Review by Truegamer

"This is the one thing that is making the gameboy live longer."

Pokemon {aka Pocket Monsters}Finally comes to the US well it came out a while agoI didnt play it then cause I wasnt interested in it.But I am but one thing I hateare those companys trying so hard to copy of it {Monster Rantcher,Dragon Seeds,Jade Cocoon,Monster Seeds,and the crappyest one of all Digimon!Ok now to the review.

Graphics 9/10

If you dont have a color gameboy get one even tho this game isnt GB color compatibalit does put bit of color in it.And the reason you shouldent use an orginal GB because it makes your eyes hurt when you look at the gray color of the screen tolong.But the the graphics are good the pokemon look a bit wierd but when Pokemonyellow comes out they will be better drawn.And when you do a attack the animationis good.

Gameplay 9/10

The gameplay is great the object is to catch all 151 pokemon and trying to get8 badges and you have to go threw caves and puzzles and all sorts of things.Andthe battle system is good but it does get a bit fustrating when you walk a few steps and then you battle then after that a few steps then battle then again thenagain then again!But they are worth it at times cause you can teach your pokemonnew moves and gain there levels.And some pokemon to cacth are not on the versionyou might have so you would have to trade with someone who has the pokemon yourlooking for.And also some pokemon require a fossel and sometimes you can screw upthe whole game.

Sound 9/10

Well the sound and music are good the music is catchy youll probably be huming itand the sound is great all of the pokemon have a certain sound for them.

Replay 9/10

After beating the game there is still stuff to do like catch all of the pokemonyou missed and the the 150th pokemon Mewtwo.If you have a gameshark you can getMew.

Overall 9/10

This game is great better than those other rip off gotta catch em all games.Everyonewho has a gameboy should buy this game or wait for pokemon yellow.

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 11/01/99

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