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The Best Games Period - Episode 119 - Pokémon Red & Blue (ft. Kevin Slackie)

Jack Gardner



Wow, with all the hubbub around Pokémon Let's Go it can be easy to forget that the original Pokémon games that started it all released 20 years ago (or 22 years ago in Japan)! The phenomenon of pocket monsters continues to this day and seems to be losing very little steam. It has proven to be one of Nintendo's enduring juggernauts able to spin off into everything from disaster relief games to live-action sleuthing films. This week we invited Kevin Slackie on the show to talk about both the original Game Boy titles and their newest incarnation in Pokémon Let's Go! 


Also, apparently Jessie and James of Team Rocket fame are canonically 15 years old? There was a lot of weird stuff swirling around OG Pokémon.


And now to pose a question to all of you Pokémon Let's Go players out there: If you could only have one and the other was erased from existence, either Pokémon Red & Blue or Pokémon Let's Go, which would you hold onto? 


You can (and should) follow Kevin Slackie over on Twitter: @KSlackie


Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative.



Outro music: Pokémon Red 'Moondrops' by Sockpuppet (


You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available, as well!


If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod 


New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday


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