Pokémon Puzzle League
|Intelligent Systems & NST||Nintendo||Nintendo 64||September 25, 2000 (USA)
March 16, 2001 (EUR)
May 5, 2008 (Wii VC USA)
May 30, 2008 (Wii VC EUR)
|Nintendo 64 controller
Description:Pokémon Puzzle League is one of the rare Pokémon games that was not released in Japan. The game was originally released in the United States on September 25th, 2000 for the Nintendo 64. It was later released on the Wii Shop Channel as a WiiWare download on May 5th, 2008.
Story/Information:Join Ash, Brock, Misty and many more characters from the Pokémon animated series as they gather in Puzzle Village to compete for the title of Pokémon Puzzle Master. Just match three or more blocks of the same color in any direction. Choose from six different modes offering a wide range of action, from a story mode or solving preset puzzles to continuous play or timed play.
The game features many anime characters and is one of the only Pokémon games to feature characters from the show. Below is a list of characters from the television show that are in the game.
Ash Ketchum, Ash's Pikachu, Ash's Squirtle, Ash's Bulbasaur, Brock, Brock's Vulpix, Brock's Geodude, Brock's Zubat, Misty, Misty's Horsea, Misty's Psyduck, Misty's Staryu, Tracey Sketchit, Tracey's Marill, Tracey's Venonat, Tracey's Scyther, Jessie, James, Meowth, James Weezing, Jessie's Arbok, Golbat
Gary Oak, Gary Oak's Krabby, Gary Oak's Growlithe, Gary Oak's Nidoran♀, Giovanni, Giovanni's Sandslash, Giovanni's Persian, Giovanni's Nidoking, Ritchie, Ritchie's Sparky, Ritchie's Zippo, Ritchie's Happy
Lorelei, Lorelei's Cloyster, Lorelei's Dewgong, Lorelei's Poliwhirl, Bruno, Bruno's Onix, Bruno's Hitmonchan, Bruno's Primeape, Lt. Surge, Lt. Surge's Jolteon, Lt. Surge's Raichu, Lt. Surge's Magneton, Erika, Erika's Tangela, Erika's Weepinbell, Erika's Gloom, Koga, Koga's Venomoth, Koga's Voltorb, Koga's Golbat, Sabrina, Sabrina's Abra, Sabrina's Hypno, Sabrina's Alakazam, Blaine, Blaine's Arcanine, Blaine's Charmeleon, Blaine's Magmar
1P Stadium: Stadium mode is the main part of the game and is story-based. Ash Ketchum is trying to become the greatest Pokémon Puzzle Master as he attempts to defeat as many opponents as he can.
2P Stadium: 2P Stadium mode is similar to the 1P Stadium mode except it allows two players to play against one another. This is the main human multiplayer mode in the game as it pits players against each other as they attempt to clear their blocks before the other player. Each player selects a trainer and then the players decide if they want to play in 2D or 3D mode.
Marathon: Marathon mode is an endless mode an only ends when the player is defeated by the blocks filling one of the vertical segments. The player plays the marathon mode for as long as possible while trying to get as many points they can.
Spa Service:Team Rocket runs the spa and they have stolen Ash's Squirtle and Bulbasaur. The players play as Ash as he is forced to play through a series of stages against Team Rocket members as he attempts to clear blocks down to a predetermined "clear line".
Pokémon Center: Nurse Joy manages the Pokémon Center and this areas allows players to look up player records, trainer profiles and game options.
Professor Oak's Lab: Professor Oak teaches player how to play the game with a few tutorials describing the basics and advanced techniques of the game. The controls are also labeled for players reference.
Puzzle University mode is a list predetermined puzzles where players must clear all the blocks in a as few of moves as possible.
Similar to Professor Oak's Lab, this mode run by by Tracey Sketchit contains gameplay tutorials. Players can select many different skill levels including an interactive mode in which Tracey demonstrates the technique and then the player has the opportunity to mimic it.
- Original English voice actors from the anime series voicing their respective characters.
- Variety of modes offering a wide range of puzzle action!
- Fun two player realtime action pitting friends and family against each other.
- 2D and 3D modes which offer different ways of playing the game.