The first game I played was Red. My brother and I split use of the game. We got a green gameboy and red version. We ended up getting a second a gameboy and blue, this was the first pokemon game I actually owned.
Was it kind of like that Vietnamese Crystal game which is infamously unreadable and almost unplayable?The first game that I actually played? I think it was a bootleg copy of Sapphire that my brother decided to give to me when we traveled and bought it overseas. LOL. It played fine enough to allow me to beat the champion, but I think some parts of the game were glitchy and made me start back to some places (which confused me at the time). The cartridge lacked the blue color, misspelled Nintendo on the back, and seemed to have this weird, hardened glue-like substance in between the crack. The worst part was that once I finished the game, the save file got erased. And every time I made a new game, that file got erased soon after. Wah.
Luckily now you can get the original R/B/Y and G/S/C on the Virtual Console, so you can relive that nostalgia again without having to worry about dying batteries.Silver was able to save at the time until around when Heartgold and Soulsilver were announced (great timing!)
Eh not really. Even though we had gotten the Sapphire from an East Asian country (can’t remember where exactly), it played pretty much the same as an English copy without any mistranslations that I remember. The main issue was that it couldn’t save anymore, so basically just like having an old GSC cartridge’s save automatically erased.Was it kind of like that Vietnamese Crystal game which is infamously unreadable and almost unplayable?
Thank goodness for that! I got Yellow and Crystal for Virtual Console since I wanted to play through some single third versions, and I didn’t want to repeat getting Blue and Silver.Luckily now you can get the original R/B/Y and G/S/C on the Virtual Console, so you can relive that nostalgia again without having to worry about dying batteries.
I miss the coloured Gameboy and GBA cartridges. They could’ve made the OR/AS cartridges red and blue like the originals.My brother also had a copy of Ruby, and I was curious about it as well. That must have been when he decided to get that copy of Sapphire (which was bootleg, dang it!) But some time later on, I ended up buying an actual copy of Sapphire for myself, which is great. Love that blue cartridge, lol.
I also got a GBA SP for Christmas 2003, but I didn’t get Ruby until my birthday the following February.Ruby was my first Pokemon game got as an Xmas present with a GBA SP in 2003(which was also my first handheld) But the first Pokemon game I played through to the end was Pokemon Crystal(Also my favourite and the most I spent on hours on)which I got in early 2004 preowned from GAME. I was well into Pokemon before getting Ruby just watched the Anime and collected the cards.