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Monster Tale is a Nintendo DS platformer and virtual pet game developed by DreamRift and published by Majesco in 2011. It was only released in North America. It follows the story of a young girl, named Ellie, and her adventures in Monster World with her monster companion, Chomp. Together they must stop the evil Kid-Kings and return Monster World to its rightful inhabitants, the monsters, and also find a way for Ellie to return home.
According to the game developers, there was pressure from the publisher not to feature a young female lead.
This choice was actually somewhat controversial with some publishers. Our experience was that many publishers are looking to avert the risk of a main character that hasn’t been proven to capture large audiences. As a result, there was some concern from publishers that Ellie should change to a male or a more mature/sexy female.
Monster Tale was received generally well upon release. Critics praised the game for its sprite-based graphics, interesting combat and its action-platforming similar to the Castlevania or Metroid series. The game averages a 79 on Metacritic, which means "generally favorable reviews".
- Ellie - Brina Palencia
- Meade - Todd Haberkorn
- Deanu - Leah Clark
- Zoe - Monica Rial
- Ethan - Cynthia Cranz
- Priscilla - Tia Ballard
- "Monster Tale brings Chomp home in March". Joystiq. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Project Monster Evolves". IGN. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- "Monster Tale (DS) Review – Metroid + Tamigachi = ?". ForkThisLlama.
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- "Monster Tale Critic Reviews for DS at Metacritic.com". Metacritic.