Pokemon Red Recreated Inside Minecraft

Pokemon Red Recreated Inside Minecraft

Some people are just better than the rest of us. I am shamed into not being better.

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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

In other news

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Gets Its Space Legs Early Next Year

It's time to leave the spaceship behind.

Kerbal Space Program 2's Original Studio Reportedly Closed After Take-Two Poached Staff

After losing the project and a chunk of its team to Take-Two, Star Theory closed shop.

WWE 2K Dev Promises a "Significant Evolution in Gameplay" in the Next Title

Will a year off and a trip back to the drawing board help WWE 2K thrive?

No Man's Sky Is Heading to Xbox Game Pass in June

If you get tired of Sea of Thieves, maybe you should take to the stars.

You may also like

Announcing the USgamer Black Lives Matter Charity Stream

We're joining with many games industry friends to support those working towards change.

Project Cars 3 Is Softening Its Hardcore Approach to Sim Racing

Slightly Mad Studios' simulation racer is trying to reach a wider audience, while still remaining hardcore.

EA Begins Rolling Out Titles on Steam, but There Are Some Notable Absences

Also, EA Access via Steam isn't ready just yet.

Netflix's Witcher May Be One of the First Shows to Resume Production in the UK

A new report says the show's studio is finalizing safety procedures for reopening.