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Pokemon Channel
By: Nintendo Of America
Pokemon Channel
Features:
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Genre: Family

  • Price: $29.99
    Sale: $27.99
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Product Description:

MODEL- DOL-P-GPAE VENDOR- NINTENDO FEATURES- Pokemon Channel Players get to make great friends with Pikachu. Pokemon Channel is a highly innovative and diverse game that has enough substance to keep even the most avid Poke-maniac entertained for hours and hours. In Pokemon Channel, the Pokemon television station has lost segments of its most popular show. Players must find and collect the clips and return them to the station. To aid them in their quest, players call upon the help of Pikachu. Once all the pieces are collected, the show will be restored and ready for broadcast. Everyone can enjoy watching TV with Pikachu and find other ways to play with Pikachu. They can communicate with Pikachu by providing advice, or take Pikachu to a grassy field or forest and get to know other Pokemon. * Players explore the beaches, mountains and woods of the Pokemon world and even make friends with a wild Pikachu. Throughout the game, players watch Pokemon-themed television programs, including never-before-seen DVD quality animation featuring the popular Pichu Bros. Other in-game television programs include a quiz show, news channel, shopping channel and much more! * When players wish to "stop and smell the roses," they can choose different scenes from the in-game television programs and color them in with a paint tool. Finished artwork can then be displayed in Smeargle s art gallery. * Players also can find and collect 3-D Pokemon "NiceCard" lenticulars and play a virtual version of Pokemon Mini. -- SPECIFICATIONs ------------ ESRB Rating

Reviews
Fun to play       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 30-Mar 2006

If you like pokemon then you will enjoy playing this and sharing time with Picachu.
pokemon       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 22-Mar 2006

I like this game because it has all the pokemons in it and it has shiny looking cars which are cool.
The fun of the channel       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 19-Mar 2006

This is a good game. It keeps us entertained for hours.
"Hey You Pikachu", with a Twist       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 13-Dec 2005

I honestly can't understand why so many people apparently hate this game, or "Hey You Pikachu". Maybe they just want games where you blow stuff up, or something.
But anyway, this game is, in a word, great. Like in "Hey You Pikachu", a Pikachu comes to live in your room and you become friends with it. However, it's a bit different this time around: the game centers around watching TV with Pikachu.
The game keeps track of time via the GameCube's internal clock, so each day you get a new program (until you've gotten every program in the game).
Here are the pros and cons of this game:

Pros:

1. There is an all-new Pichu Bros. short called "Pichu Bros. in Party Panic", and each day you get five more minutes of it. You also get to see it in Japanese.
One of the best parts of the short is the 3-D "Meowth's Party" sequence. I like the Meowth's Party sequence in Japanese a bit better, though, despite my not understanding a single word they're saying.
Don't get me wrong, the English version of Meowth's Party was really good too. The music was a bit drowned out, though. And any sequence where Team Rocket gets the spotlight is worth seeing in my book.

2. The graphics are great--much better than Hey You Pikachu, which also had quite good graphics (despite Pikachu's occasional walking through something).

3. The music is quite good, too, especially the music for Mount Snowfall, the Japanese "Meowth's Party" song, and the Japanese theme song for "Pichu Bros. in Party Panic". Some of the pieces are variations on Hey You Pikachu music. (They did re-use one piece from Hey You Pikachu--to be exact, the really sad one that plays when Pikachu temporarily leaves. But for some reason, in this game they have it playing when you look up at constellations.)

4. The game has a built-in Pokemon Mini.

5. You get to draw a picture and place it on your wall. Unfortunately, if you want to draw a new one and keep it on your wall, it deletes the previous one. (So I've had the same picture on my wall for over a year.)

6. You get to redecorate your room.

7. You can give a nickname to Pikachu.

8. This is really just a personal thing, but I thought Psyduck as a newscaster was hilarious. Also, occasionally your Pikachu gets to show up on the news.

Cons:

1. There isn't as much to do as there was in Hey You Pikachu--I guess they had to make room for the TV shows. So you can't travel as much, and the areas you travel to are much smaller than the ones in Hey You Pikachu. (But it's OK.)

2. You can't talk to Pikachu, but it doesn't really detract from the game. (You can, however, pet him with the "C" stick, which I think is a nice touch.)

3. There aren't enough programs, but maybe they took up a lot of memory or something.


Pokemon Channel is most certainly worth owning, despite griping you're likely to see. Of course, it's not for everyone--some people would much rather see Pikachu get creamed by a Mack truck. But these people are well worth ignoring.
So in conclusion, this game would probably be very well-liked by younger Pokémon fans, and probably even older ones, so I'd suggest at least giving it a test drive.
If you like Pokemon, chances are you won't be disappointed.

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