Einar1025 wrote:Yes it was, Heart Gold and Soul Silver are basically a remake of Crystal with blending of the Gold and Silver games. <br style="text-shadow: none;"><br style="text-shadow: none;">It doesn't make sense cause you can already get Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, Heart Gold, Soul Silver, or White and Black, with Black 2 and White 2 coming in just a few months. <br style="text-shadow: none;"><br style="text-shadow: none;">Why release Red or Blue for $5+ when you can make more with the ones already on the market?
Why does it make sense to release most of the stuff that will be VC?
Putting a ROM up for $5 to net some easy cheap cash for more money than the ROM is even worth makes perfect sense. Nostalgic fanboys will eat that up.
Just like spamming the NSMB games with as many nostalgic things as possible. OH MAN, TANOOKI/RACCOON SUIT? SUPER MARIO WORLD MAP? BABY YOSHI? KOOPA KIDS?
And the fact there were even remakes of RBY and GSC in the first place. It's for nostalgia since they know people will buy them on that alone.
And that's the reason NSMB even exists.
dkanddiddy wrote:If Heart Gold is a remake of Crystal, isn't Flame Red a remake of Yellow? And I understand Yellow had the special Pikachu, but Crystal had its own special additions, like the addition of a female character and the revamping of the Ruins of Alph.<br style="text-shadow: none;"><br style="text-shadow: none;">And why not release Red or Blue for $5+? It's not like anyone would say, "I already have Pokemon Red on the Virtual Console, so I'm not buying Pokemon Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, Heart Gold, etc." Instead, most Pokemon fans would buy Pokemon Black/White 2 AND Pokemon Red, which makes Nintendo even richer. And that's all that Nintendo wants. Plus, Nintendo has to do virtually nothing to re-release Red, Blue etc. They don't have to make any changes to it, just put it up for sale and watch it sell like crazy. It would be stupid for Nintendo to not sell Pokemon Generations 1 and 2 on the Virtual Console. It's pretty much free money for them.
Pretty much this.
Nobody's going to go "OH, I AM NOT GOING TO BUY THE DS GAMES SINCE I CAN GET THE ORIGINAL ON eSHOP" and nobody is going to be like "WELL, SINCE I HAVE THE DS GAMES, WHY WOULD I PLAY THE ORIGINALS" except Kafei.
Most people would buy the originals, as stupid as it may seem to given the better options and remakes.
As for the HG/SS being a remake of Crystal, it is. And FR/LG is sort of a remake of Yellow (it retains most enhancements), but it omits all of the references to the anime, so it's not entirely the same.
In Yellow you get all 3 starters AND Pikachu, Pikachu follows you and you fight Jessie/James and the Gym Leaders have teams from the show (meaning they suck).