Pokemon Emerald is a Game Boy Advance RPG game, published in 2005 by Game Freak, Inc (Nintendo). Pokemon Emerald is an updated game of Ruby and Sapphire with some new features. This game story is about a adventure of a main boy (or girl) character in Hoenn region. In this region, there are about 386 Pokemons in Pokedex, which is given by Professor Birch. Including in Pokedex, the feature Pokemons are Rayquaza, Groudon, Kyogre. The missons of player are defeating Elite Four, fighting with Team Aqua (Sapphire) or Team Magma (Ruby) and collecting Pokemons to complete Pokedex. In addition to single-player challenges, the game features multiplayer trading and battling with up to four players using a wireless adapter. This is a very interesting and high user-rated game, which has 7.5 score in GameSpot.com and 8 score IGN.com. Let ‘s Gotta Catch Them All.
Pokémon Emerald (ポケットモンスター エメラルド, Poketto Monsutā Emerarudo, lit “Pocket Monsters: Emerald”), featuring Rayquaza on the box art, is the twelfth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the eleventh in North America and Europe. The game, an updated version of Ruby and Sapphire, was released in Japan on September 16, 2004; it was released in North America on May 1, 2005, Australia on June 9, 2005, and Europe on October 21, 2005.
Though the gameplay is largely the same as that of Ruby and Sapphire, Emerald introduces new features. The plot is modified; both Team Magma and Aqua are villains who are locked in a constant gang war and awaken Groudon and Kyogre respectively. When the two legendary Pokémon begin to battle each other, the protagonist must unleash Rayquaza the legendary Pokémon (pictured on the box cover) to calm them. Some of the game mechanics are changed as well. Though double battles were clearly marked in Ruby and Sapphire, in Emerald, two separate trainers might unite to battle as a pair. After the Elite Four is defeated, the player may re-battle Gym Leaders in a double battle. Also, Pokémon sprites are animated in battle like they were in Pokémon Crystal. Probably the most significant addition is the Battle Frontier, an expanded version of the Battle Tower in Ruby and Sapphire.
Emerald has been generally well-received. The game has an aggregate rating of 77% on Game Rankings. Gamespot gave it a 7.5 out of 10; IGN gave it an “Impressive” rating of 8.0 out of a possible 10. Eurogamer, however, gave Emerald a score of 6 out of 10. Though it praised Emerald for looking better than either Ruby or Sapphire and for having harder and longer gameplay, it criticized the game for not even being a “half changed update […] but more of a director’s cut”. Emerald was the second best-selling game in the United States of 2005; it sold 6.32 million copies, making it the third-best selling game for the Game Boy Advance. In November 2005, Nintendo Power reported that “Total sales [from Pokémon Emerald] would exceed the value of an actual emerald the size of Neptune.”
|Publisher(s)||Nintendo, The Pokémon Company|
|Producer(s)||Satoshi Tajiri (executive producer)|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Advance|
|Genre(s)||Console role-playing game|