Like I mentioned in my other post; I’m reliving Pokemon moments and am playing Pokemon Red again on my old skool Gameboy. I’ve downloaded 2 seasons of the cartoon series so far and am still downloading the rest right now. Yes, I’m hooked again to this old skool fun 🙂
Then Rebecca commented how her kid would like to see what the old skool game is like. I can’t blame the kid; Pokemon Red rocks. No wait, the entire Pokemon saga rocks! *cough*
To be able to play Pokemon Red you’d need atleast a Gameboy Color or Gameboy Advance AND the Pokemon Red game ofcourse… But, there are other ways to be able to play classic video games on your own computer, though 🙂 So here’s a little something for the new generation Pokemon lovers who are curious about the old skool classics. What better then to play them yourselves?
The following might require a little computer knowledge. If you know how to install a torrent client I’m sure you’ll be able to handle this one as well.
First off: All the files are zipped and you need a program like WinRar to unzip them. It’s the only thing you’ll have to install, if you haven’t already.
Second: For Gameboy games to run on your PC, you need an emulator named the VisualBoyAdvance. You can download this program by visiting the VisualBoyAdvance website here. Once you’re on the VBA site, choose the version that suits your operating system. (I’ve tested the VBA on my own rundown PC with Windows XP and it works like a charm here.)
Unzip all the files from the VBA and extract them into a new folder on your computer; label the folder VisualBoyAdvance for the convenience.
Third: Once you’ve done all of that, you can download the old skool Pokemon games. You can download many great classic Gameboy games for your emulator from Coolrom.com.
I’ll just provide the links to download the Pokemon games for now.
So ehm, download them, unzip them and extract them into the same folder where you’ve put the VBA in.And then all there’s basically left to do is; have Pokemon fun on your PC.
Ooohhh I’m gonna catch myself a Pikachu. This is mad fun XD
For the noobs among us; here’s a complete step-by-step video tutorial on how to start up with the VBA and how to run the games, Windows users can click here.