Pokémon FireRed Version

aka: Pocket Monsters FireRed, Pokémon Feuerrote Edition, Pokémon Rojo Fuego, Pokémon Rosso Fuoco, Pokémon Version Rouge Feu
Moby ID: 15034
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Pokémon FireRed takes the player into the world of Kanto on a mission to catch all of the 350 pokémon for Pokémon researcher Prof. Oak. Pokémon are animal-looking creatures that pretty much form this and all the other games in the Pokémon Universe. The challenge is to capture them all using pokéballs and an own set of these strange creatures, as well as training them for the ultimate battle, the Elite Four!

The game is a remake of the original Pokémon Red and offers the same diversity of gameplay as the original. However, this game has got everything the player might miss in the classic game: updated art and graphics, new pokémon, and perhaps the most interesting: the wireless adapter. This allows the player to trade wireless with friends within a limited radius. In addition to all of this, the player may explore a new set of islands outside of Kanto, the Sevii Islands! Enter the union room, make a dream team or explore the world of Kanto in this epic gameplay experience from the Universe of Pokémon.

Gotta catch 'em all!

Spellings

  • ポケットモンスター ファイアレッド - Japanese spelling

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Critics

Average score: 80% (based on 33 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 51 ratings with 2 reviews)

Takes the original and improves it tenfold!

The Good
Well what can I say? I takes the original and manages to capture the magic of it while making it feel like a whole new game. Everything from beating your rival in that first battle, to getting that final legendary, is a wonderful trip through memory lane, and the ultimate Pokemon experience. Plus, the free wireless adapter is awesome too!

The Bad
Well, with Pokemon there is the annoyance of having to wander around the grass, leveling up your pokemon before every important battle. Also, going through those caves (victory road took me a month) is gruelling and a bore.

The Bottom Line
In short, this is a brilliant pokemon experience with little to fault. However, I don't think people who don't like RPGs will be convinced by this

Game Boy Advance · by colm52 (107) · 2009

The perfect remake of one of the greatest games ever!

The Good
FireRed takes the user back to the Pokémon-inhabitated land of Kanto, along with parallel release LeafGreen. I love the graphics, the old Pokémon and espcially the fantastic remake of the Elite Four and the Victory Road. Stuff like that really takes me back to when I played Pokémon Red on the Game Boy, only it's ten times better! Layout, design and style of control system, meny and Kanto is absolutely splendid! All Pokémon sprites, images and cries are also ten times better then the old version. The wireless adapter lets you trade and interfere wirelessly and the help system does what it's supposed to do, and I think it's great. Come to think of it, this really is a must - have for all Pokémon fans!

The Bad
If you're not a Pokémon fan, it's hard to like this game, because it takes a while to understand and get used to. But once you're in it, you're more or less spellbound. However, all the annoying stuff (not lots, of course) has also been forged into this new edition, I think. The annyoing beeping sound when your Pokémon has low health, sounds of cries in your head when searching a grass, the hardness of catching legendary Pokémon, the frustration when in a cave and when you simply don't know what to do next. Luckily, all of these can be avoided using a bit a patience, turning the speaker down and using a walkthrough on the internet.

The Bottom Line
This game is actually a quite advanced adventure RPG that takes the player to many places and grants lots of personal customization. I recommend Pokémon to anyone looking for a gaming experience!

Game Boy Advance · by Spag (58) · 2006

Trivia

Link cable

This game, along with Pokémon LeafGreen Version, is the first (in the US at least...) to support a wireless link cable, which comes with the game.

References

Despite having a SNES in the original games (Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version), the main character of the remakes has a NES.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #3 GBA Game of the Year
    • 2004 – GBA RPG of the Year
    • 2004 - Rehash of the Year (GBA)

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  • Pokèmon Elite 2000
    A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.
  • Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
    Official Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen web site by Nintendo of America.
  • Psypokes
    A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.

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Game added by Rensch.

Additional contributors: Riamus, ~~, gamewarrior, Yearman, Spag, Patrick Bregger, Michael Cassidy.

Game added October 3, 2004. Last modified August 7, 2023.