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Pikachu approved

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10-25-15 09:29 AM
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   What we have here is part 3 of the first generation Pokémon games called Pokémon Yellowpecial Pikachu Edition. It was released back on October 18, 1999. In Japan this game is simply known as Pokémon Yellow.releeased there September 12, 1998. Compared to Red and Blue Yellow plays more close to the first Pokémon anime series. What does that mean? It means that instead on choosing between Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur you instead start out with Pikachu. But don't worry if your a fan of those 3, you can get them later on in the game. Also means that the location of certain Pokémon have been switched around and certain Pokémon learn certain moves earlier. Also means the key Team Rocket members Jesse and James ( yeah its a reference to Old West outlaw Jesse James) will show up at certain points in the game and challenge you to battle. Normally its when you've basically gone through a cave like say Rock Tunnel or after you gone through the Team Rocket hide out and all or close to all your Pokémon are exhausted.

   Growing up this is the first Game boy game I ever owned. In fact I still have that same copy today and its what I used to help me write out this review. Playing through the game again I was filled with fond memories of reliving my childhood. I will say that this version is a little more harder then the first 2 versions, but more on that in a moment when I get to the actual review part.

   Difficulty 8: I put the difficulty of the game as an 8. Why that high? Mainly due to the fact that it plays more like the show compared to Red and Blue. Meaning that just like the show Jesse and James show up when you least expect them to and your team might not 100% to take them on. And because of that, could cause problems for you.

   Depth 9: This game is just as in depth as Red and Blue. Collecting Gym Badges to catching and evolving Pokémon the game never feels stale. And to me that's a really great thing.

   Story 9: Compared to the first 2 versions the story this time has a few key changes. For the most part the main part remains the same. You still start out in Pallet Town in the Kanto region. But unlike Red and Blue this time you start out with Pikachu in stead of Charmander Squirtle and Bulbasaur. Later on in the story you have the opportunity to be given the first 3 starters. Other story changes this time also include the addition on Jesse and James. They pop up from time to time and challenge you to a fight. Also different is Pikachu's refusal to evolve into Raichu. So through out the game you are stuck Pikachu. Also taken from the show are Nurse Joy, Officer Jenny, Jesse. And James who all look like their shows counterparts..

   Addictiveness 10: Just like Red and Blue this game is highly addictive. Not once to I ever get bored playing Pokémon Yellow. I have played it a lot ever since I was a kid and not once did ever get bored of it. Even now going back and playing it as an adult I still highly enjoy it as it fills me fond memories. They are the same memories that I am glad I still have today as an adult.

   Sound 10:  The game sounds amazing! Not once did I ever get tired of hearing the same music over and over again. In fact there were a few times I found myself whistling along with some of the music. I just wish I could get a soundtrack of the game. If so then I could listen to it all the time. The music is that good.
   Graphics 10: the Graphics this time have been pulled right from the anime. And because of that they look so much better then Red and Blue. Not once did I hate looking at the game. Despite the game being over a decade old it still looks amazing and holds up extremely well.

   Overall 9.3 Overall my rating is 9.3. Why I rated the game that way comes down to a few things. Firstly the main thing is that its tied to the show. A little to closely tied in my opinion. Secondly is I felt that Jesse and James showed up more times then I would have liked. And lastly is a big one for me. And that is Pikachu does not evolve at all in the game. The main reason I give a nod to Red and Blue in the sense is cause in those version he does evolve into the far better Raichu.
 Final Thoughts: My final thoughts on the game are even though it is closely based on the show it is still worth playing. Its a lot of despite the fact Pikachu doesn't evolve and you get the 3 main starters later on it is still a fun game to kill a few hours on. I recommend playing it.
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huntra1291 : Just letting you know that I removed the tips and advice part of your post as it shouldn't be in the game review forum and since you made another thread containing that part.
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This was a nice review, You structured it well (and not in the "usual" order, which is good to have your own style) and gave ample comparisons to the previous 2 games. However you could have gone into more details: what makes Pokémon addictive? what are some of the memorable tracks you loved? what makes the graphics superior to Blue and Red?
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