Good Game: Pokémon Gold and Silver (GBC)

Another Good Game

Today its Pokémon Gold Version and Silver Version a 2000 role-playing game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Color. They are the first installments in the second generation of the Pokémon series.

Pokémon Crystal, a special edition, was released roughly a year later in each region. In 2009, Game Freak remade Gold and Silver for the Nintendo DS as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The games introduce 100 new species of Pokémon, and follow the progress of the central character, whose name the player may choose, in his quest to master Pokémon battling. Both games are independent of each other but feature largely the same plot and, while both can be played separately, it is necessary to trade between them and their backward compatible predecessors in order to fully complete the games’ Pokédexes. The Johto Saga of the Pokémon anime is based on the new region introduced in the games.

Pokémon Gold and Silver were critically acclaimed upon release. They are considered to be the best games in the entire series, as well as some of the fifth generation console gaming’s most significant titles. They continued the enormous success of their predecessors as Pokémon began to form into a multi-billion dollar franchise. The games almost matched the sales of Pokémon Red and Blue and went on to jointly sell millions of copies worldwide. By 2010, the recorded sales of Gold and Silver were at 23 million units.

On 6th June 2017, The Pokémon Company announced via a Pokémon Direct broadcast that the games would be re-released via the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on 22nd September that year in all regions.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 36 minutes of the game.


Pokémon Gold and Silver Gameplay.

Developer: Game Freak.
Publisher: Nintendo.
Platform: Game Boy Color.
Release: 21st November 1999 (JP), 13th October 2000 (NA), 6th April 2001 (EU).
Genre: Role-playing.