Parents' Guide to

Pokémon FireRed/Pokémon LeafGreen

By Chris Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Revisit the original world of Pokémon.

Game Game Boy Advance 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+

5 star worth games

It is Pokemon, not much more needs to be told. Of course a lot of battles and beautiful trainer girls. Beside battles there are endless amount of World exploring, so many classic themes just to have in the background, side quests and much more that I could go on for days.
age 5+

Nice GBA Remake of Old Pokemon Game

It was a pretty good game. To the one person who claims that the newer games are Digimon rip-offs I would like to say that the two series are totally different. Yes generation 2 has eggs and Digimon always had "Digi-eggs but Digimon is based off of keychain "Digi-Pets" and Tamagotchi pets. Pokemon is simply a game series with an anime and some spin offs. And yes Pokemon DID rip off some characters like Ledyba and Tentamon and the fact that mega evolution is similar to Digivolving in the anime but the game mechanics are totally different if you go by the RPG titles. And I like both series of course and even Yo-Kai Watch and Monster Rancher because I consider monster training a genre of it's own.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (22 ):

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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