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Nintendo's monster-battling franchise makes its Game Boy Advance debut with the simultaneous release of Pok�mon: Ruby Version and Pok�mon: Sapphire Version, which differ in th...Read more
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Pokemon: Ruby Version
I, by no means whatsoever, like Pokemon.
I do however, LOVE this game. It was a gift for my 4 year old daughter, and like most of her games, I played it myself.
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Great game...replayable....lots of hours of play
This game can keep you busy for hours. And by hours I mean upwards of 100 hours of gameplay if you get into all the details of the game. There are many different factors that ...Read more

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Nintendo's monster-battling franchise makes its Game Boy Advance debut with the simultaneous release of Pok�mon: Ruby Version and Pok�mon: Sapphire Version, which differ in the frequency of certain monster types. While gameplay closely follows the framework established in earlier titles in the series, a number of enhancements have been incorporated. The world in which players explore is entirely different, as are the strategies associated with the turn-based battles. Certain matches have players selecting two different Pok�mon to fight their rival's two creatures, allowing for more choices in combat.

The setting for both versions is the region of Hoenn, a chain of islands featuring a variety of climates and terrain, including mountain areas, arid deserts, murky swamps, and more. A total of 15 cities are available to explore, each filled with local residents and fellow trainers who will challenge players to hone their battle skills. Players will be able to carry a party of six Pok�mon at once, after first catching them in the wild, with others stored in boxes accessible from each city's personal computer network. Tools or machines can also be acquired to perform tasks such as chopping down trees, fishing, surfing, planting berries, smashing rocks, and even flying.

One hundred new monsters have been added into the mix, upping the total of catchable creatures to 200. Ensnared Pok�mon are automatically catalogued within an upgraded Pok�dex, whether it's the shark-like Sameheader or the pelican-inspired Pelipper, requiring players to learn their special abilities as they evolve into more powerful types. Backgrounds in the fight scenes are now depicted in different shades of color, and the backpack introduced in Pok�mon: Gold and Silver has been replaced with a roomier utility belt to carry items found along the journey. Unlike previous games in the popular series, players are unable to transfer existing Pok�mon from earlier titles on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color.


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PublisherNintendo
GamePokemon: Ruby Version
MPN0045496732530
UPC0045496732530

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PlatformNintendo Game Boy Advance

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Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
Number of Players1-4
Release Year2003
Game Special Features
  • View the world of Hoenn at any time with the new Pok�nav device, which lets players zoom in on an overhead map

  • Fight Team Magma and trade with owners of Sapphire Version to catch all 200 creatures

  • Link with up to four players for simultaneous two-on-two matches and to trade different Pok�mon

  • Teach Pok�mon to climb waterfalls, dive into the sea, surf, push or smash rocks, cut trees, shine light, and fly

  • Battery backup tracks won-loss records against friends, badges, overall time, trainer lists, ribbons, and other stats

  • Game SeriesPok�mon Series

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    Pokemon: Ruby Version

    Created: 22/12/05
    I, by no means whatsoever, like Pokemon.
    I do however, LOVE this game. It was a gift for my 4 year old daughter, and like most of her games, I played it myself.

    This is the only Pokemon game I have played, so I cannot compare it to others. (I know I'll be getting the others as well).
    I have read about (Pokemon) different games, however, and can say that this one has had a facelift from the others. It has updated graphics and weather effects, better sound, and 200 different Pokemon with 100 new species.
    Like the others, you can choose to be a boy or girl and choose your name. It has an internal clock, so it records your playtime, and you have a Pokedex to keep track of your stats.
    You main goal is to beat all the Gym Trainers and become a Pokemon Master. What my child and I find appealing about this game, is that there are three seperate "starter" Pokemon to choose from. You can complete the game in it's entirity (which has taken me 25 hours of seperate playtime as according to the internal clock per character...but, I "play around" and often rematch characters and play in the arcade there, and etc.), and then you can start again with a different Pokemon with completely different fighting tactics and abilities.

    My favorite thing about this game? Press "save" at any time; there are no passwords to remember, and you can shut it off, and return later to where you left off.

    In this one, you can now have 2 pokemon fighting on your side at the same time; you can tag team them against an enemy. Also in this one (which I read is different from others), is that the berries you collect, you can go and blend them together in a Berry Blender and make a "super smoothie" to feed your Pokemon. It will keep them amped, and also enhance their best advantages if you choose to "show" them in the regional contests (can get ribbons for "Best of Show" which will unlock additional contests.)

    And lastly, it is a multiplayer game, if you want it to be. (Meaning, it is also single player..but, ) You can trade Pokemon with another player (with a link cable, of course), and can even have battles with up to 4 different friends (with link cables.)

    I still cannot find the Pokemon cartoons or collector items appealing, but, my child and I do enjoy the games. Young gamers can enjoy it (it is esy enough for them to get the hang of), but, I'm sure even adults would have fun with this game. Pokemon fan or not.
    40 of 45 people found this review helpful.
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    Great game...replayable....lots of hours of play

    Created: 17/05/10
    This game can keep you busy for hours. And by hours I mean upwards of 100 hours of gameplay if you get into all the details of the game. There are many different factors that go into becoming a master of this game. No two pokemon are alike, even if they are the same level, gender, and the same pokemon. They have different abilities and stats that make them all unique. If you truly want to master this game you need to look at all of these factors in creating the ultimate team of pokemon. I still play the game and I bought it because it is a classic. I used to own it and got rid of it, but now I realize I should have never gotten rid of it. Great value for whatever price you pay for it because of the replay value. You can play the game over again with a different starting pokemon and go about your approach to the game from a complete opposite train of thought. The game gets an A+ from me on almost every level. Recomend this game for anyone who likes RPG's or just the parent looking for a good game that will keep them entertained for a long time.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    Another great pokemon game.

    Created: 06/04/07
    Ruby is the much rarer brother of Pokemon Sapphire. In order to catch all 386 available pokemon for the gameboy advanced you will need to get a hold of this game to catch those pokemon exclusive to this title(Zangoose, SolRock, Groudon, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Mawile, Latios). You can play as May or Brendan as you battle through the Hoenn region in your battle with Team Magma. Upon completing your initial quests there is still tons of side quests and battles to take part in that will easily take hundreds of hours to complete everything. I personally I loved planting and harvesting berries through out the area.
    I have been playing Pokemon titles since Red and Blue first released on the orginal gameboy system back in 1998. I never get tired of them as each has such a high replay value and each trip through the game is different due to the massive selection of pokemon you can choose to keep in your party.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    A great way to catch em all.

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 21/04/12
    Pokemon Ruby is in essence a reboot of the Pokemon series that features over 100 new monsters in a brand new location seperate from Johto and Kanto known as Hoenn. Finding a real version of Ruby on ebay without a dead battery for a good price is kinda rare these days so make sure you keep your eye out. An easy way to spot a real game is the holographic decal on the front of the cartridge. Unfortunately there is an abundance of fake GBA games on ebay so please be wary when a purchase looks too good. And remember this game can be used to send Hoenn exclusive pokemon to Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
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    Great game. I dont like pokemon, but love this game.

    Created: 06/05/07
    First, i want to say that if you have a game boy, and you dont have this game, you are really missing out. This game is never-ending. The more you play, the better the game is and the more it is worth. You catch more pokemon all you want and evolve more. That is one thing that makes it good.

    Another thing that makes this game good, is the fact that you can trade pokemon with a friend, even if they have saphire, not ruby. You can blend berrys with friends and do 2-on-2 battles. You can even battle your friends.

    Another thing that makes this game good, is that you dont have to remember all those stupid passwords to save your game. You just press save, and turn the gameboy off, and you can turn it right back on and be right back where you saved. It's so great!

    I also like how you can get rare pokemon at high levels. You can also get "SHINY" pokemon. The shiny pokemon are a different color than the regular pokemon like it. They are really rare. You can also collect berries.

    If you dont have this game, you must get it. It will make the game boy experience so much better. See for yourself.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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