Have you ever wondered what the beloved Pokémon series might look like on mobile platforms? And I don’t mean emulated ROMs on an iPhone; I mean tried-and-true games developed from the ground up as a mobile experience. If you answered “yes,” you aren’t the only one—a certain fan has put together a short series of images envisioning the original Pokémon Red and Blue as a free-to-play mobile experience.

It’s a funny series of images, but I also think it’s a nice commentary on how the free-to-play model, handled as gracelessly as it often is, can violently cheapen even our most beloved experiences.


I don’t know about you, but this certainly has me convinced that
Pokémon belongs far away from the mobile marketplace.

Source: Reddit

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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