If you were alive during the early 90’s then you probably remember Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo 64. A game that had the player riding around taking pictures of Pokemon in their natural habitat. At times the player would have to unlock or discover certain areas in order to advance and find other rare Pokemon.
Nintendo of Europe announced via Twitter that Pokemon Snap would be arriving on Wii U virtual Console on Thursday. Pokemon Snap was originally intended for the Nintendo 64DD; Pokemon Snap first released in 1999 in Japan and North America and 2000 in Europe. Pokemon Snap gave Pokemon fans their first look at Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) in 3D.
Pokemon Go was a first-person rail shooter and simulation video game co-developed by HAL Laboratory and Pax Soft. The objective of Pokémon Snap is to take pictures of Pokémon using items such as apples, rocks, and “pester balls” to take better photos of as many Pokemon as possible.
At the moment there has been no announcement as to whether or not Pokemon Snap will become available for Wii U in North America, but it is more than likely. Pokemon Snap was rereleased on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007, but with just the Wii and game cube controllers available to play with, Pokemon Snap felt rather clunky and hard to control.
Elements of Pokemon Snap can be seen in Pokemon Got through the use of fruits and cameras. The Pokemon in Pokemon Snap are from the Kanto region Pokedex. Players must acquire points in order to advance to different levels. Players obtain points through the photos that they take of the wild Pokemon on the island. Some levels can not be completed without items obtained from later levels such as the PokeFlute.
With the re-release of Pokemon Snap on the Wii U, younger trainers around the world can experience the game that frustrated trainers around the world and later gained a cult following