Download Pokemon Emulator Games
You would be surprised to find how many Pokemon games can be downloaded on the internet at no cost.
What you have to keep in mind thought is that legality and copyright for some of these downloads is questionable - so taking that into consideration you can do a quick search for Pokemon Roms and get Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, classic black and white GAMEBOY and GB Color Poke games of all sorts. Even Nintendo 64, GameCube and Nintendo Wii are ready for download.
List of Pokemon Rom Backups
- Download Pokemon Games GBA Roms
- Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire Emulator
- Pokemon Sapphire Rom
- Pokemon Ruby Download
- Fire Red Rom
- Pokemon Ruby Emulator
- Pokemon Leaf Green Rom
- DL For GBA Emu
- Download free Pokemon emulator software for playing, linking and online rading GBA, Nintendo DS, GameCube, Nintendo 64, Wii and Gameboy Advance SP Pokemon games. Best for Sapphire Ruby Red Blue Gold Yellow.
- Nintendo DSi Black Version DeSmuME and Nintendo DS Lite White Version No$GBA
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VBA Link GBA emulator with multiplayer linking support for trading Pokemons from one rom to another.
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Pokemon Red Version Started a Great Franchise And It’s As Good As Ever
When it comes to starting a worldwide phenomenon, few have ever done it as well as Pokemon Red. Indeed, it was The Game that started an international franchise since it was launched and, more importantly, it’s still one of the videogames with a high replay value!
Of course, Pokemon in general has been called several names – a passing fad by many, a spawn of Satan by many fundamentalist Christian groups, and an addictive game aming its fans – but we can all agree that it’s such a huge thing. In fact, it has grown to be one of Nintendo’s largest franchises and cash crops, a true behemoth in the videogame industry. With numerous Pokemon games created since the first version was released 10 years ago as well as the number of Pokemon characters increasing through the years – from 151 to 486 – the franchise will likely remain for several generations into the future.
While the fun in playing Pokemon has generally faded where I am concerned, no thanks to the fact that Nintendo has repeatedly milked it resulting in the succeeding games being boring, the original two games still have their appeal. Suffice it to say that not only did the Pokemon Red and Blue games started a worldwide hit, these also saved Nintendo from being completely swallowed by the competition – and what a competition it is considering the likes of Clash of Clans.
The Pokemon series has an interesting story that, from the start, hooked its audience. Basically, your game character is a trainer and you can assume any name you want in the virtual world. You live in a region known as Kanto specifically in Pallet Town, a tiny and cozy town.
One day, Professor Oak, one of the world’s leading researchers, wants to talk to you about an important matter. You are eventually given a Pokemon and a mission – to capture all 150 Pokemon scattered across Kanto and beyond. Your ultimate goal: To become the best Pokemon master the world has ever known.
For most of your mission, you will be wandering around the overworld while also battling with trainers and capturing their Pokemon characters. You main goal in all of your trials and triumphs, however, is to beat the Elite Four, a four-man group of the world’s best trainers. In order to accomplish it, you have to collect eight badges gathered from the Gym Leaders.
The Gym Leaders are also trainers but with a difference – each one specializes in training a powerful type of Pokemon and, thus, every single one of them has more powers than the average trainer. These specialist trainers even have their own gyms, which are buildings where they fight with other trainers.
You will find several different types of Pokemon characters. Each one is more powerful against at least one other type but every single one will also be weaker against one or more of the other types. Your job then as a trainer is to become a master of strategy, such as in terms of pitting the skills of your Pokemon against the other types to your advantage.
For example, you have three choices in the Pokemon starter set, namely, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. Since Charmander is a fire Pokemon, it can easily destroy Bulbasaur, a grass Pokemon but Charmander, in turn, can be beaten by Squirtle, a water Pokemon. Squirtle may beat Charmander in the game but it will be beaten by Bulbasaur.
And that’s just the start! Your rival, who you can also assign a name, will obviously pick the Pokemon type that will beat yours. Your strategy will obviously make a difference between winning and losing the game session.
The game screen changes as soon as the battle starts. You will see white background wherein your Pokemon and your rival’s Pokemon are displayed; you can view your Pokemon from its back so that you facing your rival, so to speak.
The battle screen displays four options, namely:
- Fight is the main option that your Pokemon utilizes for an attack mode. Each Pokemon has the ability to learn four moves, which can inflict damage on others, affect the status of others (e.g., burn, sleep, paralyze, and poison), and affect the stats of others (e.g., decrease your rival’s speed or increase your offense power).
- Pkmn (abbreviation for Pokemon) is used in switching Pokemon on during the battle.
- Item refers to your inventory, which can be filled with useful items including health-restoring stuff and which can be used in and out of battle.
- Run is a move that can be used to leave wild battles. But beware – it will not always work, not to mention that it isn’t exactly the best move in battle for obvious reasons.
This is where it gets interesting. When your Pokemon wins in a battle, it will gain a certain amount of experience points that will be accumulated over time. As soon as it gains a sufficient number of points, it will increase its stats and, in turn, it will become stronger – and you will have more power to win in the next battles.
Your Pokemon can also evolve into another species, such as Bulbasaur into Ivysaur and, in turn, into Venusaur. You can stop the evolution of your Pokemon, if you want it to.
You can also catch a wild Pokemon in a battle. You have to attack the wild Pokemon but you have to avoid making any moves that will make it faint. You should then toss a Pokeball at it to capture it and make it stay inside – and if it stays inside, then it’s yours to keep and train.
Keep in mind that you are only allowed to keep a maximum of six Pokemon characters at a time. You have to store the rest of your Pokemon in a special storage area as well as switch two Pokemon characters at any Pokemon center along the way.
You should also take note of the Pokemon centers’ location because these are useful in restoring the health of your Pokemon characters after being injured in battle. Each town usually has a Pokemon center, which also has a store where you can purchase a wide range of items including Pokeballs, healing potions, and revives (i.e., items designed to revive a Pokeman that has fainted in battle), among others.
But the game isn’t just battling with rival trainers and their Pokemon characters. You can also earn experience points by battling and defeating Team Rocket, an evil organization with the main goal of enslaving Pokemon and then using them for battle and money-making purposes. You will also be required to pass through a building and perform a wide range of tasks, such as fighting Team Rocket members, finding key cards and opening locked doors, and finding your way throughout the hideout with the use of bewildering teleporters.
Indeed, Pokemon Red has a sufficient number of interesting twists and turns, trials and triumphs, risks and rewards to keep players playing the game for several years to come. Plus, it’s such great fun especially when you play with your family and friends!
Unfortunately, the graphics on Pokemon Red isn’t exactly one of its best points. When played on GameBoy color, you will definitely be a fan of the green, white and black characters as well as the reddish environment coupled with the white ground.
You also have a top down view of the game, a feature similar to the 2D Zelda games. The people and buildings are out of proportion with the former looking worse for the wear. The Pokemon sprites aren’t as numerous as expected with several actually sharing the same one.
On the upside, your rival’s Pokemon in battle will likely look good; just be sure to set realistic expectation as there are Pokemon characters that look awkward in comparison with their later versions with Pidget being a good example. During a battle, your Pokemon faces away from you and, like it or not, you will not like the view either - everything just seems to be bunch of enlarged pixels. Many Pokemon will not even be recognizable when viewed from the back.
Yet another downside is the slightly generic and, thus, boring attack visuals. But if you aren’t too picky about them, you will find them one of the high points in the game.
Even the sound isn’t up to par. Each Pokemon has a unique cry, usually just garbled noises, but it isn’t an animal-like sound – think of it as the sound of a dying animal and you get the idea. You can choose from four battle tunes with wild Pokemon, trainer battles, gym leaders, and the final battle getting a battle tune each. All of the battle tunes sound satisfactory at first but these quickly become boring.
On the upside, all of the overworld themes are satisfactory. Small tones are also present for certain movements, such as turning on the computer, opening a door, and riding an elevator. But there’s no voice acting for any of the characters in the game, a minor downside.
Pokemon Red dominates the field when it comes to replay value. The game has 150 – 151, if the mew is counted - Pokemon characters to capture, which will be used in filling up the Pokedex.
Some of the Pokemon cannot even be captured because these should be traded with a friend, if and when you want to capture all of them. Since each Pokemon can be leveled up to 100, a challenging task that requires great skill and plenty of time spent playing the game. Just imagine getting every single one of the 150 Pokemon characters to 100 and you have a game that can be played several hours each day.
You must also remember a few rules, such as:
- You cannot battle a trainer more than once except for the Elite Four.
- You can fight wild Pokemon whenever you like.
Plus, Pokemon Red has plenty of replay so that you can come back to the game after you’ve beaten it.
Amount of Violence
Critics point to the apparent violence of Pokemon, especially the part about teaching your pets to fight and kill other animals. But this is far from the truth. The Pokemon characters don’t necessarily die in the game since they’re just knocked out of their wits although the Pokemon Tower is a graveyard. Even the main antagonist in the game, Team Rocket, isn’t as evil as pictured since their main goal is to make the Pokemon servants, not kill them all.
In conclusion, Pokemon Red is considered as among the world’s bestselling games ever, aside from its place in videogame history as the game that launched one of Nintendo’s largest franchises. Millions of Pokemon-themed merchandise including games, cards, action figures and stuffed toys have been sold while the original 151 Pokemon characters have increased to more than 400.
Indeed, Red may have its flaws – what game doesn’t have flaws, anyway – but it’s a great game overall.