Monster Rancher Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
DSMonster Rancher DSCingMonster raising and battling, now on two screens! Utilizes the microphone and touch screen to create monsters
GBAMonster Rancher AdvanceTecmoSimilar to the PSX games, but using words to summon monsters rather than CDs
GBAMonster Rancher Advance 2Tecmo/Graphic ResearchSee above!
PS2Monster Rancher 3TecmoMore monster raising, but now you can trade monsters with friends/can use past data rather than disc-digging for old monsters!
PS2Monster Rancher 4TecmoAllows for more customization of your training facilities and adds a major exploration/adventure mode
PS2Monster Rancher EVOTecmoLeans more into traditional RPG mechanics than the rest of the series, dumbs some regular Monster Rancher ones down in the process
PSXMonster RancherTecmoUse CDs to unlock monsters that you train and fight!
PSXMonster Rancher 2TecmoUse CDs to unlock more monsters that you train and fight!