There are plenty of ways to enjoy the Pokemon franchise. In terms of video games alone, there are tons of unique entries ensuring that the franchise doesn’t stay stagnant. Along with the mainline titles–of which we’re getting Gen 9 soon via Scarlet and Violet–there are also a countless number of spinoffs that have helped fans explore the Pokemon world in different ways. One of the biggest fan favorites is Pokemon Snap.
This game was actually a spinoff of the anime. In the show, a photographer named Todd journeyed with Ash Ketchum and crew for a while, and also appeared in the game alongside Professor Oak. The game had you using Todd’s camera to take nice pictures of Pokemon in their natural habitat.
The areas players would explore were very much like puzzles–sometimes, you would need to probe an area to get a Pokemon to appear or level up enough to make special events happen. The game was a classic, and about 20 years later it got a sequel on the Nintendo Switch that sold quite well.
If you’re wanting to play the original game again but sold your Nintendo 64, fear not! Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is about to add Pokemon Snap. The Expansion Pack has continued to add exclusive content for fans including plenty of classic games and expansions.
It’s likely that the original game will be starting to show its age, but fans likely won’t complain about a heaping dose of nostalgia.