Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 100
    The lesson here is that just because the license is for kids, the game doesn't have to be. There's a reason this sort of gameplay has been around for over 25 years: it works, whether you're a green squirrel or an @. And Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is the game to prove it.
  2. 85
    You won't find a better handheld RPG so fitting for bite-size moments of play, and those cute 'n' marketable pocket monsters are only the icing on the cake.
  3. AceGamez
    While Nintendo DS owners may feel cheated at the poor second screen features, or may even feel violated by the graphics on their system compared to what they've come to expect, GBA owners can feel safe in the knowledge that this is one of the best looking on their system and that only one good screen, which is what the GBA possesses, is really needed to fully enjoy the gameplay.
  4. Nintendo Power
    Mystery Dungeon is not perfect, but its robust and original aspects form a game more solid than many expected. [Nov. 2006, p.86]
  5. 80
    It may confuse some and frustrate others, but its addictive nature should keep you hooked until you learn to appreciate the art of the dungeon crawl.
  6. Fans of Pokemon who want a different adventure with all the monsters will surely enjoy this product, but so will people who like Dungeon RPGs. [JPN Import]
  7. 75
    With it's focus on dungeon crawling, this is a diversion that you'll want to return to again and again - and believe me, there are a lot of Pokemon waiting to be rescued!

Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
#1 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    It's a highly addicting game. You are the pokemon and you form a rescue team to save pokemon around the world from natural disasters. EvenIt's a highly addicting game. You are the pokemon and you form a rescue team to save pokemon around the world from natural disasters. Even with simplistic graphics, the game allows some customization and freedom like the main series pokemon games. Full Review »
  2. SoshiT.
    Nov 16, 2006
    This game is awesome for Pokemon fan and dungeon lovers.
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Mystery Dungeon is a revolutionary game. It's fun and outstanding. Again, customization is key to the games success. You can choose your gender, and from there you can have gender specific pokemon to play as. That's right! You play as a freaking pokemon! It's plot has happy parts and sad parts (the ending to the main story...) Plus, there is so much to do once you beat the game. Full Review »