#25 Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie

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  • Original release year: 1995
  • Consoles: Genesis/Mega Drive

I feel like everyone should play this game at least once just for the music alone. That and because Power Rangers was fucking awesome. I mean, god knows the gameplay is… well actually, it’s not terrible, which is high praise for a Power Rangers game (most are abysmal). It plays like a basic, easier Streets of Rage, but with the Power Rangers licence applied to said game. It’s not great, but it’s playable and well… the music is amazing. I mean, seriously amazing. You remember how incredible the original Power Rangers music was? (no? Just me?) Well (how many times am I going to say “well”?), the 16-bit recreations in this game are possibly even better. But enough about the music and onto the game…

It's basically Streets of Rage, just not anywhere near as good... But yay for the Power Rangers licence.
It’s basically Streets of Rage, just not anywhere near as good… But yay for the Power Rangers licence.

So, those of you old enough to remember the original Power Rangers movie, will no doubt remember that it was fucking terrible (with exception of the awesome Ivan Ooze). Like, I mean terrible even if you actually like the show. Fortunately, recognising how weak the story overall is, the developers of this game opted to also recreate some of the more popular story arcs from Season 2 of the show into the game, in the form of flashbacks, to essentially bulk out the game a bit. This was an incredibly welcome move and helped to add some variety to the game.

So overall, the gameplay is above average (although more fun when played with 2 players), but the music is downright incredible and you can play the story arc where Tommy becomes the White Ranger. There’s also a few awesome zord battles. Therefore, for obvious reasons, this game is well worthy of a 10/10 score. A must own!

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2 thoughts on “#25 Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie

    1. Haha yeah, it’s kinda funny, because it makes absolutely no sense within the context of the game’s plot, especially as the Movie’s story wasn’t actually canon with the televisions show’s overarching story.

      Here’s what the game does:
      – Recreates the first 20 minutes of the movie.
      – Has the next 50 minutes and main bulk of the movie skipped over in a 2 minute set of cutscenes.
      – Then, instead, the game recreate a few random episodes from Season 2 of the show
      – Then cut back to the final 20 minutes of the movie.

      Lol what the fuck? It’s pretty jarring, but oh wells…

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