One of the most recent ROM hacks or one that is still being updated today is Pokemon GS Chronicles. It is an interesting ROM hack of FireRed which takes the concept of Gold, Silver, and Crystal. The story is somewhat the same but at the same time different.
The game comes by default in a .BPS format which you can easily patch with any of the available patchers with no added cost. The game has some bugs at the moment but nothing too serious. GS Chronicles is still being developed with the help of the community. The good thing is that you can always try it today.
Details on Pokemon GS Chronicles
The story is inspired by the Generation II games, namely Gold, Silver, and Crystal. When we say inspired, it doesn’t mean that it follows the story point per point. You could say that there are elements to it such as taking place in Johto and having the usual point of being a Pokemon Master when it’s all over.
The graphics of the game are updated, so it looks like HeartGold and SoulSilver. Pretty much everything is changed so it doesn’t look anything like FireRed so that alone is already a good improvement. There are some graphical bugs in some cases, although it doesn’t really affect the gameplay.
The Pokemon roster is only up to Gen 4 which is around 494. The items, moves, and other things are all updated similarly to Gen 8. Another notable feature is the day to night cycle which was a mechanic back in the Gen 2 games. Pokemon locations are also swapped and will appear depending on the time of day. The game has enough content for you to go around.
Pokemon GS Chronicles Game Information
Pokemon GS Chronicles
Creator: Overlord Kaktus and Ruki Studios
Game Base: FireRed
- Experience new plot points in the game
- Pokemon roster from Gen 4 rounding off to 494
- Mega Evolution is also included
- Dynamax and Gigantamax is available
- Day and Night cycle
- Different Pokemon will appear depending on if it is day or night
- Move Tutors in ever Poke Center
- Updated types like Fairy
- PokeRides are introduced which replaces the outside HM mechanics