|Pokemon Stadium for Nintendo 64 is a Pokemon game that is geared towards owners of Pokemon Red, Blue and, Yellow, as well as anyone who loves Pokemon characters. Pokemon Stadium works on the same battle system as the Game Boy Advanced version, and players can use their Pokemon game characters from that platform to play Pokemon Stadium for Nintendo 64. The object of Pokemon Stadium is to compete along with a team in a variety of tournaments and battle modes to win trophies and prepare for the final show down with Mewtwo. The game features 3D realistic graphics as well as announcer commentary, rental Pokemon, and both hard and easy modes. Pokemon Stadium for Nintendo 64 also features Kids Club, which is an area with nine mini games and a gallery mode for younger players to take snapshots of their favorite Pokemon to save for later. This game is rated E for Everyone because there is only minimal violence and no blood is shed.|
|Game Special Features||In the game's Stadium Mode, one player competes in 80 different battles, divided into four tournaments. Beat the Stadium Mode and you're in for a bonus battle against the ultimate Pokémon warrior, Mewtwo, as well as a secret mode that gives you 80 brand-new, and devilishly tough battles. There is virtually no way you can beat the secret mode without having trained your own, elite Pokémon. |
One to four players compete against each other or the computer in a no-holds-barred battle with customizable rules. You can select rental Pokémon for these battles -- but that makes them much too predictable since their selection of techniques isn't determined by the trainer. You can also select quick and easy versus and random battles.
Battle against all the gym leaders that appeared in the Pokémon Game Boy games and win up to eight semi-rare to rare Pokémon that you can add to your Game Boy party and Pokédex!
Get full control over your Pokémon PC Boxes and examine, sort, group and move your Pokémon. You can even bring up tables that display moves, abilities, ID numbers, area locations, and more on one screen. This lets you easily compare new Pokémon you have caught to see which ones are worth keeping.
Organize, sort and store whole PC Boxes (which hold up to 30 Pokémon) on the N64 to free up room on your GB cartridge. Up to 240 Pokémon can be stored on the N64 cart. You can even give a whole box full of Pokémon to a friend.
Store items on the N64 cartridge. You can't give them to a friend since the GB cart ID numbers have to match, but it frees up room in your GB inventory. Up to 400 items can be stored in four different ID boxes.
Examine and compare Pokémon techniques. See what every attack's accuracy rating is and get detailed descriptions on what they do.
An expanded Pokédex lets you look at your Pokémon in detail and bring up detailed map data that shows you where you can catch them in the GB games.
Trade Pokémon with a friend using easy on-screen controls.
Play Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow on your TV screen using the GB Tower Mode. The emulation is flawless, but HAL actually went a step further. You can unlock two extra speed settings that let you play your Game Boy Pokémon at hyper speeds. This is incredibly helpful if you want to upgrade certain Pokémon and do as many battles as possible in very little time.
Collect trophies for winning battles. Try to get one for each Pokémon to unlock a secret.
Compete in nine Mario Party type mini-games with up to four players.
Snap pictures of your Pokémon in the Gallery Mode and print them out as stickers in participating stores.
See all 151 Pokémon and all attacks and defense moves in glorious 3D.
As you can tell from the list of features, Pokémon Stadium is packed full with goodies that should make Pokémon Game Boy owners salivate. No, it's not an RPG -- and as such, it doesn't have a storyline or a quest mode. Pokémon Stadium is a clever add-on package that's based on the Game Boy games' popular Colosseum battle mode and not only enhances the GB games, but actually got me to go back and invest even more time into Pokémon Yellow. Sure, the initial attraction is to see your Pokémon in 3D, and Stadium definitely delivers the goods when it comes to bringing the creatures to live. But the battles quickly become meaningless if the combatants you're using aren't really yours.