A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Players use Pokemon to do the fighting.
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Products & Purchases
Because these are Pokemon games, you can expect to find many of the characters in the game that have made the Pokemon merchandise so popular.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that these are among few action-adventure games truly suited for younger players. If your kids are familiar with the original Pokemon Red and Blue games that were introduced by Game Boy in 1999, they'll find these more advanced versions of the game to their liking. However, younger players and those who haven't experienced Pokemon action will need extra time to work through the games' intricate details. Still, more features, awesome graphics, and an easy-to-navigate environment make FireRed and LeafGreen superior to the original versions.
Is It Any Good?
While you'll find many of the same characters present in these newest versions, you'll also find many updates, including better graphics and single and multi-player modes. The games are great for younger players. For all but the very youngest players, these are easy games to pick up and play, even if you're not a Pokemon fan. Instead of fighting with swords or guns, players use cute and colorful Pokemon to do the fighting here.
Overall, these games are both winners for Nintendo and fans of Pokemon. They also have a high replay value, making them a worthy choice for your game library.
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