Summary: You may recollect back in January we brought you a preview of a cute little platformer coming soon from Majesco called Monster Tale . A sweet title with distinctly retro flavor, Monster Tale used some cool tricks to keep us exploring Metroidvania-style, a cute sidekick to ward off loneliness, and a happy soundtrack to keep us tapping our feet. If the read the preview, you know we dug it -- and that we wanted more.
Excerpt: Take control of Ellie as she wanders out of her bed into the dark streets to hunt down a noise. Instead, she finds a bracelet that transports her to a strange world where she finds an egg containing Chomp, a very hungry creature that will aid her in a whimsical adventure. Ellie must fight with her newfound friend to take down the other bratty kids who have used their bracelets for evil.
Excerpt: Monster Tale is doubtless an ode to 8 & 16 bit games. In this package you'll find gameplay elements from titles that defined a whole era of videogames. The best is that it does it while simultaneously filling you with both a sense of nostalgia and freshness. The developers of Monster Tale at DreamRift did an excellent job creating an experience that despite blatantly grabbing elements from several sources still manages to project a very unique personality and charisma.
Excerpt: Innovative 2D platformers are pretty rare to come by these days. The Nintendo DS has been a reprieve for those looking for these types of games. From New Super Mario Bros. to Kirby Canvas Curse, the Nintendo DS has a long history of quality platformers. Monster Tale continues the tradition.
Excerpt: Somewhat hot off the heels of Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, the developers at Dreamrift have teamed up with Majesco to bring us a new side-scrolling adventure. Monster Tale fuses Metroidvania elements with monster evolution to offer Nintendo DS owners a unique title that helps cap the system’s life cycle off nicely. In Monster Tale, you’ll take on the role of young female protagonist Ellie who stumbles upon a secret world inhabited by monsters.
Monster Tale: DreamRift Delivers A Unique Monster Mashup
22 March 2011
Conclusion: Concept: A young girl and her pet monster save enslaved critters from a group of evil children in a game that combines platforming, action/adventure, and light RPG elements
Graphics: Childhood-themed environments are colorful, detailed, and well designed
Sound: Each location has its own catchy tune
Playability: Skill progression moves along a steady curve.
Excerpt: Monster Tale is a game for the Nintendo DS. This game lets you explore the world with your pet monster! You will find many different gameplay features in this monster of a game! Expect some awesomeness, but also be ready for a tough challenge!