Back in the day, classic Pokemon Game Boy games were a staple in the childhood of many people. With all the different Pokemon games, a lot of people were arguing over which version they thought was the best. Unfortunately, with modern restrictions, these games wouldn’t be quite the same.

One aspect of older games that a lot of people enjoyed was the Game Corners in Pokemon. These would be areas where trainers could play slots games to earn cash to buy powerful TMs, and sometimes even rare Pokémon. Nintendo will later remove these Game Corners from its main games to keep maturity ratings low.

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The reason for this exclusion was the concern of the representation of the game in video games, which can lead to problematic addictions, especially among minors. And in some parts of the world, like Europe, gambling in video games is now automatically rated 18+. That is to say that if Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, Where Pokémon Yellow were redone today, they would all be rated 18+ under today’s laws.

These changes all stem from a new PEGI criterion in Europe which states that any future game that includes play elements or teaches that it must now be rated PEGI 18. Previously, play elements were rated PEGI 12 or PEGI 16, but everything changed in 2020 to make it easier for parents to buy video games for their children. However, there are some criticisms against these changes. Many developers are concerned that if their game is aimed at younger generations but features a scene of characters playing the game, it will upgrade to a PEGI 18 rating.

Fortunately, the current odds of older games are still kept where they are now. Currently, Pokemon games are rated 12+ across Europe. Although, if Pokémon Yellow or one of the other games was remade today and still included the Game Corners, they would go straight to an 18+ rating. With the release of Brilliant diamond and Shiny pearl Fast approaching, many fans are wondering what the original game’s Game Corner will be like now. Many have come up with the idea of ​​turning it into an arcade with a bunch of mini-games or a fashion store to customize the Trainer’s Pokémon.

A PEGI 18 rating will only be awarded to games that teach players how to play or glorify it in any way, according to the spokesperson for the VSC Game Rating Board. Unfortunately, this still means that the old Pokemon games always fall into this category to teach and glorify the game to players. Hopefully Nintendo will be able to create an alternate method for Coaches to win some fantastic prizes if they ever decide to remake the games.

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