The Pokmon franchise’s never-ending quest to keep the 1990s alive continued today with the release of “Pokmon Black Version” and “Pokmon White Version” for the Nintendo DS.
The twin games boast 150-plus new Pokmon to catch and train. The in-game environments are timed to coincide with actual reality, so different Pokmon are said to be more difficult or easier to find during different seasons. Additional advertised features include broadband and infrared communications features for Pokmon battles and trades.
Further evidence that life is not fair: The children of the 1980s did not have a continuing stream of new Voltron products in the same way that children of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s have a seemingly never-ending supply of Pokmon offerings.
Whine over. Nintendo and Pokmon Company International are promoting the March 6 release of Pokemon: Black and Pokmon: White for Nintendo DS by offering players access to three new characters, Shiny Raikou, Shiny Entei, and Shiny Suicune.
There are doubtless thousands – if not millions – of kids out there who actually know what those words mean, and by writing those previous words, I am now officially old.
There are several rules interested players can read here. Players must already have English-language copies of Pokmon games in their Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver versions.