Summary: Monster Lab is a blend between action & RPG, allowing you to compose your own fighter by mixing & matching various body parts, taking your creature out to fight others and upgrading as you move up the ladder.
Excerpt: What is it? Think Pokemon meets Frankenstein and you'll be somewhere near Eidos' Monster Lab for Nintendo DS. Essentially this is an adventure game in which you play an apprentice mad scientist who collects body parts which can then be used to create monsters back at his lab. These monsters creations can then be put into battle against other monsters.
Excerpt: With popular fascination with those lovable Pokemon dying down and the somewhat more disturbing popular fascination with Robot Wars being dead and gone for years, it’s hard to see where Monster Lab fits in. The first I heard of the game was when it was handed to me to review, and that level of public awareness (bearing in mind I’m working with game news every single day) isn’t going to sell Monster Lab this Christmas.
Excerpt: Faisant suite à une version DS plutôt réussie, la mouture PS2 de Monster Lab débarque. Quasiment similaire à celle de sa petite soeur, Monster Lab PS2 reprend donc le concept de "Monster Maker" sous couvert d'une belle ambiance gothique digne des films de la Hammer. Profitant d'une patte graphique très typée, le titre de Backbone nous offre une expérience originale et rafraîchissante.