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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. Starting in 1997, there have been several sequels produced. There was also a tie-in anime made. In a general sense, a series is a related set of things that occur one after the other or are otherwise connected one after the other. ... Computer and video games A screenshot of Tetris for the Nintendo Game Boy A console game (better known as a video game) is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment, which consists of a moveable image displayed on a screen that is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld... Tecmo is a Japanese video game corporation that is best known for the Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Rygar, and Tecmo Super Bowl video game series. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sequel is a work of fiction (e. ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is Japanese animation, sometimes billed in the west under the portmanteau Japanimation. ...


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. Story has several different meaning as outlined below. ... Technology (Gr. ... A civilization or civilisation has a variety of meanings related to human society. ... ... An iconic image of genetic engineering; this 1986 autoluminograph of a glowing transgenic tobacco plant bearing the luciferase gene of fireflys strikingly demonstrates the power and potential of genetic manipulation. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... PET, see PET. A pet or companion animal is an animal that is kept by humans for companionship and enjoyment, rather than for economic reasons. ... 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... CD may stand for: compact disc Canadian Forces Decoration cash dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) certificate of deposit České dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s Panhard race... The word Animals when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language. ... 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 eachother, leaving nothing but relics behind, and much of the world's technology was lost. War is a state of widespread conflict between states, organisations, or relatively large groups of people, which is characterised by the use of violent, physical force between combatants or upon civilians. ... This article describes a type of political entity. ... Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease_causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. ... This article is about monsters as a kind of legendary creature. ... Relics can be: Relics: the remains of saints (usually bones), honored in the Catholic and Orthodox churches. ...


Centuries later, as humanity was just beginning to rediscover basic technology, people found the artifacts owned by the so-called "Ancients" and attirbuted divine properties to them. They also discovered the lost disks and shrines. Using these, monsters were again born. The concept of the divine is a key ingredient in all religious faiths. ...


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. ... A beast, in the English language, is most often used as a synonym for animal. ...

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Video Games

It is often compared to the Pokémon franchise, although the two games play much differently. While 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. Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン Pokemon, pronounced Poh-Kay-Mon, although it is frequently mispronounced Poh-Kee-Mon) is a video game franchise, created by Satoshi Tajiri and published by Nintendo for several of their systems, most importantly the Game Boy. ... RPG is an abbreviation with several different meanings: Rocket propelled grenade (from Russian Ruchnoj Protivotankovy Granatomiot) RPG-7 Soviet Cold War rocket propelled grenade launcher RPG-29 Modern Russian rocket propelled grenade launcher RPG programming language RPG, a band from Richmond, Virginia. ... A simulation is an imitation of some real device or state of affairs. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... 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. ... A genre is any of the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form. ... A digital pet, also known as a virtual pet, is a type of artificial human companion: a simple computer designed to simulate a pet. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... Offshore inflatable racing (Thundercat class) at Ilfracombe, north Devon, England. ...


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


The Breeder than raises the monster, training it, keeping it healthy, making an exercise schedule, and trying to maximize it's abilities before it dies of old age (usually in about 3 years of simulated game time). Training is the teaching of vocational or practical and 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 word exercise can mean the following: A setting in action or practicing. ... For schedule in computer science, see schedule (computer science). ... Die can refer to: To die is to undergo death. ... Old age consists of ages nearing the average lifespan of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. ...


Although not widely popular, the games do have a loyal cult following. Particularly for the most inovative aspect of the series: monsters from the game can be generated by inserting any CD or DVD into the game system. The monster that is produced is sometimes based on the information on the CD making a predetermined choice. Or it can be specialized so that specific DVDs and CDs will produce rare monsters. For instance, there is an owl monster than can only be generated by a Harry Potter DVD. And in one game, Mariah Carey's Christmas album will generate a special Christmas-themed monster. See also: popularity. ... A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific item, usually a film, television or radio program, though some comic books, musicians, writers or others also gain dedicated followings. ... CD may stand for: compact disc Canadian Forces Decoration cash dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) certificate of deposit České dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s Panhard race... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is any of some 200+ species of solitary nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... Cover of the original novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ... Mariah Carey in April 2005. ... Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ...


Game Releases

PlayStation

  • Monster Rancher
  • Monster Rancher 2
  • Monster Rancher Hop-A-Bout
  • Monster Rancher Battle Cards: Episode II

The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the 1990s. ... Monster Rancher is a monster raising, breeding, fighting, simulation game from Tecmo Inc. ...

Game Boy Color

  • Monster Rancher Battle Card Game
  • Monster Rancher Explorer

The Game Boy Color (also referred to as GBC) was Nintendos successor to the Game Boy. ...

PlayStation 2

  • Monster Rancher 3
  • Monster Rancher 4

The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, after the PlayStation. ...

Game Boy Advance

  • Monster Rancher Advance
  • Monster Rancher Advance 2

The Game Boy line is the best-selling handheld. ...

Nintendo DS

  • Monster Rancher Jamboree

First color of Nintendo DS Electric Blue Nintendo DS, the newest color released in North America New Mew themed DS for Japan The Nintendo DS is a dual-screen portable handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ...

Anime

Monster Rancher was an animated television series on the FOX network. It features characters and themes from the Monster Rancher video games. Monster Farm was a series based off the Monster Farm Games (Monster Rancher in the US). ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A red fox The foxes comprise 23 species of omnivorous canids, found worldwide. ...


Monsters

There are several breeds of monsters used in the franchise. Many can be combined and mixed into smaller sub-breeds (such as mixing fairies with rock creatures to get a fairy in rock armor). Below is a list of all of the different species used in the francise. Not all appear in every game, and many are culled for sequels.

A picture of a Bajarl from Monster Rancher 2 A Bajarl is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Baku from Monster Rancher 2 A Baku is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Beaclon from Monster Rancher 2 A Beaclon is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Dragon from Monster Rancher A Dragon is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Ducken from Monster Rancher 2 A Ducken is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Durahan from Monster Rancher 2 A Durahan is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Gaboo from Monster Rancher 2 A Gaboo is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Golem from Monster Rancher A Golem is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Hare from Monster Rancher A Hare is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Joker from Monster Rancher 2 A Joker is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Naga from Monster Rancher A Naga is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Nya from Monster Rancher A Nya is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Pixie from Monster Rancher A Pixie is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Tiger from Monster Rancher A Tiger is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ... A picture of a Gaboo from Monster Rancher 2 A Zuum is a fictional creature from the Monster Rancher anime and video game franchise. ...

Misc

  • "Monster Rancher" was the title of an episode (season 4, episode 19) of the television series NewsRadio.

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