Pokemon Red Recreated Inside Minecraft

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

News by Mike Williams, .

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.

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Comments 5

  • Avatar for Nuclear-Vomit #1 Nuclear-Vomit A year ago
    At first I though he just ran an emulator inside Minecraft. But nope, he built the entire game using "command blocks." The command blocks are physical representations of command line codes as far as I can tell, and they are hidden underground somewhere.

    I read one guy's post (same reddit post from Mike) to understand this:

    He's using a metric crapton of command blocks and literal goddamn magic to emulate the game. The command blocks change the maps that make up the screen, and also contain the data that determines how the player interacts with stuff. It's utter sorcery and I wish I knew a better way to explain it.

    Author also uploaded screen shots of the map that comprises the game logic:

    And I thought my field of Mass Spectrometry was cool. Hang my head in shame.
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  • Avatar for warmrome #2 warmrome A year ago
    Yeah, this is definitely mind boggling.
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  • Avatar for Thetick #3 Thetick A year ago
  • Avatar for sunnylomz #4 sunnylomz A year ago
    Do anyone play it at all? I have installed tutuapp from (don't know whether it is official English version of tutu). Would i be enable to play it on iOS, it is hacked
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  • Avatar for Amireza- #5 Amireza- A year ago
    Just saw this! Minecraft Pokemon mod!! Very cool. Lots of picture, you should check it out.
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