Artist touch: I know this isn't Pokemon Red but I'm working on it. Enjoy this stock art of Sexy Parodius instead. Cover art rating: 8/10
Special note: Pokemon was originally introduced in two forms (Red and Blue).
|Introduction and Story:|
|Here is the first ever Pokemon game I ever got and hearing
that name will either make do two things: jump for joy or vomit in disgust. Before
you dismiss this freaky Pokemon franchise as some kiddy fad though, this
game is a great new spin on the standard Role Playing Game out there and
even experienced gamers like me can have fun here. If you you are new to the series instead
of fighting monsters all the time while you try to gain experience, why
not just collect them as pets and get them to fight?!
You adults should consider stealing it from your kid's
room when their at school or just ground them and take their Gameboy for not being as good as your favourite because it is really that good.
In the game you play as a kid named Ash (or whatever you want to name him) and you start the game in a small town and you have been given a special gift from Pokemon expert Professor Oak. He gives you the option to select from one of three unique monsters encased in small pocket sized balls. After you pick one you then begin your long adventure to find all these different cute monsters around this huge virtual universe.
|Controls and Game Play:|
pocket monsters are not just cute little pets that like to pee on your
car wheels (at least my pets do), these little buggers can fight. The
more they fight, the more experience you can get and maybe they can get
a few new moves as well. You can carry up to 6 pocket monsters at once
but you can also find other monsters and store them in a Pokemon data
base so you can help Oak get some info on these wild creatures. Finding
certain pocket monsters is easier said then done though.
|Graphics and Sounds:|
|Like many 8-bit RPG's on the old Gameboy the graphics are pretty bad. A lot of the different creatures here look cool and that Misty chick does fine in that bikini, eh? Sadly, there is usually little to no animation in the battle scenes so getting into these constant animal fights can get dull. The graphics had some good points but overall they are just average. The same goes for the music and sound effects here. The different wracks and smacks help add dramatic effect to the fights and the background music usually fits in the situation your in too but chances are these low budget beeps won't make you want to buy the CD or download the MP3.|
Versions Blue and Red are the original two games that started this whole Pocket Monster craze in the first place (so you want to blame something blame this). Really the only difference between the two games is that they have a few exclusive Pokemon in each cart and the cart itself is a different colour and yeah that's pretty much it. All the stages, bosses, and locations are exactly the same which sucks. Sure, its a little commercial and the graphics and sound are not too impressive either but when it's all said and done there is no denying that monster collecting game play is a cool idea. You not only have 150 wacky monsters to find here that are powerful enough to hurt the children they're target market is, but the game lets you almost Save the game anywhere and the replay value is pretty too because since you can trade with your friends. It is easy to see why it took the public by the nuts in a tight vice grip, eh? Although the other games in the series haven't deferred too much from the first ones here, it just goes to show you how good the originals actually were so don't expect the next one to feature anything cool like porn stars, bloody zombies, or rocket launchers.