Pokémon Stadium 2 Reviews (Nintendo 64)

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A really fun classic melee in the Pokemon game series Andrew Shepard (1221) unrated

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Critic Reviews

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VicioJuegos.com (Jul 12, 2007)
Pokémon Stadium 2 es la secuela de un título que hizo las delicias de todos los fans por las novedades que traía respecto a las ediciones como poder ver a los pokémon en 3D. Este secuela no es peor que la anterior, sino todo lo contrario, pero como ha repetido fórmula y no se ha incluído el Transfer Pack de regalo con el juego le ha tocado el segundo puesto. Todo esto se compensa si no probaste la precuela, pues esta resulta más completa y espectacular. Eso sí, si tienes alguna de las ediciones de la Game Boy, es recomendable que te compres el Transfer Pack para disfrutarlo al 100%. Los que hayan probado la precuela siempre pueden darle una oportunidad, siempre y cuando busquen un juego con una dificultad más que ajustada para probar sus conocimientos sobre pokémon.
HappyPuppy (May 06, 2001)
While this game has more than enough notable improvements over the first to warrant a purchase for any Pokehead, I wouldn't recommend a purchase if you don't already have Gold or Silver and a transfer pack. The main problem is that there's no real incentive to play this game by itself. Most of the rewards for winning come in the form of items, such as TMs, that will help you in your Game Boy game. As well done as the battles are, the addictive nature of Pokemon comes from the collecting and raising aspects of the game. Without doing that stuff, it's hard to fully appreciate this game.
Everything has been stepped up a notch in the second Stadium game - better graphics, more options and the inclusion of Gold and Silver Pokémon. For anyone who loves Pokémon, Stadium 2 is a must-have.
Mag'64 (Oct 21, 2001)
Abschließend kann man sagen das sich Kauf für Pokemon Fans lohnt. Spielerisch gibt sich das Spiel keine Blöße. Inhaltlich wird mit vielen Dinge geprotzt und dem Spieler viel geboten. Erkauft wird das ganze aber in meinen Augen mit schlechteren Grafik als im Vorgänger und einem dumpferen Sound und Kommentaren. Auch wenn das einem Pokemon Fan vielleicht wenig ausmacht, so sollte man es doch erwähnen. Wer den ersten Teil noch nicht hat und Interesse hat sollte hier zuschlagen. In diesem Sinne....Piiiikkkkkkaaaaaa!!
Pokémon Stadium 2 is a sequel in every respect of the word. It offers support for the second-generation Pokémon games (Gold and Silver), while also providing more of everything that made the original so unique. You’ll find more options to trade, more storage space, more tournaments and more interaction between your Game Boy Color and your N64. If you’re not already a Pokémon fan, this title alone won’t even begin to sway you, since it is designed for and almost requires a Transfer Pak and a Game Boy copy of Pokémon to open up its full features. For those who are actively looking to catch them all, however, this upgrade will be their new nexus, as its backward compatibility means that all things Pokémon are available in its vaults. Expect this one to be a big hit with the kids, and that status is richly deserved, as this is one title that’s absolutely packed with options and things to do.
Game Critics (Aug 20, 2001)
This may not be the most scientific method of review, but then again, this isnt rocket science either. I tried to convey my experience with the game as accurately as possible and I plainly documented what transpired. Also keep in mind that my expectations was only one of three reasons why I liked Stadium 2 more than the original. Stadium 2 isnt exactly what I would classify as an amazing and thoroughly satisfying videogame experience, but for what it is, it is more successful than its predecessor and should keep diehard fans happy and the franchise cash cow flowing.
IGN (Mar 26, 2001)
If you are a fan of Pokemon, this game's likely been on your radar for quite some time now. In almost all areas, it doesn't disappoint. In a lot of ways, it's superior to its predecessor, as there is a good deal more challenge and other valuable things to do. The Pokemon Academy section of the game was brilliant, and the mini-games are a lot more fun. What it boils down to is this: Did you play through Gold or Silver? Did you enjoy battling? If so, you will love this game. If you did not, pass. While Pokemon Stadium 2 does a lot of things, it is basically a repetitive, turn-based fighting game. And if you're not into that, stay away. Otherwise, grab your Pokemon and let's scrap.
GameSpot (Mar 26, 2001)
You really need to own a copy of Pokémon Gold or Silver to get the most out of Stadium 2. Without the GBC cart and a Transfer Pak, you lose access to nearly half of the game modes and much of the expansion to the original handheld game that Stadium 2 offers. Playing the GB game full-screen and finding new items along the way is often more exciting than the exclusive modes on the N64 cartridge. If you do have a Transfer Pak, want to get more out of Gold or Silver, and enjoy a lot of battling, then Stadium 2 is a complete package and is definitely worth picking up.
Power Unlimited (Aug, 2001)
Jaaaahhhaaa, daar is weer zo'n gloednieuwe glimmende Pokémon game, jongens en meisjes. Kom maar hier met dat zakgeld...
I am tired of this series. Hopefully the Game Boy Advance and Gamecube will give Nintendo the opportunity to reinvent the Pokémon franchise, because I doubt the kids are going to be hungry for warmed-up leftovers for much longer.
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 15, 2001)
Pokémon Stadium 2 est la suite sans surprise de Pokémon Stadium. Cette nouvelle cartouche fait intervenir les nouveaux Pokémon des versions or et argent mais ne se concentre que sur les combats. Ce titre n'est à conseiller qu'aux vrais fans de Pokémon, ceux qui ont adoré Pokémon Stadium et qui en redemandent. Mais lorsqu'on sait que Pokémon Stadium fut le jeu le plus vendu sur Nintendo 64, le succès de ce nouvel opus ne fait aucun doute.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Dec 09, 2001)
My interest in Pokemon Stadium 2 waned after about four hours, and by the seventh or eighth I was sick to death of it. As much as I enjoy the various products of the Pokemon franchise, this is one of those games where you do the same thing over and over and over again, probably just to get the chance to do it once more. High points include the Pokemon Academy and the ability to play the GameBoy games on your television screen, but in practice you will need to have an unhealthy obsession for this game to last you longer than a day or two. Still, if you enjoy it that much, more power to you, but you probably won't have read this review anyway...