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Pokemon Catch

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A redemption game that is somewhat like Pachinko. Eggs tiny balls roll down from the top of the screen and bounce down pegs on the playfield. The player spins a large Pokeball steering wheel to move Pikachu and have him catch the eggs. If the player catches 20 eggs the machine dispenses a prize any capsule toys can be used but Sammy mainly sold Pokeball capsules with tiny Pokemon inside for this machine. The number of balls required to win a prize is not changeable but the time allotted to do so is. At the start and end of the game Ash Ketchum from the television series speaks to the player and sound clips of Pikachus voice play whenever a ball is obtained.

Pokemon Catch was produced by Sammy USA Corporation in 2000.

Sammy USA Corporation released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1994. Sammy USA Corporation was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sammy USA Corporation during the time period Pokemon Catch was produced include: Go Go Cowboy, Lee's Stop 'N Win, Sports Arena, Magic Mr. X, Deer Hunting USA, Turkey Hunting USA, Extreme Hunting, Wing Shooting Championship, and Trophy Hunting


Name Pokemon Catch
Developer Sammy USA Corporation (United States)
Year 2000 - 2000
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 18938
Sub-Type Redemption
Class Wide Release
Genre Other
Conversion Class unique
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player

Pokemon Catch KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.18 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pokemon Catch Census

There are 14,910 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Pokemon Catch collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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