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Pokemon Red

Pokemon Red (GB) game cover art
Platform: Game Boy
Genre: Turn-Based RPG (Contemporary)
Developer: Game Freak
AKA: Pocket Monsters Aka (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
09/30/1998
EU
05/10/1999
JP
02/27/1996
AU
??/??/1999
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Staff Reviews

Pokemon Red review

Reviewed November 26, 2008

Jackie Curtis says: "But it doesn't have to be Mankey; it could be Ratatta. It could be Nidoran. It could be Pidgey, or Pikachu, or Geodude. There is a tendency for the Pokemon you start with to become one of your strongest, but it's not a necessity, and any Pokemon can eventually be beneficial to your six member team. Moreover, you can have well over six Pokemon; you can only carry six with you to use in battle, while the others are stored remotely and recalled from the Pokemon Centers."
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Reader Reviews

Pokemon Red review

Reviewed August 25, 2004

eoib says: "This game needs no introduction. It started as a little Japanese game, and then became a worldwide phenomenon. Eventually, the games became so popular that even the figurative ďguy on the busĒ knew the difference between Pikachu and Blastoise. Hell, even the Pope took notice! Unfortunately, the original Red and Blue games have shown their age with the news of GBA remakes, but they still have their joy and nostalgia. Maybe itís because itís an innovative RPG with animal catching built in, or beca..."
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Pokemon Red review

Reviewed March 08, 2004

falsehead says: "Unless you happen to have been clinically dead for the last few years, you canít fail to have noticed the gaming phenomenon known as pokemon. Even if you have distained all things pocket monster, you have probably, by the process of osmosis acquired more information on this game than you ever needed to know. But for those who donít know what pokemon is (Ah zombie!! Get away from the PC!), here is a quick history lesson. "
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Pokemon Red review

Reviewed October 18, 2006

goldenvortex says: "The Hype (Donít believe) "
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Pokemon Red review

Reviewed October 22, 2005

mariner says: "It's no surprise that this game was as successful as we all know it to be. To me, it's obvious that Nintendo has something special here, something that could (and quite clearly did) make everyone fall in love with these cute little critters. After all, the game's certainly not popular on its own merits. Despite the rash of high scoring reviews, it's pretty obvious that the game has some serious flaws in it. Yet that hasn't stopped it from being a success. Heck, it didn't even stop me from t..."
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Pokemon Red review

Reviewed June 21, 2002

ratking says: "I am not a pokefanatic or anything, and I was probably one of the few people that bought this game without ever knowing there was a television show, or that it was popular overseas. I bought it cause it looked good, and truth is it is a great game. It's been hammered because it is childish, which is true, and yet it is loads of fun, and no matter how much nintendo has done to make it annoying, the game itself will always be good, at least in my mind. "
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