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Pokemon Blue

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Original Release Date: 10/06/1999

Platforms: Gameboy.

Genre: Role Playing.



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Pokémon Red Version and Blue Version, originally released in Japan as Pokémon Red Version and Green Version are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. They are the first instalments of the Pokémon series. They were first released in Japan in 1996 as Red and Green. “Blue” was released later in the year as a special edition. They were later released as Red and Blue in North America, Europe and Australia over the following three years. Pokémon Yellow, a special edition version, was released roughly a year later. Red and Green have subsequently been remade for the Game Boy Advance as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, released in 2004.

The player controls the protagonist from an overhead perspective and navigates him throughout the fictional region of Kanto in a quest to master Pokémon battling. The goal of the games is to become the champion of the Pokémon League by defeating the eight Gym Leaders and then the top four Pokémon trainers in the land, the Elite Four. Another objective is to complete the Pokédex, an in-game encyclopaedia, by obtaining the 150 available Pokémon. Red and Blue utilise the Game Link Cable, which connects two games together and allows Pokémon to be traded or battled between games. Both titles are independent of each other but feature the same plot, and while they can be played separately, it is necessary for players to trade among both games in order to obtain all of the first 150 Pokémon.

Red and Blue were well-received with critics praising the multiplayer options, especially the concept of trading. They received an aggregated score of 89% on GameRankings and are perennially ranked on top game lists including at least four years on IGN’s Top 100 Games of All Time. The games’ releases marked the beginning of what would become a multibillion-dollar franchise, jointly selling millions of copies worldwide. In 2009 they appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Best selling RPG on the Game Boy” and “Best selling RPG of all time”. The games were released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service on February 27, 2016, as a commemoration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

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