Pokemon FireRed is a Game Boy Advance RPG game, published in 2004 by Game Freak, Inc (Nintendo). Pokemon FireRed is a really remake of Pokemon Red/Blue/Green version in graphics, gameplays and some maps. This game story is the same as Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow game story. It is about a adventure of a main boy (or girl) character in Kanto regions and nine islands. In these regions, there are about 386 Pokemons in Pokedex, which is given by Professor Oak. Including in Pokedex, the feature Pokemons are Mew, Mewtwo, Ho-oh, Lugia, Celebi. The missons of player are defeating Elite Four, fighting with Team Rocket and collecting Pokemons to complete Pokedex. The game also comes with a wireless adapter, which helps you connect with your friends’ Game Boy Advances to talk, trade Pokemon, and have a battle. This is a very interesting and high user-rated game, which has 8.4 score in GameSpot.com and 9 score IGN.com. Let ‘s Gotta Catch Them All.
Pokémon FireRed Version and LeafGreen Version (ポケットモンスター ファイアレッド・リーフグリーン, Poketto Monsutā Faiareddo Rīfugurīn, lit. “Pocket Monsters: FireRed & LeafGreen”) are enhanced remakes of the original Pokémon Red and Blue video games, which were released in 1996. The new titles were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance and have compatibility with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, which originally came bundled with the games. FireRed and LeafGreen were first released in Japan in January 2004 and released to North America and Europe in September and October respectively. Nearly two years after their original release, Nintendo re-marketed them as Player’s Choice titles.
FireRed and LeafGreen are members of the Pokémon series of role-playing games. As in previous games, the player controls the player character from an overhead perspective, and participates in turn-based combat encounters. However, new features such as a contextual help menu and a new region the player may access have also been added. Throughout the games, the player captures and raises Pokémon for use in battle.
The games received mostly positive reviews, obtaining an aggregate score of 81 percent on Metacritic. Most critics praised the fact that the games introduced new features while still maintaining the traditional gameplay of the series. Reception of the graphics and audio was more mixed, with some reviewers complaining that they were too simplistic and not much of an improvement over the previous games, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. FireRed and LeafGreen were commercial successes, selling a total of around 12 million copies worldwide.
As with all Pokémon role-playing games released for handheld consoles, FireRed and LeafGreen are in third-person, overhead perspective. The main screen is an overworld, in which the player navigates the protagonist. Here a menu interface may be accessed, in which the player may configure his or her Pokémon, items, and gameplay settings. When the player encounters a wild Pokémon or is challenged by a trainer, the screen switches to a turn-based battle screen that displays the player’s Pokémon and the engaged Pokémon. During battle, the player may select a move for his or her Pokémon to perform, use an item, switch his or her active Pokémon, or attempt to flee. All Pokémon have hit points (HP); when a Pokémon’s HP is reduced to zero, it faints and can no longer battle until it is revived. Once an enemy Pokémon faints, all of the player’s Pokémon involved in the battle receive a certain amount of experience points (EXP). After accumulating enough EXP, a Pokémon may level up.
Capturing Pokémon is another essential element of the gameplay. During battle with a wild Pokémon, the player may throw a Poké Ball at it. If the Pokémon is successfully caught, it will come under the ownership of the player. Factors in the success rate of capture include the HP of the target Pokémon and the type of Poké Ball used: the lower the target’s HP and the stronger the Poké Ball, the higher the success rate of capture.
While FireRed and LeafGreen are remakes of Red and Blue, they contain usability enhancements such as a contextual tutorial feature which allows players to look up data at any point in the game. Additionally, when continuing a saved game, players are shown the last four actions they performed, allowing them to remember what they were doing.
The games support linked communications via the Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable through which connected players may trade or battle. Players may also connect with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and Pokémon Colosseum, which allows them to obtain over 350 Pokémon. FireRed and LeafGreen also have the ability to connect to the Nintendo GameCube and interact with Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Colosseum. In Box the player may organize and view his or her collected Pokémon, and in Colosseum Pokémon may be used for battle or transferred over to the GameCube. FireRed and LeafGreen are also the first games in the series to be made compatible with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, which comes prepackaged with the games. The adapter can be plugged into the link port of a Game Boy Advance system and allows players within a 30-to-50-foot (9 to 15 m) radius to wirelessly interact with each other. In addition, as many as 30 players at a time may join a special room called the “Union Room” where they can trade, battle, or chat. Nintendo set up “JoySpots” at Japanese retail locations for this purpose.
|Publisher(s)||Nintendo, The Pokémon Company|
|Producer(s)||Satoshi Tajiri (executive producer)|
|Engine||Heavily modified Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire engine|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Advance|
|Genre(s)||Console role-playing game|