How similar is this game to Hunter Island?

I played Hunter Island way back in the day and loved it to death. Never completed it, since I was just a kid and I would love to replay it. Sadly, the iPad I played it on and the Apple ID it was installed with are lost now and I can’t anymore. So, since I never played Neo Monsters, how similar is it to Hunter Island and is it worth buying?

I never played Hunter Island, but if you enjoyed that you’re likely to enjoy this lots too. They developed the combat far further and have a good variety of game modes. You’ll find lots to do for many months and beyond that there’s lots of fun to be had with new monsters you unlock plus PvP is great if you’re into that