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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD

Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
This title has been rated Everyone for:
Mild Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief

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Adventure awaits you and your Pokémon!

Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokémon Trainer. As you catch, battle, and train a variety of Pokémon, you’ll unleash powerful new Mega Evolutions. Seek out Legendary Pokémon from regions near and far while and uncover the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre!

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games deliver the excitement of the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games now reimagined and remastered from the ground up to take full advantage of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. With new Mega Evolutions of past Pokémon, new characters and stories, new areas to explore, new ways to find and catch Pokémon, and new ways to travel, these games offer hours of entertainment for both current Pokémon fans nd players just getting into the series!

*Broadband Internet access required for online features. For more info, visit official website

Reviews:

9/10 — Destructoid.com

“It's a seemingly simple and cute journey, but with the underlying potential for strategy in combat, and a massive number of adorable Pokemon to catch, you can't help getting hooked by Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” – GameSpot.com

“Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby are worthy updates of classic games from the Pokemon pet battle series. They add modern graphics and sound, the gameplay updates of the previous few installments, and the new evolutions without ruining the nostalgia of the original Sapphire and Ruby titles.”

– GamesBeat.com

Primal Groudon

Embark on a new adventure through the Hoenn region, an area rich in natural beauty, that contains a cave that shows a scene described in legends

Primal Kyogre

Experience the awe of Prinal Reversion, a new, extremely powerful transformation undergone by Legendary Pokémon

Choose Your Adventure

Your Pokémon, your adventure!

Starters

Encounter a wide variety of Pokémon throughout your journey!

Battle it out

Collect, battle, and trade Pokémon while trying to stop a shadowy group with plans to alter the Hoenn region forever!

Starters Head to Head

Battle and trade with players around the world!

Pichu Starter

Watch as your Pichu evolves to Pikachu!

Pikachu Evolution

Get even closer to solving the mysteries of Mega Evolution as more Pokémon gain this powerful ability!

Description

Soar high above the Hoenn region on an unforgettable quest to be the very best Pokemon Trainer. As you catch, battle, and train a variety of Pokemon, you'll unleash powerful new Mega Evolutions. Seek out Legendary Pokemon from regions near and far while and uncover the secret powers of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre! The Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire games deliver the excitement of the original Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire games now reimagined and remastered from the ground up to take full advantage of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. With new Mega Evolutions of past Pokemon, new characters and stories, new areas to explore, new ways to find and catch Pokemon, and new ways to travel, these games offer hours of entertainment for both current Pokemon fans nd players just getting into the series! *Broadband Internet access required for online features. For more info, visit official website

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Features

  • Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D. For Nintendo 3DS systems, use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Content Description: Suitable_for_all_users

Product Details

  • Release date: November 21, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Rated: Everyone
  • ASIN: B00K848IH0
  • Manufacturer reference: CTRPECLE
  • Average Customer Review : 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,179) Reviews
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: 560

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3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
Anything pokemon on this site is the UAE/Malaysia/Singapore version. Be warned.
As I stated for my Platinum review. This is not the U.S. version. I have inserted pics to prove the difference between the product shown, and the one received.Amazon needs to get on the ball and show accurate descriptions. I don't know what else to say... It... See more
As I stated for my Platinum review. This is not the U.S. version. I have inserted pics to prove the difference between the product shown, and the one received.Amazon needs to get on the ball and show accurate descriptions.

I don't know what else to say... It works (starts up fine). If it has issues saving or anything else I will update this review. I'm just unhappy cause I bought it NEW in hopes of collecting it. What's the point of collecting a cheaper foreign variant? That's just my gripe though and it may not matter to you.

If you just want a game to play, I suggest you go to your local store, test and buy it there. If you order online, buy it used since your copy will likely not be the U.S. version anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
Got this for the hubby so he wouldn't mess up my copy... LOL
Got Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire for my hubby since he has been bugging out to play my copy of Pokemon: Omega Ruby and I don't want him accidentally saving progress when he's done something stupid. LOL! He loves it. Very fun games, all kind of similar with minor twists... See more
Got Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire for my hubby since he has been bugging out to play my copy of Pokemon: Omega Ruby and I don't want him accidentally saving progress when he's done something stupid. LOL!
He loves it.
Very fun games, all kind of similar with minor twists and turns to the stories, i've loved Pokemon ever since I was maybe 10? I'm 26 now. Still playing the games. I remember when they were on the Nintendo Gameboy series. Graphics have evolved a lot since then. Now we're on the 3ds and I can say the Pokemon series is still just as fun to play, with more internal light source than a Gameboy so you can actually play at night or in bed.
I refuse to mess up the story line for you but this game is suitable for kids, adults, and anyone who likes collecting/fighting/breeding cute monsters. (If you don't know what Pokemon is to begin with...) Definitely excited for the new ones (Sun & Moon) coming out at the end of this year!!!
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
Another great Addition to the Pokemon Games. (READ MINE for Version Differences)
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are enhanced remakes of the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, which released on the Game Boy Advance 11 years ago. A few necessary changes have been made to the original versions to keep up with the newer generations, and some... See more
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are enhanced remakes of the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, which released on the Game Boy Advance 11 years ago. A few necessary changes have been made to the original versions to keep up with the newer generations, and some additional features have been added to give the games a fresh feeling to veteran players.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALPHA SAPPHIRE AND OMEGA RUBY

Like usual, two versions of the same game are available. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are nearly identical; however, there are a few differences between the two that are larger than most alternate versions.

The biggest alteration between the two versions is the main antagonist team. In Pokemon Omega Ruby, Team Magma will be the primary team you encounter throughout Hoenn. In Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Team Aqua will be the primary team you encounter throughout Hoenn.

VERSION EXCLUSIVE POKEMON

In addition to slight story changes, select Pokemon will only be available in one of the versions. These version exclusive Pokemon are usually made to promote trading between players. All players can trade over wi-fi between X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire immediately after obtaining the Pokedex and installing the Player Search System app on the PokeNav Plus.

Omega Ruby Exclusives--- Alpha Sapphire Exclusives
Groudon ------------- Kyogre
Latios ------------- Latias
Mawile --------------- Sableye
Seedot ---------------- Lotad
Nuzleaf ---------------- Lombre
Shiftry --------------- Ludicolo
Solrock --------------- Lunatone
Zangoose --------------Seviper
Ho-Oh (Mirage Spots) --- Lugia (Mirage Spots)
Palkia (Mirage Spots) --- Dialga (Mirage Spots)
Reshiram (Mirage Spots)--- Zekrom (Mirage Spots)
Tornadus (Mirage Spots)---- Thundurus (Mirage Spots)
Kabuto (Fossils) --------- Omanyte (Fossils)
Shieldon (Fossils) -------Cranidos (Fossils)
Archen (Fossils) ------------ Tirtouga (Fossils)
Skrelp (After Groudon)----------- Clauncher (After Kyogre)
Throh (After Groudon) ------------ Sawk (After Kyogre)

Mega Stones will not be version exclusive, but the locations of a handful of Mega Stones will change depending on the version. Also the looks of certian Mega-Evolved Pokemon will change depending on which version you have.

Hope this helps anyone out!
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
Foreign Version that was preopened to cover up the UAE/Malaysia/Singapore tag
I bought this game new, and it was a repackaged foreign UAE/Malaysia/Singapore copy. They put a blue sticker over the UAE/Malaysia/Singapore tag on the cover art. So not only does the product not match the pictures (US version), but they even opened it up... See more
I bought this game new, and it was a repackaged foreign UAE/Malaysia/Singapore copy.
They put a blue sticker over the UAE/Malaysia/Singapore tag on the cover art.

So not only does the product not match the pictures (US version), but they even opened it up (big deal for collectors), blatantly tried to cover up that fact, then they repackaged it in shrink wrap and called it "new" (extremely dishonest).

The game is a great game, it's fun. The 1 star is for the disingenuous practice of the sellers. I would recommend buying this game new elsewhere, or buying it used, since there is no point in buying it new.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
A great buy for any veteran pokemon fan or newcomer to the series. All around great game.
This review is useful for both Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as both are practically the same game, with only slight version differences. The version differences are explained in this article: [...] This is a must have game for any Pokemon fan. I have played... See more
This review is useful for both Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as both are practically the same game, with only slight version differences. The version differences are explained in this article: [...]
This is a must have game for any Pokemon fan. I have played every generation of Pokemon game (only main series titles) and I have to say this is the best experience so far. All of the best things that you remember are present, with updates added for smoother play. This modern take on the original Ruby and Sapphire is refreshingly nostalgic, with the addition of new game elements, making the entire experience feel new.

This is not meant to be a full review ( here is a link for a full review: http://kotaku.com/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-alpha-sapphire-the-kotaku-revie-1659957634 ), but I will touch on some things.

- The game is much more cinematic due to 3d
Before in Ruby in Sapphire (though then they were a major improvement to graphics), much was left to the imagination. In ORAS, you see things from angles you haven't seen before and animations are much better. This leads you to feel much more immersed in the story.

- A much better map, utilizing spotpass
Before it was a chore to check on your berries. With this new map you can see when your berries are ready to be collected anywhere in the world. It will even tell you what berries you were growing. The same thing is true for trainers. This time around trainer's eye is much more user friendly, letting you know exactly when and where a trainer is ready. The best thing, you can fly directly to them. No more flying to just pokemon centers. Now you can fly directly to berry and trainer locations. Bases too! You can tell if the base features that can only be used once per day are ready and can fly directly to bases. However, if you are just wandering around, the map will still pop up a berry/base/trainer notification letting you know something is ready. Super useful tool while playing. With spotpass, if you pass a friend, their base information will automatically update in your game, allowing you to find their base in your world. In addition, if you are connected to the internet, you have many options to interact with players around the world.

-Super training and affection
You can now super train your pokemon. In addition to giving pokemon calcium and protein (and other stat boosting items) you can actually select what base stats you wish to improve on any given pokemon. You can also grow closer with your pokemon by playing games, feeding them, and petting them. Super training can lead to seriously strong pokemon, and affectionate pokemon will dodge attacks and even negate status affecting moves.

-Experience sharing
Remember when you move your experience share item around your party to boost to the level of your pokemon, always preventing them from holding that one good item. NO MORE. Experience share is now a key item that you can turn on and off, allowing all pokemon in your party to experience (no pun intended) the benefits without giving up an item slot.

-Seamless inclusion of mega evolution
Not much more needs to be said, now you can mega evolve many 3rd generation pokemon. The already strong starters become seriously mean.

-SO MUCH TO DO
This is not an understatement. After one of the best story lines imo, and the pokemon league, there is still so much to do. After you finish the pokemon league, an after story called the delta episode appears. But, even before that, you unlock one of the coolest features in the game. Using either Mega Latios or Latias you can soar around all of Hoenn. This is a beautiful game, but this part has to be the most beautiful feature to date in all of Pokemon. This is the realization of the childhood imagination of what it actually would like like soaring the sky on the back of a Pokemon. With this ability you can catch (between the two versions) every single legendary that has ever been in a Pokemon game. The amount of exploration you can do is immense, making this easily one of the largest games (as far as content) yet.

-You will not be bored if you played Ruby and Sapphire and Emerald before
I was personally worried that this would effectively be replaying a game generation I have already put hundreds of hours into. Not the case. Though the main story is the same, you remember the similarities with a smile instead of a bored gaze. The modern improvements are really that, improvements. When you play you will recall many "oh i wish....", because many of those wishes have frustration-solving improvements in ORAS. This was a remake made for players to recall the things they felt playing those games (personally my favorite, with johto and kento a close second and third of course), not simply to regurgitate material.

Final thoughts:
This is good. Very good. Hard to imagine good. This is so much more than any pokemon game before, which such a pleasant air of familiarity. If you ever played the original games, or played RSE, or are just completely new to the world of Pokemon, ORAS is for you. All the pleasant nostalgia with modern amenities that make it smoother, more enjoyable, and better than ever before. Definite buy.

Should I buy both versions?
While you need both versions to get all of the pokemon (there are time where you need two specific legendaries, one available in OR and one in AS just to unlock another legendary on your map), the ability of internet play gives you access to players around the world. The best case would be for you to get one version, and a friend to get another. There is so much content in one version alone (and the two are so similar), the other version would only a slave for getting all the pokemon. I doubt you would invest another proper play through. Since you can connect with many players for trading, I would recommend you only purchase one of the two versions.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
Perfect for any classic Pokemon fan
When I was a kid I used to play Ruby Sapphire and emerald on the Game Boy all the time. They were honestly one of my most favorite generations of the Pokemon series. Being able to revisit those childhood memories with all new graphics brings a whole new life to the games... See more
When I was a kid I used to play Ruby Sapphire and emerald on the Game Boy all the time. They were honestly one of my most favorite generations of the Pokemon series. Being able to revisit those childhood memories with all new graphics brings a whole new life to the games from my childhood. I personally like the style of sun and moon a little better, because the character sprites in this game are little to chibi. But that being said they are also super cute. The gameplay is fun with fun new features and an interesting new take on the classic story of the generation. It's really fun seeing how they've taken the old story and game and Revisited it making it more intense and more in depth. I'm really glad I got this game
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
Superb Edition
I hadn't played Pokemon since 2000, and even then, it was the original Pokemon Red. I can't speak on how this compares to other editions, with the exception of Pokemon X, which I also have as of recently. Whereas Pokemon X feels sluggish, this edition feels and... See more
I hadn't played Pokemon since 2000, and even then, it was the original Pokemon Red.

I can't speak on how this compares to other editions, with the exception of Pokemon X, which I also have as of recently. Whereas Pokemon X feels sluggish, this edition feels and plays very smoothly. I notice a good bit more optimization in the engine. Because so, I find it very hard to go back and continue playing X. It feels like a first-generation 3D game did in the Playstation/N64 era. The controls, as well, are a major improvement over X.

But specifically about Alpha Sapphire. I haven't even scratched the surface on the game's content, but I am glad. Even from the beginning, it feels like there is a lot of life left in the game. It is of course going to end up being more of the same, but that is sort of the charm with Pokemon, really. I ran back and forth in one area of a tunnel just so I could encounter an elusive Pokemon again... and I'm in my thirties. This game makes me feel like that kid again, while I never want to relive being a kid, it is a nice escape to be back in that mindset if only for a little bit.
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Platform: Nintendo 3DSEdition: Alpha Sapphire
My Copy was not new
I bought what I thought was a new copy of Alpha Sapphire, to find out that it had been repackaged and the cover had been printed out with missing text on both the back and front. Under the front it should read "playable in 20. some areas are playable in..." but instead is... See more
I bought what I thought was a new copy of Alpha Sapphire, to find out that it had been repackaged and the cover had been printed out with missing text on both the back and front. Under the front it should read "playable in 20. some areas are playable in..." but instead is blank. Not to mention the back is also missing information. (I had to buy another copy from NINTENDO to see the differences!)

I paid for a New Product and am disappointed to discover I was taken advantage of. Do not buy from this seller if you want a new product.
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