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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 aPokemon 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
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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. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    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 forMy 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
  2. PeterW.
    Feb 22, 2007
    10
    This is a great game. I liked Sappire the best. Mostly because of the mach bike. And lastly Pidgeot and Machap rule.
  3. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    Pokemon LeafGreen Version is a remake of the game that turned every Game Boy into "Pokemon". Yes. After you put the Pokemon cartridge into youPokemon LeafGreen Version is a remake of the game that turned every Game Boy into "Pokemon". Yes. After you put the Pokemon cartridge into you Game Boy you never play the Game Boy again. Just "Pokemon". It becomes the Pokemon machine and you forget that it can even play other games. The remake stays true to the original enough that most nostalgic gamers wont be able to tell the difference short of new graphics and a few extra features that don't add much to the game. That's a good thing though. Pokemon Blue Version was an insanely addictive role playing game that featured one of the deepest leveling and combat systems of any title of the same genre. It sold 25 million unit's, spawned countless sequels, spin offs, and a saturday morning cartoon. It has been the most popular role playing franchise for 15 years running and shows no sighs of stopping with it continually re-inventing itself with each iteration. Certainly not the best in the series but this GBA title is a worthy remake and anyone suffering from chronic poke-fever or a new comer to the series would do themselves a great service start here. Expand
  4. JohnS.
    Oct 23, 2004
    9
    Good game very addictive harder than the first two.
  5. Mar 5, 2019
    9
    Finally a remake for the first and most nostalgic Pokemon-game. (red edition was my entry into the Pokemon-universe). The Island-shippingFinally a remake for the first and most nostalgic Pokemon-game. (red edition was my entry into the Pokemon-universe). The Island-shipping after the 7th gym was really interesting and entertaining. The difficulty was really high in my opinion at least for my younger self. Like I said the nostalgia is real! Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2017
    9
    Both FireRed and LeafGreen are well-done GBA remakes of the original GameBoy oldies, not to mention they're lot better GBA entries thanBoth FireRed and LeafGreen are well-done GBA remakes of the original GameBoy oldies, not to mention they're lot better GBA entries than Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald. They're worth checking out if you're wanting nostalgia fuel. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    3
    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 completelySuch 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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#4 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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#2 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004