Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX Review

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX Developer: Koei TecmoPublisher: Koei TecmoPlatforms: Switch (Reviewed), PCRelease Date: December 9, 2021Price: $29.99 – Available Here Overview During the ’90s there were many unique video game ideas that came to market but perhaps one of the most unique relied not on just the player’s skill to play, but also their CD and game collection as well. Koei...

Monster Rancher 1 Port Announced for Japan

For quite some time fans have wondered if we would ever see Monster Rancher again despite the fact that the best part of the game, which involved using everything from other games to music CDs, probably wouldn’t work that well these days. Well Koei Tecmo has announced that they are doing something with the franchise but it is a bit of an odd choice. The company has revealed that they are mak...

Monster Rancher anime licensed by Discotek

Discotek Media have announced that they have licensed the entire 73 episode run of classic monster-taming anime Monster Rancher. They have confirmed that they plan to release the series across 3 English dubbed box-set collections starting in December 2013. They also plan on releasing the original Japanese audio with English subtitles in a 73 episode box-set at some point in 2014. Monster Rancher b...

Monsters in the Closet – Have we left them there?

Luke: For many of us, some of our earliest experiences with anime involved the popular ‘monster taming’ genre. Series such as Pokemon, Digimon and even Monster Rancher captured our imagination all those years ago. While many monster taming series have come and gone, there has always been two mainstays in the genre – Pokemon and Digimon. Today we (Frank Inglese, Kane Bugeja and I)...

Monster Rancher now on Hulu

An old school anime series has popped up on Hulu for American viewers this week, here’s a clue as to what series it is (incase the images and heading didn’t give that away): He was transported to a far away land, to a world where monsters ruled. He played the game like an ace and now he is in this place, he’s got to save the monsters from the evil Moo. It’s Monster Rancher ...

100 Games You Must Play Before You Die – Part 7

It’s the busy season again, and as such, this segment has been on a bit of a hiatus for a while. Kelly is reportedly stuck on the Work and Uni mission, a key objective in the main questline of that most dreaded game, Real Life. She’s passed the torch on to me to get this thing wrapped up, and to let you know which games you should be playing to avoid those weird cousins visiting for th...

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