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Parents' Guide to

Monster Tale

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun, imaginative mash-up of action game and pet sim.

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Combining a pet sim with an action platformer seems like it would have been a big gamble, but for Monster Tale, it pays off in spades. The adventure aspect is just as clever, imaginative, and exciting as, say, some of the old 2-D Mario games. But the pet aspect takes it to a whole new level. If you want Chomp to become smarter, give him lots of books and scrolls. If you want him to become stronger and gain more physical powers, make sure you let him work out with a bicycle or ball. There are 30 different forms Chomp can end up taking. It's a brilliant way to add customization to the game experience. This is a fantastic adventure that plays well and has a captivating story. It has an old-school aura to it, but feels utterly fresh and original at the same time. Quite a feat.

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