To this day the original Pokemon Snap is one of the greatest Pokemon spin-off games. Released back in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, Pokemon Snap had players assume the role of Todd Snap a Pokemon Photographer. Todd is tasked by Professor Oak to go and complete a series of photographs of Pokemon that live in various locations. Along his journey Professor Oak gives Todd items to help lure out different Pokemon and even a Pokeflute to wake up a Snorlax. Pokemon Snap was met very positively and in the last 20 years since its release fans have been clamoring for a sequel, myself included! In a new interview with Metro, Junichi Masuda of Game Freak stated that if a sequel to the Pokemon photo game was to be made it would need a “very unique twist.”
"All I can say is that I don’t think we can just make the same thing again. So we’d have to come up with a very unique twist on this if we do make another one."
The closet we have come to a new Pokemon Snap in the last 20 years are the few photo spots that were included in the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon. As for Masuda’s statement about making thew same thing again, the core mechanics of Pokemon Snap are what made it such a blast for many of us to play in the first place. If a unique experience was really the driving factor why didn’t we see a sequel for the 3DS or the Wii U where both could have utilized the unique aspects of the system to do something special? Honestly, if we got a beautiful HD representation with more levels and new abilities I’d be personally happy with it. Oh and include a ton more Pokemon of course!
What would all of you like to see in a new Pokemon Snap game if one was to ever be released? Share your thoughts below!