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Pokémon Snap (Nintendo 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (41 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Game Critics
We have fun and are entertained because physical, real-world experiences can evoke pleasant feelings and emotions about ourselves, and Pokémon Snap serves as a reminder that videogames aren't necessarily fun onto themselves, but fun because they virtually simulate some of those real-world experiences. So playing Pokémon Snap is good, but if it inspires you to take up photography, visit a zoo, or go on a real wild safari (not that phony Disney stuff), the experience would be far richer.
Game Informer Magazine
With countless ways to get different shots of each monster, no two people will have the same pictures. This gives depth to a seemingly shallow game. Its graphics also capture the cute nuances of Pokemon.
Cincinnati Enquirer
Pokemon Snap is a rare treat, a truly inventive game that is fun for both kids and parents alike. If you're a fan of the whole series, Snap is a must have. If you're a novice, you'll find no better introduction to the Pokemon phenomena than Pokemon Snap.
All Game Guide
Yet if you're willing to look past the rather small number of courses (the bonus one really isn't anything of note), there is a substantial amount of replay value involved in trying to collect bizarre or unique pictures. In addition, the game offers a special point challenge after completing it once to further entice players to take another trip through the courses. Most, however, won't need the incentive.
Power Unlimited
Denkend aan al die Japanners met petjes op en grote camera's om hun nek, begrijp ik waarom Pokémon Snap het zo goed doet in Japan. Ik heb echter diep respekt voor de manier waarop ze ook Dre en mij zo gek hebben kunnen krijgen dat we drie dagen lang virtuele zakmonsters hebben gefotografeerd. Grote Klasse!
Gaming Target
Well, if you like Pokemon then you will most likely love this game. It's a great game, but keep in mind that the average gamer could complete it in about 3 days. The Pokemon phenomenon only gets better with Pokemon Snap. Join the craze!
Super Play
Och trots att jag är ganska säker på att de lite yngre spelarna kommer att jubla när de ser de förskönade varianterna av sina favoritmonster tror jag att Nintendo nu även kan lyckas tilltala en äldre publik. Pokémon Snap handlar nämligen minst lika mycket om estetik som maniskt samlande. Om man sedan orkar lägga ner så mycket tid som krävs för att sätta ihop ett riktigt snyggt fotoalbum är främst en fråga om inställning.
Les fans des Pokemon ne manqueront pas de se ruer sur ce jeu qui, après tout, leur est destiné. On ne peut que louer le travail de Nintendo pour avoir su sortir des versions rouges, bleues et jaunes en proposant un principe de jeu complètement original et qui s'adapte bien à l'univers étrange des Pokemon. Mais la pauvre durée de vie du soft ne le destinera qu'aux plus passionnés des Pocket Monsters.
This game is guaranteed to give you hours and hours of fun. Trying to get that perfect shot with a great pose by the Pokémon. And trying to see all of the different ways you can affect the Pokémon with items. Of course, once you see all of these things, they will quickly grow old. And don't forget that with the right accessories, you can even print your photos, if I remember correctly. Just don't ask me what you need to do it, 'cause I don't know. It should be enough for you people just to see your pictures on the television.
Pokémon Snap, para bien y para mal, es un juego único.
Biorąc do ręki Pokemon Snap spodziewać by się można niesamowitego gniota, gdzie na siłę zostały wetknięte Pokemony dla zwiększenia sprzedaży. Jednak nic bardziej mylnego. Dostajemy całkiem przyzwoity tytuł, który może nie powala na kolana i zajmie nam mniej czasu od Contry, ale daje tą przyjemność jaką powinna dawać gra. Niezbyt wysoki poziom trudności, dużo kolorów i proste sterowanie pozwala zagrać w tą grę również najmłodszym do których bez wątpienia była pierwotnie kierowana. Zdecydowanie brakuje tu przemocy czy choćby niewinnego wypalania znaków na zadach pokemonów, ale jak się nie ma co się lubi... Nie oszukujmy się kto nie lubi robić zdjęć? Równie dobrze mogłyby to być normalne zwierzęta, a my w roli uczestnika safari.
Sympa et mignon, Pokémon Snap est un jeu sans prétention qui se laissera jouer par une après-midi de pluie.
Pokémon Snap est un parfait produit Pokémon qui ravira tous les pokémaniaques entre 7 et 12 ans. A la fois simple à prendre en main, pacifique, gratifiant (les enfants adorent leurs albums), le principe du jeu n'est pas aussi simpliste qu'on pourrait le croire, grâce aux surprises et événements à déclencher qui ne manqueront pas de ravir les joueurs, du moins pendant les quelques premières heures de jeu. Au-delà, seuls ceux qui désirent améliorer leur album-photo virtuel persévèreront.