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Old November 4th, 2017 (7:26 AM).
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    I mean-

    With a Computer Emulator, 3ds, original game-boy, phone emulator, etc. There's lots of ways to play them now.

    I'm considering replaying Blue on 3DS.
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    Old November 4th, 2017 (8:56 AM).
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    I used to always play on my Pokémon Blue cartridge, but it sadly has run out of battery, so it can't save. Haven't gotten the chance to replace it myself, so I'm playing on emulators most of the time these days. Maybe I'll end up buying a 3DS copy of Blue soon.
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    Old November 4th, 2017 (1:48 PM).
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      I used to always play on my Pokémon Blue cartridge, but it sadly has run out of battery, so it can't save. Haven't gotten the chance to replace it myself, so I'm playing on emulators most of the time these days. Maybe I'll end up buying a 3DS copy of Blue soon.
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      Old November 4th, 2017 (4:57 PM).
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      I bought Yellow on the Virtual Console (so 3DS). It's super convenient and preferred over an emulator in my opinion. :3
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        Oh haha, I thought you were talking about nuzlockes and such.

        I will always prefer playing on the GBA SP with the real cartridge, however the old state of the cartridges and the incompatibility with Gen III will always be a bummer. For that reason I still need to buy a VC version of Red (Red since I already have Blue and Yellow as cartridges).
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        Old November 13th, 2017 (5:20 AM).
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          I always PREFER the official versions, but am not against emulation at all...That said, Game Boy over 3DS for any game where the analogue feels weird...But I don't mind playing on the 3DS...
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          Old November 13th, 2017 (5:23 AM).
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            Red and blue, Not at all. But I play yellow on the 3ds.
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            Old November 13th, 2017 (10:38 AM).
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            VC is an emulator, still :p

            I'd rather play on VC, because it's the next most official thing, and because then I never have to worry about batteries running dry and losing save files or anything... I own Red/Green/Blue and Gold/Silver/Crystal carts and I'd prefer original hardware, but Nintendo didn't care to future-proof their hardware and relied on battery-backed media for far too long ;(
            They could at least have used battery sockets instead of directly soldering them on to the boards.

            Been eyeing the Everdrive GB though, but that price tag ouch. Not today.
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            I highly prefer the VC versions. At least I can still experience the older generations at will whenever I'm in the mood for them on a modern system.
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            I always played Yellow on my GBA. Emulating gen 1 feels too speedy and boring somehow.
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            Old November 19th, 2017 (3:47 PM). Edited November 19th, 2017 by Amabilis.
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              I've played Pokemon Blue on Virtual Console soon after they came out. Although I did enjoy being able to take screenshots, I'm not a fan of the grainy picture quality or the fact that you are only limited to two colour palettes(which is monochrome or this pea soup like green colour). Which can be kind of drab to look at especially considering that these are turn based rpgs. Honestly I don't understand why the Game Boy releases don't offer Super Game Boy or Game Boy Color palette. I know that it's more true to the Original Game Boy but the option would be nice.

              That being said, I usually prefer playing the cartridge versions. If you playing it through any of the Game Boy line that supports colour then you get a nice choice of colour palettes. Also you can play it your TV if you have the Super Game Boy or the Game Boy Player. The image quality does seem crisper, although it might not matter much if you're playing it on the something like the Game Boy or the Game Boy Color, since they aren't blacklit.

              However, the 3DS port does have some nice conveniences, such as rechargeable batteries and you don't have to worry about the battery running dry(although they are pretty easy to replace). So they do have their merits. What version you play doesn't really matter too much because by end of the day, they are the same game. Personally, I prefer playing the cartridge versions purely on looks alone.

              Oh yeah, this isn't much of an issue if you're playing Yellow cause it uses the Game Boy Color's palette. The image quality still seems grainy though...
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                Virtual Console! I prefer to play games on handhelds, and playing on my old GBA isn't an option because... Well, now that I'm used to the backlit screen of a (3)DS, there's just no going back. I honestly only played FR/LG for years, but now that the 3DS versions are out... I couldn't be happier!
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                  I have a physical copy of Red and a modded backlit Game Boy which works well but my favorite method is Red/Blue with RetroArch on my phone for a couple of reasons:
                  1. I can backup the save files.
                  2. It has shaders that replicate the Game Boy LCD look.
                  I also have a Virtual Console copy on my 3DS but only because of the Pokémon Bank compatibility. I'm not a fan of the VC linear filter look.
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                      On a GBA/SP. Every GBA is essentially a GB+GBA.
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                      Old November 24th, 2017 (9:11 AM). Edited November 24th, 2017 by Janp.
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                      PC emulator... I kinda get used to the speedy emulation and when I played Red on VC, it was so slow... But I would like to get my hands on Gameboy to play it there.
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                        I found a gameboy color with Pokemon Blue, but no back light bothers me so I'm gonna keep playing it on 3ds.
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                            I always play my Pokemon Blue cartridge on my GBASP. I will never go to the 3DS because...well...I have no idea. I guess i'm just old school. xD
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