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
  1. A thoroughly addicting experience unique to the Game Boy Advance that can be enjoyed by die-hard fans of the series and newcomers alike.
  2. 81
    Looks good, has plenty of tactical depth.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Absolutely nothing we haven’t seen before.
  6. One heck of a game. [Feb 2002, p.100]
  7. With rich graphics, fun combat and personalized possibilities, MRA is monstrous fun. [Dec 2001, p.172]
  8. 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.
  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. 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.
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 »