Pokemon Yellow - Game Boy

Also known as: Special Pikachu Edition

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Pokemon Yellow (Game Boy)
Viewed: 2D Top-down, Multi-way scrolling Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Nintendo Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 16 Jun 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Printer
Connectivity: Link Cable


Every once in a while a game comes along and it turns into a phenomenon. Pokemon has captured the imagination of millions of people, and with good reason. Pokemon has to go down on the 'five best games of all time list'. It is an original game that we can all relate to. It combines the best elements of several top games, new innovations, and on top of that it has a great storyline. In Pokemon Yellow, you catch, battle and train your Pokemon. Remember the virtual pet craze? Well, get ready for 151 little ‘pets’ to raise. Pokemon is an adventure role-playing game complete with statistics like health, defence and attacking ability. Pokemon Yellow has a massive game world, in-game character interaction and Pokemon that evolve.

In Pokemon you take on the role of Ash, a young trainer. Growing up, you develop a rivalry with your best friend and next door neighbour, Gary. It turns out that Gary’s grandfather is a wise professor who has devoted his life to researching Pokemon. Professor Oak gives you a Pokedex, a device for recording information, and tells you he is too old to find all the Pokemon. Ash decides he must become the greatest Pokemon trainer in the World and to do so he must explore the land, win training badges, meet and battle Team Rocket, Giovanni and finally his best friend, Gary.

One of the best features of Pokemon is that you can link-up two Gameboys together to battle a mate. Pokemon that are traded or won, evolve quicker than is normal. Also, it is impossible to collect all 151 Pokemon by yourself. Different versions contain slightly different character sets and locations so if you want to be the very best, you need the help of a friend. All in all, Pokemon is the perfect portable.