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Pokémon Snap (Nintendo 64)

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As Todd Snap, an aspiring Pokémon photographer, you must travel through different environment types in order to photograph as many Pokémon as you can find. With the help of Professor Oak, you will discover new places to photograph Pokémon, ranging from those such as a volcano which houses Fire Pokémon to a jungle housing Grass Pokémon. The game features 63 of the original 151 Pokémon, including favorites such as Pikachu and Charizard.

Throughout your journey as a Pokémon photographer you will obtain new items from Professor Oak to help snap a photo of those Pokémon whose attention you just can't seem to attract. At first you are equipped with only an apple, but by taking great photos of various species you will get access to items such as a Pester Ball or a Poké Flute. Gameplay is similar to that of a rail-shooter, in which you move across a linear route and are only able to look around to take pictures. At the end of each route you receive a score from Oak depending on things such as the position of the Pokémon in the frame shot, the size of the Pokémon in the picture, or how many of that Pokémon are together in the shot. Up to 60 photos can be taken during each course and you choose the one to submit to Oak. All the photos you take can later be accessed in your own Pokémon album. The game features six different courses, but a seventh one can be unlocked by taking a picture of a mysterious Pokémon sign in each of the other courses. The seventh course known as Rainbow Cloud offers the only opportunity to snap a photo of the rare and elusive psychic Pokémon, Mew.


Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 At the end of each level, it will calculate the number of pictures taken
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Prof. Oak giving you the run-down
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Zoom in and take a shot of Pidgey at the beginning of the Beach course
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 Selecting a course

Alternate Titles

  • "Pocket Monsters Snap" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケモンスナップ" -- Japanese spelling

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Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2003 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Jul, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Jun 22, 2000 8 out of 10 80 Oct 03, 2000 14 out of 20 70 Jan, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68 Aug 09, 2007 64 out of 100 64
Joypad Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Retroage Mar 05, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Oct 17, 2000 5 out of 10 50


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This was the first Pokémon game released for the Nintendo 64.

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