Monster Rancher Explorer

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Monster Rancher Explorer
Developer(s) Tecmo
Publisher(s) Tecmo
Series Solomon's Key
Monster Rancher
  • JP: September 29, 2000
  • NA: October 30, 2000[1]
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Monster Rancher Explorer (known as Solomon (ソロモン?) in Japan) is a Game Boy Color game released in 2000. It is a remake of Solomon's Key featuring some Monster Rancher characters.


The player controls Cox, who must navigate through a series of levels in a tower. In certain levels the player can unlock a bonus round, where they can capture a monster to aid them in the game.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 69%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 5.5/10[3]
Game Informer 7.5/10[4]
IGN 8/10[1]
Nintendo Power 3.5/5 stars[5]

The game received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[2]


  1. ^ a b Harris, Craig (October 27, 2000). "Monster Rancher Explorer". IGN. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Monster Rancher Explorer for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Monster Rancher Explorer". Electronic Gaming Monthly. December 2000. 
  4. ^ "Monster Rancher Explorer". Game Informer (91). November 2000. 
  5. ^ "Monster Rancher Explorer". Nintendo Power. 140: 135. January 2001. 

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