Well, well, well! What can one say? I (22) have such fond memories of playing this game probably a decade or so ago. My older brothers had the N64s and I would wait all week to play this at the weekend. That is how much I enjoyed it and, the new games are, of course, just as good, in their own right, but Nintendo, Game Freak and the other partners have departed a little from this gem. Why?
-Well, we had a unique story mode designed to test one's battling skills. Pokemon colleseum did do its own expansion but such features have now dissappeared (Along with the stadium games full stop!).
- The multiplayer, while flawed, perhaps (Being on one screen your opponent could see what attacks you had and thus knew it was one of four (Pokemon can learn more than four attacks, but have only four at one time.), was a LOT of fun, as I am sure anyone else who played it can endorse. The announcer would enthusiastically support you, comment on tough situations-Something like- "This is one heated battle," and other things. And he was actually quite varied, remember this was the 1990s, I think I have heard more repetitive speech in some more modern games. It was truly a joy to see Pokemon on tv. I really want more of these games...
-And, of course, the extras. We had just as much fun playing the minigames as the rest. I remember my favourite was Lickitung's. There was something so funny about robbing someone of a sushi they were so sure was their own. And watching Licktiung dance in panic when he ate one he was not supposed to. Who remembers this? Take us back. Oh, and the golden sushi! It is all coming back to me now. Clefairy says was another interesting one, I think I used to suffer badly at this one, no wonder general memory has never been my strong point. Clefairy says was Clefairy pushing out Simon, she/he would dictate to us commands we had to repeat. Another tricky one involved Drowzee attempting to stay awake.
All in all, the game was well worth its money...I wish Nintendo would re-release it for the Wii U, even without any extras I would still buy it in a second! We really need a modern way of playing this, given how vulnerable cartridges can be. This is one of my favourite N64 games...I could still play this all day. I really recommend you try this out...even if you do not like Pokemon! Just play the mini games or have a go at battling.
Man, I remember playing Pokemon Stadium when in my early teens! What a super and appealing Nintendo 64 video game this turned out! I just couldn't stop playing it! I was a huge Pokemon freak back then! Sure beats watching Satoshi Tajiri's Anime show! Players can select their favourite Pokemon species to do battle with Pokemon trainers and the Indigo gym leaders such as Misty and Brock in earning badges! My personal favourites I had the pleasure of testing in matches were Eevee, Vileplume, Pikachu, Charmeleon, Shellder, Weepinbell, Magneton, Parasect, Slowbro, Bulbasaur, Pidgeot, Exeggcute, Squirtle, Victreebel, Oddish, Electrode, Machoke, and especially the powerful Mewtwo! They're sweet in 3D animation! Don't waste your valuable time picking Magikarp to fight. It's pretty much a useless water Pokemon whose sole technique is Splash, and that's not even a real move! The referee will always remark, ''What's the point in splashing?'' Magikarp's evolved form Gyarados would be a suitable choice instead. Both the cocoon Pokemon Metapod and Kakuna can only perform Harden and also are no good in combat. Harden does help lessen the damage of attacks being launched by serving as a protective defense. I loved how Eevee did the Sand Attack by springing into the air and using it's soft, fluffy tail as a feather duster! That tiny normal type Pokemon looks so cute and cuddly! Just as Persian when it meows (yawns?) after coming out of it's Pokeball! Vileplume's Petal Dance it performs was effectively and beautifully well-executed! Gotta like how Vileplume continually flutters it's big Rafflesia petals like Butterfree's wings while standing tall and pretty in the arenas. Gloom is more gloomier. I preferred the poison/grass type Pokemon whom the Celedon City gym leader Erika specializes in. I cant get enough of this game. Its so much fun!
Pokemon is now avaliable on Nintendo, this is where you can battle all your favorite pokemon and become a pokemon master yourself.
However I will say that the remote is quite hard to get working at first but it is very easy to pick up.
There are various different games you can play you can play a trial - where Pokemon are chosen for you and you can get a glimpse of a battling pokemon - however the chosen Pokemon are all level/stage one.
Or you can have your own battle of Pokemon (you can do either one player or two player) this is where you can choose up to six pokemon and you must defeat all six before you can win the battle. However you may choose any Pokemon at any level you like one, two or three.
You can also enter the stadium where you can battle various trainers and win badges (these are the eight badges in the Pokemon series) they are also in different catogries poke-ball, great-ball, ultra-ball and master ball - you must win in all four catogries to become a new champion.
The final, part of the game is that you can go and battle the gym leaders, you must win each gym leader as they have the key to the next gym leader and when you've defeated the 8th gym leader, he was the key to the most challenging gym leaders and if you reach the 5th trainer and you hopefully defeat him you can win a pokemon which will be chosen for you. Afterwards you can get your transfer pack and if you own the game you can transfer the pokemon to your gameboy and it comes part of your 150 pokemon. Then all your pokemon that you battled with goes in the hall of fame - try getting all 150 in there!
Personally, i thought this game was awesome and spend hours playing it, and I managed to get two pokemon onto my gameboy which was a great reward! However I do believe that some of the levels on the game are a lot harder and more challenging. But you gotta challange if you want to catch them all.
"Pokemon Stadium" is a strategy video game. It was first released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000 by Nintendo. In the United States, the game received a guidance rating of "E" which deemed it appropriate for all ages.
Pokemon Stadium focuses on the battle sequence of Nintendo's popular licensed video game of the same name. Using the included "Transfer Pak" addition for the console's game pad, players may upload the vital statistics of their already captured Pokemon monsters from the red, blue, and yellow installments. Should players not own the Gameboy edition of Pokemon, however, they may select from a variety of pre-generated monsters to form a battle team. The gameplay experience itself is similar to that of the Gameboy game. Players must confront computer controlled gym leaders and trainers in aims of winning tournaments for further progression. This is done by entering the aforementioned tournaments which are restricted by the level of the player's Pokemon monsters. For example, the "Pika Cup" only allows monsters between levels 15 and 20, and the "Poke Cup" only allows monsters between levels 50 and 55.
Once a team of monsters has been selected and a tournament entered, it's off to the battle sequence. The gameplay experience is standard to what one may expect from a Pokemon release. The familiar interface presents four attacks represented by a designated button, and each monster executes commands in a turn based sequence. In between each turn players may recall a Pokemon monster to substitute it for another within his or her team, however this action requires one turn and the opponent may deal an attack on the more vital monster. This process repeats itself until all Pokemon monsters from one team have been eliminated through the reduction of hit point values to zero.
I found the game itself to be rather minimalistic. As the title focuses solely on the battle sequence of Pokemon, I soon became bored of what the game had to offer and is something I now very rarely play. There is little interactivity beyond pressing a button as directed by on screen prompts, and would likely not appeal to those seeking any form of challenge. It is, however, a strong visual package.
Seeing my Pokemon monsters in a three dimensional perspective is very pleasing to the eye. I found each Pokemon to appear as I expected it to as the monster conforms to both the Gameboy's suggested art and the popular television series. Each monster is also equipped with assorted gestures which accompany each attack. They are both nicely animated and feature solid detailing efforts. For example, fire based attacks will see monsters spewing crystal-like flames towards an opposing monster. What could perhaps be improved on is the lack of detail in the arena environments. While present, the spectators appear to be nothing more than ink spots in the distance. This doesn't necessarily affect my gaming experience but it is painstakingly noticeable. The soundtrack is also acceptable in its presentation. Ambiance effects such as the white noise roar of the fans and other suitable effects such as the burning ripple of a flame accompany each battle, but a rather annoying overhead commentator stands out as the most audible feature. His phrases are limited to dictating what is happening on screen, and soon becomes very repetitive due to the availability of only four attacks per monster.
I would perhaps recommend this game to Pokemon aficionados who truly adhere to the adage of "catch 'em all". The novelty of the video game soon wears thin and I don't find it offers much by the way of replay value. More casual gamers may want to give this title a miss.
I looked forward to this game coming out & was eager to buy it when it did as I was a big fan of the original Pokemon Red & Blue (I had blue & still play Diamond). This allowed you to upload your Pokemon onto your Nintendo 64 & Battle them on screen in full 3D & glorious 64 Bit graphics.
The actual meat of this game & the reason why you would buy it, worked OK but was far from perfect. Out of 151 Pokemon, only around 40 actually had a version of them included in the game. You could play as the others, but they didn't resemble what they looked like. This was the major downside. The game did do what it was supposed to, however it was basically an upscaled version of your pokemon Red & Blue & did nothing new to the game. The only really good thing about the main section of the game was that you could win trophies which would allow you to download a rare Pokemon (like one of the startes or Hitmonlee / Hitmonchan of which there was a choice in game between the two). Very useful for helping fill your pokedex especially for solo players but not really worth the £50 asking price at the time.
What made the game so memorable for me & what gave me & my friends hours of entertainment was the mini games in the "Kids Club". There were not loads of party games on the market in the late 1990's however the mini games on this broke the mould & were truly great. With 4 pads, up to 4 people could compete against each other simultaneously in mini games. The games all had a different theme. Some were button mashing. Some were based on mashing buttons in time with a specific object. Some invovled spinning the joystick around & some were memory games based on repeating on screen instructions over & over again. Everyone always seemed to be good at least one or two events out of the 9 & we used to play tournaments where the event was picked at random & the first to so many wins triumphed. You had to be a real all rounder & get lucky with your best events to win at this game.
I would certainly recommend the game now (and it's sequel). If you have an N64 & still play it, then this is both a lot of fun & possibly quite cheap to pick up. Just don't pay a lot for it.
Pokemon Stadium was the first in a long line of 3d battle arena Pokemon games.
The games primary focus is putting together the ultimate Pokemon team and beating your opponents as you progress through the leagues. This is aided by the fact that the player can transfer his Pokemon from Pokemon Blue, Red and Yellow into the game, through use of the N64's Transfer Pak. I was however slightly disappointed to learn, that fighting with your GB Pokemon in Pokemon Stadium will not level them up.
Another big feature of Pokemon Stadium is the in-built emulator it has, allowing users to play Pokemon Blue, Red or Yellow on their N64 if you have the GB cartridge and the Transfer Pak.
The game supports up to 4 players, both battles and mini-games, also with the support of CPU players in both of the modes, making the amount of players up to 4 if 4 human players are not present. Also the multiplayer battles do support transfer paks, if you have 4 you can insert 4 GB cartridges and load your Pokemon off of them, if not then you can interchange a Transfer Pak and a single GB cartridges between controllers and let other players load up your Pokemon, however this does take quite a while.
The mini-games are a bit of a mixed bunch, some are pretty fun, some are frustrating, there are 9 in total. About half of the mini-games involve repeatedly tapping a button, whilst doing something else. My favourite game is probably the Clefairy game, in which the players see directional buttons written on the blackboard, and then must remember the pattern, which increases each turn, missing a button out will result in losing some health.
The AI is fairly good, sometimes too good. They'll put up a challenge against most players, especially in the leagues. The battle AI is a bit easier, but will still put up a fair challenge. The AI in the mini-games is very difficult on the hardest difficulty, although a couple of games are fairly easy to win, some are just frustrating, you'll probably find yourself losing over and over. Also there is an unlockable difficulty thats harder than the normal 'Hard' option, i dread to think how hard that is.
I did find the way the multiplayer battles function fairly annoying, in a 2vs2 match, each player is allow to pick 3 Pokemon, and there can only be 1 Pokemon in the arena at a time, one on each team, meaning that 2 players will be sat waiting while the other players battle. I think it would have been much better if they had done battles like double battles in the other Pokemon games, with 4 Pokemon in the arena, one from each player.
Overall it's a fairly nice game, it will take you a while to get through the leagues, and if you fancy a break, you can always take on some CPU's or friends in a quick battle or a mini-game. The emulator is a nice touch to the game, its good to play the games on a large TV. Also the amount of Pokemon is fairly nice, 250 detailed 3d Pokemon, each with their own moves complete with 3d special effects. Although other than the things i've already mentioned theres not much else to do with the game, more ideally suited to people that already own Pokemon Blue, Red or Yellow.
Pokémon Stadium takes the 2D Gameboy RPG and revitalizes it in vivid 3D graphics, bringing 151 pocket monsters to life in expansive detailed colosseums. Nintendo 64 was really a console that delivered great games and Stadium was definitely one of them.
At the time, Pokémon mania had swept the world. We're talking cereals, Monopoly games, and so much more cashing in on this Japanese anime and game series. I had actually purchased Stadium and Yellow at the same time because I was never a handheld player and had no interest in Gameboy but the RPG series caught my attention and I wanted it. Luckily I didn't have to buy a Gameboy to play it because Stadium comes with a transfer pak which connects to your controller and allows you to play Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow right on your N64 through Stadium.
You can also store items, Pokémon, and transfer teams to battle on Stadium. It offers a huge variety of things to do. There are various championship divisions with different rules - level restrictions and so on so you diversify your team and really put your skills to the test as compared to the handheld games which seemed to have a weaker difficulty.
You can also earn special rare Pokemon to trade onto your GBA like a Psyduck with Amnesia or a Pikachu with Surf.
There are plenty of mini-games starring your favorite Pokémon if you want to take a break from battling.
There's also a free battle mode to challenge friends or the CPU according your own rules and also even team up with friends to battle.
Overall its a pretty great game and since the GB games are now dying because their batteries are expired by now, you might want to save your precious teams onto Stadium just so you don't lose them!
stunning graphics and amazing gameplay in which you can unlock hidden features for pokemon red blue and yellow, win secret pokemon such as hitmon.lee/chan, eevee, kabuto/omanyte. i love the pokemon games, and this is no differant. it allows you to play at up to 3x the speed of a gameboy, with a TV screen instead of a GB screen which makes it alot better. the game helps add to your GB game pokedex or items through a transfer pack and has many exciting things to do, such as mini games, free battle, pokemon castle (8 gyms and elite four), and even BATTLE MEWTWO in round 2 of pokemon stadium, Nintendo 64s most wanted game.
i didnt sleep for 2 days because i was busy with completing the game, which even now, 4 years later, gives me an awful lot of enjoyment, and will for a long time.
I had owned the first Poke Stadium and I thought it was pretty cool, so I decided to buy the second one. The second one got me excited because of all the new Pokemon, but I wish the photo thing was on the second one... Personally I think the graphics are good, and I like the music, although I wish there was a feature on you choosing diff. music... Anyway, the mini-games are cute, and when you put the Hard setting on, it's not exactly a breeze, so it's not like this is just for puny kids. The gym thing's pretty cool, and the Cup stadium in the middle's pretty fun. Although the voice narrating the battles is really, really annoying, you can turn it off (thank God). The Game Boy tower is INCREDIBLY helpful, you have no idea...although the graphics are kind of like, "squared," I suppose, but the I think it outlasts the Game Boy when you put the Game Boy cartridge into one or the other. Overall, I think this game is pretty cute and if you're laid back and looking for a nice, light-hearted game, this is the one to pick. This is irrelevant, but...Espeon's the cutest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)
I bought Pokemon Stadium not really knowing what to expect. For a start, the battles in the Gameboy version I had been playing for a few solid months had got a bit tedious to say the least and nothing really spectacular happened in them which was probably the reason why I wasn’t as hooked as I should had been. I think that’s why I decided to purchase Pokemon Stadium in the end. It promised to almost totally remake those battles I had been watching on the small screen for god knows how long and enhance them in terms of graphics and different gameplay modes, not only that but a whole host of added extras too. And I was pleasantly surprised… The game loaded up almost instantly and showed me Pokemon like I had never seen it before. There’s so much colour and life in the whole thing which couldn’t have been achieved on my little Gameboy. God bless the Nintendo 64. I say god bless as the conversion from Gameboy to the Nintendo 64 is amazing, once you start it all up your just sit awaiting the first full 3-D Pokemon game which sadly hasn’t been created yet. Now, the original part of this game is the peripheral which is used and comes with the game. It’s called the ‘Nintendo Transfer Pak’ and this little baby is all about transferring (as the name suggests) information from your Gameboy into your Nintendo 64. It’s simple, slot the game into the ‘Transfer Pak’ which goes into the back of your controller and…WA-LA!…we have all the monsters you have trained up on the big screen just waiting to battle. So, there’s not really any con’s about Pokemon Stadium. It won’t see you having to play your way through the whole original game again just to get to the battle monsters you trained. You just put it in and go. And if you want to play the whole original adventure again just because you love it so much just plug in your Gameboy cartridg
e and play on that widescreen for all to see your Poke-like skills. It’s not ALL battling though. Sure its great watching your Pokemon do their moves like you never seen them before but they need a rest you know. Your bigger then them, you bully. Pokemon Stadium offers mini games galore, perfect for single player or multiplayer gaming fests. Get your Poke-lovin’ mates round to bash buttons to flopping Magikarp’s, eat as much Sushi as you can with the Lickitung’s or throw hoop like Ekan’s onto Diglett’s to battle for points. There really is ALOT of fun to have on some of these mini games, the ones mentioned above are just a few examples, there’s more fun to be had. The great thing about Pokemon is that it appeals to such a variety of people. Kids will go crazy for this title, fans of tactical games will love it and just those who like to have a bit of fun added to their multiplayer. Pokemon Stadium is a great game which you cannot fault. Whilst people who are not even remotely interested in Pokemon should look away, those who like the sound of it should give it a go. Chances are you won’t regret doing so.
Pokemon stadium is not really a game in it's own right , if you do not have pokemon on the gameboy it is not really worth buying but if you do it is a worthy (if slightly pricey) purchase . You get to see the pokemon that you spent many loving hours raiseing battle in beautiful 3D . There are lots of different computer players to battle against and if you have pokemon yellow you can get a special surfing game. Overall pokemon stadium is a good addition to any pokemaniacs catalogue but the game is a bit pointless if you do not own pokemon stadium
Hey look, it's another Pokemon game, must be a quick cash-in to help prop up the ailing N64, right? Er, no actually - it's really good. There are two kinds of people in this world: those that recognise Pokemon as one of the greatest videogames ever created, and those that don't. I'll let on straight away that I fall into the former camp and if I was in charge all the pokenaysayers - the sort of woolly, immature, zombie who will only like a thing if it's certified cool by someone even more insecure than them - would be burnt at the stake. Whether you have experienced the joys of Pokemon on the Game Boy or whether you are, for whatever reason, a Pikachu-virgin is actually of great importance when considering the desirability of Pokemon Stadium. Before we get onto the rather tricky business of whether the game is actually any good or not it's probably wise to describe exactly what it is. Pokemon Stadium is not really a game, or at least not in the traditional complete-the-levels-and-rescue-the-princess kind of a way. It is instead a simulation of the Pokemon battles from the Game Boy, played out with super-duper 3D graphics instead of the inanimate monochrome images of the original. The best bit being you can actually upload the Pokemon from your Game Boy cart via the handy dandy Transfer Pak included with the game. The central aim in Pokemon Stadium is to enter one of four different cups (Poke, Prime, Pika and Petit - all with different rules and regulations for the type and number of Pokemon you can use) and then battle through eight different trainers on four different levels. As ever, playing against the computer isn't half as much fun as battling fellow humans, especially since there's no story or cut scenes to pepper the constant punch-ups (although there are some nifty hidden secrets). The ability to play a colourised version of Pokemon Red or Blue via the N64, thereby negating the need for a G
ame Boy entirely, is nice but seeing the little Game Boy game splashed up on a widescreen telly rather takes some of the charm away. It is as a two-player game that Pokemon Stadium really comes alive. Thankfully Nintendo have realised this with a suite of different battle options, including a four player tag-team mode. There's also a selection of nine four-player Game & Watch style mini-games which are actually a bit of wheeze to play through - especially if you're slightly squiffy, or just highly excitable. Which is all well and good, but to be quite honest I'm beating around the bush. In case you didn't realise it the phrase "a simulation of the Pokemon battles from the Game Boy" is a euphemism for "a high-tech version of scissors, paper, stone". A more flattering description might be a "turn-based war game in the style of the Final Fantasy battles", but that's not going to stop any Pokemon haters proclaiming that the game is utterly without skill and extremely limited. This is demonstrably not the case though because the 15 (technically 210) different character classes for both Pokemon and their attacks means that not only do you have to be keenly aware of whether you're using a water or a fire Pokemon you also having to know whether their ground attack is likely to be effective against a combination plant/poison opponent. Add in the fact that each player can field up to six different Pokemon at any one time and you've definitive proof that this is a pretty complex game of strategy and not, in fact, a load of arse. Of course scientific proof doesn't weigh to heavily with the sort of gaming nazi that decides that Pokemon in general must be rubbish because the graphics are poor and the game doesn't have any shotguns in it. In actual fact the graphics in Pokemon Stadium, rather than the Game Boy original, are quite outstanding. The animation of all 150 of the characters is
of an almost Disney-esque quality, managing to bring even the most unlikely looking of Pokemon to life. And therein lies the true appeal of the game. If you've played and enjoyed Pokemon on the Game Boy then Pokemon Stadium is mana from heaven. It's as if Nintendo took all the desires and wishes, all the "wouldn't it be great if they did..." requests, and packaged them into one cart. What Pokemon player hasn't wanted to see their catches up on screen in glorious 3D? The ability to have "Rodney" the Pikachu or "Bruce" the Zubat up on screen is a surprisingly blissful experience. Even little side features like a more easy to use pokedex and a PC for re-ordering Pokemon and items are a joy to behold and use. There are a few flaws, such as the aforementioned lack of presentation in the single player modes and the fact that setting up a truly fair match still requires a fair few 'gentleman's agreements'. It's also odd that the only noise the Pokemon make is a slightly enhanced version of their Game Boy warbles, and not the much more amusing poketalk from the cartoon series. Which is especially curious considering the battles are accompanied by a fairly varied amount of hilariously cheesy commentary. The bottom line though is that if you own Pokemon Red or Blue on the Game Boy you'd be stark raving bonkers not to buy this on the N64. In fact it's well worth getting an N64 just to play this game, even if it does turn Nintendo's super console into an accessory for an 8-bit handheld. For the chance to see a ten-foot tall dinosaur getting beaten up by a small pink rabbit I'm willing to sacrifice a lot. If you're a Pokemon fan this is the single most important games purchase of your life. If you're not a fan buy this anyway, and the Game Boy original, and find out what all the fuss is about.
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Reviewers rate the Nintendo 64 pretty much on par with the Sony PlayStation. Its graphics and sound are a bit more robust, but it has a more limited selection of pricier games on average, compared to for the PlayStation and Dreamcast). Gamers say this system is better suited to families with young children, since Nintendo tries to steer clear of violent themes in its own games (though third-party software providers often issue edgier fare). On the down side, this system's games will not be compatible with Nintendo's next-generation console, which promises to rival (and possibly exceed) the Sega Dreamcast and Sony PlayStation.
Buy it for the mini-games alone! To be honest, I was not *that* impressed with the main game, and at 50 quid, it would have to be pretty darn impressive for me to shell out for it (as opposed to playing it on someone else’s N64 as I do now!) However, if the Mini Games were available separately, I wouldn’t hesitate to cough up the “currrching”. Don’t get me wrong, the graphics on the main game are excellent, and the ability to upload your existing trained Pokémon from your Game Boy (via a Transfer Pak) to fight on Pokémon Stadium is a good feature. The problem I have is with the actual game – it’s nowhere near as good as the original Blue and Red games on the Game Boy. On N64, after a while, I start to get really fed up with the voiceover narration (which I know can be turned off) and the fact that it repeats a lot of the same things, like saying “This is a heated match!”, when there is virtually nothing happening between the two fighting pokémon! Another problem I have with it is that there is such a long wait between you choosing the move your pokemon makes, and the move being carried out, as you have to choose from onscreen menus every time – it kind of kills the “heated match” somewhat! I have to admit though; it is nice to see the pokemon you’ve caught on the Game Boy, coming to life in colourful 3D. Moving on to my personal favourites: the Mini Games. The Mini Games apparently resemble Mario Party, although like I say, I’m no games expert. They are brilliant fun to play with other people, and highly addictive to play on your own against the computer. My person favourites are Clefairy Says and Sushi Go-Round. If you go to: http://members.tripod.com/ThePokemonSpa/pokesta.html there are some great screen shots of both the main game, and of some of the Mini Games. The mini games consist of: Snore War, Magicarp’
s Splash, Clefairy Says, Ekans’ Hoop Hurl, Rock Harder, Sushi Go-Round, Dig! Dig! Dig! Thundering Dynamo, and Run, Rattata Run. Snore War Your Drowsee has to concentrate on a swinging pendulum in the middle of the screen, and every time the pendulum passes the middle, you press a button on the game pad. The winner is the Drowsee who can stay awake. You *really* have to concentrate for this one! Magicarp’ Splash You have to make the Magicarp jump up and touch the counter, which makes a ringing bell sound every time. It’s a hard one this, because sometimes the Magicarp misses because you haven’t pressed the button hard enough, or in time. You’ve got to have good reaction times for this one. Clefairy Says The Clefairy have to follow their teacher’s instructions, which are written on the blackboard. The instructions are a set of arrows giving directions for you to press the appropriate direction buttons e.g. for -> you would press the right button, and <- the left and so on. The person who manages to follow all the directions to the end, wins! You’ve got to have a good memory for this one. Ekans’ Hoop Hurl This one is a nightmare. You have to hurl the Ekans, which are curled up like hoops to land over Digletts, which are various distances away. Note: the person who is in the middle usually wins on this one, because they are more in line with the Digletts than anyone else, and therefore, it’s easier to get the hoops over them. The control stick is very sensitive, and the slightest movement will misalign your Ekans. Rock Harder I can’t help laughing at this one. The object of the game is to get your Kakuna or Metapod to “harden” its shell every time a rock missile comes towards you, and the funny bit – if you don’t harden your shell in time, you get “squished”, which makes an unpleasant “squishing”
sound. Everytime you “harden” your shell, it uses up energy points, so you should only do it in short bursts, and only when a missile is coming. Sushi Go-Round I love this one! Lickitung has to eat as much sushi as possible in the time from a revolving table, and certain bits of sushi make it turn green or red, depending on whether it feels sick or not. The different kinds of sushi are worth different points, and you really have to align your Lickitung to the plates on the revolving table, quickly, in order to beat your opponents out of the way, from eating the higher pointed sushi. Amusingly, at the beginning of the game, someone shouts “Licky!” and it sounds like Bianca shouting “Ricky!” in Eastenders… or maybe I’m just hearing things. Dig! Dig! Dig! Guaranteed to wear out your game pad in seconds. The object of the game is to get your Sandshrew to dig as fast as you can into the ground, until you hit water, then you are shot up into the air on a jet of water, and you’re the winner. Thundering Dynamo The object of the game is pretty simple – whenever a green light shows, you press one button on the game pad, and when the blue light shows, you press the other button. The idea is that the Pikachu (or Voltorb) gets charged up more, depending on whether you have pressed the buttons in the right order or not. Run, Rattata Run I like this one too. It is a race between your Rattata and the other players (or the computer). You have to jump over fences, and run until the end. If you choose to play with other people, you can either choose the mini games individually yourself, or you can let the computer choose at random. You can also set the required number of wins on all the games played, in order to win overall. To those of you who have no idea what I’ve just been on about (non-Pokémaniacs I mean!) the Mini Games are colourful, ente
rtaining, again you don’t have to know anything about Pokémon to play them, and they are highly addictive, so if someone you know has a copy of Pokémon Stadium – crack open a nine-pack of Mini Games and have a good laugh at playing “all you can eat sushi” or “snake-hoopla”!