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Pokemon Red (Gameboy)

Pokemon Red (Gameboy)
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Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red and Pocket Monsters: Green) are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. They are two of the best-selling video games of all time, having sold in excess of 31.3 million copies worldwide. Set in the fantasy world of Kanto, the game's stories follow the progress of the central character in his quest to become a Pokémon Master. Both games are independent of each other but feature largely the same plot and, while both can be played separately, it is ideal for the player to refer to each in order to complete the game.

In Japan, the release of Pocket Monsters: Blue came after the release of the original Red and Green versions. It was originally made available exclusively through the children's magazine CoroCoro Comic, though it was released to the general public on October 10, 1999. Pocket Monsters: Blue and Pokémon Blue are different games entirely.

Pokémon Red and Blue have subsequently been remade for the Game Boy Advance into Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen. These, being advanced generation games, serve to allow the player to obtain all of 386 currently-available Pokémon species created by the franchise.

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Pokemon started a gaming revolution
by Josh LaFrance 05 Aug 2015

I can remember the first time I ever played Pokemon
Red and Pokemon Blue. My younger brother received
both for Christmas along with a Game Boy. I would
sneak into his room after he would go to bed (as he
went to sleep earlier than I did, being younger and all)
and steal one of the cartridges to play on my Game
Boy. (I think I played red first, memory is hazy)
The early Pokemon games are truly perfection and it
is easy to see why they sold so many copies. One can
spend hours playing the game without realizing how
much time has actually passed.
A quick synopsis: you are a kid named Ash (unless
you decided to change your name at the beginning)
who dreams of becoming a famous Pokemon trainer. In order to achieve this dream, you travel from Gym to Gym
and town to town, battling Pokemon collectors such as yourself and champions on your quest to become a true
Pokemon master.
Pokemon is a traditional JRPG mixed with adventure and the fun of collecting. In the early Pokemon games
such as these, there were 151 Pokemon. It is the personality of the game and the adventure of learning about and
collecting all the Pokemon that set this game apart from so many of the other RPGs that existed on handhelds and
specifically the Game Boy.
There are only slight differences between Pokemon Red and Blue, with the story being exactly the same between
both games, so it isn’t necessary to own both as you can still get the full experience with either one.
This game deserves a solid 5 out of 5, as it is one of the greatest games of all time and probably the second best
title on the Game Boy (behind Tetris of course). The newer Pokemon games are fun as well, but there is something
special about the first games, it has that little bit of extra charm that keeps drawing you back to it every time.