What Is Monster Legends?

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Monster Legends is a multiplayer role-playing game where you raise an army of monsters from unhatched eggs into formidable fighters, preparing your beasts for the battlefield from the outset.

With hundreds of monsters available–each with their own unique skill sets–along with the ability to breed and create new hybrid species, virtually every player within this robust RPG commands their own exclusive force.

What is the Monster Legends Game About?

Playable in your web browser through Facebook or via the game's Android and iOS apps, Monster Legends lets you pit your army of specially-trained beasts against computer-controlled foes as well as millions of other players from around the globe. As you progress in your role as Monster Master you'll enhance a customized Monster Paradise where your creatures reside in specially-made habitats. It's here on this island where you feed your monsters, facilitate their training and even breed them in between heading out to battle or embarking upon quests and other mini-games in an effort to gain both experience and precious loot.

Available in several popular languages and free to play, Monster Legends' turn-based fights are similar in many ways to traditional RPG battles and require a strategic mind and careful planning when you reach higher levels. As your team grows in strength, so does the ability to take part in a really enjoyable player-versus-player action. With new monsters, items and progression paths added weekly and a fairly in-depth gaming engine, Monster Legends offers long-term fun for anyone that chooses to make the commitment.

How to Get Started

As mentioned above, Monster Legends can be played on Facebook or through an app. No matter what method you'd like to use to get started, the process is simple and you'll be up and running in a matter of minutes.

As soon as you launch the game for the first time you're greeted by Pandalf, the long-bearded Monster Master who gives you a step-by-step primer on how to start developing your own personal island.

  • Step 1: Building a Habitat: Pandalf walks you through the process of buying and setting up a Fire Habitat on your island, the only type of habitat available to Level 1 players.
  • Step 2: Creating a Monster: Now that you have a habitat, it's time to create your first monster by purchasing a Firesaur egg and waiting for it to hatch. Once hatched, place your new monster in the Fire Habitat.
  • Step 3: Feeding Your Monster: Your Firesaur may be cute at Level 1, but it's not going to be of much use in a battle. Pandalf will now guide you to feed it so that it gains experience points and becomes stronger.
  • Step 4: Building a Farm: Monster food isn't free, so building a farm on your island will allow you to grow your own. The first items you'll grow are Blue Lizard's tails (yum!).

It's at this point where the introductory tutorial ends and Pandalf lets you start playing on your own, instructing you to expand your island with more monsters. He's never far away, however, as a click or tap on the Goals button will guide you through the next recommended steps which include combining Fire with Nature on the Breeding Mountain to create a hybrid Greenasaur monster.

As you progress, both your island and your army will develop to where you're ready for your first battle which is when the excitement really begins. Over time you'll become more comfortable with battles, eventually working your way up to PvP Mode where you team up with and fight against other gamers in an effort to climb the leaderboards. Those who thrive in this part of the game get to participate in Legendary Leagues, where the accolades and rewards are highly coveted.

You don't have to integrate Monster Legends with a Facebook account if you're playing the app, but it helps a lot along the way as sharing your status and other updates at certain junctures throughout the game grants you additional gold, treasure, experience points and even new monsters.

Is Monster Legends Safe for My Child?

Monster Legends is rated 9+ due to occasional cartoon violence, meaning that children under the age of 9 should not play the game. Although it does have a younger vibe to it in terms of animation style, some of the advanced gameplay combined with the vast compendium of creatures, items, skills and statistics can attract adults as well.

There are both Global and Team chat formats in-game, often necessary for PvP, which does open children up to a level of communication and exposure that you may not be comfortable with as a parent. This is the case with virtually all multiplayer games, but that doesn't make it any less of a potential threat.

If your child has a Facebook profile, the game's direct integration with the social media site could also pose some danger if they're connected with the wrong people. However, that aspect is something that a parent should be able to fully control through Facebook so there is much less risk there.

As always, it's recommended that you keep an eye on your child's online activity -- including within Monster Legends. The goal here is certainly not to scare you away from allowing your kids to play Monster Legends, though, as it's a fun game that can even help teach math, strategy, patience and teamwork.

Although it doesn't cost anything to play Monster Legends, there are a ton of in-game purchases available so it's important to make sure that your kids aren't buying gems and other goodies without your permission or you may be in for an unpleasant surprise the next time you look at your credit card statement.