Pokémon Crystal for Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon Crystal

Jan 26, 2018
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Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone


Originally released for the Game Boy™ Color system in 2000, the Pokémon™ Crystal game added several new features to the Pokémon franchise. For the first time, players could choose a female or male character, Pokémon battles featured animation, and more. And now, this Virtual Console release invites you to explore the Johto region again—or for the first time.

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Matt WestFeb 28, 2018
Replaying Pokémon Crystal for the first time in years reminded me of what the Pokémon series could be. As someone who feels that the latest series entries have become a bit convoluted in their added features and too focused on linear storytelling, it was refreshing to dive back into a Pokémon game that gives players a ton of autonomy. I’m of the opinion that Pokémon Crystal is the ultimate representation of what the series can and should be.
Arjun JoshiJan 26, 2018
All in all, Pokémon Crystal is the perfect swan song to what many fans consider the best generation of Pokémon games. Nostalgia hat aside, the 3DS Virtual Console re-release is the perfect opportunity to both those who have yet to experience its timeless, era-defining magic, and those who are looking for an excuse to replay arguably one of the best Pokémon entries in the series’ illustrious history.
Joe MerrickFeb 01, 2018
The music in Pokémon Crystal is pretty much the same as Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, with a couple of extra tracks for Eusine and the Battle Tower. However, if you played the game on its original release way back in 2001, you’ll get filled with all the nostalgia.

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