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Pokemon Gold

Platform : Game Boy Color
Rated: Everyone
4.1 out of 5 stars 647 customer reviews

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  • collect 250 Pokemon
  • each Pokemon has unique skills
  • collect badges to enter the Pokemon League
  • trade Pokemon via link cable
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Pokémon: Gold Version, one in the series of games that includes Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, features special added characters and brand-new moves, and even gives you the ability to mutate your Pokémon into dramatically different new characters. Starting out as a rookie Trainer, you'll embark on a quest to capture as many Pokémon as you possibly can. Some familiar faces pop up in the tall grass and dozens of new Pokémon make their debuts. Try your hand at new attacks and witness surprising evolutions while filling your Pokédex with the latest discoveries. Platform: Game Boy Color, ESRB Rating: Everyone, Genre: Strategy

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Featuring a new adventure that's filled with numerous enhancements and innovations, this long-awaited sequel to Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow greatly improves upon the series' winning formula, and makes for an even more insanely addictive and wholly absorbing gaming experience.

Like Pokémon Silver--which essentially is the same story, with minor gameplay variations--Pokémon Gold casts players in the familiar role of a young Pokémon Trainer who's out to collect as many different kinds of Pokémon as possible. As in previous games, gameplay consists mostly of exploration (completing various quests in the process) and Pokémon battles, which employ a unique battle system that's like a complex twist on rock-paper-scissors.

But, despite the similarities, it's quite apparent that Pokémon Gold is a whole new ball game from the start. The game is played out in real time, with the current time and day of the week (recorded by an internal clock) having a direct impact on gameplay elements, such as what Pokémon you'll find in the wild, and when certain events occur and characters appear.

While there are too many new and improved features in Pokémon Gold to list here, among the highlights are 100 new Pokémon (including two new types), new evolution processes (including breeding), and a more streamlined game interface that has better-organized menus and button shortcuts.

Although it's easier to progress in Pokémon Gold than in the previous games, the sheer amount of fun and game time that's involved is daunting. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better value than this one. --Joe Hon

Pros:

  • Insanely addictive and wholly absorbing gaming experience
  • Time and day of week impact gameplay directly
  • Bevy of new features and hidden secrets
  • Improved graphics and more streamlined game interface
Cons:
  • Minor compatibility issues when using Game Link with previous versions

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  • ASIN: B00004TEYR
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 10 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 15, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (647 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,736 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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By A Customer on July 5, 2000
Format: Video Game
I've played this game right through to the end (in japanese) and all I can say is WOW! This tops the original in every possible way. The graphics, the sound, the moves and the gameplay in general is simply light years ahead of the original. The battles are simply spectacular! Almost all of the existing moves have been beautifully redesigned and there are an extra forty as well. The otherwise dull Quick Attack for instance looks superb on this game. And to make training even easier, the pokémon have an extra blue "experience meter" which fills up as you gain experience. It's a wonderful innovation and it allows you to more accurately judge when a pokémon is ready to reach the next level. Even pokémon from the red and blue versions can evolve even further! The story is situated three years after the red/blue versions and you play the role of an ambitious young boy destined to catch all the pokémon. There are initially eight gym leaders to challenge and defeat, then you have to face the Elite Four. When you've defeated them, you get to move on to the "Old World" where the original pokémon game took place and visit all the cities! You can even challenge the old Gym leaders including Brock, Misty and Gary (the new Viridian gym leader) bringing the total amount of badges up to sixteen! Be warned, after three years of experience they have become much tougher than when you last faced them.
I think the games biggest feature is the introduction of a real-time clock. Special built-in batteries allow the cartridge to act like a realistic clock, meaning that if it's one-thirty on Friday in the real world, it's also one-thirty on Friday in the game! It's a revolutionary breakthrough in video game technology!
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I've played this game right through to the end (in japanese) and all I can say is WOW! This tops the original in every possible way. The graphics, the sound, the moves and the gameplay in general is simply light years ahead of the original. The battles are simply spectacular! Almost all of the existing moves have been beautifully redesigned and there are an extra forty as well. The otherwise dull Quick Attack for instance looks superb on this game. And to make training even easier, the pokémon have an extra blue "experience meter" which fills up as you gain experience. It's a wonderful innovation and it allows you to more accurately judge when a pokémon is ready to reach the next level. Even pokémon from the red and blue versions can evolve even further!
The story is situated three years after the red/blue versions and you play the role of an ambitious young boy destined to catch all the pokémon. There are initially eight gym leaders to challenge and defeat, then you have to face the Elite Four. When you've defeated them, you get to move on to the "Old World" where the original pokémon game took place and visit all the cities! You can even challenge the old Gym leaders including Brock, Misty and Gary (the new Viridian gym leader) bringing the total amount of badges up to sixteen! Be warned, after three years of experience they have become much tougher than when you last faced them.
I think the games biggest feature is the introduction of a real-time clock. Special built-in batteries allow the cartridge to act like a realistic clock, meaning that if it's one-thirty on Friday in the real world, it's also one-thirty on Friday in the game! It's a revolutionary breakthrough in video game technology!
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By A Customer on July 10, 2000
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What's new? 100 NEW POKEMON! Most important of all must be the new pocket monsters you can catch. There are at least 100 new pokemon, with rumors already out that a few more may be hidden (like mew in previous versions). While a few of the previous pokemon seemed strange, many of the new pokemon are even stranger (which is a good thing, of course!). You'll be able to breed baby versions of a few previous pokemon, including pikachu, and there are new evolutions for a few of the previous pokemon. You can also find many of the previous 151 pokemon in the new carts, or import them from an older cart through the pokemon center "time capsule".
New Types Two new types of pokemon have been added to the previous 15, helping to balance out the roster-Evil and steel
Improved interface There are more menu options which are easier to navigate and more logical. if you have the japanise version, they'll still look very familiar to you if you've already played previous pokemon games.
Real Time When you first start up the game you'll have to enter the current time, and that clock will keep real time. There are pokemon that you can only capture at night, or in the early hours of the day. Plus there are certain events that happen only on certain days of the week, and other events that take time to happen, like getting a pokeball made, or getting a baby pokemon.
Male/Female Similar to the way there were male and gemale versions of nidoran in previous versions, there are now male and female versions of every pokemon. If you take the right combination of male and female pokemon to a breeder, you can end up with an egg that will eventually hatch into a baby pokemon.
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