Monster Rancher Advance Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2001
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 100
    An inexplicably rewarding, utterly bizarre, and impossible-to-put-down battery-sucking gem that feels like it was born to live on the Game Boy Advance.
  2. Game Informer
    85
    One heck of a game. [Feb 2002, p.100]
  3. A thoroughly addicting experience unique to the Game Boy Advance that can be enjoyed by die-hard fans of the series and newcomers alike.
  4. 81
    Looks good, has plenty of tactical depth.
  5. A very shallow game, but there's just something about it that keeps you going. I really felt compelled to work my monster WAY up the ranks, to see what new creatures I could unlock next.
  6. Nintendo Power
    70
    With rich graphics, fun combat and personalized possibilities, MRA is monstrous fun. [Dec 2001, p.172]
  7. Those already converted to the unique sport of monster breeding will find Monster Rancher Advance to be a fine continuation of the PlayStation series that translates very well to the Game Boy Advance.
  8. The familiar graphics, interface and gameplay don't add anything to the series, but if you're looking for a way to raise monsters on the go, it certainly fits the bill.
  9. 65
    Offers nothing new to the series and seems a little less fun than previous versions.
  10. If the training consisted of entertaining mini-games, then it might not have been such a big problem. But the training is so basic that the computer might as well do the training itself. Oh, wait, I forgot -- it does!
  11. Absolutely nothing we haven’t seen before.

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
#6 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. ForestB.
    Jun 6, 2006
    10
    The Monster Rancher series is just fantastic. Once a classic, always a classic.
  2. AndrewC.
    Feb 18, 2003
    10
    Very awesome! The fact that you use codes instead of cds is just plain sweet. It makes it a little too easy though. Put in your friends name, Very awesome! The fact that you use codes instead of cds is just plain sweet. It makes it a little too easy though. Put in your friends name, and see what happens! lol Full Review »