The three first generation Pokémon games are nearlyavailable on the 3DS Virtual Console, and to celebrate just a wee bit we though it might be fun to see if there are any subtle performance or graphical variations between this version and the original cartridges.

Using Pokémon Blue as a benchmark for no reason other than pure convenience, we look at the original cartridge running on a Retron 5 and compare it directly to what we captured from our 3DS unit. Obviously the fact that it's running on a Retron 5 does mean that it's not as faithful a comparison as we would hope, but it still provides the insight we were hoping to produce.