|Pokemon Stadium 2 Japanese Nintendo 64 Pocket Monsters Complete in Box|
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|Game||Pok�mon Stadium 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Violence, Mild Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1-4|
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Stadium 2 was the capstone of the Gen-I and Gen-II Pokemon games. Unfortunately, it's also the farthest down the pipe that you can get Pokemon you've caught on these games, after which they rewrote the software and all our little digital friends were collectively trapped in the cage of time. That is the melancholy at the foot of the monolith here; this game stands as a monument to the birth of the pokemon meta-verse. It is the golden spire that proclaims the greatness that pokemon had achieved and the festivities lie within. I suppose you have to have an understanding of the goings-on in the pokemon franchise around the time it came out to appreciate what I'm saying. Anyway, back to a more substantive review;
Even without the transfer pack and access to the old gameboy-based games Stadium 2 is fun in its own right. Any pokemon fan will appreciate one of these in their collection with or without "the gear", even the uninitiated will enjoy the minigames section of the game (I've personally spent a shameful number of hours there myself.) Beyond that there's an entire library, no joke, a research center built into the game where you can take a short series of classes, quizzes and practical exams in order to learn what to do with the strange creature that comes out of the ball. You could get this game, knowing nothing about pokemon (if you have a clue how a '64 works), and learn everything you need (more or less) to function in any of the pokemon games out there.
And for the fully up-to-speed trainers (that's code for players in the pokemon universe) there's plenty to be done. The place (the game is based in "white city") is bursting with challenges that pit pokeball against pokeball. Even those of you waiting for black2 and white2, the best out there, will still find challenges in stadium 2 that will lick you at least once. Not many can claim that they've picked up a baton pass farfetche'd to go with their surfing pikachu! These and other goodies are squeezed in all over the place.
All that said, when you have the full setup, that is, you've "got all the gear" stadium 2 becomes an indispensable linchpin for handling, playing, trading, data housekeeping, and just flat out enjoying your pokemon games. The tools they put into it make it flat out useful.
There's no better way to show off your hardcore old-school team from your blue version then to load them up onto stadium 2 for a few rounds of ass kicking.
I suppose nowadays it's mostly a collectors item unless you're deeper into pokemon than is healthy, or going on a trip down memory lane like I decided to do. So, considering its age, and the stiff competition it faces from systems like the Xbox, one would have to be pretty driven to haul out the 'ol N64 and play a round at any given time. Even so, it's like one of those old tried-n-true board games. Sure there's more flashy ways to have some fun, but it's just that: fun.
You play it, you have a blast no matter what you're doing, you don't even need to have a clue what's going on and you can still enjoy. It's a world where flat patterns that look vaguely like creatures can be brought to a much fuller life-- that alone is something worth hours of entertainment.
Above All it's very E-rated, so it's very family time safe. I cant honestly tell you that pets fighting with superpowers is violent when Gears of war is just a short bit of cable switching away.
Im running out of room here, so I'll say the only thing I need to;
It's a good game.
This Game is not like normal Pokemon games, you don't get to walk around and catch pokemon this game focus on the battling aspect. The game offers seemingly endless foes to battle. There are 2 sections to battle in. there's the gym leader castle in which you go through all the different gym leaders of gold and silver. there's also a tournament mode, in this mode you battle for different cups each increasing in difficultly with every win. the best way to play this game is accompany it with a transfer pack and a Gold or Sivler version. Pokemon Stadium 2 offers a Game boy mode where you can play your Game boy game on the N64. you can also use your pokemon from your game boy in Pokemon Stadium 2. overall, this game is a great game for anyone who loves pokemon.
I bought the game for the sole purpose of the mini-games. Drink a few and they can be very challenging. Or just put it on hard. I hate Pokeman and any other kind of game like that but I've had many fun filled nights with the mini-games. To me personally, I like Pokeman stadium 2 (the mini-games) way better than mario party. If your sick and tired of Mario party or just looking for a different game to play with multiple people I suggest this one. I still have a blast playing it even after 6 yrs.
Alright if you liked Pokemon Stadium, 3D Pokemon games, or any turn-based video games, there is a fair chance you'll like Pokemon Stadium 2.
Pokemon Stadium 2 is a sequel to Pokemon Stadium and has all the same features, just updated to have all the 2nd generation Pokemon included. It's a great way to play Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal if you know longer have a handheld device possible of playing it, all you need is a N64 Transfer Pack.
With this release after stadium 1, there are new things to explore. It brings your pokemon to life in 3D as you challenge the 8 Johto leaders, the pokemon league, and you even return to the Kanto gyms to continue on! You can do this with your own pokemon through the gold, silver and crystal games or you can use the premade rentals just like in the first stadium. You can visit the academy to increase your pokemon knowledge and learn some valuable battle secrets. With the new set of pokemon included in this game, there are many many many more battle combinations for you to choose from. Again, the gameboy tower is still featured in stadium 2, so hook up your pokemon gameboy games and play for a much larger and brighter experience!