Pokémon Yellow Special Pikachu Edition
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About this game
Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone
Set out on your adventure together with your friend Pikachu, complete with monochromatic pixel art, 4-bit background music and, for the first time in the series, enhanced color elements. You'll take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and travel across the land searching for Pokémon with Pikachu. Catch, battle, and trade as you work to become the best Pokémon Trainer! If you want to catch all of the Pokémon, you'll need to trade wirelessly with your friends who have Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue Version.
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Much is already known about Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, so there’s no surprises here. I’m glad to see that all three games have finally made their way to the Virtual Console service, especially with Local Play support. This is a welcome emulation that has given me chance to re-spark many childhood memories and sits as a worthy purchase for anyone that wishes to similarly reminisce.
Yellow is the most refined version of the Kanto experience, barring the GBA remakes, and has a Surfing Pikachu mini game. What more could you ask for? The story is kind of linear, but then again Pokémon has always been about the adventure and the charm, not so much dialogue and engaging characters. Pokémon Yellow has aged wonderfully since it’s release in 1999, and sets the tone for future Pokémon games with it’s pleasant atmosphere, charming music and addicting gameplay.
Still, I'm very excited about getting a chance to take Pikachu and pals to the next convention I attend, anticipating the chance at crossing paths with other trainers to compete with.