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Azure Dreams

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Color
...
3.1
PlayStation
64
3.6
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Description

The huge Monster Tower stands near the village Monsbaiya. It is populated by vicious monsters, and few dare enter it. But the monsters in the tower lay eggs, and whoever takes possession of such an egg, can tame a monster which will come out of it, and those monsters, called "familiars", will help their tamers in times of danger. Some brave adventurers dared to enter the tower and to take the eggs. One of them was called Guy. He was killed in the monster tower. Now his son Koh is fifteen, and he is allowed to try his luck in the tower.

You control Koh and his party of "familiars" in this unusual "monster-taming" RPG. You must capture the eggs from the tower, bring them home, grow monsters and tame them. During battles, you assign different commands to them. Different species have different abilities and need different approach. The battles system is a mixture of real time and turn based combat. Unlike most other console RPGs, there are no special battle screens.

Screenshots

Azure Dreams PlayStation In the village
Azure Dreams PlayStation Title screen
Azure Dreams PlayStation In the tower
Azure Dreams Game Boy Color My father

Alternate Titles

  • "Other Life: Azure Dreams" -- Japanese title
  • "アザーライフ アザードリームス" -- Japanese spelling

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Become the Master Hunter of Monsbaiya, and get the ladies too! PlayStation Adelei Wade (4)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov 24, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Jun 01, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan PlayStation Aug 26, 1998 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot PlayStation Jul 22, 1998 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN PlayStation Aug 24, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Game Boy Color Apr, 2000 6 out of 10 60
IGN Game Boy Color Feb 24, 2000 6 out of 10 60
RPGDreamers PlayStation 2002 5 out of 10 50
Legendra PlayStation Feb 08, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

In the Japanese version of the game, you could date not only the girls in the game, but also a male side character. This was removed for the American and European releases of the game.

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