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  • Summary: Pokemon Leaf Green adds more content and features to one of the first Pokemon games ever released. In this version of the classic role-playing game, you can collect all of the monsters from different Pokemon 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 Pokemon, and participate in battles. Other new features include a tutorial mode, a recap system, minigames, and more. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Pokémon LeafGreen and Pokémon FireRed draw you into the mesmerizing world of strange little creatures no matter how many times you've been there before.
  2. 90
    FireRed and LeafGreen should appeal to those who wish to relive the original Red/Blue experience with updated graphics and conveniences.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    If anything, it is a faithful remake of the original and has a massive amount of content along with a fast paced battle system and a unique graphical style. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2014
    The greatest pokemon, if not GBA game ever made, a flawless masterpiece. Seriously it's a timeless classic, and the new features are a fun addition too. Expand
  3. Feb 4, 2014
    My cousin gave this to me years ago and at first I thought it would be a drag but I was surprised at how good it was and I got lost for hundreds of hours and now years. Even though it is a remake I believe it surpasses it's counterpart on every measure, Graphics, Content and most importantly Charm. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2012
    The game was amazingly fun. The storyline was great, the graphics were the average good gameboy type, and of course the sound effects were nice. The only issues I've ever had with the game is the fact that I have both fire red and leaf green, never realizing when I picked it up that the only difference was some different types of Pokemon. I did give it to my brother who is a few years older than me and he loved it. Overall, the game is great. The newer games definitely are terrible, but these old classics are great. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2012
    A good remake of the original. However, I felt it lacked the entertainment of the first and the new additions were underwhelming. A good pokemon game...but there are better. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2011
    PokemonLeaf Green Version and its alternate Pokemon Fire Red Version for Nintendo Gameboy Advanced portable gaming system are remakes of the first two Pokemon games released known as Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Green Version (never officially english localized by Nintendo) for the Nintendo Gameboy portable gaming system. Pokemon Fire Red Version is created to resemble Pokemon Yellow Version (without anime exclusive events and content) and Pokemon Red Version while Pokemon Leaf Green Version is designed to resemble Pokemon Green Version and Pokemon Blue Version accordingly. Both Pokemon Fire Red Version and Pokemon Leaf Green Version have different Pokemon available and need to traded to get ones exclusive to each version and you can also trade with Pokemon Emerald Version, Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version for even more unique Pokemon. This game is also compatible with linking to Pokemon Coliseum and Pokemon XD: G.O.D for the Nintendo Gamecube Console using a GBA Controller Cable and the Pokemon Diamond Version, Pokemon Pearl Version, Pokemon Platinum Version, Pokemon Heart Gold Version and Pokemon Soul Silver Version using the GBA slot on a Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite portable gaming consoles. This game features the original game using a completely redone "Generation 3" engine which gives it new features such as the inclusion of the Special Defense stat, hold items, Eggs, Breeding, Generation 3 era TM set, berries, and more that where absent in the the original versions as well as a completely rebuilt inventory system with categories and a large capacity instead of the original game where you could carry only 20 types of items at a maximum of 99 in quantity per slot at any given time. The game glitches from the original game are completely fixed and absent from this game, especially the infamous "MissingNo." programming error which could heavily corrupt or destroy save data if handled improperly in the original games. There are new areas completely exclusive to this remake that was absent in the original games that add more play time and exploration to the game. The music in the game is identical to the original (and some of it's sequels for the newer areas) except that they are modernized versions using the GBA's audio system to the best of its ability. The visuals are nothing special but are a notable improvement from the original releases. Multiplayer consists of battling or trading via GBA link cable or the GBA wireless link if you bought the game new as it came inside the box as a free bonus. All in all, the large amount of Pokemon to collect with most exclusive to trading with another person with a different version, fun and addictive multiplayer battle modes, minigames, new areas and compatibility with Gamecube and DS released gives this game a large replay value especially if you enjoy RPGs, are a perfectionist, are a collector, are a competitive multiplayer gamer or a major fan of nostalgic games of the past. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    Such an unneeded remake that was made simply to suck more money out of the die hard fans of the series. I hated this game and it completely ruined the first games in the series. Expand

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