Pokemon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Pokémon Fire Red adds more content and features to one of the first Pokémon games ever released. In this version of the classic role-playing game, you can collect all of the monsters from different Pokémon installments, including Ruby, Sapphire, and Colosseum. The gamePokémon Fire Red adds more content and features to one of the first Pokémon games ever released. In this version of the classic role-playing game, you can collect all of the monsters from different Pokémon installments, including Ruby, Sapphire, and Colosseum. The game comes with a wireless adapter, which lets you connect with your friends' Game Boy Advances to chat, trade Pokémon, and participate in battles. Other new features include a tutorial mode, a recap system, minigames, and more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. A complete makeover is overdue, but Pokemon remains as engrossing as ever.
  2. 90
    Once again, the Pokemon crew create a game that works extremely well for the handheld market. It doesn't have quite the same variety as "Ruby/Sapphire," but it's still incredibly satisfying.
  3. I can't help but shake the feeling that Nintendo cut corners on this game – with both the engine and the storyline already made – and this drags the score down.
  4. The quality of the game remains and it's an essential purchase for those who are new to Pokemon but we can't help feeling the update is a little on the cheap side. [NGC]
  5. I haven't had any desire to catch 'em all for damn near five years now, but this remake lured me back into the critter-collecting biz. [Nov 2004, p.153]
  6. The new additions don't add up to more than what we call an expansion pack for a PC game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. DJ`Younger
    Mar 11, 2004
    10
    Buy it.
  2. May 7, 2012
    10
    Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you THE Pokemon. none of that Black and White gamees BS. This is what Pokemon is and holds. All though theLadies and Gentleman, I present to you THE Pokemon. none of that Black and White gamees BS. This is what Pokemon is and holds. All though the originals is what started it for me, this game brought back many memories and warmed my heart up. Its really a shame were the Pokemon franchise has now gone. Its just milked for money and no different than Call of Duty. This is a great way to relive the past with some added bonus. A Must Buy For Any Pokemon Fan. Period Expand
  3. PizzaRia
    May 3, 2004
    10
    One of the best RPG's out there! Definitely worth checking out!
  4. AlexM.
    Jul 13, 2006
    10
    Phenomonal game, first pokemon game I ever played, it made a great first impressions.
  5. Apr 29, 2011
    10
    Though it's a bit of an unnecessary remake, Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen are a nifty reboot of the 8-bit classics, Red and Blue. Pros:Though it's a bit of an unnecessary remake, Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen are a nifty reboot of the 8-bit classics, Red and Blue. Pros: Addictive gameplay; aside from the original 150 Pokemon, there are additional features and levels to explore; trading and battling. Cons: A lot of features from the preceding games are missing; replaces a lot of the useful TMs from Red and Blue with useless ones; overall, visually unimpressive. Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2011
    9
    If you like Pokemon games you will love this game, it's one of the best in the series, the graphics are fantastic, and the sound is superb,If you like Pokemon games you will love this game, it's one of the best in the series, the graphics are fantastic, and the sound is superb, while it starts off easy it gets challenging later on, this is one of the best GBA games out there, this one comes highly recommended. Expand
  7. B.O.
    Apr 10, 2004
    0
    This game is AWESOME!

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