Title screen of the Pokemon Adventure version.
|Hack of||Sonic Adventure 7|
|Console||Game Boy Color|
|Engine||Makon's Sonic engine|
|Sound engine||Makon Soft (Color)|
|Alternate names/hacks||Pokémon Gold Version 2|
Pokémon Adventure (also called Pokémon Gold Version 2) is a bootleg video game released for the Game Boy Color. The game was released in the year 2000. This game is also a hack of another bootleg, Sonic Adventure 7, which possibly makes it the first game to hack an existing hack, with Sonic Adventure 7 being a hack off of Sonic 3D Blast 5 on the Game Boy.
The intro in the game features screenshots of specific Pokémon entries from Pokémon Gold's Japanese Pokedex, complete with the actual Japanese descriptions for each. The borders change with each entry as each screen is a four-color BG image instead of being comprised of various sprites and BGs like in the official Pokémon GSC games' Pokedex.
Pokémon Adventure is a 2-D platformer that plays similar to Sonic Adventure 7. Unlike it's original hack, you play as a poorly designed Pikachu, jumping over enemies and collecting Pokéballs, replaced by rings. The Pokéballs have the same role as the rings do in the Sonic games. There are certain enemies you cannot jump on, like one of the enemies from the first level. Pikachu controls and attacks much like Sonic does. Both characters are able to spin dash, jump into a ball, and sprint. Most of Pikachu's sprites were ripped from Sonic's sprites, although heavily edited (sprites more resembling Sonic's are hidden in the ROM, although unused.) Most of the graphics are ripped from other Game Boy titles (including previous Makon games.) There are a total of five levels in the game, all of which are ripped from the Game Boy game Bonk's Revenge with slight changes made to the level design and new layouts made after the original layout "ends" (similar to how Thunder Blast Man's stages are based on the NES version's with similar changes made):
- Level 1 takes place in 3-1 of Bonk's Revenge, featuring the shrimps baddies from said game a small grey droplet-like enemy from Antz. It is supposed to take place on the moon's surface but looks more like a field with slight technological aspects.
- Level 2 is based on level 4-2 minus the cannons. Yambows from Rockman 8 and a squid enemy from Bonk's Revenge appear as enemies in this stage. Unlike in Bonk's Revenge the squids don't transform into smaller squids or a robot upon defeat.
- Level 3 is based on level 6-2 with noticeable layout changes made. Koopa Troopas from Super Mario 3 Special and Metools from Rockman 8 appear in this level.
- Level 4 is based on level 1-2 sans the cave openings that show the outside. Crabmeats and Skorps from Sonic 3D Blast 5 appear here.
- Level 5 is the final level in the game. It is based on level 1-3.
- The ending screen features Professor Oak with the text saying "The End".
- The game was also released as the more rare Pokemon Gold 2, which likely came first as it lacks gen 2 mons and the ROM's header for Pokémon Adventure mentions it as "POKEMONGOLD2". Aside from a different title it appears to be the same game.
- Interestingly Gold 2's intro has the pre-release English names for the Pokemon showcased instead of using their official western names.