'Pokémon Snap' takes one last photo tour on the Wii U

Nintendo's Pokémon photography simulator arrives on Virtual Console. 

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Sean Buckley
January 5th, 2017
'Pokémon Snap' takes one last photo tour on the Wii U

The past few months have been bittersweet for fans of the Nintendo 64. On the one hand, Nintendo has been steadily filling its virtual console service with some of the N64's best games -- but with the Nintendo Switch on the horizon, the Wii U is on its last legs. Still, it's nice to see games like Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and Excitebike 64 land on the eShop before it gets replaced. Today Nintendo added yet another fan favorite: Pokémon Snap.

Although Pokémon Snap isn't obscure, it's absolutely weird. At a time when fans were clamoring for a full-on Nintendo 64 Pokémon title, Nintendo decided to release a pocket-monster-themed wildlife photography simulator. Odd, to be sure, but surprisingly fun. If Pokémon Sun/Moon's photography mini-game left you feeling nostalgic, it'll cost you $9.99 to go back to the original (or $2 if you owned it on the Wii Virtual Console). Now if only Nintendo could tell us if our retro VC libraries will transfer over to the Switch.

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