Monster Rancher 4

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Monster Rancher 4

NTSC-U Boxart
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence)
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-20702
Japanese: SLPS-25263 & SLPS-73423
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20702
Release date: November 13, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25263
SLPS-73423 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Release date: August 14, 2003
February 26, 2004 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Tecmo
Publisher(s): Tecmo
Genre: Simulation
Wikipedia: Wikipedia
Game review links: Metacritic77/100
Game description: Mocchi, Suezo, and Golem are back in Monster Rancher 4. This entry in the Monster Rancher series features an expanded breeding and training program, full customization of training facilities, and an interactive action adventure element. Breed and train multiple monsters simultaneously with a variety of training equipment to choose from. The more efficiently you plan out your training facilities, the better you will be able to train your new monsters. You can also pop other Monster Rancher CDs and DVDs into your disc drive to unlock new types of monsters.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 7 64bit
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor 3.3GHz
  • Radeon HD 6970 2GB GSdx 5065 0.1.16 SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5025) BIOS: USA 2.0, HACKS: Auto Setting set to 2, Runs mostly perfect Excepts the menus randomly shakes but that's mostly minor.(I didn't do any extensive testing like I never been in a dungeon but matches seem to be fine) Added comment by MediumMech's - A possible fix for this is to play around with your video plugin's interlacing setting. Setting it to auto seems to remove any visible shaking when using the latest version of the above graphics plugin. DDay
NTSC-U Windows 8.1 Pro
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.80 GHz
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
1.2.1 r529 GSdx SSE2 r529
  • SPU2-X r529
  • LilyPad Scp r5875
Works just fine at full 60FPS with no glitches CrazySteve88
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel i5-4210 CPU @1.70GHz 2.40
  • Intel HD 4400
1.5.0 (163fd2b) GSdx 1.1.0 SSE41
  • Direct3D11 (Hardware)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA 2.30; Preset 2; MTVU; Runs at an almost constant 60 FPS up to 4x Resolution with small, rare dips to ~55 FPS during battles. I wasn't able to successfully use any ISO other than PSX games for the disc swapping/summoning in this game. I STRONGLY advise downloading or creating a .pnach with a cheat for filling out the monster book, otherwise your options for summoning new monsters will be limited. You have to have a flying monster in parts of the later game and this may not be possible to obtain with only PSX discs. No crashes. OneBigSpud


  • Original names: モンスターファーム4 (SLPS-25263) & (SLPS-73423)
  • Also known as Monster Farm 4 (JP)

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