Celebrating Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda looks back on the early days of developing Red and Green. It sounds like a tough time!

Masuda notes that his computers would always overheat and break down during Pokémon Red and Green’s development, and that he personally went through four computers in six years.

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“I sure am glad I fixed those computers back then,” Masuda said. “If I hadn’t, the original Red and Green games might never have come out! That’s a scary thought!”

Dang. Masuda also shares some other strong memories from when the original Pokémon games were being developed, and it’s well-worth a watch.


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