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New Pokemon Snap Accessibility Report

New Pokemon Snap offers 5 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading and Controls areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

New Pokemon Snap is the latest in the series of Pokemon Snap games. It's a puzzle safari where you are guided through the natural world of Pokemon creatures to take pictures of them in the wild. The aim is to time your photos to capture them in specific and rare scenarios to get a high star rating from the Professor. Finding the right food and time of day to lure them out adds a puzzle element to the photography timing required to get the best photo.

NotesAccessibility Notes

Motion controls or the left or right stick on your controller can be used to aim and direct where you point the camera.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 30/04/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 5 features

Developer: @NintendoAmerica

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

New Pokemon Snap has 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Assistance

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate levels of detail. Ideally, this includes ongoing tips that relate to contexts in the game where the player is failing.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Difficulty

If you want to play New Pokemon Snap, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Difficulty accessibility:

ReadingReading

New Pokemon Snap has 1 accessibility feature for Reading which deals with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a younger child could understand.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play New Pokemon Snap, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

New Pokemon Snap has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

ControlsControls

New Pokemon Snap has 3 accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion

Motion Controls Available: You can use motion controls, tilting the controller to steer for example.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

No Simultaneous Buttons: Only one button or key required at a time, in addition to direction.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play New Pokemon Snap, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

New Pokemon Snap has no accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to New Pokemon Snap, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

New Pokemon Snap has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to New Pokemon Snap, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Hannah Robertson and @GeekDadGamer



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