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Pokemon Dash

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
Everyone
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) 46 / 100


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  • Use the touch screen to keep Pikachu running toward the finish line
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  • ASIN: B0007D4MUY
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 15, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,124 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Pokemon Dash is the first Pokemon title for the Nintendo DS, and it offers a new kind of Pokemon gameplay. You'll use the touch screen to control a race between Pokemon. See if you can get Pikachu across the finish line first!

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an extremely original racing game July 9, 2005
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I first played this game not expecting much, from a weird little pokemon racing game that looks like you're running across old-school RPG world maps. But I was pleasantly surprised. This game doesn't offer all that much in graphics or game play, and it is a bit repetitive, but what it does offer is pretty darn good, strategic and innovative.

Right from the beginning just the way you move is innovative. Everything you do in this game is done differently from any other game out there. And I think that's a good thing, cause it's fun.

Stick with it through the first few stages. Then you will gain the ability to fly with a hot-air balloon, you'll have to learn to plan ahead a little bit for your next move, and pretty soon you'll forget about the mediocre graphics -- every move you make will have a bit of strategy to it. You can beat the other Pokemons on your first try in the easy level in most of the stages, but a real strategy fan or Pokemon fan will want to learn every little trick you need to complete each stage faster.

Don't get me wrong - Pokemon Dash is not the best game I have played for the DS. If you're only getting one get Mario 64 or Kirby Canvas Curse or WarioWare. But if you're willing to give it a little bit of time you may be pleasantly surprised by this game.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Race 'Em All! March 16, 2005
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Not alot of people still accept Pokemon as a trilling game anymore, but this one changes it all. All you have to do is race against other Pokemon using your current Pokemon and its special abilities. If you have your FireRed, LeafGreen, Emerald, Ruby, or Sappire also attached to your DS while playing Pokemon Dash, you can play on new maps based on the Pokemon you've already caught. You might think this is some sort of expansion, but once you get the hang of it (which is pretty easy, just rub your character forward) you'll be playing it everywhere you go! You can't catch other Pokemon or trade (or do anyhting with another DS) with Pokemon Dash.

I reccommend this game for everybody, but the older group might generalize Pokemon and I dont think would want to get it.

I myself cant get enough of this game. If you like adventure games, I also reccommend Animal Crossing DS because of its exciting online feature.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun pokemon game June 23, 2006
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is so fun and you easily become attached to the game. I got it and I can't stop playing it ever since. I would reccomend it to any pokemon or racing lover. The graphics are pretty good for a pokemon racing game and its a totally different plot for a pokemon game!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great kids game January 30, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is idea for those who's kids are into pokemon, but are at a young age. The controls are simple and the gameplay is smooth, anyone can easily learn how to play this game within five minutes time. The characters are both adorable and fast. It's a shame that they stopped selling it in retail stores, shortly after it came out.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really fun and different pokemon game December 16, 2005
A Kid's Review
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm 8 years old and been playing pokemon games for about a year now. If you've played a lot of other pokemon games, you'll like this game.

I just started this game, but the best part of this it is when you go up in the hot air ballon. You simply move by touching the pokemon with your stylus repeatedly.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What in the world? August 15, 2005
A Kid's Review
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I just don't get why this game is getting such a low rating. It's challenging and fun- but only if you unlock Hard and Extreme modes. Also, speicial is really cool. Just put in a Pokemon RPG game pak (lets say Ruby) and your party pokemon are uploaded and you can race on them. The POKEMON. Whoo!

They even have an in-depth training mode for beginning players. Like me, beacause this is my first game for the DS. I absolutely love it. Keep em' comin' Nintendo!
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For the most die-hard of Pokemon fans only April 22, 2005
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Really, it's sad that for how long the DS has been out, not even a Pokemon game can be good. I'm not a huge Pokemon fan, but I still enjoy the games a lot. This isn't much of a Pokemon game at all. It has "Pokemon" in the title, but this is just a poor excuse for a racing game. It's repetative, slow, and doesn't show us what the DS can do.

The gameplay is already the first strike against the game. You control Pikachu through all the races, and the only aspect of the gameplay is... well... moving the stylus left and right to direct Pikachu where to go. That's it!

There are challenges, and there is a map. The entire goal is to pass through all the various checkpoints and win the race. Along the way there's water, lava, chasms and other things that get in your way. Sometimes, you may need a balloon to help you over some of the obstacles.

But the problem with the game right off the bat is simple. The races, short as they may be, are annoying. Especially when you get in a balloon. The map is nice, but you have to rely on arrows as you race to point you in the direction to the next checkpoint. It's nice to be able to take the balloons, but the arrows don't point you in any direction once you get a balloon. You could possibly end up floating in the wrong direction because the map is so large you don't know where to go!

The extras are even more underlying. By loading in one of the GBA pokemon games, you can create tracks shaped like the Pokemon themselves. This has little innovation actually, and the regular tracks are already boring enough.

The graphics aren't up to par with DS standards either. Vibrant and colorful, but at the same time fuzzy and lacking detail. The audio is no different.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Joe Eanes
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Fun game and easy to play! This is going to be a great present for my 5 year old son for Christmas!!
Published 8 months ago by Joelle Dockter
5.0 out of 5 stars Like it.
This is a good starter game for younger kids who love pokemon. My son loves it and he is only 6. Easy play for the quick and non reader.
Published 19 months ago by Leala
5.0 out of 5 stars My Niece loves and we can play pokemon!
my 4 year old niece loves playing this game and it has entered a whole new world of talking about pokemon!
Published on February 28, 2013 by Julianna Magana
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth buying
i haven't played a lot of pokemon games, but out of the ones i have, this is probably the worst. first of all, the fact that you can only play as pikachu gets a little old. Read more
Published on January 30, 2009 by Chained2Darren
2.0 out of 5 stars The game where you only get to play as pikachu and only that pokemon.
This game actually gets a 2.5 rating but it dosn't show. I will try to make this review reasonble.(Sorry for the spelling mistake if it is a mistake. Read more
Published on January 21, 2007
1.0 out of 5 stars ...I DON'T choose you, Pikachu!
Okay, I am a huge pokemon fan, but this is NOT a good game to get. For one thing, it scratches up your DS touch screen VERY badly to play it, because you have to move the stylus in... Read more
Published on April 16, 2006 by Christmas Spirit
4.0 out of 5 stars ok
This game isn't the best game that pokemon has made and i am a big fan of pokemon. Though this game is fun and will keep you entertained. If you like pokemon i do suggest it.
Published on January 27, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!! ^__^
ok, for the people who say this games sucks, WHY?!?!?! this game is one of the best games i have ever played on the nintendo ds. Read more
Published on October 23, 2005
2.0 out of 5 stars >< stupid ds!
ok i admit the game is fun, but why couldn't they make it for GAMEBOY ADVANCE's!?!?! i mean, the games for nintendo ds are about $30 freakin bucks!!!! i hate the nintendo ds! Read more
Published on October 4, 2005 by Erica S. Cole-hazel
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