Two fields may seem minuscule to some, but rest assure since the concept of Pokémon depends on having only a red and blue version. Adding more would only weaken that very fabric that makes the formula a success. There is also plenty of diversity in the gameplay to keep things from getting bored.
For Game Boy owners, the recent rash of colorized remixes makes Pokémon Pinball stands out as an original title and the unique rumble feature only further emphasizes that. So while this game won't displace Tetris has the must-have title on long trips, its still a great alternative especially if you get into a heated competition for the top score, despite there being no real linked two-player modes.
Next-generation system owners should keep in mind that while the graphics are quite charming and utilize the available colors well; everything looks distinctly 8-bit.
For people disgusted with Pokémon, Pokémon Pinball won't change your mind. But for those who want to see what the Pokémon craze is all about without having to sacrifice the tremendous hours required to the play the role-playing game, Pokémon Pinball is perfect.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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