The craze that was Twitch Plays Pokémon inspired a fervor (reaching religious levels of reverence with devout followers) back in 2014 with an unprecedented amount of viewers. While the general uproar surrounding it has died down, the channel has since moved on to complete other games in the franchise and beef up its presentation and appeal. With its fourth anniversary, Twitch Plays Pokémon is evolving its game by going back to the beginning with not just Red or Blue, but Red and Blue.
The Twitch channel is running the seminal forerunners of the franchise at the same time to see which play session will reach the end first. What shakes this stream up is that while specific commands can be sent to Red or Blue, random ones will be inputted in an alternating fashion to each game. Enabling “democracy” will apply a limited string of commands to both games. The Red version of the game is currently ahead with two gym badges, but at the time of this writing, the Blue version is catching up as it takes on the Cerulean Gym. You can check out the Twitch stream by clicking here and read our interview with the anonymous creator of the stream from 2014.