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Monster Rancher, known as Monster Farm in Japan, is a monster-breeding RPG series created by Tecmo Koei.
- Monster Rancher (July 24, 1997). PlayStation.
- Monster Rancher 2 (Feburary 25, 1999). PlayStation.
- Monster Rancher Battle Card GB (December 24, 1999). GameBoy Color.
- Monster Rancher Explorer (2000). GameBoy Color.
- Monster Rancher Battle Card: Episode II (March 23, 2000). PlayStation.
- Monster Rancher Hop-A-Bout (December 10, 2000). PlayStation.
- Monster Rancher 3 (March 22, 2001). PlayStation 2.
- Monster Rancher Advance (December 7, 2001). GameBoy Advance.
- Monster Rancher Advance 2 (October 25, 2002). GameBoy Advance.
- Monster Rancher 4 (August 14, 2003). PlayStation 2.
- Magical Drop Monster Farm 5 (October 2005). A Japanese-exclusive collaboration with the Magical Drop series, its the game Magical Drop DX with characters replaced by Monster Hunter EVO characters.
- Monster Rancher EVO (December 8, 2005). PlayStation 2.
- Kaite Shabette Hajimeyou!: Monster Farm DS (July 12, 2007). Nintendo DS.
- Monster Rancher DS (August 7, 2008). Nintendo DS. Monster Farm DS 2: Yomigaeru! Master Breeder Densetsu in Japan.
- Monster Farm Online (November 3, 2008). PC.
- Monster Farm Lagoon (Jaunary 7, 2010). PC.
- My Monster Rancher (December 1, 2011). iOS and Android.
- Monster Rancher (April 17th 1999-September 30th 2001)
- Monster Farm - Enbanseki no Himitsu (1999). A 2-volume manga by Chino Yukimiya.
Links to other series
|Ganbare Ginkun||July 24, 1997||The design and attacks of the monster "Doodle" from Monster Rancher reference Ganbare Ginkun.||3
|Deception||July 24, 1997||The monster breed "Ardebaran" from Monster Rancher is patterned after the creature from Tecmo's Deception, while the breed "Time Noise" from Monster Rancher 2 is patterned after Millenia from Kagero: Deception II. Suezo is a secret trap in Kagero's Deception II and Deception IV: Another Princess.||1
|Dead or Alive||March 12, 1998||Lei Fang in the PlayStation version of Dead or Alive has a costume based on the pixie from Monster Rancher, while toys of "Suezo" and "False Suezo" can be found in the Survival Mode from Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore and the "Tecmo 50th Anniversary DLC" pack for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round features various costumes based on Monster Rancher; additionally a Pixie-breed monster based on Kasumi from Dead or Alive appears in several Monster Rancher games and another based on Ayame appears on Monster Rancher Advanced 2.||2
|Dragonseeds||September 30, 1998||Having a saved data of Monster Rancher unlocks the special "Champ" dragon in Dragonseeds.||3
|Child's Play||February 25, 1999||The monster species "Wracky" from Monster Rancher 2 is inspired by Chucky.||3
|Godzilla||February 25, 1999||The monster species "Zilla" from Monster Rancher 2 is inspired by Godzilla.||3
|Metal Gear||February 25, 1999||The monster breed "GabooSoldier" from Monster Rancher 2 is patterned after Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid.||3
|The Flintstones||February 25, 1999||The monster breed "Pithecan" from Monster Rancher 2 has a pattern resembling Fred Flintstone's clothes.||3
|Solomon||2000||Monster Rancher Explorer is a repurposed version of the Japanese original, Solomon. Solomon included references to Monster Rancher.||3
|Unison||March 22, 2001||The monster breed "Afro" from Monster Rancher 3 is patterned after Doctor Dance from Unison: Rebels of Rhythm & Dance.||3
|MotoGP||March 22, 2001||The monster breed "BariRoller"/"MotoRoller" from Monster Rancher 3 and Monster Rancher Advanced is a reference to the MotoGP series.||3
|Alien||December 07, 2001||The monster breed "Ibuki" from Monster Rancher Advanced is patterned after the Xenomorphs of Alien.||3
|Legend of Legaia||October 25, 2002||The monster breed "Legaia" from Monster Rancher Advanced 2 isloosely patterned after the Seru of Legend of Legaia.||3
|Ape Escape||August 14, 2003||A Pipo Ape, Pirate Ape, and Red Shorts Ape all appear in Monster Rancher 4.||1
|Rygar||August 14, 2003||The monster breed "RygaRoller" from Monster Rancher 4 is patterned after the protagonist of Rygar.||3
|Fatal Frame||August 14, 2003||The monster breed "Miku" from Monster Rancher 4 and My Monster Rancher is patterned after Miku Hinasaki from Fatal Frame.||3
|Magical Drop||October 2005||Magical Drop Monster Farm 5 is a format crossover featuring characters from Monster Rancher EVO with gameply from Magical Drop DX.||1
|Doko Demo Issyo||December 08, 2005||Toro appears in Monster Rancher EVO.||1
|Tokobot||December 08, 2005||The monster breed "Big Tokobot" from Monster Rancher EVO is patterned after the little robots from Tokobot.||3
|Warriors (Koei)||March 30, 2017||One of the music themes in Warriors All-Stars is taken from Monster Rancher 2.||3
|Nostalgia Critic||June 26, 2018||The Nostalgia Critic reviews the anime “Monster Rancher”.||2|