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Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition
Pok+mon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (GB)
Member Name: doriee
Pok+mon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (GB)
Advantages: addictive game
Disadvantages: very time consuming addictive game
I'd just like to say I've never reviewed a game before so not sure how this is going to turn out, I would appreciate constructive critasizum to help me improve this if I need to.
Game boy first came to the United Kingdom in 1988 this was one of the first handheld game consoles and I vividly remember my oldest sister having one of these and I was amazed at it, by this time Pokemon wasn't out but I do remember her having super Mario and other platform games, then a good few years later came the game boy pocket. I remember my brother having a red one of these, it was about a third the thickness off the original game boy and could of course fit in your pocket, Pokemon games then started to come out for this and I remember watching my brother play on them all. The it got even better when the game boy colour came out which I happily received the yellow Pikachu edition for Christmas one year. I never really had many games so I just stole all my brother's Pokemon games. Choosing to review this so very late on in my life because I've recently got back into my games and purchased a purple game boy colour along with this game and a Harry Potter game the other day and I just can't put it down Pokemon has once again taken over my life!
Pokemon game's are set in a world of Pokemon as is they were normal animals like we have that flutter in the tree's ad hide in the grass. Your objection is to become the worlds greatest Pokemon trainer. To do this throughout this and all Pokemon game's you need to fight, capture, train and evolve Pokemon and defeat the gym leaders to gain certain badges to work your way up to the Pokemon league to beat the elite four.
You start off in little Pallet town where you live and you go to see Professor Oak, he is the ultimate Pokemon professor and knows all about them, he requests to see you and this is where you obtain a Pokemon, originally you are supposed to get Eevee however Oak's grandson Gary is not please that you get Eevee and he doesn't so he steals in and you end up with the cutest little thing that is Pikachu. He also sets you a task, one of many throughout the game, he entrusts you with a Pokedex, this records every Pokemon you encounter and catch and as they saying goes 'Gotta catch em all' this is really handy as a player as well as it shows you what else you need to capture in order in have them all.
The Pokedex stats there are 133 Pokemon to be seen and collected, but anyone else who knows these games will know there are at least 150 and some cannot be seen or collected unless trading with another Pokemon game. Also at the end of the game you finally get the chance to capture Eevee and make sure you do do it as there is only one in the entire Yellow game, you then go and buy either a water, fire and electric stone as this is the only way to evolve Eevee, so you can only change it once, however being a geek me and my friend looked up cheats how to multiple a Pokemon and we did this with eevee three times so we could have all three evolution's of her.
You have tasks throughout the game and you have to collect certain moves known as TM and HM in order to carry on, TM moves are just normal moves that can be added and discarded however HM there is only 5 of these and you cannot delete them once they have been 'learned' by a certain Pokemon but you can teach them as many times as you want. These are 'Fly, Surf, Flash, Dig and smash' You need the first HM cut, this can be obtained from the SS.Anne boat located in Misty's town, with this you can cut down broken trees to get into secret house and find treasures on the floor. You will need HM Flash to get through Rock tunnel to get to the next town, this can be taut to an electric Pokemon and the ideal one is Pikachu as you carry it around with you all the time, you need to get this other wise you cannot continue with the game as rock tunnel is pitch black and you need a Pokemon to light the way. Pokemon evolve at different levels some a lot higher than others and they usually evolve three times each, you can also catch the evolved versions in the grass but if you train yours and evolve them it makes the Pokemon stronger. Certain Pokemon can only be evolved by trading such as Graveler.
In each town there is a gym and it's leader, You need to train and defeat each town's gym leader to receive the badge, each one lets you do more things, if you train your Pokemon to high without having a certain badge then the Pokemon refuses to listen to you and will no longer obey you until you have the correct badges, which as you can imagine will make it quite difficult as you won't be able to beat the leaders because your Pokemon don't listen to you. There are certain Pokemon on this game that you can only obtain by taking it off someones hands, such as charmander, bulbasaw and squirtle. You first get Charmander is the town where misty is located, these train up a lot faster than all the other's because they was once someone else's, it works in the similar way of trading with another game boy.
One of the best thing about Pokemon is they never die, they will only faint, which I think is great otherwise if they died we'd have to go out and catch them all over again and the game would take forever to complete! You pick up certain things along the way such as fossils and old amber, without me giving it away make sure you talk to everyone in the game, you will fine use for them as everyone usually gives you hints and tips to help you. You get town map with is a brilliant way to find out where you are and where to go to next, it also show's the water routes you will need to take.
One of the most annoy bits in the game is Ghost tower, this is filled with wannabee trainers who you have no choice but to fight and earn money they all have Ghastly and Haunter Pokemon, I've found these to be quite hard to defeat with normal Pokemon your going to need a water Pokemon as this is the only one to inflict real damage before it makes all your Pokemon confused.
The music is very repetitive and becomes quite annoying by the third town, it's not the worst when your in the towns, but more in the caves when you run into fights 6 times down a small stretch the music of it becomes unbearable when your getting annoyed already trying to find your way out, this however isn't because it's old, because the music is exactly the same on Nintendo DS. The graphics for this isn't to bad considering it's the first game boy colour, it has no light and I forgot it wasn't like Nintendo DS when I turned out the light the other night which was amusing. The colours on this are mainly blue and green and a few wishy washy colours but of course they did the best the could with the technology they had at the time.
Overall this is an excellent game for both children and adults and proves to be most entertaining and enjoyable, this game will take you ages to complete i'be just got past the third town and what with all the training too I've already been on it for 10 hours and I never even noticed, this is a very addictive game and I will be re purchasing the other games too. I recommend this for anyone who loves real games that last long but do prove to be challenging at times despite it being a (U) children game.
Summary: explore the world of Pokemon and become the best trainer in the world