Pokémon Fire Red (GBA) Review

This is a remake of the first Pokémon games Red and after recently reading the manga and watching the anime of the Kanto region I thought it was time I go back and play the first game again. Anyway, it is time for a review


The story is the same as any other Pokémon game where you are a 10-year-old boy/girl and you take on the challenge of trying to complete the Pokedex as well as take on the gyms and elite 4 to prove to everyone that you are the very best. While on your journey you come across an evil organisation called Team Rocket who’s aim is to try and take the best Poke ball known as the master ball from the Silph Co and it is up to you to stop them.

I have said this before and I will say it again, the story in Pokémon games are awful and it makes me wonder why I used to enjoy them so much as a child. Every little thing is predictable; this might be because I have played these games hundreds of times but even if I didn’t there are a lot of signs that a major fight is going to happen sometime soon and it is just a bit boring to go through a game and can guess everything that is going to happen.

The game plays quite well, everything seemed to run at a good pace as soon as I put the text onto fast anyway, the only part that seemed to run slowly is when a Pokémon would learn a new move then trying to go through moves was very slow and didn’t fit in with the rest of the game.

The game has the same look as Pokémon Emerald, has the old pixel art style for most of the game expect for in battles where the sprites look a lot better and looks more like the style that people who have played Pokémon for years are used to. For the GBA the game looks great and is probably the best a game has looked on the system with bright colours in and outside of battles.

The music is also pretty good especially in major battles such as gym leaders and the leader of team rockets. Each time you hear the music then you feel amped and just want to start the battle so you can show the opponent who is better.

This is an okay Pokémon game and if you are wanting to get into the series then this is going to be the game for you as it is very simple and will teach you all the basics you will need for you to become better at the game.

Aaron Morrsi

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