Learn more about Pokemon Ruby:
Format: Game Boy Advance
Mfg Part#: 09139794
UPC 14: 00045496732530
For the first time ever, you can play as either a boy or a girl Pokemon Trainer as you explore the all-new region of Hoenn.
"The amount of depth involving the Pokemon contests, berries and other new details is truly astounding. Nintendo Power
|Start your adventure on either pokemon ruby or sapphire andreceive one of 3 basic pokemon from the professor. Journeythrough hoenn gaining knowledge and training your pokemon and earning badges with the goal of brcoming a pokemon masterthrough collecting, battling and trading.|
"These games are massive, easily rivalling any recent console release in terms of size, scale and re-playability. TotalGames.net
"The game is bigger and deeper than previous incarnations. The core gameplay is still the same, but now there's a lot more to it. GamerWeb Nintendo
"It's a tight RPG that offers plenty of variety and replay value. It's definitely among the best GBA titles I've played. GameSpy
GamePro 9 of 10
So why is Pokemon still the best? It's simple, really-despite everything it's been subjected to, Nintendo's game core is still intensively addictive. The battles are lightning-fast, the controls are completely stress-free, and there's still something primordially fun about filling up those Pokedex pages. The graphics and music have gotten a fair bit prettier, but that's beside the point: Put Ruby or Sapphire in your GBA, and it will not leave the cartridge slot for hours and hours.
- Fennec Fox
GameZone 9 of 10
The battles were stellar. Like a simple RPG with lots of depth, Pokemon's battles used a menu turn-based system. Point, click and repeat. It sounds simple, it looks simple and it isn't hard to learn. But the genius developers at Game Freak--yes, I'm calling them geniuses--took that simplicity and turned it into a masterpiece. I had more fun with Pokemon than any other Game Boy game ever released. It gave me memories that I will never, ever forget.
- Louis Bedigian