Monster Tale

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Monster Tale
Monster Tale
Cover art
Developer(s) DreamRift
Publisher(s) Majesco
Director(s) Peter Ong
Programmer(s) Ryan Pijai
Artist(s) Michael Veroni
Composer(s) Ian Stocker
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Nintendo DS card

Monster Tale is a Nintendo DS platformer and virtual pet game developed by DreamRift and published by Majesco in 2011.[2] 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.

Controversy[edit]

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.

Peter OngNintendo Power issue 263

Reception[edit]

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.[3] The game averages a 79 on Metacritic, which means "generally favorable reviews".[4]

Voice talent[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monster Tale brings Chomp home in March". Joystiq. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Project Monster Evolves". IGN. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Monster Tale (DS) Review – Metroid + Tamigachi = ?". ForkThisLlama.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "Monster Tale Critic Reviews for DS at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. 

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