the original 150 Pokémon and 100 new ones, as well as a whole
slew of new features that truly improve game-play, both Gold and
Silver Versions of Pokémon for GameBoy will not disappoint.
Driven by the motivation to
become the "world's greatest" Pokémon master, children
capture, train, and battle their Pokémon characters, each of whom
have distinct personalities, are capable of a specific set of
attacks, and belong to different types (fire, water, etc.).
Significant improvements over the Red, Blue, and Yellow versions
include excellent new game-play features like real-time elements
(adding day and night and days of the week to the game), breeding
(which introduces gender to the Pokémon world), and an improved
interface. Now players can listen to the radio and use a cell
phone as well.
Our 10 year old tester has
invested more time in this game than any of his other video games
combined -- which can be considered either good or bad -- or a
little of both -- depending on your point of view. Left on his
own, for example, it definitely cuts into reading time. Certainly,
in terms of entertainment value, he has received more than his
money's worth. Players are required to read text to a fair degree,
and use their brains through strategy and memory skills. Though
not particularly difficult to play, the game is detailed, deep,
and entirely engrossing.
- A detailed adventure
game with loads of appeal
- New Pokémon!
- Significant improvement
- The game is a little
less challenging than previous versions.