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  • Summary: Monster Rancher Advance®2™ is a sequel to the popular role-playing game with all new monster breeding and battling elements. Still fitting in a compact portable Game Pak it's perfect for gaming on the go!
    All of those loveable characters from the popular Monster Rancher universe
    Monster Rancher Advance®2™ is a sequel to the popular role-playing game with all new monster breeding and battling elements. Still fitting in a compact portable Game Pak it's perfect for gaming on the go!
    All of those loveable characters from the popular Monster Rancher universe are back! Players can now enjoy all the fun of raising, training, and fighting with their unique monsters, as they battle against rival breeders or their friends in global monster tournaments. Rise through the breeder ranks and bring glory to your association while striving to become the top monster breeder in this land.
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  1. Delivers infinite replay value and a sound investment for anyone who has a craving for an aggressive virtual pet. [Jan 2003, p.122]
  2. 80
    Inexplicably fun despite its obvious flaws.
  3. 80
    Offers more of the same fun and addictive gameplay as its predecessor, but no major innovations.
  4. The part that will grow on you will be the interaction between you and the monster. The developers have instilled a lot of detail in rendering emotional attributes to the monsters.
  5. Hard-core RPG fans will enjoy the game's complexity. [Mar 2003, p.138]
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  1. CharlesH.
    Feb 8, 2003
    9
    This game adds a lot more features to the first game with the new explorer mode more monster variety; just about everything is deeper and moreThis game adds a lot more features to the first game with the new explorer mode more monster variety; just about everything is deeper and more complex than the first. Expand
  2. ChadH.
    Apr 24, 2003
    9
    This game was great. The only thing I would have added is more kinds of monsters(like Gaboo from the PlayStation Monster Rancher games). This game was great. The only thing I would have added is more kinds of monsters(like Gaboo from the PlayStation Monster Rancher games). Also, I would include a was to punish a monster(like if it's being extremely disobedient and if chosing to not feed it doesn't help any), and a way to have two of your monsters battle each other so that they become stronger and so that you can get to know their strengths, weaknesses, and which of their moves works best against certain kinds of monsters. Expand
  3. KyleG.
    May 18, 2003
    9
    I really love the many different types of monsters you can raise. I also like how you can custimize your monsters almost anyway you want. I I really love the many different types of monsters you can raise. I also like how you can custimize your monsters almost anyway you want. I think near the end the game gets really fun, and much more difficult. The only real problem I believe, is that after all your hard work of raising a moster, you have to have them retire. This game is a great way to blow time. The game is never-ending, and there is so much to do that you will probobly never get it all done. Also, being able to battle your friends is neat. This game is not too much different then it's predecessor, but the overall value of the game is wonderful. I have raised over 40 monsters, and still I don't get bored of it. This game has no need for replay value. I give Monster Rancher Advance for the GBA a solid 9. Expand

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