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Fan recreates Pokemon Red to make it fully playable in Minecraft

Posted on March 13, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Mr. Squishy has managed to fully recreate the Pokemon Red experience in Minecraft. After working on the project for 21 months, he shared the fruits of his labor on Reddit this past weekend. We posted about something similar last year with FireRed, though this one is entirely finished.

357,000 command blocks were used here. It contains “all of the original game’s features, along with a few iconic bugs.” Since the project done manually, Mr. Squishy walked the equivalent of 2,832.89 kilometers in-game.

Minecraft fans can play Pokemon Red in the game through a realistic Game Boy. It’s even possible to customize the color of the shell.

The download link for the relevant files is located here. Keep in mind that you’ll need to roll back Minecraft a few versions in order for it to work.

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  • Tlink7

    Incredible, but also a giant waste of time xD

    • Exy

      I never really understood why “having too much free time on your hands” was a bad thing until I started reading Minecraft stories.

  • AquaBat

    Knowing Minecraft, he could’ve just as easily made a working emulator and ran a ROM of Red and played the real deal.
    Recreating it entirely is rather impressive, though.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    So how do these work anyway? Do you just control the game directly? What about the little Minecraft character?

  • ronin4life

    Can someone explaim how this works? I don’t understand how this is possible at all…

    Also, as a side note, isn’t this 100% *legal* as a work, and not a forn pf piracy in any way, since everything was recoded from the ground up without copying files directly?

    • @AT-AT

      It’s not legal. It’s about using intellectual property, not the act of copying files.

      • ronin4life

        I figured that would be an obvious stickler too, but I remeber reading about how creating similar code from scratch counts as an individual code and not a copy. This wouldn’t cover IP or art assests of course.

        Then again there are prime numbers that are illegal to own, let alone copyright protected so this might be outdated or irrelevant…

        • @AT-AT

          As far as the code goes, that makes sense and you’re probably right. The issue though I assume is that the new original code is used to make a Pokémon game, which you most certainly cannot do.

      • files are intellectual property

    • Switchling

      How it works: Command blocks. They can do a lot of stuff.

    • DeltaPeng

      One issue is that you copy all the level/map/town designs. That takes work/effort to plan out and I’d imagine is a form of intellectual property. Regardless of how you copy it (either directly or by mapping out each block and then placing it yourself), it’s still a copy.

      Similarly, just because you don’t use the original files themselves, doesn’t mean you can copy the character design. I.e. just because I drew a fanart picture of Link, from scratch, doesn’t mean I can then legally use that character in a game or try to pass it off a unique design or my own character.

  • 21 months?