First PokéPark: Pikachu’s Big Adventure Screens

By Ishaan . October 15, 2009 . 10:20am


Poképarks were a series of Pokémon themed amusement parks in Japan and Taiwan, consisting of rides such as ferris wheels and roller coasters, and a "Meowth Party Café" where you could order food. Both parks are now defunct, but PokéPark: Pikachu’s Big Adventure seems like it’ll carry on in the same spirit.


The game is basically a compilation of mini-events to participate in, such as pokémon races on land, water and air, and some sort of a pokémon quiz. You play as a Pikachu taking on the different events in the park, and you’ll need to make friends with other monsters and enlist their aid to get through them.


Unlike the other console entries, Pikachu’s Big Adventure has not been developed by Genius Sonority or Ambrella. Instead, it was handled by Creatures Inc., which is the company that publishes the Pokémon trading cards and toys. Lately, Creatures Inc. have also gotten into game development, having developed both Pokémon Ranger games for the DS. The company is currently presided over by — wait for it! — none other than Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, the composer for Super Metroid.


Pikachu’s Big Adventure will be out in Japan on December 5 for 4,800 yen. The screenshots don’t look too bad but this is definitely a game aimed at the younger crowd, likely meant to give Wii sales a little push.


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  • nyoron

    I’m not feeling this one.

    I’m pretty resigned to the fact that the mainline Pokemon RPGs will probably stay on handhelds, but I wouldn’t mind another console game in the same vein as Pokemon XD.

  • Would it kill them to at least work on another Pokemon Snap? I’ve already endured Pokemon Channel *hides in shame*

  • Saturnus

    A 3D action Pokemon game? That’s cool, dunno if it would be worth the money though… Is this WiiWare or on disc?

    A Pokemon Snap 2 for Wii / DS has to happen… It’s almost like Nintendo’s consoles have been designed to play the game so why not make it? That game was amazing…

    Imagine all the content… :drool:

    • Haha, everyone initially thought it was WiiWare. It’s a retail game though.

  • HIP TANAKA OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I want to run around as Pikachu! might get this if its in NA for novelty value.

  • ElTopo

    What a bunch of crap. Why don’t they turn this series around and make a real game, something that really looks to reinvent the series and advance it, not another bullsh*t title that just digs itself another meter into the grave.

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