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Monster Rancher (モンスターファーム Monster Farm) is a video game series by Tecmo. Starting in 1997, there have been several sequels produced. There was also a tie-in anime made. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Monster Rancher is a monster raising, breeding, fighting, simulation game from Tecmo Inc. ... Monster Rancher (known as Monster Farm in Japan) is an anime series based on the video game series of the same name. ... Image File history File links Mr-Logo. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... Tecmo, Ltd. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ...


According to the story, the world of Monster Rancher was once a highly advanced technology oriented civilization. The people of this society were especially skilled at genetic engineering. Using gene manipulation, they were able to develop special designer pets and store their genetic information on stone tablets known as "disks", similar to CDs. Using these disks, the artificial animals could be regenerated at special shrines. Look up plot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... Cities are a major hallmark of human civilization. ... Young people interacting within an ethnically diverse society. ... An iconic image of genetic engineering; this autoluminograph from 1986 of a glowing transgenic tobacco plant bearing the luciferase, illustrating a gene taken from fireflies (specifically: Photinus pyralis) which produces luciferase. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... PET, see PET. For the comedy TV series, see Pets (tv programme). ... A DNA sequence (sometimes genetic sequence) is a succession of letters representing the primary structure of a real or hypothetical DNA molecule or strand, The possible letters are A, C, G, and T, representing the four nucleotide subunits of a DNA strand (adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine), and typically these are... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up artificial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Animalia redirects here. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ...


However, war broke out between the countries of the civilization. The pets were modified into biological weapons, and the war of the monsters began. The great civilizations totally annihilated each other, leaving nothing but relics behind, and much of the world's technology was lost. The monsters were sealed into their disks and hidden away. Look up war in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... Biological Weapons: Friend or Foe? By Dom Harris There is great debate about whether biological weapons are good or bad, and whether the world should be concerned about their development. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A relic is an object, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of someone of religious significance, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial, Relics are an important aspect of Buddhism, some denominations of Christianity, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other personal belief systems. ...


Centuries later, as humanity was just beginning to rediscover basic technology, people found the artifacts owned by the so-called "Ancients" and attributed divine properties to them. They also discovered the lost disks and shrines. Using these, monsters were again born. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Thus started a popular new sport, Monster Breeding. Breeders raised monsters for battle to compete in nation-wide tournaments to see who could raise the strongest beast. A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... Beast is also a slang word used by teenagers to describe something cool A list if Beasts Lewis Bourke Charlie Cox Richard Kan Team Smith Beast or The Beast can refer to: Beast is often a word used to describe an animal. ...

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Games

The series is often compared to Pokémon, although the two games play very differently. While the Pokémon games are traditionally collection-based RPGs, Monster Rancher games tend to be simulated animal breeding games. The genre Monster Rancher occupies is shared by other simulation virtual pet games, predominantly video games based on raising horses for racing. The official Pokémon logo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A simulation is an imitation of some real device or state of affairs. ... Animalia redirects here. ... Breeding has several meanings related to procreation: In animal husbandry and in horticulture the selection of stock for propagation and the act of insemination by natural or artificial means is called breeding. ... Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A digital pet, also known as a virtual pet, is a type of artificial human companion: a simple computer designed to simulate a pet. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... A race is a competition of speed. ...


In the games, one takes the role of a Monster Breeder whose goal is to raise monsters to fight in tournaments.


The Breeder must take it in hand to raise the monster throughout its life, training it, keeping it healthy, making an exercise schedule, and trying to maximize its abilities before it dies of old age (usually in about 3 to 4 years of simulated game time depending on raising style and monster) or is retired. These retired monsters can be combined to create more powerful monsters. Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relates to specific useful skills. ... Health can be defined negatively, as the absence of illness, functionally as the ability to cope with everyday activities, or positively, as fitness and well-being (Blaxter 1990). ... The term Exercise can refer to: Physical exercise such as running or strength training Exercise (options), the financial term for enacting and terminating a contract Category: ... For schedule in computer science, see schedule (computer science). ... Die can refer to: To die is to undergo death. ... A woman at over 90 years. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment. ...


Although not widely popular, the games do have a loyal cult following. Particularly for the most innovative aspect of the series: monsters from the game can be generated by inserting any CD or DVD (only in Playstation 2 games; PlayStation games have no DVD support) into the game system. The monster that is produced is based on the information on the CD, creating the same monster each time the CD is inserted (except in the case of the rare 'Pandora Disks', which are programmed to create a number of creatures). Or it can be specialized so that specific DVDs and CDs will produce rare monsters. For instance, in Monster Rancher 4 the Harry Potter DVD generates a unique an owl monster, and in Monster Rancher 2 and 4 Tecmo's Dead or Alive creates Kasumi from the same game. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... DVD (commonly Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Monster Rancher 4 is a monster-breeding simulation game that was released by Tecmo for the PlayStation 2 in 2003. ... Cover of the first book in J. K. Rowlings series: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (British/Canadian/Australian/Irish/ Japanese/Taiwanese/African version) The Harry Potter books are a series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling. ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae Ogygoptyngidae (fossil) Palaeoglaucidae (fossil) Protostrigidae (fossil) Sophiornithidae (fossil) Synonyms Strigidae sensu Sibley & Ahlquist Owls are solitary and nocturnal birds of prey. ... Monster Rancher (Japanese: モンスターファーム Monster Farm) is a series of video games produced by the Tecmo company. ... Dead or Alive (DOA) (デッドオアアライブ) is a video game series produced by Tecmo that is comprised primarily of fighting games. ... Kasumi ) is a fictional Japanese character from the Dead or Alive video game franchise. ...


Game releases

PlayStation

Monster Rancher is a monster raising, breeding, fighting, simulation game from Tecmo Inc. ... Monster Rancher (Japanese: モンスターファーム Monster Farm) is a series of video games produced by the Tecmo company. ... Monster Rancher (Japanese: モンスターファーム Monster Farm) is a series of video games produced by the Tecmo company. ...

Game Boy Color

  • Monster Rancher Battle Card Game
  • Monster Rancher Explorer

PlayStation 2

Monster Rancher 3, the third game in Tecmos Monster Rancher series, is set in the land of Tochika. ... Monster Rancher 4 is a monster-breeding simulation game that was released by Tecmo for the PlayStation 2 in 2003. ... Monster Rancher EVO - An Evolution In Monster Breeding Monster Rancher EVO (Monster Farm 5: Circus Caravan (Japan)) is the latest instalment in the ever popular Monster Rancher series. ...

Game Boy Advance

Monster Rancher Advance is the first of the Monster Rancher games to be released on Gameboy Advance. ...

Nintendo DS

  • Monster Rancher Jamboree

Microsoft Windows

  • Monster Farm Online (Coming 2007)

Anime

Monster Rancher was an anime series broadcast in the US on Fox, Fox Family Channel and the Sci-fi Channel and in the United Kingdom on Fox Kids. It featured characters and themes from the Monster Rancher games. Only the first season is for sale in DVD. Monster Rancher (known as Monster Farm in Japan) is an anime series based on the video game series of the same name. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For the animal, see Fox. ... Fox Family was a cable channel in the United States in the 1990s that aired shows from Fox Kids programming block such as Storytime with Thomas and The Three Friends and Jerry. ... SCI FI (sometimes rendered Sci-Fi when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... This article treats about Fox Kids in United States. ...


Monsters

The Monster Rancher video game and anime franchise features monsters raised by monster breeders, who then fight in tournaments against other monster breeders. ...

Trivia

  • "Monster Rancher" was the title of an episode (season 4, episode 19) of the TV series NewsRadio.
  • The Monster Rancher games are well-known for containing secret monsters if specific CDs (and later DVDs) are inserted into the console when generating a creature. Several of Tecmo's own products, such as Tecmo's Deception, Dead or Alive, UNiSON and Fatal Frame, are known to unlock some of these monsters, almost always modeled after a character in those games (in these cases, Ardebaran, Kasumi, Doctor Dance and Miku Hinasaki, respectively).
  • You can hear a bonus track on the CD if inserted into a CD player. As a rule of thumb, any game that has 2 tracks in a CD player usually has a bonus track on the second track.

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Monster Rancher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (894 words)
The Breeder must take it in hand to raise the monster throughout its life, training it, keeping it healthy, making an exercise schedule, and trying to maximize its abilities before it dies of old age (usually in about 3 to 4 years of simulated game time depending on raising style and monster) or is retired.
The monster that is produced is based on the information on the CD, creating the same monster each time the CD is inserted (except in the case of the rare 'Pandora Disks', which are programmed to create a number of creatures).
Monster Rancher was an anime series broadcast in the US on Fox and the Sci-fi Channel and in the United Kingdom on Fox Kids.
Monster Rancher monsters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3111 words)
In Monster Rancher 2, they needed to be unlocked by building a barn expansion large enough to accommodate their large size.
In Monster Rancher 3, their faces are simplistic boulders with holes for a mouth and two eyes.
Described in Monster Rancher EVO as "The embodiment of death".
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