Monster Rancher DS

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Lots of monsters – Unique monster creation
Bad
  • Gets repetitive eventually
7.5

Monster Rancher DS was originally released in Japan and made its way to international shores in 2010. The game is a monster creation and training game for the Nintendo DS originally developed by Tecmo.

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Monster Rancher DS is part of a long running series of video games that started back in 1997 on the PlayStation. The game has many of the old favourite monsters along with plenty of new ones for a total of over 250 monsters to ultimately choose from.

The core gameplay of Monster Rancher DS involves the fighting, raising and breeding of various monsters. The game has many unique features that have made it popular amongst fans and given this long running game series a large fan base. Creating monsters in Monster Ranch can be achieved in two different ways. Players can either draw a picture with their touch screen or recite an incantation with the in built microphone. Alternatively players can combine two monsters that they already own to create a new monster.

Training is just as important as creation in Monster Rancher though and you will spend much of your time devising effective training methods to ensure your monsters are as strong as possible.

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To advance through the game players will have to gain ranks and money by entering their monsters into various tournaments. Players can either take control of their monster and instruct them or let them fight by themselves which is a great way to speed up battles if you know you have the obvious advantage. If you choose to take control you’ll find plenty of strategy in the combat that lets careful planning overcome tougher opponents.

Monster Rancher DS has plenty of enjoyable aspects for newcomers to this much loved series. The unique monster creation methods and emphasis on training are definitely unique and the best assets of the game.

Summary:

  • Over 250 monsters to create and train.
  • Unique ways to create new monsters (drawing, microphone or combining).
  • Devise the perfect training methods to produce powerful monsters.
  • Battle it out in tournaments to advance through the game.
  • Fight your friends to prove who has the stronger team.

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Review Platform: DS

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages, Quora and GameStah Radio. He has over 3 million YouTube views, 10 million views on HubPages and 250k views on Quora.

Samuel follows the independent gaming scene closely and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. Games Finder is a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.
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