Twitch Plays Pokemon finish Pokemon Red | PCGamesN

Twitch Plays Pokemon finish Pokemon Red

Twitch Plays Pokemon Red

At 8am on 1 March, 2014 Twitch completed Pokemon Red. It’s taken thousands of players working round the clock for 16 days to achieve but trainer Red beat Blue, the head of the Elite Four, the game’s final boss.

But it’s not over yet.

Fighting through the Elite Four, the team of Twitch players finally faced Blue, Red’s nemesis who appears throughout Pokemon. Blue played Blastoise, a water type pokemon, Twitch played AA-J, their Zapdos. Being an electric type pokemon the decision was super effective.

You can see how it played out for them:

It may look like the game was being played by an indecisive person with ADHD but what you’re seeing is thousands of players typing in Twitch chat what button they want the game to play. The anonymous host of the Twitch channel has wired up a Gameboy emulator to chat and it plucks a command from those entered and plays it in the game. So that’s why there’s a lot of going back, up, down, selecting, deselecting and finally action.

While there was a democracy mode implemented early on in Twitch Plays Pokemon, where a button press is only made after the most popular command is determined, Blue was beaten in anarchy mode where any command entered might be the one the game selects.. It’s a stunning achievement.

As Captain_Alaska says on Reddit, it’s cause for celebration:

If you’d like to know more about Twitch Plays Pokemon, Steve’s written up an ace summary of some of the highlights of the last two weeks.

The game’s not over, though. There’s a countdown on the Twitch channel saying a new adventure will begin shortly.

Login or Register
Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
We got our bloody hands on 100 Path of Exile: The Awakening codes, and we're giving them away

Path of Exile

We got our bloody hands on 100 Path of Exile: The Awakening codes, and we're giving them away

Minecraft: Story Mode will show up at Minecon this weekend

Minecraft: Story Mode will show up at Minecon this weekend

The Elder Scrolls Online loses creative director to Gearbox

The Elder Scrolls Online loses creative director to Gearbox

Supreme League of Patriots free to Arkham Knight PC owners as a gesture of solidarity

Supreme League of Patriots free to Arkham Knight PC owners as a gesture of solidarity

Mojang to cease development on Scrolls, servers only guaranteed through next year

Mojang to cease development on Scrolls, servers only guaranteed through next year

We Happy Few gets more than a few dollars on KIckstarter, tempts us with a

We Happy Few gets more than a few dollars on KIckstarter, tempts us with a "drug paradise"

We’ve got 100 copies of oil-rush tycoon game Turmoil to give away. Fancy drilling for some black gold?

Turmoil

We’ve got 100 copies of oil-rush tycoon game Turmoil to give away. Fancy drilling for some black gold?

Heat Signature's latest trailer is full of wrench-based murder

Heat Signature's latest trailer is full of wrench-based murder

The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter makes Chris Avellone a human stretch goal again

The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter makes Chris Avellone a human stretch goal again

A Hearthstone streamer is playing entirely hands-free

A Hearthstone streamer is playing entirely hands-free

Visceral’s Star Wars game is “along the same lines” as 1313

Visceral’s Star Wars game is “along the same lines” as 1313

UK PC games development is on the rise, 52% of new games studios are PC focused

UK PC games development is on the rise, 52% of new games studios are PC focused

Making it in Unreal: Space Dust Racers sticks aliens and AIs in automobiles

Space Dust Racers

Making it in Unreal: Space Dust Racers sticks aliens and AIs in automobiles

Interstellaria embarks on its mission this July

Interstellaria embarks on its mission this July

Dota 2 The International invites talent including TobiWan, Capitalist, and Blitz

Dota 2 The International invites talent including TobiWan, Capitalist, and Blitz

Batman: Arkham Knight mod makes Nightwing, Robin, and more playable characters

Batman: Arkham Knight mod makes Nightwing, Robin, and more playable characters

Star Wars: Battlefront is focused on multiplayer, AT-ATs have “their own laws”

Star Wars: Battlefront is focused on multiplayer, AT-ATs have “their own laws”

Star Wars Battlefront Heroes vs. Villains mode confirmed according to official website

Star Wars Battlefront Heroes vs. Villains mode confirmed according to official website

Why is Blizzard releasing a beta of Starcraft II's new free campaign?

Starcraft II

Why is Blizzard releasing a beta of Starcraft II's new free campaign?

Here's what Mario could look like on the PC thanks to Unreal Engine 4

Here's what Mario could look like on the PC thanks to Unreal Engine 4

Rocksteady release first PC patch for Batman: Arkham Knight; more fixes on the way

Rocksteady release first PC patch for Batman: Arkham Knight; more fixes on the way

Baldur's Gate announcement imminent as ominous countdown appears

Baldur's Gate announcement imminent as ominous countdown appears

Blizzard compensate Heroes of the Storm players with additional xp boost event

Blizzard compensate Heroes of the Storm players with additional xp boost event

Star Wars Battlefront closed alpha begins July 2nd; invites have already been sent

Star Wars Battlefront closed alpha begins July 2nd; invites have already been sent