Name/Region: Jade Cocoon [PAL]
Publisher: CRAVE Entertainment
Format: Playstation 1
Image Format: .ccd/.img/.sub
Jade Cocoon is a mix of RPG and Monster Breeding genre's - in many ways similar to Azure Dreams or Pokemon. You capture monsters, raise them, then put them to work fighting for you in the game's dungeons - though unlike Azure Dreams, there is a larger overall plot to this one.
Summary of the game (from Gamespot):
[quote]Assuming the role of Levant, a young man burdened with the responsibility of saving the world (and you thought high school was tough!), you must battle multitudes of monsters in your travels and eventually capture them as well. Captive monsters can be combined and recombined with others to create almost limitless amounts of new creatures. More than 150 monsters, with different elemental attributes, are waiting to be found. Once they are caught, combined, and maximized, you can summon your monsters in battle for use against whatever foes you encounter. Gameplay revolves around navigating through your hometown in search of advice on exploring the rest of the world, while actual exploration sets you out on gorgeous prerendered backdrops. Still, the focal point of this game is to battle and acquire as many monsters as you can find and to bring them home and combine them. The control interface is menu-based and very self-explanatory. A little trial and error will familiarize you with even the most complex operations, which aren't that difficult.[/quote]