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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.3

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GameSpot (Nov 03, 2000)
Despite the positive nature of this review, a huge flag of caution must be waved in the direction of the adolescents and adults out there: This game is not a powerhouse of voice recognition, nor is it a bastion of deep gameplay. If you're not a fan of the series or not into solving puzzles, your needs will be better met elsewhere. However, if you're a dyed-in-the-wool Pokéfan or if you happen to care for young children, then Hey You, Pikachu! is right up your alley. Its price tag may be steep, but there is limitless replay value to be found in the hands of the right audience.
X64 (Mar, 1999)
L'expérience Pikachu Genki Dechu est quelque chose de fort. Pikachu répond à la voix de son maître, comme les vrais animaux domestiques. Une fois encore, bien joué de la part de Nintendo.
HappyPuppy (Nov 20, 2000)
Finally, the game's price is more shocking than a thunderbolt attack: $79.99. It's hard for the most hard-core Pokefan to justify buying this game. However, if you want to become the favorite aunt or uncle of a young gamer, Hey You, Pikachu! will make a great holiday gift for the Pokemon fan under 12. If you're older than that, check out Pokemon Puzzle League or Pokemon Gold/Silver to get your Q4 Pokemon fix.
The Game Hoard (Jan 03, 2018)
Hey You, Pikachu! is a novelty. Speaking to a Pokémon and getting direct responses is interesting on paper, but the game it takes place in is limited both by hardware and design choices. Pikachu can’t respond to enough of what you’re saying accurately and the game tries to fill space with random actions to mask that. You can have a bit of fun playing it for a while, but it’s a short and vapid experience outside of some moments like interacting with other Pokémon and the fishing minigames.
Gaming Age (2001)
If you or your kids must have a new Pokemon game, I suggest buying any of the other games in the franchise before this one. If you already own all of them, then proceed with caution when buying this one. It's definitely not for everyone, and even those people who think they may enjoy it may be in for a surprise. At least the voice recognition does a good job and I didn't have any problems with it. The premise of the game is original, and that's always a good thing. It's just too bad that the execution wasn't better.
Hey You, Pikachu! is an absolute sham. The game is being sold as a “voice interactive game” similar to Seaman, but that’s simply not the case. In reality, it’s just a collection of pointless minigames that you operate with a clumsy voice-activated control scheme.
Game Revolution (Nov 01, 2000)
So, to most of the GR readers, I'm warning you to stay away. It's the video game equivalent of going to the library and reading a Golden Book instead of Tolstoy. But if you have a really young sibling or even a child of your own who definitely likes Pikachu and can bear all his long term annoyances, there might be a possible Christmas present there.
This game says, “Pikachu knows lots of ways to have fun.” Really? Why didn’t the little bastard share any of them with me during the excruciating hours I spent playing Hey You, Pikachu!?
Sharkberg (Jun 24, 2015)
I’m more than willing to forgive a spin-off game if it still is a decent game (see Pokemon Pinball). I’m even willing to forgive a movie game if it is still a decent game (see Saw). But this game, either by the limit of its tech or being just plain rushed, falls flat in nearly every aspect. When it does work it’s actually pretty fun, as fun as ordering an electric rodent around in minigames is. But the fact that it only works half the time (if that) kills it, especially since the people playing it in this day and age will probably be in their twenties and have too low of voices for the microphone to even work.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 30, 2007)
To be frank, I don't think it even matters what you say, because Pikachu seems to do whatever the hell he feels like. Playing Hey You Pikachu is like trying to pick up a watermelon seed - there's a lot of effort involved but minimal reward. I actually began to feel physically ill while reviewing this. With its verbose text and user-hostile interface, Hey You Pikachu is probably the most worthless game in my entire collection.

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