Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 70
    Anyone with an established affection for roguelikes (apparently there are a lot of you) and even the slightest liking of Pokémon will really enjoy this. And ultimately, I did too - played one mission at a time, Mystery Dungeon's old-fashionedness in the context of the adorable setting is charming, and you can't fault it for a lack of longevity.
  2. 70
    The Mystery Dungeon games are definitely different than most Pokémon games, and there's fun to be had with them, but there are still a lot of better games available on the GBA, which makes Red Rescue Team difficult to recommend.
  3. 65
    It drags on and on without much change, which is why it's a good thing it's been structured in segments for quick-shot, handheld-friendly dungeon exploration.
  4. This is more a Chunsoft dungeon game than a Pokémon game, and a lot of the Pokémon franchise is just slapped on this title for some quick profit.
  5. Nintendo Gamer
    55
    Dungeon-crawling is deadly dull. [Dec 2006, p.50]
  6. The injection of Pokémon characters and aspects hasn't done anything to improve ChunSoft's oft-copied dungeon hack.
  7. 70
    Comes over as something of a guilty pleasure. Objectively, it's not a good game at all -- it's ill-suited to its platform, repetitive to the extreme, too easy, presented with little flair, and a mere shadow of the best that both Pokemon and dungeon crawlers in general have to offer.
  8. While ploughing through the dungeons becomes repetitive, following your character's evolution and steady growth in skills becomes addictive.

Awards & Rankings

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#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
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#1 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 154 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 154
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    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
    10
    This game is awesome for Pokemon fan and dungeon lovers.
  3. Jan 12, 2020
    10
    My favorite game of all time. Give this game a shot. It is amazin till this day.