News – Go Go Power Rangers!

Anyone who grew up in the 90s will remember the Power Rangers. From the Red Ranger Jason and Green / White Ranger Tommy, all the way through to Rita Repulsa and the Putty Patrollers, Power Rangers made Saturday mornings worth getting up early for, and will always be an integral part of 90s pop culture. As such, it’s great to see the Rangers returning to cinemas next year.

However, that’s not all, as even more exciting is the fact that the Power Rangers will also be returning in the form of a brand new video game. What’s more, this game is not only completely centred and designed around the original 90s series, but it’s also built around retro gaming mechanics too. Welcome to Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Mega Battle.

Looking like something of a cross between the original Arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Streets of Rage, Bandai Namco’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Mega Battle looks set to be a classic nostalgia filled romp. Throughout the game players will be able to select their favourite ranger (Green!), before levelling them up through a range of side scrolling stages. There will also be local co-op as well, which will allow you and your couch friends to pull off special combos from the TV series.

That’s not the only thing taken straight from the series though. You see in addition, the stages within will all be based within the first two seasons of the show, and the game will also feature voice clips, and sound effects taken straight from the show, complimenting the whole nostalgia trip quite nicely. And yes that does include the Putty Patrollers!

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The game seemingly has embraced not only the retro notion of of the show, but also that of gaming at the time. The 4-player couch co-op for one certainly is welcome in this age of online multiplayer.

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Mega Battle will arrive digitally for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next January, and is definitely one game that fans of both retro TV, and retro gaming should look out for. You certainly won’t be able to keep me away from this one that’s for sure. All together now, “It’s Morphin Time!”

Simon Aubrey Drake

A lifelong gamer with a fanatical love of all things Nintendo and Japan. So much so that I've written a thesis on one and lived in the other. Currently on a quest to catch every last Pokémon. Follow me on twitter via @DudeXChill or @RingsandCoins.

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