DescriptionMonster raising and creature contests move into the 128-bit generation as the popular Tecmo series sets up shop on the PlayStation 2 in this release of Monster Rancher 3. Though many characters and places are recognizable from earlier releases in the series, monsters in this game are represented in a cel-shaded cartoon style, similar to that of the Dreamcast's Jet Grind Radio or the contemporary PS2 release Yanya Caballista featuring Gawoo.
The game receives improved graphics and some additional features with its move to the more powerful PS2 console. Most of the rules of play and monster-raising conventions established in earlier games remain in this version. Monsters develop according to the training and treatment they receive and players are encouraged to explore the game world to find new training opportunities. Players can generate monsters using other forms of media, as the game creates creatures according to data on music CDs and movie DVDs. While some aspects of creation are random, certain albums and movies may generate creatures specifically related to the artistic content on the disk.
There are no PlayStation 2 screenshots for this game.
- "Monster Farm" -- Japanese title
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The Press Says
|Game Informer Magazine||Nov, 2001||9.25 out of 10||92|
|Thunderbolt Games||May 18, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Game Informer Magazine||Nov, 2001||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamezilla||Nov 15, 2001||88 out of 100||88|
|PSX Extreme||Oct 08, 2001||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Gaming Target||Nov 16, 2001||8.4 out of 10||84|
|GameSpy||Nov 10, 2001||82 out of 100||82|
|PSM||Nov, 2001||7 out of 10||70|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Dec 11, 2001||60|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Disk swapping with emulation||3||Indra is here (19699)
Mar 31, 2013
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Related Web Sites
- Monster Rancher Metropolis (Everything related to Monster Rancher. Also hosts online tournaments for the game.)
- Monster Rancher Metropolis (An archive containing extensive information about the games in the series (English))
- Wikipedia: Monster Rancher 3 (Information about Monster Rancher 3 at Wikipedia)