Pokemon Silver

A new edition of the franchise's classic installment. Along with Pokemon Gold, the game constitutes the so-called second generation of the main series. The original version had its debut in Japan, in 1999, and it was released for Game Boy Color; over fifteen years later, the game returns, coming out for Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Silver is set in a fictitious world inhabited by the titular creatures. The player again takes on the role of a beginning Pokemon trainer. Their goals are to catch all the species of monsters and to defeat the best trainers. Compared with the first generation, the game introduces a lot of novelties, such as a new region (completely new Pokemon can be found here), a day-night cycle, additional items, as well as an opportunity to breed Pokemon. The core of the experience remained unchanged however, as the player explores the game world viewed from above, talks to NPCs, catches new Pokemon and competes against the encountered trainers. All of this is conveyed by 16-bit visuals complemented by music composed by Junichi Masuda. Contrary to the original version, the edition for 3DS gives an opportunity to both play and exchange with others via the local wireless network. Additionally, the game supports the PokeBank application, so the player can transfer their subordinates to new installments of the series.

Nintendo 3DS
Game Pokemon Silver (3DS) Cover
Pokemon Silver

Pokemon Silver | 3DS

RPG, science fiction, turn-based, 2D, Pokemon, multiplayer, co-op

Companies responsible for Pokemon Silver

Game Freak | game developer

Nintendo | publisher  

Pokemon Silver release date for 3DS:

game language:
English

22 September 2017 | Worldwide

22 September 2017 | Europe PAL

22 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network, players: 1-2
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Pokemon Silver for Nintendo 3DS is an emulated port of the second installment in the popular Pokemon series, which is one of Ninendo's most important franchises. Pokemon Silver is only a different version of Pokemon Gold, and both the games belong to the so-called second generation of the series. The original version was developed by GameFreak for the Game Boy Color hand-held; this port on the other hand, came out for Nintendo 3DS.

Plot

The story depicted in Pokemon Silver is set three years after the events from Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue. Assuming the role of another Pokemon trainer, the player begins their adventure in their character's hometown - during the journey, the player will visit the Johto region, meet new species of the titular creatures, as well as compete against the best local trainers.

Mechanics

Contrary to Pokemon SoulSilver (2009), Pokemon Silver is a port which remains faithful to the original version for GBC. As in 1999, the game introduces many novelties in relation to the initial installments of the series. First of all, the aforementioned new region appeared, where one will find both creatures they are familiar with, and a hundred completely new species of Pokemon, such as the legendary Lugia - this installment's mascot. The game also introduces new types of Pokemon: Steel and Dark - each of them has both strong and weak spots. Some of those Pokemon are available only in Pokemon Gold, so catching all of them requires using a system for exchange with other players.

The second generation of the franchise brings a lot of innovation to the mechanics. The players can use new kinds of items, such as the previously unavailable types of Poke Balls. Also, the game introduces both a day-night cycle (certain Pokemon can be caught only at specific times) and a weekly one, apart from improved interface, new creature statistics and attacks. Moreover, the player can breed Pokemon here, in order to obtain specimens with statistics and movement patterns inherited from their parents, as well as to acquire the so-called Shiny Pokemon - incredibly rare color versions of all the titular creatures.

Technical aspects

Pokemon Silver for Nintendo 3DS does not introduce any changes in relation to the original edition. As a result, the game comes with old-school graphics reminiscent of Game Boy, though instead of gray accents in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue, the player receives colorful visuals complemented by 8-bit music composed by Junichi Masuda. What is new here, is an ability to play and exchange with others via the local wireless network. Furthermore, Pokemon Silver supports the PokeBank application, which allows the player to transfer their subordinates to new installments, such as Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Ultra Moon.