Review by Zabunny

"The Best Gameboy Game I have Ever Played"

Time for me to tell you about the best GameBoy game I haveever played. Pokémon (either versions) is the best GameBoygame I have ever played. That's right. No need to repeatmyself again. There are 2 versions of Pokémon, the Red andthe Blue Versions. Both are exactly the same, (gamelayout, etc.) except, some Pokémon found in the RedVersion aren't in the Blue Version, and some Pokémon inthe Blue aren't in the Red. Some Pokémon are very commonin the Red, but very rare in the Blue. Some Pokémonare very common in the Blue, but very rare in the Red.You get the idea. So how do you catch the Pokémon in theRed Version that are not in the Blue Version?

Well, you have to TRADE Pokémon from either versions usingthe Game Link Cable. Let's say your friend has the RedVersion and has caught an Oddish (Only found in the RedVersion), and you have the Blue Version, and caught aVulpix (Only found in the Blue Version). Vulpix canbe found in the Blue Version, but Oddish cannot. Well, ifyou want to be worthy of the title "Pokémon Master",you've 'gotta catch 'em all'. Trade the Vulpix for theOddish, and then go catch another Vulpix. You now havea Pokémon you didn't have before! The person thathas the Red Version now has a Vulpix, not found in theRed. Now you're both happy campers. The Game Link Cableisn't only all about trading. You can battle your friendusing the Pokémon you've caught and the Game Link Cable,to test your skills.

There are a total of 150 Pokémon, (i.e. not counting Mew,who can only be aquired with the help of a GameShark) andonly 139 can be found on one game pak. You have to trade,but you have to also evolve many Pokémon by raising themto a certain level. For example: Pidgey evolves intoPidgeotto when it reaches about level 19, and then evolvesagain when it reaches level 36, into Pidgeot, the morepowerful version of Pidgey. When a Pokémon evolves,it becomes stronger. When your Pokémon evolves, yourPokédex will say you caught that evolved Pokémon. Maybe ifSquirtle is someone's only Pokémon, and then it evolvesinto Wartortle, after reaching a certain level, your Pokédexcounts that as catching another Pokémon. Some Pokémonevolve when you touch them with a special stone(Pikachu evolves into Raichu, after you touch him withthe ThunderStone). There are more Pokémon than Pikachuthat evolve when being touched with a special stone, youknow. Most Pokémon evolve after they reach a certainlevel. Some Pokémon evolve once, like Sandshrew forexample, and some evolve twice, like Charmander.Some Pokémon, such as Kadabra, evolve after being traded.

Pokémon is one of the best games I have ever played,and I highly recomend it to anyone!

Wondering what the Pokemon craze is about? Find out for yourselfbuy buying a copy of this magnificent game today!

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

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

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