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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Score distribution:
  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. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    77
    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. Cheat Code Central
    50
    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: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  1. 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
  2. Mar 14, 2011
    10
    Pokemon FireRed is one of my favorite Pokemon game's ever developed. Unlike more recent Pokemon games, FireRed has only 389 Pokemon making itPokemon FireRed is one of my favorite Pokemon game's ever developed. Unlike more recent Pokemon games, FireRed has only 389 Pokemon making it more realistic to really "catch them all". The possibilities are virtually endless playing this game, with 389 Pokemon to catch, each with their unique skill set and special abilities. All the missions are fun, albeit the Team Rocket missions repetitive, and the Elite Four a challenge. Personally, I have played FireRed 6 times, each with a different team of Pokemon, with my most recent game over 80 hours in length. Unbelievably, I have played this single game more than any other individual game out there. For a game that you can currently get at Gamestop for only 29 dollars, its certainly worth the money. Ultimately, there's something nice about starting out with the original starter Pokemon (Squirtle, Baulbasaur, and Charmander). However, if you are bored with the old pokemon, I would recommend Pokemon Black and White. My only complaint with Firered is that some Pokemon you can only catch/evolve from previous games, most commonly LeafGreen. That being said, this is not something that i degrade the game for, and something that I personally don't enjoy. As some parting word's, a little piece of advice for starter's is to begin with Bulbasaur, the grass Pokemon that will let you get passed the first to gym battles with ease. Expand
  3. YenS.
    Mar 25, 2004
    10
    Amazing.
  4. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    An absolute classic. Having grown up playing Pokemon Yellow on my translucent GBC, the nostalgia factor weighs in heavily for me, but thisAn absolute classic. Having grown up playing Pokemon Yellow on my translucent GBC, the nostalgia factor weighs in heavily for me, but this remake of the original classic can easily stand on it's own as one of the best RPG's if not the best RPG for the GBA. Wherein lies a massive colorful world to explore with charming characters, creatures, and quests. Catchy music (occassionally over-repetitive) accompanies you on an epic journey to become a pokemon master. Hours upon hours of unique gameplay will reward gamers who are up for the challenge. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jul 10, 2011
    9
    Completely a reminder of the classical catch and battle monster RPG. Everything is handled with care , also the addition to get more pokemon,Completely a reminder of the classical catch and battle monster RPG. Everything is handled with care , also the addition to get more pokemon, for the Ruby, Saphire and Emerald. Expand
  7. B.O.
    Apr 10, 2004
    0
    This game is AWESOME!

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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