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  • Colbert Bump: The game's re-release on the Wii's Virtual Console is the major reason the game received such a cult following. This was how many experienced the game for the first time, and public perception of it became much more favorable.
  • Moved to the Next Console: Snap was originally a Nintendo 64DD title however was made into a normal cartridge title after the 64DD became stuck in Development Hell. The 64DD wouldn't come out until well after Snap (and only in Japan at that).
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  • Role Reprise: Most of the voice clips for the Pokémon are reused from the anime. Although several of them still retained their Japanese voices, since some had yet to appear in the dub.
  • Sequel Gap: New Pokémon Snap was released 22 years after the original, with seven new generations of Pokémon having been released within that time.
  • 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 Pokémon's models remained mostly unchanged however the scenery is completely different from the final product, thus making the Pokémon appear in completely different scenarios. On the differences of the individual Pokémon, Pikachu's model is different, Meowth has a different walk cycle, Snorlax stands up, and Squirtle jumps up in joy when fed.
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    • The game was originally not about Pokémon at all. It was just a normal camera game called Jack and the Beanstalk, but developer HAL Laboratory had trouble figuring out what to do from there mainly the objective/goal and the reason why you're taking pictures.
    • At one brief point in development the game would have centered around cryptozoology (the study of fictional creatures) but the idea never went that far in development.
    • Ekans was planned to be in the game, which would have made the final total number of Pokémon 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's 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.
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  • Working Title: Jack and Bean before the inclusion of Pokémon.

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