iZmo's Pokémon Movie Review -
The short precursor to "Mewtwo Strikes Back", "Pikachu The Movie" (known to some as "Pikachu's Summer Vacation") gave the little ones what they wanted.
Though it had little plot, it showed the kids many of the Pokémon and introduced them to some new faces. It even came complete with a good moral.
While, "Pikachu The Movie" was quite evidently geared towards the younger audiences, it was sometimes hard to tell in portions of the main feature, "Pokémon: The First Movie" or "Mewtwo Strikes Back." The metallic, sinister-looking lettering closely following the bright, energetic Pokémon logo probably confused some children, while it left mature fans smirking.
"Mewtwo's Strikes Back" is the story of Mewtwo, a "super-Pokémon" created by scientists working to clone/improve Pokémon. The psychic Mewtwo is left angry and confused by the circumstances of his "birth". He searches for his purpose, and ultimately decides he must destroy the human race.
I will not give away the rest, but, as you can see, this is not the preface of your average "children's" cartoon show turned movie. However, though I was impressed by the first nine-tenths of the film, the ending, which seemed toned down, left me somewhat disappointed.
Being a fan, I can understand why it was written the way it was, and admire makers' choice. They chose the ending that portrayed a good moral, and that would leave the young fans smiling.
All-in-all I enjoyed the movie and especially dug the digital elements, I give Pokémon an é for excéllent.
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Pokémon Yellow Bundle -
A special version of Game Boy Color, inspired by Pokémon, has been released, which is bundled with the new Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition cartridge. This newest Pokémon title is very similiar to Red/Blue, but the game revolves more around the television series.
Instead of having a choice of Balbausar, Charmander, or Squirtle from Professor Oak, you get to have Pikachu! However, throughout the game those 3 Pokémon are given to you by various characters resembling those who gave the respective Pokémon to Ash in the anime series.
Also, Pikachu refuses to go inside his Pokéball, so he follows you around the screen! You can "talk" to him at any time to see what his mood is, which is displayed in a small window. The game will feature Jesse and James of Team Rocket, who will have their appropraite Pokémon (Ekans/Arbok & Koffing/Weezing.)
Other enancements to this game include re-done Pokémon icons, which look much better than those in Red/Blue, and an additional Arena in the 2-player link mode (you can still trade Pokémon between Yellow, Blue, and Red versions.)
The Gameboy Color which is included in this bundle is a special limited edition one, with Pokémon drawn around the screen and the Pokémon logo. This bundle is perfect to anyone who is just getting into the Pokémon games, but anyone who already has Blue/Red may not be satisfied with spending all this money on Yellow.
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Movie Info -
Pokémon: The First Movie is coming out November 12.
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Pokémon Yellow Gameboy -
A special version of Game Boy Color, inspired by Pokémon, is going to be released c. October 25, 1999, bundled with Pokémon: Yellow Version (a.k.a. Pikachu Edition). This version is very similar to the Red and Blue versions of Pokémon, but revolves more around the television series.
Instead of choosing from Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbausar in the beginning of the game, you get to pick Pikachu. Pikachu does not go in his Pokéball; instead, he follows your character around on the screen.
This game will also feature Jesse and James of Team Rocket, with their appropriate Pokémon (Ekans / Koffing and later Arbok / Weezing.) All of the Pokémon icons have been redone, and the game colorized for the Game Boy Color system. Compatibility issues, such as whether or not you can trade with the Red/Blue versions of Pokémon, is not yet known.
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