Pokemon Yellow features the main character walking with Pikachu, just like Ash in the manga and anime. When players talk to Pikachu, the adorable pokemon gives them facial expressions whether he's happy, angry, sleepy, or excited, which is very cool.
Plot. A young boy named Ash Ketchum, or whatever he's named in the game, begins his quest to become a Pokemon Master. Before he leaves Pallet Town, he is stopped by Professor Oak who captures a Pikachu and then takes him to his lab to get his first Pokemon. Before he could get the Pokeball, he is pushed by his rival Gary Oak, who gets it instead. Ash gets Pikachu, while Gary gets Eevee. And so, Ash sets out to travel throughout Kanto, obtaining gym badges to enter the Pokemon League, and fulfill his quest of becoming a Pokemon Master.
Players can also battle rival Pokemon trainer scattered in different areas such as caves, forests, roads, and even in gyms as well. When Pokemon level up to a certain level, they evolve into stronger forms, for example; Bulbasaur evolves into a Ivysaur, and then into a Venasaur. Like in the anime; Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander are obtained by different characters, and also making their appearance is Jesse and James from Team Rocket. The game has several changes from the Blue and Red Versions of the game.
Concept. Players take the role of the Pokemon Trainer and travel throughout Kanto with their Pikachu. They visit various towns, villages, cities, and many other areas capturing all kinds of Pokemon, battling rival trainers, gym leaders, and so on. Sometimes they will encounter Team Rocket members Jessie and James, and with each meeting, their pokemon grow stronger, especially their trademark Pokemon; Arbok, Weezing, and Meowth. After getting all badges, players can go to the Pokemon League to face the Elite Four and finally Gary.
Design. The intro sequence features Pikachu surfing, running to the screen, flying on ballons and then making his signature technique which is very awesome. I'd say that Nintendo put a lot of heart into the game, the mini-games and so on. This game has various changes from the first two games, and it's more colorful when crossing through many different caves, cities, towns, landscapes and more. Characters and Pokemon are rendered in sprites, while some battle sequences see them fully rendered in their drawn forms.
Memories. I first heard of Pokemon when I was 12 and half, and it was very popular all over the world. I first played Pokemon Blue in the summer of 1999 when I was 13 years old, and I really liked it. When it came in the Dominican Republic, Pokemon took the whole country by storm as it did in the world. When I was in school, first to even high school graders were playing the video games, while the younger ones played the card game. Pokemon was so popular before Dragon Ball Z took over the throne. Pokemon was a children's favorite before Dragon Ball Z replaced it, and became an addiction for children, teenagers, and adults. What angered me some time later, is that religious groups claimed that Pokemon had satanic themes, which were a MAJOR fallacy. Gosh, some religious groups are such a pain in the ass.
History. Pokemon is a series of video games developed by Game Freak and Nintendo, and it became so popular that it spawned an animated show, mangas, toys, trading card games, book bags, school materials and more. Pokemon was so popular all over the world, and it still is up until this day. Pokemon didn't only had handheld games, it also had console games on the Nintendo 64 like: Hey You, Pikachu! Pokemon Puzzle League, and so on. Pokemania continues to shine even today. A memorable, yet controversial episode titled "Electric Soldier Porygon" was banned due to a sequence where there is too much light flashing, and it hospitalized over 700 children in Japan. Some religious groups as said earlier believed the series to be evil, which was a major fallacy. I believe in God, and I don't see Pokemon as evil. In my opinion, let them say whatever they want, because the Pokemon are adorable little creatures with special powers, and in the anime, people can choose to either train them to fight or raise them as cute pets.
Rantings. Now my rants for this game are that Misty and Brock do not accompany Ash, like in the anime. Also, the bothersome thing is that you can't sail on the USS Anne, like in the anime. I mean, it should have been like the anime a lot more since the game is based off of it.
Good Aspects. I really like some Pokemon techniques like riding on Blastoise through watery areas, and riding on Fearow or Pidgeot to fly to different locations of the Kanto region. Also, my favorite secret Pokemon to capture is Mewtwo, though it is very hard to do. Pokemon Yellow has very high replay value, and it is the best edition surpassing the Blue and Red versions in the Game Boy Color.
Overall. Pokemon Yellow is my favorite title for the Game Boy Color, and it is one of the best handheld games I have ever played. This game gets a 10 out of 10.