No restore points, save backups for Virtual Console Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow
Nintendo prides its Virtual Console games service on being authentic, even to the services detriment sometimes. Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow’s Virtual Console release will see Nintendo take that authenticity one step further.
According to the Japanese version of game’s manual the trio of games will not support save states. This means unlike every other Game Boy Virtual Console game you won’t be able to pause and save your progress whenever you feel like it, nor restore it. You’ll only be able to save the old fashioned way through the in-game save system.
The manual also states that the backing up of the games’ save files has also been disabled, no doubt to keep the file out of the hands of those who would want to modify it. It would seem that both of these new measures are not only to stop being modifying the game but stop the duplication of Pokemon through trading.
It’s certainly interesting to see Nintendo go above and beyond for these games, especially when they could just have been another Virtual Console release. Maybe we’ll see more of this type of enhancement in the future.