RetroNight: Pokemon Stadium

Before there was Pokemon Go, there was Pokemon Stadium, which allowed gamers everywhere to take their creatures to console for the first time. The Nintendo 64 brought our Pokemon friends to life in...

Before there was Pokemon Gothere was Pokemon Stadium, which allowed gamers everywhere to take their creatures to console for the first time. The Nintendo 64 brought our Pokemon friends to life in 3D, allowing you to battle against friends, challenge gym leaders, engage in challenges, and even play mini-games. This time on RetroNight, we’re going to discuss one of the N64’s greatest gaming experiences. Buckle in for Pokemon Stadium.

pokemon-stadium-caseThis game allowed players to transfer Pokemon from their Red and Blue games, and build parties to face off with visuals that (for the time) were unprecedented.

If you wanted to take a break from the typical battling action, the mini-games were thematically tied, while still being super interesting. Taking such a lovable franchise and giving it the Mario Party touch of making multiplayer the main focus made for one of the most successful titles in gaming history.

While it’s difficult to get your hands on these days, Pokemon Stadium set the tone for a lot of the bigger Pokemon games today, such as Battle Revolution, or even the Coliseum and XD games taking place in the Orre Region.

Fans of Pokemon who haven’t heard of this game should immerse themselves in the retro experience that helped shape the future of one of gaming’s biggest franchises.

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Mustapha is a young yet spirited university student majoring in Game Art and Development. While he's but a senior in college, he has an extensive history with the art of gaming journalism. Managing his own game review blog for several years, as well as attending events such as Boston FIG and PAX East has given him extensive experience in covering game news. His knowledge of game design also serves as a tool to develop finite understanding of what makes games work.
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