History VideoGame / MonsterRancher

14th Oct '17 2:31:09 PM lalalei2001
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Various games across the series have had translation quirks, but the standout is probably ''Battle Card'' for the GameBoy--the whole thing is a mess of pea-souper Engrish.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Various games across the series have had translation quirks, but the standout is probably ''Battle Card'' for the GameBoy--the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor--the whole thing is a mess of pea-souper Engrish.



*** Trying to stay in the very back where both monsters can't use attacks. This compliments withering tactics well.
14th Oct '17 2:25:49 PM lalalei2001
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* PressStartToGameOver: In ''2'' you can spend all your time and money creating and combining monsters before going to the Ranch and Game Over before you even go there.

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* PressStartToGameOver: In ''2'' ''2'', you start with 5000 Gold and combining monsters costs 500 Gold. You can spend all your time and money creating and combining monsters before going to the Ranch and Ranch, resulting in an instant Game Over before you even go there.Over.
6th Aug '17 1:25:49 PM lalalei2001
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VideoGame/MonsterRancherEvo, VideoGame/MonsterRancherHopABout and VideoGame/MonsterRancherBattleCardGame have their own pages. For information on the various breeds, check out the Characters/MonsterRancherSpecies character page.

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VideoGame/MonsterRancherEvo, VideoGame/MonsterRancherHopABout ''VideoGame/MonsterRancherEvo'', ''VideoGame/MonsterRancherHopABout'' and VideoGame/MonsterRancherBattleCardGame ''VideoGame/MonsterRancherBattleCardGame'' have their own pages. For information on the various breeds, check out the Characters/MonsterRancherSpecies character page.
23rd Jul '17 9:42:34 AM nombretomado
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* ArtShift: ''Monster Rancher 3'' was the first entry to drastically redesign the monsters' appearance, skewed towards {{Kawaii}}. Perhaps best represented by the Jells, which went from humanoid slimes to 'cuddly' balls of goo.

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* ArtShift: ''Monster Rancher 3'' was the first entry to drastically redesign the monsters' appearance, skewed towards {{Kawaii}}.[[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} Kawaii]]. Perhaps best represented by the Jells, which went from humanoid slimes to 'cuddly' balls of goo.
8th Jul '17 11:24:54 AM lalalei2001
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VideoGame/MonsterRancherEvo, VideoGame/MonsterRancherHopABout and VideoGame/MonsterRancherBattleCardGame now have their own pages. For information on the various breeds, check out the Characters/MonsterRancherSpecies character page (which needs help).

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VideoGame/MonsterRancherEvo, VideoGame/MonsterRancherHopABout and VideoGame/MonsterRancherBattleCardGame now have their own pages. For information on the various breeds, check out the Characters/MonsterRancherSpecies character page (which needs help).page.
7th Jul '17 9:41:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** The IMA vs FIMBA rivalry is a reference to the IBA and IFBA of professional boxing.
7th Jul '17 9:37:10 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Expy}}: Quite rampant in the early days of the series. A few of the more "redundant" monsters seem to have been resigned to the "obsolete" bin due to their expy nature, though a ContinuityNod or two will reference them again. In particular:
** The Zuums replaced the Dinos in every non-spinoff game since the first. Spinoffs still used them, but as of Monster Rancher 4, it seems to have been RetConned to a subtype of Zuum.
** The Undine is essentially a watery expy of the Pixie, with no wings and a Jell-like body. Both are also {{Cute Monster Girl}}s. Since the Pixie is one of the Big 6, it stayed around while the Undine has been somewhat forgotten. (In fact, in 4, there's an ordinary Pixie subspecies called Undine now.)
** The Beaklon and the Worm are both brown insects with big horns, while the Worm is more "larval." In fact, [[GuideDangIt it was possible to carefully raise your Worm to become a Beaklon]] in ''[=MR2=]''. They also tend to create similar styles of subbreeds. The newer Beaklon has remained while the old Worm has only popped up in the online games.
** The Momo (3) has a very similar raising style to the Kato (2), with very high Speed and decent Attack and Int, but low Defense and Life. They also have some similar attacks (sharp claws, tail whipping) and both carry {{Iconic Item}}s (Katos have bottles of sake/"oil", Momos have giant walnuts). However, Momos are more "cute" in design.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}
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Quite rampant in the early days of the series. A few of the more "redundant" monsters seem to have been resigned to the "obsolete" bin due to their expy nature, though a ContinuityNod or two will reference them again. In particular:
** *** The Zuums replaced the Dinos in every non-spinoff game since the first. Spinoffs still used them, but as of Monster Rancher 4, it seems to have been RetConned to a subtype of Zuum.
** *** The Undine is essentially a watery expy of the Pixie, with no wings and a Jell-like body. Both are also {{Cute Monster Girl}}s. Since the Pixie is one of the Big 6, it stayed around while the Undine has been somewhat forgotten. (In fact, in 4, there's an ordinary Pixie subspecies called Undine now.)
** *** The Beaklon and the Worm are both brown insects with big horns, while the Worm is more "larval." In fact, [[GuideDangIt it was possible to carefully raise your Worm to become a Beaklon]] in ''[=MR2=]''. They also tend to create similar styles of subbreeds. The newer Beaklon has remained while the old Worm has only popped up in the online games.
** *** The Momo (3) has a very similar raising style to the Kato (2), with very high Speed and decent Attack and Int, but low Defense and Life. They also have some similar attacks (sharp claws, tail whipping) and both carry {{Iconic Item}}s (Katos have bottles of sake/"oil", Momos have giant walnuts). However, Momos are more "cute" in design.



** The IMA vs FIMBA rivalry is a reference to the IBA and IFBA of professional boxing.



* FinalDeath

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* FinalDeathFinalDeath: You can't get your dead monsters back, but if you're lucky you might be able to unlock ghosts as a trade off, even if they won't be the ghosts of ''your'' monster.



** The card entry for the [[Videogame/DeadOrAlive Kasumi]] (Pixie/???) monster says "Its breasts tend to get more attention than its battles". Could possibly be averted by the fact that the first Dead of Alive game, which is required to get the monster in the first place, is rated M.

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** The card entry for the [[Videogame/DeadOrAlive Kasumi]] (Pixie/???) monster says "Its breasts tend to get more attention than its battles". Could possibly be averted by the fact that the first Dead of Alive ''Dead or Alive'' game, which is required to get the monster in the first place, is rated M.
23rd Apr '17 4:26:01 PM lalalei2001
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* TheComputerIsALyingBastard: In ''2'', when doing the Errantry jobs for your monster, the headmaster says that you can capture a particular wild monster if your own monster manages to defeat it. However, this is never featured in the game despite the headmaster saying that you're weren't able to catch it. The only things in it for defeating a wild monster are money and its corresponding data card. It could be speculated that the feature of capturing a wild monster might have been left out by the developers at the last moment. See UnusableEnemyEquipment below.

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* TheComputerIsALyingBastard: In ''2'', when doing the Errantry jobs for your monster, the headmaster says that you can capture a particular wild monster if your own monster manages to defeat it. However, this is never featured in the game despite game, as the headmaster saying that you're weren't able to catch it. The only things in it for defeating a wild monster are money always escapes and you only get its corresponding data card. It could be speculated that the feature of capturing a wild monster might have been left out by the developers at the last moment. See UnusableEnemyEquipment below.card.
22nd Apr '17 6:53:19 PM ninjamitsuki2
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** Some of the Pancho's animations are direct imitations of Tama dancing inside the chestnut in the ''Anime/SazaeSan'' opening.
13th Apr '17 11:53:48 AM Willbyr
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''Monster Rancher'' isn't a series to everyone's taste, unlike say, {{Main/Pokemon}}, but if you get into them, they're actually quite rewarding. There's nothing quite as satisfying as beating an [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons enormous fire-spewing, skeletal white dragon]] with an [[CuteMonsterGirl adorable, pink-fuzz-covered little girl-monster called a "Pixie."]]

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''Monster Rancher'' isn't a series to everyone's taste, unlike say, {{Main/Pokemon}}, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', but if you get into them, they're actually quite rewarding. There's nothing quite as satisfying as beating an [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons enormous fire-spewing, skeletal white dragon]] with an [[CuteMonsterGirl adorable, pink-fuzz-covered little girl-monster called a "Pixie."]]
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