Review by Alucard517

"Poke madness 2000"

Gotta Catch em all are the key words to remind you of Pokemon Red. In this classical voyage you are the main character whom goes by the name of Ash, the same as in which who is the main character for the cartoon series too. You have the good old Gary as your adversary in this game as also in the series too. As you skirmish your way through the gym leaders your main goal is to be the Pokemon master. Also to catch every Pokemon in the world, good luck and enjoy the game.

Graphics 10
The graphics deserve a 10. Though it is for game boy the original, the graphics look perfect to the extent of the game boys screen. The characters all kind of look the same, but there are the main gym leaders in which have there own look for they are diverse in each gym. The Pokemon are detailed to the very last speck on there little poke bodies. Each town has its own color to it I guess is what you would say. In the towns there are of course buildings and people roaming around and sometimes you might see a Pokemon or two.

Game play 10
Starting out with the choice of a Pokemon you click and you start your adventure fighting Gary. In this game you get to wonder around with you 6 Pokemon that you can bring with you and level up to fight against the next gym leader to prove you’re praiseworthy to gain a badge. When obtaining all the badges it is enough to let the main building know you are ready to fight the unsurpassed Pokemon masters known as the Elite Four. It is a good idea to make sure you level up your Pokemon a lot because the Gym leaders can be a bit exasperating. Another thing to look out for is that each Pokemon has a weakness, so if you might lose to a leader or a person on the side of the road find out what their Pokemon’s weakness is and sure enough you will come over top and be the victor.

Sound 10
Even for the game boy this little cartridge has a soundtrack on it. The music in each town is alright for this being a game boy game. The Pokemon even make noises and they all have their own unique noise. The characters don’t talk on this game unfortunately; well I mean you can’t hear them. For as short the sound the game makes, it’s better than having no sounds at all.

Story 10
Starting out as Ash is fun when you watched the show because now you get to go through his adventures in a game and you too can be the ultimate Pokemon master. You start out in a quiet little town called Pallet town and of course your mom is nagging you not to leave the house and become a real man. You go to meat professor Oak and get your first Pokemon which you get to choose from the following: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirttle. Choose one and begin your adventure, don’t forget that you gotta catch them all.

Graphics 10/10
Game Play 10/10
Sound 10/10
Story 10/10

Overall rating 10/10

I enjoyed this game a lot so hopefully you can enjoy the epic adventures of Pokemon. Don’t forget to also try Pokemon Blue which is the same except there are 4 Pokemon on there that you can’t get on red and vise versa.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 04/12/04

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