hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Twitch Plays Pokemon is now playing Pokemon Crystal

12:30 PM on 03.02.2014 // Chris Carter
  @DtoidChris

1.16 million people participated in the first experiment

In case you were living under a rock for the past few weeks, a group of individuals teamed up to beat Pokemon Red by way of thousands of simultaneous chat inputs. The experiment was called Twitch Plays Pokemon. It took over 400 hours to do it, but they actually succeeded in beating the game, promising a "new adventure" today. That adventure is Pokemon Crystal, the third iteration of Generation II, following Gold and Silver.

At the time of this writing they're six hours in, led by a level 15 Totodile. It'll be really interesting to see how they handle some of the more dynamic elements of Generation II, like the day and night cycle, berries, and more. Or if this adventure will be as popular as its predecessor.

It's also interesting to see that the community is already arguing over whether or not to reference their past efforts with memes and phrases like "Bird Jesus" and "Lord Helix," made popular by their completion of Red. To some, the social aspect is definitely more appealing than the actual gameplay itself.

Personally, I think the first playthrough was a noble experiment, but I'm not sure how many more of these I could actually watch.

Twitch Plays Pokemon [Twitch]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Chris Carter, Reviews Director
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidChris Tips
Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ---------... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -