Trivia / Pokémon Snap

  • What Could Have Been:
    • The beta screenshots and known beta video for the game look vastly different from the final product. The game was originally for the failed Nintendo 64DD. A video of the beta can be seen here. The Pokemon's models remained mostly unchanged however the scenery is completely different from the final product, thus making the Pokemon appear in completely different scenarios. On the differences of the individual Pokemon, Pikachu's model is different, Meowth has a different walk cycle, Snorlax stands up, and Squirtle jumps up in joy when fed.
    • The game was originally not about Pokemon at all. It was just a normal camera game however they had trouble figuring out what to do from there.
    • Ekans was planned to be in the game, which would have made the final total number of Pokemon 64. Why it was removed is not certain, but it could have something to do with the difficulty of making a snake move properly.
    • There was once a music track called "Fantastic Horror" found on Ikuko Mimori website. This suggests that there may have been a level centered around ghost-type Pokémon. This may have been scrapped because there were only three ghost-types in Generation 1.