Welcome to the world of Pokémon, one filled with wild Pokémon and
the people who attempt to tame them. You are Ash Ketchum, a boy
on a quest to become the best Pokémon trainer in the world.
Professor Oak, the leading authority on Pokémon, has given you
your choice of three tame Pokémon in exchange for your helping
him catalog and document every Pokémon in the world.
But to catalog a Pokémon, you have to capture it by first
beating it up with one of your trained Pokémon, and then hitting
it with an empty Poké Ball. As your tame Pokémon gain experience
in battle, their abilities improve and they earn access to new
attacks. Sometimes they even evolve into more advanced Pokémon.
Aside from capturing wild Pokémon and evolving your own, you can
catalog new Pokémon by trading with another Pokémon player using
either a link cable or the Game Boy Color's infrared system.
Pokémon gained through trades learn and evolve faster, and
trading is the only way to capture all 151 Pokémon, since each
Pokémon game (Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, andPokémon Yellow) has
certain Pokémon missing. Of course, as a Pokémon trainer, you've
"gotta catch 'em all!"--150 to be exact. So if you own Blue and
want to have a complete set of Pokémon, you must find a friendly
Red or Yellow owner and arrange a trade.
Pokémon Blue is packed with interesting characters, an ingenious
story hook, intriguing strategy, and of course plenty of cute
Pokemon and it's easy to see how it started the Pokémania that is
sweeping the world. --Michael Fehlauer
* Gameplay and strategy that's fun for all ages
* Fantastic replay value
* Brilliant game design encourages players to meet and trade
Cons: * Hours of looking at the Game Boy's little screen may
* Only 1 saved game per cartridge--2 people can't share a single
* No difference between Red and Blue except for distribution of