Before Pokemon Go let fans take pictures of their Pokemon in the real world, Pokemon Snap offered a similar “Pokemon on Safari” experience on the Nintendo 64. Originally released in 1999, players wandered the game’s countryside and used a camera to “capture” wild Pokemon on film. Pokemon Snap owners could even take their Memory Card to Blockbuster Video and print out a copy of their prize-winning photograph.
While you might be shaking your head at “Memory Card” and “Blockbuster Video,” Pokemon fans will probably be happy to learn that Pokemon Snap is now available to download through the Wii U eShop as part of today’s Nintendo Download.
Also available to download for the Wii U today is Spheroids, a side-scrolling platformer where blockheaded humans battle spherical aliens.
More information on Pokemon Snap, Spheroids, and the rest of this week’s new releases can be found after the break.
Wii U eShop
Pokemon Snap – The Nintendo 64 cult classic is now on the Wii U console! Travel to Pokemon Island to embark on a safari and take the best possible in-game photographs of 63 different Pokemon. The island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Some of the Pokemon can be a little shy and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items. After you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokemon to Professor Oak, and he’ll judge it based on size, pose, technique, and number of Pokemon captured. Can you snap the perfect shot?
Cup Critters – In Cup Critters, you must manipulate gravity to keep those crazy balls in the cups. As you advance, your score gets higher and the tricks get more difficult. Great fun for casual players and core gamers alike!
Spheroids – In Spheroids you take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it’s discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in. Unfortunately, these alternative universes contain spheres that wish to turn everything round, so it’s up to Lucas to save the world from these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids.
Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain – The only “parody runner” style game on the Wii U. Join the Zombie Brigade and travel around the world, meet interesting people, and BITE THEIR BRAINS.
Quiet Please! – Classic, lighthearted adventure game fun! Use your wits and a bit of mischief to explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles in this bundle of three old-school adventure games: “Quiet Please!,” “Quiet Christmas,” and “Vacation Vexation.”