Pokémon Yellow - Reception - Critical Reception

Critical Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 85.47%
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 8.5/10
Game Informer 6.5/10
GameSpot 8.9/10
IGN 10/10
Nintendo Power 4/5

Since its release, Pokémon Yellow has been well received by critics, holding an aggregate score of 85.47% from Game Rankings based on 15 reviews. This made it the fifth best Game Boy game and the 1,017th best video game. Nintendo Power gave it an eight out of 10, while Game Informer gave it a 6.5 out of 10. Electric Playground gave it a 7.5 out of 10. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune recommended Yellow as a good game for children. In a panel of 10 children, nine of the children gave it a "very good" or "excellent" score in the fun category, but only five recommended its purchase. RPGFan called it "so revoltingly addictive that any player of it has no choice but to "catch 'em all"". They also called Yellow "insulting" in how limited the additions from Red and Blue were. IGN's Craig Harris praised the game's mechanics, commenting that Yellow was the best game of the three to start with. He gave it a perfect score.

GameSpot's Cameron Davis called it a "stopgap" to appease players until the release of Gold and Silver, commenting that "the new challenges are enough to fill the hole - but only just." GameDaily's Chris Buffa listed it as one of the best Pokémon games, commenting that while it was a rehash, there was enough that was new to warrant playing. Allgame's Brad Cook commented that for those who didn't play Red and Blue, Yellow was good; but otherwise, he advised that they wait until Gold and Silver. The Daily Telegraph's Steve Boxer commented that while it had good gameplay mechanics, it was held back by the lack of features. He described Nintendo's actions as avaricious, commenting that Yellow "marks the point where Pokémon ceases to become a game and becomes a marketing exercise/obsession-satisfier."

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