Monster Rancher Explorer
is an updated port of Tecmo
's 1987 NES game, Solomon's Key
and features environments, characters and monsters from the Monster Rancher series
of games. The game is a platformer with action elements. Each level requires a puzzle to be solved within a time limit, giving the successful player a key to unlock the next level. Bad monsters will attack on most levels, so in addition to moving blocks to get to the key on each level, a player needs to dispatch bad monsters before being killed by them. There are good monsters to meet, several hidden bonus levels, bonus items, and treasure to be found.