It’s finally March and we all know what that means — Pokemon Month is over.
Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow game out on the virtual console for the Nintendo 3DS on Saturday, February 27. The first thing I did waking up Saturday morning was download all three games.
I was born in late 1993. By the time the original Kanto games came out, I wasn’t old enough to actually play them. I only knew what they were because of Kris.
In a way, I started my journey in Kanto, but it wasn’t until Johto that I actually started a real journey by playing the games.
I had a Gameboy Color, but never the original games. The first time I played Kanto was FireRed and LeafGreen.
I started off playing Red on Saturday and while I didn’t get too far in it, I’m enjoying it a lot. I feel as though I’ve been thrown back into my childhood even though I never played the original games.
I’m so used to the modern games such as X/Y and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire that the original games are a bit weird to play.
- You can’t run
- There are no abilities, genders, or personalities
- The stats are are different
- The game is practically black and white
- There’s no experience share
- I can only walk in four different directions, not eight
I thought the lack of running shoes was going to drive me crazy, but it really hasn’t. I think what bothers me the most is that I can’t move in eight different directions.
So far I’m absolutely loving the game and it’s nice to play some old school Pokemon and go back to its roots.
Do you have the games? How are you enjoying them?