Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher
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|Tecmo Koei Games Co., Ltd.
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If you’ve ever seen an anime or other type of Japanese media, you’ve probably been exposed to some form of kaiju. These monstrous beings rise up out of the ocean to flatten and destroy coastal cities. It’s unfortunate for the characters who live in those places, but extremely awesome to watch. For gamers who want to play a part in a kaiju rampage, there is one game to sate your need for giant monsters: Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher.
Developed by Koei Tecmo Games and published by Bandai Namco, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is a spinoff of the wildly popular Monster Rancher series that has been entertaining fans for over 20 years. This time, the monsters you ranch have a particular style thanks to a crossover with the Ultraman franchise. If that information has you jonesing for more, here is everything you need to know about Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher.
An Ultra Crossover
Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is the product of the Monster Rancher series combined with the ultra-popular Ultraman franchise. While the title hero rarely appears, his gallery of villainous monsters definitely does! In this game, you can collect kaiju like Gomora, Zetton, and Alien Batlan among others.
The many different kaiju you’ll encounter in the game have all given Ultraman an issue at some point, but this time, you’ll be feeding their need for destruction and chaos! In order to make these skyscraper-sized killing machines reach their peak performance, you need to train them!
How to Train Your Kaiju
In order to fight and destroy with the best of the best, you’ll first need to raise your kaiju. That means feeding them, taking care of them, and handling any maintenance they might need. Then, it’s time to train. Go up against rival kaiju in races and battles for supremacy to increase your kaiju’s stats, making them bigger and stronger with every competition.
You can then explore the lands around your ranch to find useful resources to help your kaiju as well as see the wider world of Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher. When you think your kaiju is ready for the big leagues, you can enter it in kaiju combat tournaments, where anything goes and only the truly powerful will come out alive.
In the old days, you would collect monsters in Monster Rancher by inserting all kinds of CDs into your console, and the game would scan the disk and generate a random monster.
Since Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is made for a new generation, the kaiju collection system works by scanning NFC-compatible objects on the Nintendo Switch’s NFC reader. Then, like magic, a brand new kaiju will appear in your game and can be added to your ranch.
- Awesome kaiju from a beloved franchise
- Fun and funny training drills to participate in
- Crazy kaiju combat in full-on tournaments
- It is possible to get the same kaiju by scanning different cards
- Training for particularly difficult tournaments can become tedious
- A relatively small selection of kaiju overall