One enterprising Minecraft builder has recreated a working version of Pokemon Red inside the game. Reddit user Mr. Squishy is behind the project, having previously recreated Pac-Man inside of Minecraft a few years ago. Much like the Pac-Man project, which featured the game inside of a giant arcade cabinet, Pokemon Red is housed within a representation of a Game Boy.
The game was coded and built in Minecraft over the course of 21 months. There is unfortunately no sound for it.
"This is a recreation of Pokémon Red in Vanilla Minecraft using only command blocks and a resource pack," wrote Mr. Squishy in his explainer. "I have done my best to incorporate all of the original game's features, along with a few iconic bugs (most notably MissingNo/'M and item duplication). I chose not to add any sounds to the game, as I fear there would've been too many desynch issues distracting from the game itself."
"The most common question I'm asked is why I made this project," he added. "My answer is simple: I love pushing the boundaries of the game. Minecraft really shouldn't be able to run Pokemon Red - it's a 3D game about building and surviving - but the fact that it can is excites me. It truly shows that if you can dream it, you can make it."
Well, he can. I love Minecraft, but have trouble building more than a basic castle within the game. More power to someone who can rebuild an entire working Game Boy game. You can download the final product from Mr. Squishy's explainer post.