Nintendo Pok├ëPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Video Game
Unlike traditional Pok├ëmon games, which generally trend toward RPG style gameplay facilitated by arena battles with multiplayer options, Pok├ëPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is a single player action-adventure whose progress is mostly tied to mini-game play. Playing as the iconic Pok├ëmon, Pikachu, the goal is to save Pok├ëPark by finding shards of an object know as the 'Sky Prism.' These are hidden throughout the 14 themed zones that make up the gameworld, which Pikachu enters and searches with the aid of other Pok├ëmon encountered.
To get this aid Pikachu must make friends with these Pok├ëmon. This is sometimes tied to combat, but is generally achieved by besting Pok├ëmon in one of many mini-game style competitions, categorized as either attractions, skill games or cleaning duty. As is always the case in the Pok├ëmon universe, all these Pok├ëmon have different special skills and attributes. This is the point of befriending them, since once befriended players can utilize any Pok├ëmon in mini-game play. Players can also upgrade certain skills by cashing in berries hidden throughout the game that serve as currency. Finally, players can utilize in-game photo functionality to capture moments from the game which can then be saved via Wii SD memory card functionality.
What It Is and Why You Need It:
- Playing as Pikachu, players start their adventure at the Pok├ëPark and play a variety of attractions that are found in each game zone
- Interact with and befriend Pok├ëmon by defeating them in these skill games, after which they can serve as stand-ins for Pikachu in certain attractions
- 14 themed game levels including: Meadow Zone, Lava Zone, Haunted Zone and others
- Players can compete in challenges multiple times to try and beat their high score, adding to the game's replay value
- Players use the Wii Remote controller turned sideways to navigate through the Pok├ëPark, while different motion controls are used in the various attractions and skill games
- Players can take photos of their favorite Pok├ëmon in the game and save them to an SD Card (sold separately)
- In-game economy based on berries hidden throughout the game which can be cashed in for upgrades in certain situations