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.