The world of fangames has brought us a lot of joy, with its gamer-developed titles based on classic sagas. While a few days ago it was a remake of Metroid II in the limelight, today we’re gung-ho about Pokémon Uranium, a game developed over nine years by a group of fans. Based on the look and game system of fourth-gen games for Nintendo DS, it offers a completely new world to explore. The final version of the game has just come out on Windows and can be downloaded for free.
The game is developed in RPG Maker and keeps the look of popular titles like Diamante, Perla, and Platino, but with completely original material. It has its own game world, the Region of Tandor, which hides 192 never-before-seen Pokémon (and even a new class: nuclear ones) that you can evolve to conquer the 8 gyms, explore the inevitable routes, and basically relive the classic Pokémon experience in a new setting.
It has tons of content. The developers promise more than 30 hours of gameplay thanks to a peculiar plotline where your protagonist loses his parents in an accident and a nuclear enemy comes on the scene accompanied by new radioactive creatures. You can even trade with other players using an online barter system.
Pokémon Uranium is certainly not the only Poké-fangame you can find (we mentioned a bunch of other ones in this blog post from a good while ago). Now, whether Nintendo appreciates these efforts and decides to bury all this work from its fans is another story. Meanwhile, Pokémon fans can take advantage of this little gem now that it’s trendy again thanks to the (oh-so-last-week) Pokémon Go. For now it’s only available on Windows, but they’re already working on a version for Mac.
Official website | http://www.pokemonuranium.com/