover walked away with over...
Snap 'em in your pocket
This week sees the release of New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. Fans of the original Nintendo 64 game have been waiting for a sequel since 1999. As excited as many probably are to explore the Lental Region, have you ever wondered what a Game Boy Color version of this series might have looked like? Well, wonder no...
Grab your Camerupt
Even amongst die-hard fans, chances are low that you’ve beaten most Pokémon games. Sure, main entries and subsequent remakes are one thing, but when you consider Pokémon’s seemingly endless spin-offs, that becomes a completely different chat. Now clocking over a hundred games, some may have fallen into relative obscurity,...
Snap those Monster scraps
I’ve been playing a lot of Monster Hunter Rise since it launched. Like, an unhealthy amount. It’s easily my new favourite in the series, serving as a great jumping on point for new players and a place for veterans to hone their skills. But while I’ve enjoyed zipping to and fro with the new Wirebug, and riding around...
Next slide please, professor
With New Pokémon Snap on the horizon, we can be sure many of you are itching to share the various photos you take around the new Lental region, but things weren't always so simple in the olden days. The original Pokémon Snap had quite a marketing campaign when it launched in 1999; in collaboration with Blockbuster...
In Pokémon Snap, you capture Pokémon not with a Poke Ball but with a camera! As budding young photographer Todd, help Professor Oak research Pokémon by taking pictures of them from your purpose-built vehicle, the ZERO-ONE.
Travel across Pokémon Island and snap the Pokémon in their home turf. However, many Pokémon are camera-shy, so you'll need to use special items like food or a flute to bring them out into the open.
Professor Oak will score your photos based on factors like the Pokémon's pose and its size in the frame. So get out there and put your Pokémon snapping skills to the test!
Also, the Virtual Console version of Pokémon Snap has been enhanced to work with the Wii Message Board – so now you can share your favourite Pokémon pics with your friends!