• Race your rivals! Race as Pikachu in a whole new way using the stylus
slide-action to reach the goal in record time.
• Meet Munchlax! Don't be surprised when you run across an unfamiliar
face -- Munchlax, the pre-evolved form of Snorlax.
• Connect for more courses! Hook up with GBA Pokémon versions: Ruby,
Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald to create new courses in the
shape of your GBA Pokémon.
• Race your friends! Up to six players can complete using their own
Pokémon Dash game cards.
The most striking thing about Pokémon Dash is the play control. The
stylus-based control may sound strange, but after a few rounds of racing
against Munchlax in Practice Mode you'll be sliding away like a pro.
Pikachu can run fastest on paved roads, so whenever possible try to stay
on the beaten path. You'll slow down when running on sand or through the
forest, but special power-ups like the Forest Pad allow you to keep up a
speedy pace even on tricky terrain.
A key aspect of the gameplay in Pokémon Dash is exploring the sky in a
hot-air balloon. Frequently, large bodies of water or other impassable
terrain will stand between your Pokémon and the next checkpoint. Unless
you find a Lapras to ferry you across the water, you'll have to locate a
hot-air balloon and take to the sky. Use the radar to find the next
checkpoint, then dive toward your goal. If the ground is soft enough,
you can use the stylus to pop the hot-air balloons and make Pikachu
plummet to the ground faster.
The main mode of play is Grand Prix mode, which challenges you to clear
five cups, each with five unique courses. It's no cake walk to make it
to the final checkpoint in first place, and the competition becomes even
tougher in Hard and Expert Grand Prix modes.
One of the most intriguing features of Pokémon Dash is its ability to
connect with GBA Pokémon games to unlock new courses in the shape of
your GBA Pokémon. To access this mode, you must first clear the Regular
Grand Prix mode.
Pokémon Dash is the first Pokémon title to appear on Nintendo DS, and it
races onto the new handheld with an innovative flair. Your goal is to
guide Pikachu from one Poké Ball checkpoint to the next by sliding the
stylus across the touch screen. Pikachu races across land, sky and sea
in a heated competition to beat other Pokémon to the finish line.
Pokémon Dash is a fun racing game with a fresh approach. Despite its
seemingly simple gameplay, the competition can get really intense!
Pokémon Dash is an obvious choice for Pokémon fans, but even casual fans
of racing games will get a kick out of this title, especially when
battling friends in the six-player multiplayer mode.