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Release year: 2000 | Players: 1-4 players | Developed by Hal Laboratory
Pokemon Stadium (N64)
Pokemon Stadium (AKA ポケモンスタジアム2 Pokemon Sutajiamu Tsū) is a strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 (N64) console in 1999.
Pokemon is one of the best RPGs of all time, but not for the same reasons that other RPGs are heralded as the best of the genre. RPGs are usually propelled by the story. In fact, a good story is usually what makes a good RPG.
Pokemon for the Game Boy had little to no depth in terms of story where players played a child who went off on a journey to become the “very best” and “catch em all.” What makes the game such a great RPG is the bond that players got to form with the Pokemon that they chose.
Pokemon Stadium is an amazing addition to the Nintendo 64 because it allowed players to use some of their Pokemon from their Game Boy cartridges and transfer them into the big screen to be rendered in 3D glory. The game could be played as a standalone game, but most will concur that the best fun to be had was importing Pokémon from the Game Boy cartridge onto Pokemon Stadium.
The game has brilliant visuals. At the time of its release, seeing Pokemon rendered in full 3D with amazing fluid animations was a sight to behold. The game was the first time that players actually got to see their Pokemon move in full animation and in all three dimensions.
Some might complain that the background of Pokemon Stadium is a little bit blurred or washed out. This was done on purpose to save the console and games resources so that the rest of it could be poured into development and rendering of the Pokémon, as well as their attacks. The tradeoff was worth it as the graphics truly were some of the best for the generation.
There’s more that needs to be said in terms of core gameplay. Pokemon Stadium is a Pokémon game on the Nintendo 64 and plays just the same way. Those who still have their old cartridges for their Game Boys might want to look for a transfer pack so they can play their favorite Pokemon on the big screen.
Pokemon Stadium has only been ported to N64. Are you ready to play it online?