Pokémon Blue Version
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Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone
Relive the feeling of catching your very first Pokémon from the original 150, complete with monochromatic pixel art and 4-bit background music. You’ll take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and travel across the land searching for amazing creatures called Pokémon. Catch, battle, and trade as you face Gym Leaders and try to stop Team Rocket! If you want to catch the original 150 Pokémon, you'll need to trade wirelessly with your friends.
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I'm not sure I have it in me to catch 'em all (Gold and Silver would be a different story), but I'm tempted to try if only to see what everyone used to look like. Either way, I had a hell of a time reliving this trek, unexpectedly getting stomped by the Elite Four, and coming out on top at last.
The highly successful signature grind of Pokémon has proven to be both fun and challenging enough to remain unchanged for twenty years. Pokémon Blue, Red and Yellow have definitely stood the test of time - whether you're a veteran player looking for a pleasant trip down memory lane or an entirely new (aspiring) Pokémon Master, these games will provide you with hours of fun. Although some people might think the price of £8.99 is too much (via Nintendo's Eshop), there are still plenty of reasons to (re)visit the Kanto region!
Pokémon Red & Blue are a superb addition to the 3DS Virtual Console, and whilst these are both twenty year old games with the occasional wrinkle, they're still extremely engaging and involving titles in which to drown your free time. The gameplay is simpler by modern standards, but there's still a wealth of intricacies and complexity to be explored if you want to train a team to pixel-powered perfection. If you were to drag everything about the game and dump it in a nice, shiny, new 3D engine like X & Y you'd be forgiven for thinking these were brand new games, and you can't say that about many twenty year old titles.