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Pokémon Red

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Genre: Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Virtual Console (Nintendo), Game Boy

You've finally been granted your Pokémon Trainer's license. Now, it's time to head out to become the world's greatest Pokémon Trainer. It's going to take all you've got to collect 150 Pokémon in this enormous world. Catch and train monsters like the shockingly-cute Pikachu. Face off against Blastoise's torrential water cannons. Stand strong when facing Pidgeot's stormy Gust. Trade with friends and watch your Pokémon evolve. Im... Read More

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Fair 70%

The first pokemon generation had the best pokemon designs for me. It was the first in series so all the ideas were new and the game was a breath of fresh air. The game is highly replayable.
But there were many flaws, the psychic type was broken, bug type was too weak, there were no dragon-type moves, most of the bug types didn't learn any bug type moves, Charizard couldn't learn fly, and the bag space was too small.
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Alright 80%

Pokemon R/B/Y is adventurous and a masterpiece of its time. This game is great! I like it a lot. I come back to generation 1 a lot because of the absolute broken ness of it, and the simple to master map. It's an easy game to just play through in like a week or two, but it isn't so easy when you don't pre-plan everything. It's a really good balance. The feeling of sweeping a whole gym leader is just amazing too. (Will be copying and pasting for a... Read More

Positive points
-It's broken
-Very re-playable
Negative points
-A bit simple graphically


After venturing alone into deep grass, a voice warns the player to stop. Professor Oak, a famous Pokémon researcher, explains to the player that wild Pokémon may be living there, and encountering them alone can be very dangerous. He takes the player to his laboratory where the player meets Oak's grandson, a rival aspiring Pokémon Trainer. The player and the rival are both instructed to select a starter Pokémon for their travels out of Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. Oak's Grandson will always choose the Pokémon which is strongest against the player's starting Pokémon. He will then challenge the player to a Pokémon battle with their newly obtained Pokémon, and will continue to battle the player at certain points throughout the games.
While visiting the region's cities, the player will encounter special establishments called Gyms. Inside these buildings are Gym Leaders, each of whom the player must defeat in a Pokémon battle to obtain a total of eight Gym Badges. Once the badges are acquired, the player is given permission to enter the Pokémon League, which consists of the best Pokémon trainers in the region. There the player will battle the Elite Four and finally the new Champion: the player's rival. Also, throughout the game the player will have to battle against the forces of Team Rocket, a criminal organization that abuses Pokémon. They devise numerous plans for stealing rare Pokémon, which the player must foil.