Remaking a particular part of a game in another game is really something – but creating a game in its entirety that works, right down to the bugs, that’s something else entirely.
Mr. Squishy managed to put together the working game in about 21 months’ time, and it tends to follow more towards the FireRed Minecraft adaptation of the game than first surfaced last year, instead of the more “original” Pokémon Cobalt and Amethyst project that came around.
The game was put together without the use of mods, and Mr. Squishy used built-in Command Blocks to get the job done – approximately 357,000 of them. And that’s a lot to go through, ask anyone that’s an avid Minecraft fan.
But what’s more, Mr. Squishy wanted this to be a faithful adaptation of the game – so he even included the bugs, including the “MissingNo” Pokémon and the item duplication bug. That said, it’s not entirely a perfect port, as it is missing the audio. He felt that it shouldn’t be included mainly because of desyncing issues that could’ve arisen with the game.
The port does require about 2GB of memory for the game, and you’ll want to make sure you back up as often as you can to save your progress, especially with a few new bugs making the rounds. But, still, if you’re a Pokémon fan, this is damn impressive work, especially for a one-person project. And it’ll give you an excuse to dive back into the world of Minecraft, if you haven’t been delving in already. Check out video of the project below!
Enjoy the mini-game, and, remember, you gotta catch ‘em all!