Pokemon Ruby - Game Boy Advance
- For the Game Boy Advance
- Platform: Game Boy Advance
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Great graphics and support for two-on-two Pokémon battles are just some of the exciting innovations in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, the first Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance. The main gameplay is similar to the previous Game Boy games--explore the games' towns solving puzzles and capturing, nurturing and training Pokémon to use in battles along your journey. The biggest gameplay breakthrough is that trainers can now take two Pokémon into battle instead of just one. Since each Pokémon offers a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses, doubling the number that can battle at once adds immeasurably to the games' richness and depth.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire's graphics are greatly enhanced for the GBA. In the battle scenes, a rich palette and subtle shading gives both the trainer and the Pokémon themselves a great degree of realism, and the same meticulous attention to detail can be seen in the world scenes--artistic touches like ripples on a pond and intricate ironwork in a modern city bring the world of Pokémon to life like never before.
As with the previous Pokémon games on the original Game Boy, both Ruby and Sapphire include exclusive Pokémon, and you'll find that some species are common in one game and rare in the other--so trading with friends via the link cable is a must if you want to catch 'em all. As before, you can challenge a friend, but now you can also take part in two-on-two battles too. Link cable(s) and extra game cartridge(s) are required for multiplayer gaming.
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Recommended for anyone who can read! Seriously it is that good.
Nintendo's Pokemon franchise became a massive success in its native Japan relatively quickly. Although it took the franchise a little longer to catch on in America, it finally did catch on, and when it did, it took the nation by storm. Pokemon games and products sold like crazy, despite the fact that the franchise was virtually unrecognized in America at its time of release. By 2003, the phemonenon was pretty much dead in America, but still, Nintendo went ahead and released the two latest adventures in the series, Ruby and Sapphire. How do these games up? Read on for my review.
-THIS GAME GIVES YOU MORE OF THE SAME MONSTER CATCHING AND BATTLING ACTION THAT YOU HAVE GROWN TO LOVE IN THE FIRST AND SECOND GAMES. To put it simply, if you liked the first game, it's quite unlikely that you won't like this one.
-THE GAME GRAPHICS ARE DRASTICALLY IMPROVED OVER THOSE OF THE PREDECESSOR TITLES. In this game, the graphics are not only improved, but the game is also optimized to make usage of the Game Boy Advance's thirty-two bit technology. It's nothing earth-shattering, but it's as good as a Game Boy Advance game like this can look!
-IT'S NOT JUST A REHASH OF EARLIER GAMES. Although the game uses the same general formulas, the game is entirely new, and the world is much larger this time around. Even after you beat the game, there is still a ton of stuff to do, like capture all of the creatures in the game and train new monsters. The game even introduces the concept of two-on-two battles!
-NINTENDO DESIGNED THIS GAME WITH PLAYER CONVENIENCE IN MIND. Remember how in the first games you had to go through all those menus just to use an item (like your bike or fishing pole?Read more ›
Pokemon Sapphire also has a 2-on-2 battle mode. Fighting with 2 pokemon can be lots of fun.
The graphics are much better than the other pokemon games.
Another cool feature that I like is the new attacks. They are simply awesome! Blaze Kick and Sky Uppercut are some of my favorite attacks in the game.
-2-on-2 battle mode
-Can't trade with Red/Bluee/Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal
Well, that's all I can think of. I hope you get this game. It rocks!!
The graphics are much better than past games. There is now more color and when you walk in a cave there is fog. When you walk on the beach you can see your footprints in the sand for a few seconds.
Though it's basically the same storyline as previous games it's still pretty good. Become a Pokemon master by traveling to different cities and catching different Pokemon. You can now choose if you want to be a boy or girl.
The music is pretty much the same as in previous versions but it sounds much better. Every time you enter a new route the sound changes. The battle music is awesome.
There is now double battles in which you use two Pokemon and your opponent uses two Pokemon. The battles at the end are pretty tough but you should be able to win.
Definetly the best Pokemon game made (with the exception of Sapphire which is pretty much the same game) and one of the GBA's best.
Most recent customer reviews
Cannot save at all within the game, and every time you try to save it just restarts the whole gamePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Felt great to play a game from my childhood, except the game clock was frozen. So I couldn't catch some Pokémon.Published 4 months ago by Jesse