Warning--really long explanation about Pokemon games...lol.
Actually, this is.gd/1h0dd
(the link given below) is a "stand alone" game--sort of like a virtual pet that has taken many forms (I have/had one that was R2-D2).
But there are a whole series of Pokemon games that originally started as Gameboy games (Nintendo's original hand-held gaming console...well, actually I think there were a few before that, but Gameboy was the first that (I believe) was truly successful.
There are some Pokemon games on Gameboy, which are Red, Blue and Yellow. (In Japan it was Red and Green, and Yellow). Yellow was added to follow the anime (Japanese cartoon, also popular in the U.S.) story where Ash got a (yellow, electric) Pikachu to start out with (instead of the standard choice between a fire-type, water-type, and grass-type), but Red and Green were released at the same time. Red and Green were re-released as Fire Red and Leaf Green on the Gameboy Advanced.
Then there was Silver and Gold versions (released at the same time) on the Gameboy Color, which are the ones that are being re-released now on the DS.
After that there were Ruby and Sapphire, and later Emerald for the Gameboy Advanced (also plays on Gameboy Advanced SP and original and Lite versions of the DS, but not the DSi).
Then they released Diamond and Pearl, and later Platinum for the DS (plays on any version of DS, including DSi).
There's also some battle games where two people can battle the Pokemon on a home console instead of just between hand-held systems for various systems through the years. There's also two GameCube (home console) games that have the battling option but also have their own stories to play through. And then there's the card games, that have nothing to do with the video games, other than it's still Pokemon.
So there's a lot of games out about Pokemon, but I'm really curious about this new feature with the meter for walking.
edit: Seems there was a "Crystal" with the Silver and Gold versions...also, now that I've looked more at the website, I realize that it's not "just" a stand-along pet...didn't realize that they had that before. (But Hubby knew...lol.)
Edited by: BUTTERFLY_MT at: 6/28/2009 (13:43)
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