Ahh well ever since I got to thinking about it more, I felt I didnt do it justice. Then wondering for Gamecube versions etc. Only to learn that no game is QUITE the Pokemon stadium as the original is.
Pokemon stadium came to N64 back in a time when Gameboy's Red, Blue and Yellow were at a all time high for being played, when card games were out and alot of people watched as Ash and Pikachu went on their adventures.
Well with every kid and adult alike out there on their gameboys playing, collecting and building up thier pokemons, The N64 offered them something NEW.
A way to take the GB games and play against each other in a stadium style fight! WOOT! I know personally I didnt do the GB versions, but I DID love Stadium.
Picking out a Pokemon and battling it out with the best. Very simple to play all you need to do is know the others weakness and use the correct pokemon to fight with against them. Using classic movies you saw from the TV show made it more to draw you in!
What was nice is how you could store your pokemon on N64 to use them and then if I am not mistaken, import them back.
This was one of the 1st games to really show the Nintendos power of linkage. Just like now, how a GBA connects to a GC and has a seperate screen info or also link up to Pokemon to play and battle.
Really nice feature.
I know I used to play this ALOT with my friends just to see who had the better selection of Pokemon and who could win any battle. Normally I won. =)
However I will admit.. using pre done pokemon doesnt feel the same as having your OWN collected and trained ones from the GB.
I still own Pokemon stadium and the trasnfer pack.. now all I need is a Pokemon yellow and I am set. ^_^v (Or did I have that version.. hrm.. maybe I do..)
Anyways, were you a Pokemon freak? GB player? Then how did you 1st feel when this game for N64 came out? Were you overjoyed? I wouldnt know this one.. as I didnt get hooked on the GB version.. seems you never know what version to play or get, only to find out YET another one came out, that you NEED to collect them all.. so it seemed like a money sink to me.. =( I wanna get one for GC and GBA.. to just play, but again.. stuck not knowing WHICH to get. =/
Anyways, if you have memories or how you felt when this game came out, please talk about it. =D