Pokemon FireRed Version

Game Boy Advance
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 235 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 235
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  1. B.O.
    Apr 10, 2004
    0
    This game is AWESOME!
  2. Jul 21, 2015
    1
    Welcome to Pokémon, a funny game that is overwhelmingly overrated!
    The story of the game is you, a kid that leaves home to be the best pokémon trainer. Yeah, that's the story. Nothing more than that, and it don't even complete a row! But yeah, I gotta give the credits to Lavender Town, which has a really terrifying atmosphere!
    Gameplay is horrible. For me, it's really horrible. The
    Welcome to Pokémon, a funny game that is overwhelmingly overrated!
    The story of the game is you, a kid that leaves home to be the best pokémon trainer. Yeah, that's the story. Nothing more than that, and it don't even complete a row! But yeah, I gotta give the credits to Lavender Town, which has a really terrifying atmosphere!
    Gameplay is horrible. For me, it's really horrible. The character walks very slow (slow when running) and the walk is even slower when you need to face a couple of annoying Zubats and Paras on a cave (Yeah, I know about repel, but you will miss the experience points for sure). And the battle? It's very, very slow! That's why, on gameplay videos, I always see people using a fast forward feature.
    But yeah, gotta give the credits to the strategic battle system.
    Finally, I gotta say I have reasons to give this score. I played Pokémon FireRed, Blue version, Crystal version, Ruby/Emerald versions, and this review fits almost perfectly to the others (Except Ruby/Emerald. I enjoyed the story). So, I'll be happy if someone with better arguments disagree with me.
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#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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#1 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    83
    9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - 33 gold [Vol 798; 30 Jan 2004]
  2. This game was built to appeal to both the veterans of the series and the new folks just itching to give Pokemon a try. It's a fair bet that the fans will get this game without much hesitation.
  3. GMR Magazine
    80
    If you like wasting small bits of time here and there with your GBA - and especially if you're new to the series - this is still the best thing you get get on the portable. [Nov 2004, p.134]