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Pokémon: Gold Version
Platform: Game Boy Color
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
Developer: Game Freak, Inc.
Style(s): Third-Person 2D RPG
Synopsis: A continuation of Nintendo's successful franchise, Pok?mon Gold lets players once again test their skill at becoming the world's greatest Pok?mon trainer. For those new to the series, gameplay involves collecting and then fighting creatures called Pok?mon while challenging rival trainers for their badges. A secondary goal is to collect the entire roster of 250 Pok?mon creatures. Players travel from city to city, talking to people, entering buildings, solving puzzles, finding items, and testing their mettle against trainers looking to humiliate them. Winning a fight involves forming a balanced team of Pok?mon that can stand up to the opposition. Success finds the creatures growing in experience, learning new abilities, and possibly evolving into more powerful types. Pok?mon Gold features an internal clock that can influence which Pok?mon are available depending on the time played. Also included are special events occurring only on certain days of the week. As in previous titles, players may save at any point during their travels and later continue where they left off. In addition to the clock, new features that distinguish Pok?mon Gold from earlier versions are dozens of new Pok?mon, two new types (Dark and Steel), a new world to explore, and additional evolutions for older Pok?mon. Pok?mon can also hold items during combat, and the hero now has access to a map, phone, radio, and more, thanks to the wrist-mounted Pok?gear accessory. In order to collect all the monsters, players will need to trade with owners of the separate Pok?mon Silver. The differences between the two games are negligible, however. Other than the frequency of certain types of Pok?mon, both titles play exactly the same and feature identical storylines. Pok?mon Gold is backwards compatible with the other versions of the game, meaning players can trade with owners of Pok?mon Red, Pok?mon Blue, and Pok?mon Yellow, but the new creatures are exclusive to the Game Boy Color cartridges and cannot be transferred to older versions. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide
Package Contents: Consumer Information and Precautions Booklet
the game requires Joystick/Gamepad.