GameBoy : Pokemon - Blue Version Reviews

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The best Game Boy game ever!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 22 / 22
Date: November 16, 1999
Author: Amazon User

Most game boy games are just about having quick reflexes or shooting bad guys, but in this game, you have to use strategy. Its really great when you catch a new pokemon or defeat a gym leader. If any parents are reading this review and have read that newspaper article about this game being really vicious and all about using pokemon to fight- don't you believe it! If this game is vicious then so is chess! The game has other things in it as well- it teaches that if you want something then you have to work towards it. Also, some pokemon are really weak when you catch them, but they get incredebly strong when you train them hard enough- there's probably a moral in that somewhere.

A great game for kids, beats watching tv!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 21 / 21
Date: May 22, 2000
Author: Amazon User

My kids and I all love the Pokemon Gameboys (the three of us each have our own Gameboy). The blue Pokemon game is very similar to the red, with the Yellow having some slight differences.

I like the way the Pokemon game challenges kids. I suggest also buying one of the books which shows the various routes and places. This allows kids to work at the tasks without getting frustrated.

The idea is to start at Prof. Oak's house, get your first Pokemon from him, and then journey all around the land of Pokemon, collecting various wild pokemon (which you catch by battling them until they faint), and doing battle with other trainers along the way.

In the process, kids learn to manuever through mazes of increasing complexity (which is why the manuals are a help), to gather and use items, and to develop strategies for fighting various types of Pokemon. My five year-old even started to read while using her Gameboy, from needing to know which items she had with her (in her Item List)!

All in all these are great games which can be played over and over (although only one game at a time can be saved), and which will provide your kids with hundreds of hours of fun.

Pokemon Phenomenon makes huge hit with Pokemon Blue version

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 27 / 30
Date: November 17, 1999
Author: Amazon User

By far, one of the best GameBoy games ever in America. In this game, the point is to capture and train 150 various monsters in order to become the best Pokemon Master. In this version there are 10 different Pokemon than the Red Version, but this one is defenitely one of the best. You will have a rival which you may name, not to mention you can choose from three different Pokemon at the beggining of the game. A must BUY, click on that ADD TO CART space now!

Pokemon Blue

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 21 / 24
Date: December 24, 1999
Author: Amazon User

Pokemon Blue is a pretty addictive game at first, but after you catch the first 60 Pokemons, the routine is the same and it gets pretty boring. For starters, I recommend Pokemon Yellow even though it's much harder to find. Other than the game being boring after you play it a while, it really is a good overall game, and the use of the link cable is another plus. WARNING- For parents that don't want their kids to get hooked up on cards (if they all ready aren't) I suggest that this isn't the game for you. So if you are looking for a fun portable game, you just might have found the one.

The best game in history!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 21 / 26
Date: July 20, 2000
Author: Amazon User

This is the best game I ever saw. You start out with either a Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander (I usually start with Bulbasaur). You go out and train your Pokemon to higher levels. Your first Pokemon starts on level 5. You can capture new Pokemon with Pokeballs. Your rival (you get to name him) battles you every once in a while. You battle 8 gym leaders to get 8 badges. When you beat all the gym leaders, you can go to the elite 4, who are very powerful Pokemon trainers. If you beat them, you battle your rival one last time and then you are the Pokemon League Champion and the most powerful Pokemon trainer in the whole world. It is very exciting.

There are also legendary Pokemon. If you throw a Pokeball at them, you will miss, but you can catch them if they're asleep or frozen. The most powerful Pokemon is Mewtwo. It is very hard to capture, and it has very powerful attacks. When you catch all of the Pokemon (150) you get a diploma. It is still fun to play after you catch all the Pokemon, because you can still train them and beat other Pokemon trainers. If you get bored, you can always start a new game.

Very Cool!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 13 / 13
Date: November 30, 1999
Author: Amazon User

Pokemon is a VERY COOL game, although it isn't very different from pokemon red. just a few different pokemon. If I were you I would buy one of them (RED OR BLUE) and trade with a friend who has the other cartrige. I have found pokemon blue to be a very fun kids game. I even know a few grown-ups who like the game. It's really a great Christmas presant to anyone who dosen't already have it.

Possibly the best Game Boy game I've ever played

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 12 / 13
Date: June 19, 2000
Author: Amazon User

Unless you call a tiny cavern beneath a moss-covered rock home, you've heard of Pokemon by now. You know what it's about. You're just not sure if you really want to jump into the craze quite yet.

When I got the game, I had no idea what Pokemon was. The manual that came with it is pretty neat. I gazed at its interesting cover for about five seconds before slipping the cartridge into my Game Boy and turning the power on. When I next looked up, I discovered that two entire hours had passed.

Calling this game fun doesn't even begin to describe it. It has a great plot - Team Rocket trying to corrupt everything, your rival out there, catching Pokemon right along with you. And it has fun gameplay - you're just never really sure what that next Pokemon is going to be. One of my favorite parts was just carrying around Poke balls and walking through the wilds, catching Pokemon left and right. I loved racking the numbers up on the Pokedex, which tells you how many you've caught. I was at first boggled by how many Pokemon there was-I was supposed to know all of these? But it's really easy to memorize them - they all become beloved characters.

And the storyline doesn't get repetitive, either. There's always new events occuring, new things to do.

I started off with a Charmander, and my rival picked a Squirtle. Many, many days later, I was about to enter the Pokemon League headquarters, after I had defeated all the Gym Leaders. My rival walked up, we fought, and then we were down to our last Pokemon. He threw out his Blastoise (once Squirtle) and I threw out my Charizard (once Charmander). I remembered all that time ago, when we faced each other in Professor Oak's office-my first Pokemon battle ever, with my little Charmander against his little Squirtle. Now they were fully grown, and powerful. It almost brought tears to my eyes.

My only two complaints about this game are that it can get a bit annoying, when you're wandering through a building, and wild Pokemon keep popping out.

Pokéball Go!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 10 / 11
Date: November 04, 2002
Author: Amazon User

One word: PLAYBACK. My sister first owned this game in 1998, and since then I have owned MANY Pokémon games for both Game Boy Color and N64. And let me tell you, the original is always the best! Pokémon Red and Blue are the best games ever created for Game Boy Color! I still love these games, trading Pokémon, and battling other people with the Link Cable!
First of all, people of any age can enjoy this game. It is cute and innocent enough to entertain children, but the strategy and the level of gameplay make it a worthwhile game for adults. Everyone will love this game.

You start out as a trainer named Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town. Your mission is to become a Pokémon Master by catching 150 Pokémon (151 if you count Mew) and becoming the champion of the Elite Four. To do this, you must train and catch Pokémon, raise them, and even trade them between Red and Blue versions using your Link Cable or the infrared port on your Game Boy Color. This is both fun and time-consuming, which is great when you are at home sick or bored on a stormy day. Pokémon are raised by winning battles and/or using Rare Candy. Raising Pokémon may sound tedious, but you will change your mind about that when you actually play for yourself. Pokémon is addictive from the moment you start your game all the way through. You will meet many new people on the way, become a hero, and win new items and abilities as you go along.

As Ash, you travel through the world of Kanto, which is divided into a number of cities and towns. A map will be your guide as you make your way through the vast world of Pokémon. Explore caves, oceans, tall grass, and rocky paths on your way. Each town or city usually has its own Pokémon Gym, with a Gym Leader which is something like a Boss. Each time you beat a Gym Leader you receive a badge. You need eight badges to battle the Elite Four and the current Elite Four Champion. There are different diversions in each city and town, for example, Celadon City's department store and casino, and one of my personal favorites, Fuschia City's Safari Zone.

Trainers can be found everywhere, good and bad, from Team Rocket invading the radio station, to the gyms, in the water, on the road, and pretty much anywhere you go. Random Pokémon appear and battle you if you are in a cave, tall grass, or in the water. The wild Pokémon you come across are the ones that you can catch if you have Pokéballs with you. Items such as the bike and repel can help prevent you from running into too many Pokémon if you are trying to get somewhere. If your Pokémon are tired or injured, you can stop at a Pokémon center and heal them for free! You can also store Pokémon via a computer terminal located within every Pokémon Center.

The music is so cute! And there is a lot of different music, so it doesn't get repetitive.

If you are lucky enough to own Pokémon Stadium, you can play Red or Blue on your TV screen using a Transfer Pak! You can also use the Pokémon you raised on your Red or Blue game to battle in Pokémon Stadium.

Overall, this is one of the best games I have ever played. It is still fun after years of gameplay, as you never fully run out of stuff to do. If you want to get into Pokémon, or if you're an old fan that never quite got around to getting the game, this is the game for you! Pokémaniacs rule!

21-year-old RPG freak gets *SNAGGED*!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 8 / 8
Date: November 09, 1999
Author: Amazon User

I was wary of Pokemania for the longest time... but it got to me as well, and how! I'm a 21year-old gamer, I play mostly RPG's, and this game just rocks. It's the quirkiest, most offbeat, and simply *FUN* RPG's I've played in my life, and I recommend it to anyone with an open mind and a hefty slice of time to devote to this. It defies age difference, and that is enough praise on its own merits. I can say no more than this: it's fun, it's good clean fun, it really is: no guts, no gore, it's pure addictive gameplay. (Plus, it's *PORTABLE*! ;)


5 Rating: 5, Useful: 7 / 7
Date: December 08, 1999
Author: Amazon User

This game may take a while for people to learn that haven't played RPG's (Role playing games) before. It is very enjoyable. It is a good idea to take this on trips.

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