For many of us, the early Pokémon titles are truly special; it only takes one quick glance at those adorable little sprites, or just a handful of notes from its chiptune perfection, to throw us head-first into the world's best nostalgia trip. Monster Crown is a game that aims to channel that nostalgia, taking games like Pokémon as a clear inspiration, to make something that focuses on a slightly different perspective.

The game, which is currently taking great big chunks out of its Kickstarter funding goal, places an emphasis on the breeding element of monster-taming. When you breed two of your monsters, the offspring will be true mixes of both parents in every way, essentially allowing you to create brand new species. The appearance, colour, moves, typing, and stats are all inherited, allowing countless possibilities.

On top of this breeding mechanic, you'll also be exploring Game Boy Color-inspired locations, taking part in battles, and exploring the game's story. You can check out a handful of the game's features below.

200+ Monsters to Collect
Countless Combinations to Breed
A Sprawling, Wild World
A Deep, Dark Story
A Pivotal Choice that Drastically Changes the Ending and Post-Game
Online Battling/Trading

If you're interested, you can find out everything you need to know about the potential release via its Kickstarter page and even add a pledge of your own to help the project if you wish. At the time of writing, the game needs to raise just under $1,500 more of its initial $5,000 goal with 29 days to go. As ever, there are also some stretch goals should the game continue to rake in the support.

Do you like the sound of this one? Will you be helping the development team with a pledge over on their Kickstarter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.