The lights are on
I love video games, but one core element that's difficult to find in the medium is terror. I'm talking real, flat-out, pure fright. Plenty of games give you the shocks and jolts of gruesome enemies jumping out of nowhere and goring your main character, but not enough totally mess with you and make you feel sick to your stomach with dread. Tonight, I stumbled onto the legend of just such a game.
The folks over at Tiny Cartridge posted the unsettling story of a collector of hacked Pokémon carts who randomly discovered a cartridge that contained more than he'd bargained for. Titled "Pokémon Black Version," what began as a straight rip of Pokémon Red took a turn for the weird with the offer of a new "Ghost" Pokémon. This powerful creature came with a "Curse" ability that not only instantly kills other Pokémon, but their trainers as well.
I won't ruin the (seriously messed up) ending, but let's just say using the Ghost Pokémon has a price. Check out the full write-up on Tiny Cartridge. It's well worth a read, even if the supposed hack may not exist.
Oh and whether or not the original version exists, a team of ROM hackers has banded together to make it a reality. Even knowing about the twists, I think I'm going to need to go out of my way to play this hack if it's ever finished.
I saw this, and actually got a bit sad. I hope I find this one... Or do I?
oh man that music!
Cool. Doubt it's real though :(
I just started replaying pokemon leaf green today, and i wont lie when i hit lavander town and heard the music i got really really really REALLY creeped out because it reminded me of the Pokemon Black stroy >_>
That is just awesome. Anyone remember missingNo? Man, i got so many masterballs. :)
The comments on that article are priceless
This story is way creepier than anything linked to Pokemon should be.
I want this hack to be real really bad! I first heard about it on a blog at this site, and it is a mature theme hack that I wish pokemon had since pokemon emerald. Thank you Rom hackers for working on it!
That article was scary.
Good Gods, that is effing terrifying!
That was... sad. I don't have any words for it.
Finished the article. THIS CARTRIDGE MUST BE DESTROYED.
I can only cry myself to sleep now.
I feel like ema after Gant asked Phoenix and Gumshoe to leave his office, but he wanted to have her stay to "talk" :(
When the story had the old man walking, tombstones, all the cursed people, pokemon, creepy music, and final fight, I got scared.
The hack did make sense in a bizzare twisted way. When curse couldn't be used on giovanni or your rival until the last fight and seeing them in the black screen before fighting GHOST actually had a little logic in it.
Wow....I must say that was generally pretty creepy. It has been a long time since I have even touched a pokemon game, but this kinda makes me want to pick one up again...
kinda scared to read the actual article! sounds really creepy and i don't like to get spooked by anything i stay away from scary movies and halloween but is this really that creepy?