So my friends came to visit me today, and as usual they had some geeky gifts for me. One of them was this GBA game called Pokémon ChaosBlack. Never heard of it? That’s okay, neither had I until recently. Evidently it is a fan-made ROM of FireRed and LeafGreen for the GBA. ROMs are normally illegal copies of games that were pirated, but since the makers of this game didn’t technically sell them, then legal action was never taken. My friends found it at someone’s yard sale and picked it up for me, still in the original shrink wrap.

After much hemming and hawing I finally decided to open it…

I was warned that it might not even start up as it’s a pretty bad and glitchy rip, but as you can see, I got through the very beginning at least.

I heard it kinda breaks down shortly after where I’ve left off, but it’s a cool novelty and a little bit of a collector’s item for hardcore pokémon fans, so I’m proud to have one, even if it’s not totally, uh, legal.