Hey You, Pikachu!

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Hey You, Pikachu!
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Unless if you have the voice of a six-year-old kid and the patience of an eighty-year-old man, you're in for one heck of a ride!
Genre(s): Point and Click
Platform(s): Nintendo 64
Release: Japan: December 12, 1998
North America: November 6, 2000
Developer(s): Ambrella
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Series: Pokemon


Hey You, Pikachu! is a game developed by Ambrella, and published by Nintendo.

Bad Qualities

  1. The game uses the Nintendo 64 VRU which in itself is a bad peripheral. As a result, it is difficult for the game to recognize the player's voice, especially deeper ones.
  2. The game is boring; all the player does is tell Pikachu to do certain things and not much else. All maps are enclosed.
  3. Very little actual way to really interact with Pikachu, other than telling him to pick things up.
  4. Rather short yet boring at the same time.
  5. Pikachu runs fine, but in this game, he walks very slowly.
  6. There is really no PAL release anywhere in Europe or Australia due to translation reasons. Let alone making Pokémon fans from anywhere in Europe and Oceania unhappy.
  7. Pikachu sometimes does not listen to you no matter how many times you give him commands.

Good Qualities

  1. Excellent graphics for its time, similar to the ones in Pokémon Stadium.
  2. The music is good at best and listenable at worst.
  3. The ending is emotional and well-written.
  4. Pikachu's design is great, and so are the other Pokémon.
  5. Great voice acting, especially from Ikue Ōtani as Pikachu.
  6. It has a unique concept where you can talk to Pikachu for the first time. It is only poorly executed due to the Nintendo 64 VRU's limitations. Had it been made in modern day, it would have been executed much better.


Hey You, Pikachu! has received mixed reactions. It has a 57% score on Metacritic, a 6/10 from IGN, and a 5.4/10 on IMDb.



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