There is minor trainer customization (appearance and starting town) and you can tackle all 16 gyms in any order. Gym leaders' levels and team compositions will scale up based on the number of badges you have. After you've conquered them all, you can re-battle them at whatever 'badge scale' you wish, to take on their strongest or weakest teams. You need a total of 8 badges (any 8) to challenge the Elite Four.
All 251 Pokemon made obtainable
7 different male and female trainer sprites to choose from, with basic color customization
28 different selectable starter Pokemon
Restoration of Kanto dungeons (Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands, etc.)
Following-Pokemon, and unique menu sprites for each Pokemon species
Running shoes, and fast-travel options
Dedicated NPC for trade-back evolution
Fast shipping cart plays with no issues
Cartridge looks great. Game runs perfectly. 10/10
I did not read closely enough to know the RTC is static. I was slightly disappointed but, like the listing says, you can adjust the time each time the game boots. It's really not a big deal. If anything its a benefit if you're hunting for a specific time-sensitive Pokemon or want to do a specific time-based event.
Also, and this is extracurricular, if you have been playing this game on emulator it is possible to move your save data to this cartridge! You will need additional equipment that is not sold here to do so. It's called a Cart Flasher. This has the added capability to update the Crystal Clear ROM when ShockSlayer releases an update, like he did recently (we are on 2.5.3 now btw). Also, if you have been playing on the cartridge and want to move it to an emulator or 3DS you can do that as well (moving to 3DS for Pokemon Transporter is more involved but still possible). The software that comes with a Cart Flasher is easy to use and if you are the kind of person who wants to buy a custom Pokemon ROM hack cart then you are likely the kind of person that can figure this part out as well.
Very good purchase! It's much better to play this with real buttons on original hardware than on my phone. This might be the best Pokemon game ever made. BUY.
The cartridge looks amazing! I like how it’s crystal clear, like the game’s title. The game is just as great, playing very well on my GBA. No bugs or any problems whatsoever.
Love the game and how it was setup. Its how it should of been originally. Great game!