Developer: Game Freak
Release Date: September 22nd, 2017 (Virtual Console)
External Links: Official Website
Price: $9.99 USD; $12.89 CAD
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Genre: Japanese Role-Playing
The sequel to the cult phenomenon that was Pokémon Red & Blue, Pokémon Gold & Silver places you in the land of Johto for an adventure spanning two continents. With 100 new critters and two new types, journey through the entry that established several series staples like eggs, the Special Defense split, shiny Pokémon and the day/night cycle!
Does multiplayer still work?
A: Yup! Much like Red, Blue & Yellow's Virtual Console release, it's all done over the 2/3DS' wireless connection. You can even connect to a Virtual Console copy of Red, Blue or Yellow once you reach the Time Capsule in Ecruteak City!
Is it worth playing this if I already played HeartGold/SoulSilver?
A: Absolutely! Aside from historical significance, the original Gold & Silver feature a different approach to world-building and plays very differently than its remake. Multiplayer battles and competitive battling in particular is far more focused on stalling than the speedy, hyper offensive teams found in later generations.
What about Crystal?
A: It's not available...yet. Recent revelations suggest that a Virtual Console version of Crystal exists but may have been held back due to featured in that game needing to be altered much like Pokemon Yellow's surfing minigame (although that game released alongside Red & Blue/Green so it's unclear as to why there's been a delay, assuming it comes out at all).
Who is the best starter?
A: They're all good choices in Gold & Silver...but Totodile is the best one.
Also there's a glitch that lets you get all the starters in a single run anyway...