Monster Rancher Advance

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Monster Rancher Advance
SeriesMonster Rancher
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance
  • NA: 2002
  • JP: December 7, 2001
Genre(s)Life simulation
Mode(s)Single player, or two players versus

Monster Rancher Advance (known in Japan as Monster Farm Advance (モンスターファーム アドバンス, Monsutā Fāmu Adobansu)) is the first of the Monster Rancher games to be released on Game Boy Advance.


Similar to the other Monster Rancher games, gameplay revolves around creating, raising, and fighting monsters. Due to the Game Boy Advance's limitations, players do not generate monsters by inserting disks into the console, but typing characters. Players can also create new monsters by combining 2 existing ones, just like the PlayStation versions. One of the differences between this and earlier Monster Ranchers is that Dino has been replaced with Zumms, as well as several species, such as Monols, having been omitted.


Aggregate score
Review scores
AllGame3.5/5 stars[2]
Game Informer8.5/10[4]
GamePro5/5 stars[5]
Nintendo Power3.5/5 stars[10]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Monster Rancher Advance for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Monster Rancher Advance - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "ゲームボーイアドバンス - モンスターファーム アドバンス". Famitsu. 915: 122. June 30, 2006.
  4. ^ Reiner, Andrew (February 2002). "Monster Rancher Advance". Game Informer (106): 100. Archived from the original on March 11, 2005. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Star Dingo (December 7, 2001). "Monster Rancher Advance Review for Game Boy Advance on". GamePro. Archived from the original on December 16, 2004. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Villoria, Gerald (January 9, 2002). "Monster Rancher Advance Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Bratcher, Eric (May 27, 2002). "Monster Rancher Advance". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (December 14, 2001). "Monster Rancher Advance Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 27, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Harris, Craig (December 7, 2001). "Monster Rancher Advance". IGN. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Monster Rancher Advance". Nintendo Power. 151: 172. December 2001.

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