Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Look Into Video Games: Hey You, Pikachu!

Hey You, Pikachu! was a video game released by Nintendo after the popularity of Pokemon jetted off in Japan and America. Somehow Europe never got the game. 

The game came pre-packed with the N64 Voice Recognition Unit simply known as the VRU. Basically it was a clunky piece of hardware that acted as a basic microphone.
It sure made your N64 more tangled up with wires you didn't need. 
The game itself was a very basic Pokemon game meets The Sims. Your whole quest was to raise and interact with your Pikachu. 
I never played the game, but I can imagine having a lot trouble getting Pikachu to understand me. 
The game also came in a super-special edition with it's own Pikachu/Pokemon themed N64. I remember stores trying to give these away. Mainly because by 2001 everyone wanted anything but an N64. 


Al Penwasser said...

The problem was that Europe never liked the name:
"Up Yours, Pikachu!"
Plus, the original version, marketed in Germany, "You Vill Luff Herr Pikachu Und There Vill Be Much Laughink Und Gigglink Or Ve Vill Make Mit Der Killings Uff Der Puppies" was considered a tad wordy.

Brian Miller said...

i never really got into pokemon but i am learning quick as my son loves it...

Andy Santana said...

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bom domingo

kwile said...

Never played Pokemon, but do have an N64 that I still play with my kids. lmao