"Yet another great pokemon game from nintendo."

Well, this is nothing more than just another great game released by Nintendo. That's right just another great add on to your pokemon collection here is Pokemon Crystal.

Graphics: 8/10
The graphics are way better then all the previous pokemon games but still the same except that when you encounter a battle either with a trainer or a wild pokemon that pokemon would strike a pose then you can begin battle.

Sound: 8/10
The sound is good in this game I am sure you can deal with the music but if you want something a little bit better use your radio in your Pokegear and there will be several stations you can choose to listen to. You may also find yourself turning down the volume of your Game Boy due to those annoying sounds of the pokemon when they appear in battle.

Storyline: 8/10
Ok as of now you can choose to be a boy or a girl to leave your house and battle trainers from Johto and Kanto worlds on a quest to become a pokemon master. It isn?t really very hard at all as long as you know your strategies and weaknesses or if you played the previous pokemon games then you should be all right. Also you must catch all 251 pokemon.

Controls: 10/10
The controls couldn't have gotten any easier to use same controls as the pervious pokemon games but the only thing different is ''hot keys'' you may now select certain items that you own example: the bike you may set it as a hot key so when you press the select button you automatically hop on your bike and ride away.

New in Crystal:
-You can choose to play as a boy or a girl.
-There is more to the Unknowns.
-The Man in Goldenrod can teach your pokemon Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, and Icebeam for 4000 game corner coins on Wednesday.
-The Dragon Shrine is now open.
-Pokemon strike a pose at start of battle.
-The battle tower in Olivine City.
-When you encounter a pokemon the make a movement.
-Capturing Suicine is much easier.
-Ruins of Aplh has changed so you might find it a bit more challenging.
There are two worlds: Johto and Kanto. You will need 8 badges from each world. Also 250 pokemon to catch, you also collect many new items

To buy or to rent?:
I would recommend you buy this game because it takes time to level up your pokemon and especially a lot of time to catch all 251 of the pokemon.

Overall: 8/10
This is a great game to play I own some of the pokemon games and I enjoy playing each one of them. If you like RPG's and catching monsters to train and battle also to own as a pet. .then this would be the perfect game for you.


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 10/22/01, Updated 10/22/01


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