GBC Pocket Monsters Crystal Version
Used Game Boy Color game
Japanese import, plays on any Game Boy Color/Advance console worldwide.
Outside of Japan this game was released as 'Pokémon Crystal Version'. Game language is Japanese.
Tested, works. Cartridge in very good condition. It has no saved game on it so propably the internal battery requires replacement in order to be able to load and save games. Instruction booklet in excellent condition, it is complete and has no writings inside. Box and inner plastic tray in good to very good condition. Please refer to pictures for more details of condition and contents.
Genre: 2D role-playing
Pokémon Crystal Version (ポケットモンスター クリスタルバージョン Poketto Monsutā Kurisutaru Bājon, "Pocket Monsters: Crystal Version"), for the Game Boy Color, is the seventh game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the sixth in North America and Europe. The game is an updated version of the previous two versions, Pokémon Gold and Silver, and was released in Japan on December 14, 2000. It was released in North America on July 29, 2001 and in Europe on November 2, 2001. Unlike its predecessors, it was developed specifically for the Game Boy Color, and is thus not compatible with the original Game Boy, its variants, and the Super Game Boy.
The plot and gameplay of Pokémon Crystal is largely the same as in Gold and Silver, although it holds new features. It is the first game to allow players to choose whether their character will be male of female, while previously the character was always male. Pokémon have animated sprites; for example, when a Cyndaquil enters battle, the flames on its back flicker. This feature was absent in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, but has appeared in all subsequent games. In addition, a couple of subplots were added, one involving the legendary Pokémon Suicune, featured on the front cover of the game, and the other involving the Unown. The game's biggest addition was the Battle Tower, a new building which allows players to participate in Pokémon Stadium-like fights. The Japanese edition of the game was exclusively bundled with the Mobile Adapter GB (モバイルアダプタGB Mobairu Adaputa Jī Bī), a device that allowed for connecting with other players via mobile phone.
Pokémon Crystal was received well by critics, although many commented that there were just not enough new additions and features to significantly set it apart from Pokémon Gold and Silver. Craig Harris of IGN gave the game an "outstanding" 9 out of 10 stating, "The final (hopefully) Game Boy Color edition is definitely the version to get if you aren't already one of the upteenth [sic] billion owners of the previous games, with Crystal's slight updates to the design and graphics. But there's not much in this edition that makes it a "must buy" for folks who already own a copy or two of the previous editions". In Japan, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 34 out of 40.