Pokémon Stadium – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Animated Violence 

Parents, if youre sick and tired of hearing your kid(s) go on about Pokémon, Stadium isnt going to help. I would also advise that Stadium isnt as good a game or as genuinely fun as the original Game Boy games. Stadium is far more gimmicky and could easily be thought of as another attempt by Nintendo to cash in on the franchise. If you dont already own a red, blue or gold copy of the Game Boy Pokémon games, forget about it.

Pokémon Stadium is for advanced, long-time trainers who have a countless arsenal of diverse Pokémon and who also cant get enough of those turn-based battles. Those without the Game Boy game and a wide variety of Pokémon will not only find themselves outmatched by Pokémon with higher levels and will also find many of the tournaments inaccessible without qualifying Pokémon. Having plenty of human competitors around will also go a long way to making Stadium more of the sports event experience that it thinly purports to be.

More casual Pokémon fans will find Stadiums overall gameplay to be monotonous and the need to replay the Game Boy game a little annoying. Fans looking for a newer gameplay experience centering on the same lovable characters will have to remain content with Pokémon Pinball and Pokémon Snap instead.