Monster in My Pocket Pt. 1: Big Trouble, Little Monsters



Really kicking off the October Halloween Countown, I’d like to present one of my all-time favorite NES games, based on possibly my favorite toy line of all time, Monster in My Pocket! A great Konami game, with a fantastic soundtrack, and naturally…tons of monsters!


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  1. I kinda “knew” the Monster in my Pocket “franchise” because of an old sticker album that I had when I was little. I had NO idea however, that it was from a toy line and had a videogame! The “brand” probably had an almost non-existent presence in my country to be fair, and the “album” was a bit of an obscure thing to have. It seemingly appeared out of nowhere and disappeared the same way. A shame really, because I loved it.

    The game looks incredibly fun, with good music and graphics. I can’t believe I wasn’t aware of the existence of the game and toys until now. Thanks for bringing the whole “proper” franchise to my attention.

  2. Yeah man, for sure. Make sure to check out my old article for a bit more info on the toys (link in the video info). I loved ’em. They were very detailed for such small, relatively inexpensive figures. And the booklet gave a good amount of info on each monster, many of which were based on mythology or folklore. So it was kinda educational too. They came around in the early 90s, at a time when I was SUPER into monsters (Godzilla, mythology, etc), so when the game came out, I was beside myself. HAD to have it. Thank you for watching! The second two parts will be coming out over the next couple weeks.


  3. i remember the commercials for the toys… and the short lived cartoon show
    also, in before anyone else:

    Is that a monster in your pocket, or are you happy to see me?

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