Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Red and Blue

1998

System
Game Boy
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Game Freak

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 142

Our Review: 9/10

Pokémon Red and Blue News

May2014

March2014

  • News TwitchPlaysPokémon Conquers Pokémon Red

    It’s all over…..for now

    TwitchPlaysPokémon has done the unthinkable. The livestream of Pokémon Red, in which the stream’s chat controls the movements of the trainer Red, has officially beaten the Elite Four and its rival Blue to become the Pokémon League Champion. Approximately 16d 7h 45min and 30sec after the adventure began, the stream...

  • News Success of Twitch Plays Pokémon Raises Possibility of Gaming Platform

    Twitch may be evolving

    Unless you've been hiding under a rock recently, you've probably heard of the social experiment known as Twitch Plays Pokémon. In short, thousands of players are able to control trainer Red in a streamed version of Pokémon Red via command input in the chat section. It was originally developed as an experiment to test the...

February2014

  • News TwitchPlaysPokémon Renewed for Generation Two

    Lord Helix has risen!

    Over the past two weeks, the life of this writer has been dominated by two things. An absurd amount of schoolwork, and an equally absurd amount of time spent watching the antics of TwitchPlaysPokémon. The stream has drained away time, prompting viewing even during class. However, with the astounding popularity of the stream,...

  • News TwitchPlaysPokémon Causing Serious Problems for Streaming Service

    Even with a dedicated server, problems emerge

    Over the last few days, the talk of the gaming industry has been dominated by one topic. The TwitchPlaysPokémon stream has been going strong for almost eight days with no sign of slowing down, unless technicalities get in the way first. The stream, which has an average viewer count of above 60,000, has...

  • Video Time to Learn Some Facts That Link Pokémon and Science

    Knowledge is Super Effective!

    While we may have an instinctive understanding of games the more we play, learning about mechanics and how the nuts and bolts of experiences work, it can be up to interpretation when looking for the additional meanings or influences within a given game. Download titles in particular sometimes have underlying messages or...

  • News TwitchPlaysPokémon Takes Internet By Storm

    60,000 people struggling to cut a tree

    Gaming has always been a social event. Whether playing the classic split screen on the SNES or large multiplayer games over the internet, gaming has reinforced the idea that it's meant to be enjoyed with others; this latest situation has shown the ideology is here to stay. TwitchPlaysPokémon is a Twitch.tv...

December2013

  • News Soundtrack for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Released on iTunes

    Kanto allegro

    Looking for a soundtrack to emphasize a day spent roaming through tall grasses or being challenged to battle by everyone you make eye contact with? Game Freak has released a new option on iTunes for your listening pleasure. Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection hit the iTunes music store today, joining its...

November2013

October2013

  • News Data Says - Choose Squirtle in Pokémon Red & Blue

    Logic once again seeks to ruin an Internet debate

    It is one of the greatest questions of our common era: who is the best Pokémon to begin with in Red & Blue? Everyone has their own opinion they will likely take to the grave, but science writer Kyle Hill decided to try a data-backed argument in a recent blog article for Scientific American. In...

  • Video Nintendo Releases a Pokémon Series Showcase For You to Enjoy

    The presenter says "Pokémon" roughly one billion times

    While Nintendo's marketing for Pokémon X & Y has featured the usual excitable adverts and footage, with the games now released the company has taken a step back to present a Pokémon Series Showcase. For those new to Pokémon or perhaps too young to have been around since the earliest...

  • Weirdness If Pokémon Battles Were in First-Person, It'd Be a Lot Less Cute

    Ouch

    Pokémon fever has been in force for many weeks and months now, culminating in the recent release of Pokémon X & Y. Like many of the most successful and best-loved franchises on Nintendo systems, it's also a rather peculiar premise that's been going strong for many years. As we suggested in our weekend article, playing Pokémon games can...

September2013

August2013

April2013

  • News Pocket Pikachu Evolves to Smartwatch Form On Pebble

    Tetris, of course, is also available

    Were you ever playing with your Pocket Pikachu (aka Pokémon Pikachu) in the late ‘90s and thought, “Gee, I wish I was able to wear this on my wrist?” Well honestly, you probably could’ve found some way to attach a band to the thing. But now, thanks to 21st Century technology, you can wear a digitized...

October2012

  • Feature Spooky Levels For Surprising Frights

    Sneaking up behind you

    The night is finally here, when legend tells of witches, ghosts and ghouls terrorising the people of the world for, well, some reason. It seems a little pointless to learn about the origins of Halloween as it's basically a cheap costume candy-fest, and that's just fine. Grown ups often spend the night watching grisly horror...

July2012

  • News Pokémon Orchestra is Suitably Epic

    Gotta compose 'em all

    The Pokémon franchise has always been home to some quality music, but one fan has taken it to another level. Over the last couple of years Braxton "Skotein" Burks has been putting together orchestral versions of some of the series' best loved tunes to super effect. Burks is currently working with Joypad Records to release a...

April2011

  • News Masuda: Playing Pokémon is All About Being Heroic and Fair

    Gaining membership at Team Rocket just got tougher

    As fun as it might sometimes be to play as the antagonist, Pokémon is one franchise where that prospect seems unlikely according to the series director. Official Nintendo Magazine caught up with Junichi Masuda recently and asked whether there would ever be a game where players could take on the role of Team Rocket, the infamous organisation that..