Unofficial game made by fans and featuring Nintendo's characters
- Category Role Playing
- Program license Free
- Version 0.9.0
- Size 11.39 MB
- Works under: Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows 98
- Program available in English
- Program by Unknown
Pokemon revolution is a game centred around the ability for a player to become a trainer of the popular Pokemon characters.
Pokemon has been a popular electronic platform since it emerged as a Japanese card game in the latter half of the 1990s. In this instalment, the player will take on the role of a "trainer". His or her goal is to collect a multitude of characters and thereafter prepare them for battle. So, one of the main strategies is to find Pokemon of different skill levels and strengths. These can then be used to "round out" an entire team.
Although Pokemon Revolution can be played against the computer, many players will choose to do battle with other participants in the virtual world. These adversaries are also trainers. Thus, they will have various skill levels. Some can be novices while others may very well be masters at their trade. This allows the platform to be much more interesting in terms of its multi-player functionality. We should note here that the primary platform that is utilised for Pokemon Revolution is the Nintendo Wii although PC-based systems are accommodated (discussed below).
One of the main criticisms of this game is that like all other Pokemon versions, the characters appear outdated in terms of their resolution. However, some will claim that this is actually part of the charm of the entire franchise. The same cannot be said for the background. Most scenes are rich with colour and action. In actuality, this combination can equate to a rather stark contrast between the characters and their environment.
Integration with Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
Another point to mention here is that Pokemon Revolution is best when used in combination with other series such as Diamond and Pearl. First, any Pokemon that have been captured within these other two versions can be exported back to Pokemon Revolution. Another advantage is that "mystery gifts" can be transferred back into either Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl. This level of multi-channel interaction is much more attractive than Pokemon Revolution alone.
Although the graphics may very well leave much to be desired, another supposed downfall of this platform is that the battles are rather dry and boring. A player will choose a character and an opponent. Then, one of four attacks will be selected before the foes engage in combat. Although this is a core feature of other Pokemon games, it should be recalled that different platforms will help a character grow stronger with a victory. There is no such possibility here. The primary concept of Pokemon Revolution is the battle itself.
In addition to the Nintendo Wii, Pokemon Revolution can be used with Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. There is no version compatible with Windows version 8.1. With a file size of only 10.9 megabytes, the game will not be taxing on most systems. The most common video driver is Direct X 9.0.
In the end, Pokemon Revolution is a great addition for the die-hard fan of this franchise. However, there is little that enables this version to stand out from the other series. Let us take a look at a summary of the benefits and drawbacks that players can expect to experience.
- Traditional characters and game play
- The ability to collect different Pokemon
- A compatibility with Dream and Pearl variants
- Dated graphics
- The fights may become boring over time
- The is no ability to increase the strength of existing characters