PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
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Developer(s) Creatures Inc.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Director(s) Kenji Takahashi
Producer(s) Hirokazu Tanaka
Hiroyuki Jinnai
Hiroaki Tsuru
Programmer(s) Koichi Watanabe
Writer(s) Misato Kadosawa
Akihito Toda
Minoru Kawahara
Composer(s) Kenichi Koyano
Manami Kiyota
Shigerou Yoshida
Series Pokémon
Platform(s) Wii
Release Wii
Wii U
  • NA: May 19, 2016
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (ポケパークWii ~ピカチュウの大冒険~, PokePāku Wii Pikachū no Daibōken) is a spin-off video game in the Pokémon series for the Wii, developed by Creatures Inc., published by The Pokémon Company and distributed by Nintendo. It was released on December 5, 2009, in Japan,[2] on July 9, 2010, in Europe,[1] on September 23, 2010, in Australia,[3] and on November 1, 2010, in North America.[4]

It was re-released on the Wii U's eShop service in Europe and Australia on July 16, 2015.[5][6]

Plot[edit]

One day, while playing with Charmander, Chikorita and Piplup, Pikachu is sent to the PokéPark, where the legendary Pokémon Mew tells him that the 14 pieces of the Sky Prism that protects the park, which has shattered, have gone missing. With his friends, Pikachu sets out on an adventure to find them in the PokéPark, which encompasses various zones such as the meadow and lava zones. Pikachu makes friends with other Pokémon and can use their abilities to clear various attractions in the PokéPark. By clearing attractions, the player will obtain pieces of the Sky Prism; after receiving all of the pieces, Pikachu must play a difficult game of obstacle hop with Mew, then he must battle with it and finally play a game of chase; after all this everything is solved and the PokéPark goes back to the friendly and peaceful state.

In battle, Pikachu is able to use Thunderbolt, Dash and eventually Iron Tail; these can be upgraded to become more powerful. Also, he can jump and do a flip to knock his enemy into a river, lake, etc.

Features[edit]

Players can make friends through various mini-games as well, such as playing Battle, Hide & Seek, Chase, playing Obstacle Hop, or by completing a quiz. Some of the park’s main attractions will involve Pikachu and his/her partner Pokémon racing against the clock to beat certain goals or deflecting rocks to earn points using the Wii Remote by waving it around and pushing buttons. Players also can take screenshots of the game and save them to an SD Card or the Wii Message Board.

Development[edit]

On October 10, 2009, Nintendo revealed the game and said it would be released on December 5, 2009, in Japan.[7] On May 27, 2010, the game was revealed in Europe and was released on July 9, 2010.[8] Nintendo revealed the game in America during E3 2010 and it was released on November 1, 2010.

Sequel[edit]

On September 12, 2011, a sequel, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond was revealed. It was released on November 12, 2011, in Japan as PokéPark 2: BW - Beyond the World.[9] It was released on February 27, 2012, in North America and on March 23, 2012, in Europe.[10][11]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings64.80%[13]
Metacritic62/100[12]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Game Revolution3.5/5 stars[14]
GameSpot5.5/10[16]
GamesRadar+3/5 stars[15]
IGN7.5/10[17]
Nintendo Life4/10[18]
Nintendo World Report8/10[19]
NintendojoC+[20]
Worthplaying7.5/10[21]

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure has received mixed reviews. It has a Metacritic score of 62/100[12] and a GameRankings score of 64.80%.[13]

While discussing the mixed quality of the 'Pokémon' console games, Retronauts contributor Justin Haywald mentioned it as an example.[22] IGN gave the game one of its more positive reviews of 7.5 or "good", citing some occasional control issues and a childish story as its main flaws.[17] The Guardian gave it a praise as well, saying that the "graphics are bright and the music suitably bouncy throughout".[23]

GameSpot gave it 5.5, criticizing an absent multiplayer and dull minigames.[16] Nintendo Life, despite being a subsidiary of Nintendo itself, gave it one of the poorest review scores of 4 out of 10.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JC Fletcher (2010-05-27). "Pokepark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure opening in Europe this July". Engadget. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b ポケパークWii ~ピカチュウの大冒険~. Nintendo (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b Matteh (August 13, 2010). "PokePark Wii Dated For Australia". MMGN. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Brian (2010-06-15). "PokePark Wii Pikachu's Adventure confirmed for North America". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  5. ^ a b Matt (2015-07-14). "PokePark Wii – Pikachu's Adventure heading to European eShop this week". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  6. ^ a b Daniel Vuckovic (2015-07-16). "Nintendo Download Updates (16/7) Pikachu in Time". Vooks. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  7. ^ Brian Ashcraft (2009-10-15). "Nintendo Announces New Pokemon Game For Wii". Kotaku. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  8. ^ James Newton (2010-05-27). "Pokemon returns to European Wiis in July with PokéPark: Pikachu's Adventure". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  9. ^ "PokéPark 2 Beyond the World release this winter for Wii". Senpai Gamer. September 28, 2011. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2018 – via archive.is. 
  10. ^ James Newton (2011-12-13). "Nintendo Has These Wii Games Planned for Early 2012". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  11. ^ James Newton (2011-12-13). "Mario Party 9 and Rhythm Heaven Fever Release Dates Revealed". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  12. ^ a b "PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  13. ^ a b "PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  14. ^ "PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Review". Game Revolution]]. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  15. ^ Alan Kim (2010-11-03). "PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure review". GamesRadar+. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  16. ^ a b Jane Douglas (2010-07-29). "PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  17. ^ a b Kristine Steimer (2010-11-02). "PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Review". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  18. ^ a b Trevor Chan (2010-07-17). "Review: PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  19. ^ Zachary Miller (2010-11-08). "PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  20. ^ Kevin Knezevic (2010-12-06). "PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Review". Nintendojo. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  21. ^ Dustin Chadwell (2010-12-19). "Wii Review - 'PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure'". Worthplaying. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
  22. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110501000000*/http://podcast.the1upnetwork.com/flat/Retronauts/R030611.mp3
  23. ^ Chris Schilling (2010-07-17). "PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure". TheGuardian.com. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 

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