Whether you’re a fan of the first game or you’ve never played it before, you may be wondering how New Pokémon Snap differs from the original. While the key mechanics and gameplay are the same, there are a few important differences you should know about.
New Photo Scoring Criteria
Ways New Pokémon Snap Differs From the Original
In the original Pokémon Snap for the N64, photos of Pokémon were scored based on criteria such as size, pose, and technique. That type of scoring still exists in New Pokémon Snap, and it’s used to raise a course’s research-level to unlock new areas.
However, there’s a brand new type of photo scoring in New Pokémon Snap that wasn’t in the original game. Photos are now given a rating between one and four stars based on how rare the Pokémon in the photo’s behavior is. One star indicates common behavior, while four stars indicates the rarest behavior.
This is completely separate from the number score that the photo is given, but it’s important because the Photodex records one photo from each star rating. This is fantastic news for completionists who may hope to fill pages and pages of their Photodex with many different types of pictures.
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