|Pokemon Lightning Yellow (beta v0.12) Review by: Postman3
If you play one game this year, play this one. Loads of fun!
It seems about the same as Pokémon Fire Red and Pokémon Leaf Green except for minor details. The man right outside Oak’s laboratory was modified to say some of the same things the Lapras donor in Silph Co. Says. He will ask if you want Bulbasaur. If you say no, he will ask again next time you talk to him. I suggest taking him up on his offer as you will then be able to beat Brock right away and pound Misty easily by letting it evolve to Ivysaur. As you head out of Pallet Town, Professor Oak will stop you as usual and then shift to battle mode like in Pokémon Yellow. He will be the old man who shows you how to catch Pokémon in Viridian City when in battle mode. After he catches a Weedle, he will revert to the Pokémon Professor and bring you back to the lab to do the whole Pokémon Yellow song and dance where he says you can have the Eevee. His grandson says “No way! This one is mine!” Professor Oak then gives you a Pikachu he caught when you were not looking. Your rival battles you. This battle is much easier with Bulbasaur’s presence so make sure to pick it up before you try to leave town. After that, it is just straight Pokémon Fire Red.
However, it will be Pokémon Fire Red with the twist of having Pikachu and Bulbasaur as your two starters. This one will be unique in that more than likely you have never before started with two Pokémon you did not have to catch yourself. Advantage: Player. It is a small advantage, but a welcome one. The challenge as with any Pokémon video game is to be ready for challenging trainers.
The creator of this hack did not go all the way and make Pikachu follow you like in Pokémon Yellow. That would be a tad difficult in the programming department. Unlike that game, you can probably evolve your Pikachu any time you like. Although I never tried it, I think Pikachu from Pokémon Yellow could learn Surf. That could be true for this one too. This game offers just a bit more than Pokémon Fire Red.
I cannot put this game down. I have been playing sixteen hours thus far. If you could play just one Pokémon game for a year, all you would need is this one.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND
I just turned it on and the screen is slightly blurry. It could just be me though. As mentioned above, I spend hour after hour on the computer. There is a new Game Boy Advance effect that did not appear on Pokémon Sapphire or Pokémon Ruby. The Poke Balls shoot a few stars when you catch a Pokémon. These same graphics appear on Pokémon Fire Red and Pokémon Leaf Green. The sound quality and musical diversity is on par with all Game Boy Advance Pokémon games. Very good.
Try it. You may find yourself advancing quicker with two starters rather than just one. In addition, you may not feel the need to spend hours searching in Viridian forest for a Pikachu. I have logged less than a day and already have many strong fighters on my team. If it worked for me, it should work for you too.
Graphics 9 Sound 10 Addictive 10 Depth 10 Story 9 Difficulty 9
Pokemon Lightning Yellow (beta v0.12) Description: This is a remake of Pokemon Yellow for the Game Boy - now being ported to the Game Boy Advance with greatly improved graphics. The Base rom is Pokemon Fire Red.rnrnPlease note- This is a beta, a test version, it is in no way the final work of the rom hacker and should not be judged as such.
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