What is the Pokémon Snakewood ROM Hack? - Everything to Know - Prima Games

What is the Pokémon Snakewood ROM Hack? – Everything to Know

Edgy Pokemon ROM hacks are an undying tradition

by Lucas White

It looks like we’re covering ROM hacks with some degree of regularity here on Prima Games. Maybe. I’m here to talk about Pokémon Snakewood, which apparently is something folks out there are looking for. It’s a neat subject, ROM hacks, so I’m picking these assignments up for my own enrichment as well. Although I’m not sure “enrichment” is the right word here. Here’s what the hell the Pokémon Snakewood ROM hack is.

Pokémon Snakewood, like Pokémon Crown, is a ROM Hack of Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green for the Game Boy Advance. Which is weird, because the story is kind of a follow up to the story from Pokémons Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. But it’s also a zombie apocalypse/supernatural disaster story gimmick soup. Perhaps Fire Red and Leaf Green are the ideal GBA ROMs to hack. Maybe we’ll find out together someday.

Related: What is the Pokémon Crown ROM Hack? – Everything to Know

So yeah, zombies and Pokémon. Apparently, you play as a sibling to the Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald protagonists, the previous champions. But they’re missing and everything is destroyed because zombies. If you look at the fan wiki for the game you’ll see it also escalates well beyond zombies. I won’t get too much into it because… spoilers… for a ROM hack may be a concern.

If you want to check it out, you can find Pokémon Snakewood and other Pokémon fan-made ROM hacks over at PokéHarbor, which hosts various projects like this and does all the patching work for you. Because that way I can talk about it without invoking ROM downloads. Which is great for both of us, but especially me.

Lucas White

Lucas plays a lot of videogames. Sometimes he enjoys one. His favs include Dragon Quest, SaGa and Mystery Dungeon. You can find him on Twitter @HokutoNoLucas. Wanna send an email? Shoot it to [email protected]