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Monster in My Pocket NES Title screen.

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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85
1UP! (Jul 17, 2009)
Si beaucoup de jeux Konami sur Famicom ne virent jamais le jour en Occident, pas même aux Etats-Unis, Monster in my Pocket est l'un des rares qui se revendique d'être inconnu au Japon. Pour une fois, le joueur européen peut se prévaloir auprès de ses amis japonais d'avoir eu un bon petit jeu rien qu'à lui.
83
Questicle.net (Nov, 2012)
Each of the seven stages go by quickly, and if you’re half-way decent at platformers, you’ll likely finish the game within an hour or so – but what an hour. Oh, that games would be short and creative, rather than long and tedious. Monster in My Pocket is a little wonder.
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Retroage (Jun 09, 2010)
Monster in My Pocket od Konami to w istocie dobry platformer z ciekawą otoczką. Co prawda ma drobne wady które mają nikły wpływ na grywalność, ale mały niesmak pozostawiają. Rekompensuje nam to sporą różnorodnością przeciwników, bossów, lokacji i muzyki. A przede wszystkim wysoką grywalnością, zwłaszcza w trybie dla dwóch graczy. Sama gra nie jest długa, ale jest to urok tej pozycji jak i wielu innych na NESa, Gdy kolega wpadnie w odwiedziny to w ciągu dwóch godzin można skończyć sporo tytułów i to z najwyższej półki, świetnie bawiąc się przy tym i wspominając przy brązowym trunku w jakie tytuły się kiedyś grało. Napis Konami na ekranie tytułowym jest wystarczającą rekomendacją dla tej gry.
83
NES Archives (Jul 30, 2006)
You will not be disappointed with this one. Also, if you have a friend willing to be the ugly monster than I am jealous of you because you will have twice the fun that I have had with this game.
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N-Force (Jul, 1992)
However, if you're looking for a good smash 'n bash or you just want to tell all the girls you've got a monster in your pocket, this cart is worth a look.
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GamePro (US) (Jan, 1992)
Monster In My Pocket is more than just the NES companion to a popular toy product. despite a fair amount of flicker when too many monsters do the mash on the screen at once, the graphics are solid, including some nice animation of the Vampire and the Monster. gameplay is fairly simple, but this cart is fun.
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N-Force (Dec, 1992)
A big hit as rubber models and brilliant on the NES as well!
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The Game Hoard (Oct 26, 2020)
The tiny terrors of Monster in My Pocket are the main appeal of both the toy line and the game based on them. The enemies you face in the surprisingly good NES adaptation test your reflexes and approach to danger well, with many contextualized in interesting ways and their number allowing a consistent fresh supply of foes to face across the 7 levels. Challenging but not unfair, Monster in My Pocket is a solid action platformer with only a few duds in the enemy and boss design, meaning most of your adventure achieves a good balance between difficulty and game flow.
70
Retro Game Reviews (Jan 30, 2020)
Monster in My Pocket doesn't reach the lofty heights of other Konami classics on the NES and its level design isn't hugely inspired, but it has its moments and starts to pick up steam after a slow beginning. It's technically impressive too and the entire package is well crafted from a graphical and audio perspective.
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Classic-games.net (Dec 10, 2018)
Monster in my Pocket has a low profile and is a hidden gem in the NES library. As a late era release few have heard of it but that’s why I’m here to spread the good word. Action game fans will find plenty to love in this short but sweet adventure.
70
The difficulty is rather high but not entirely unfair, and requires more pattern watching than it does memorization to succeed. Despite the average gameplay, the presentation really makes this a great game for fans of the toy line.
67
Ein Lob den Grafikern, haben sie doch dieses Design aus dem Zwergenblickwinkel wunderschön auf den Screen gezaubert. Auch den vielen Spielfiguren und dem tollen Sound sieht bzw. hört man die Liebe zum Detail an. Woran es dem Spiel allerdings mangelt, ist eine echte Herausforderung, denn zusammen mit den drei Continues ist der moderate Schwierigkeitsgrad für Profis kein Hindernis. Einsteigern ins Action-Business sei dieses gut durchdachte Garne jedoch ans Herz gelegt. Die Pocket-Monster muß man einfach lieben!
62
Even though the game is a little above average, it still is too easy for the serious player.
60
Monster in my Pocket would be considered a classic if the gameplay were a bit deeper. It’s good, light fun, but it doesn’t offer anything beyond that. Check it out for some co-op with a buddy for an afternoon, but don’t expect to get anything more out of it. I do find myself going back to this game every once in a while, but the lack of gameplay depth prevents the title from ultimately serving as more than a curio.
54
Video Games (Jul, 1992)
Die Minimonsterprügelei hätte man locker etwas liebevoller ausarbeiten können. Pluspunkte sind der Zwei Spieler Modus, die Vielzahl der gegner, das nette intro und die sympathische Steuerung. Empfehlenswert ist Monster in my Pocket nur für Leute, die schon eine Sammlung der mickrigen Plastikmonster zu Hause haben und auch gerne damit spielen.
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The Video Game Critic (Oct 08, 2015)
The controls are really good. The double-jump works like a charm and when you punch you unleash a visual burst of energy. Sometimes you'll find a large key, but all you can do is hurl it at oncoming creeps. The gameplay is ordinary and predictable. The stages are plain and the worst has to be the obligatory sewer level (required by law). It sucks how you sometimes jump off a table and fall into a mob of monsters milling around below. The two-player simultaneous mode is fun in theory, but in practice it's hard to keep both characters on the screen. Monster in my Pocket is technically sound but I'm afraid you'll forget about this one the minute you shut it off.
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Play Time (Jul, 1992)
Obwohl die Steuerung des (Anti-)Helden sehr gut gelungen ist, handelt es sich bei “Monster In My Pocket“ um ein äußerst mittelmäßiges Spiel. Keine tollen Gags. keine neuen Ideen, lediglich die Story ist nicht ganz alltäglich. Schade!


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