Reviewed by Poke_Fan
What I would first like to mention is that although this is categorized
under Game Boy, it is really a Game Boy Color game, due to the improvements
in the graphics, such as animated Pokemon at the beginning of battle
sequences and the improvement in the overall graphics (ex: The ice cave
now looks much better than it used to!) Also, this game is kind of like
Pokemon yellow, a continuation of two games before.
Graphics: 9 out of 10
Although the graphics in Pokemon crystal are much better than in red,
blue, yellow, gold or silver, the aren't the best graphics I've seen for a
Game Boy Color game. What gave them a 9, was the fact that they are
better, and the animated battle sequences are really cute and make the
game as a whole more enjoyable! (ex: Chikorita spins the leaf on his head,
Sentret jumps up and down, etc.) Also, the Ice Cave is looking a whole lot
better than it used to, that's for sure! I really was impressed with the
crystals and such inside the cave.
Music and Sound: 10 out of 10
Cheesy as it is, I have always liked to listen to the music on the Pokemon
games, I thought they always had catchy tunes and often found myself
humming them during the day!! I like the style, the sound and the tunes
themselves, although I know they drive some people bananas!
Game Challenge: 10 out of 10
The overall basic beat-the-bad-guys part of the game is fairly easy, I
found the trainers and the gym leaders to be quite easy. But, with the
all-new battle tower, the new more-explained mysteries of the unknowns
and 251 Pokemon to catch, the game is quite a challenging one indeed!
You must trade from other games to get all 251 Pokemon, and finding
someone who is willing to trade can be quite a challenge! Also, it is
challenging to get all the mystery gifts, as you can only trade 5 times
per day with different people. (Although if you know how to change the
time and days on your game, you can get as many as you want!) Yes, I
think the overall game is very challenging.
Game Play-Fun: 10 out of 10
The first time I played this game, I got hooked! I love it! With all the
Pokemon and the styles of training and the new fact that you can be a
girl (considering I am one!) I really love the egg-hatching idea, the
new look of the ice cave and the battle tower. Also, when I first started,
I had no clue that you could go to Kanto which I found a most pleasant
surprise when I ventured there! Pokemon Crystal is definitely one of the
most fun games there is for Game Boy color!
The only things that frustrated me were when I had to walk-not bike
(waaaaaayyyyyy to slow!) And when I got stuck at Whitney's gym because
my Pokemon kept falling in love with her Miltank. Most of the time, there
is a friendly fellow trainer who will give you a hint about where to go next,
so this game isn't very frustrating.
Replayability: 2 out of 10
I hate it when you get sooooo far in this game, with tons of cool awesome
Pokemon at level 100 and then your pesky little sister (or someone) erases
the whole thing! It makes me not want to go through the whole process
again! (although I usually do!) But, if your game is just sitting there, not
getting touched by anyone who will erase it, then it's a game you can play
for hours and hours finding hidden things you didn't know about or trying
to catch a cool new Pokemon.
Game Value: 10 out of 10
A great game, worth every penny!
Overall: 10 out of 10
Although I had some complaints about this game, I still give it 10 out of
10 as it is an awesome game! Very fun challenging and entertaining! I
strongly recommend to any Pokemon lover (or a Pokemon lover in training!)
to buy this game, renting it isn't very good because it takes so long to beat!
(If you find every secret and puzzle) IF YOU BUY THIS GAME, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!