Pokémon is one of Nintendo’s most popular brands of all time with over 200m unit sales.
The original Game Boy RPGs sparked a kids’ craze in the ‘90s, paving the way for TV shows, films, card games, spin-offs and countless toys and merchandise. While handheld fans eagerly await the next portable Pokémon, Nintendo is catering to younger fans with a new Wii adventure Poképark 2: Wonders Beyond.
This is the sequel to 2009 Wii release Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure, which sent players across a theme park as they took part in various attractions. Poképark 2: Wonders Beyond follows the story of Pikachu plus pocket monsters Oshawott, Snivy and Tepig, who must solve the mystery of the disappearing Pokémon and save them from Wish Park. The result is an experience that younger Pokémon fans and beginners can enjoy just as much as Poképark veterans, claims Nintendo.
The four aforementioned creatures are playable, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Players controlling Oshawott will be able to swim through water, while Snivy can jump higher than other Pokémon and Tepig can smash obstacles. There are also around 200 other pocket monsters that players can encounter on the way to help them on their quest.
Mini-games include hide-and-seek, chase and quiz, while boss Pokémon are encountered after completing some of the park’s bigger attractions. Fans of the original Poképark Wii game and younger Pokémon followers will feel right at home with Wonders Beyond.