Sunday, April 10, 2011

Game that surprised me: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers - The Fighting Edition

I was cleaning out files on my computer today, suddenly found a folder that had every SNES game ever in it, and I never even did anything with it. So for laughs, I fired up my emulator and picked a random game. That game was, assuming you read the title of this blog entry, MIghty Morphin' Power Rangers - The Fighting Edition.  I expected your typical below average licensed title that I'd spend maybe 5 minutes at most playing, but instead I found an overlooked gem!
As the subtitle might imply, it's a 1 on 1 fighting game featuring the Megazords and giant monsters of the Power Rangers series that ran in the 90s.  This game was developed by a Japanese company for the American market so it has a style all it's own.  Great sprite design shows off how great the mechs really look in this game with a fast paced fighting system that keeps battles rapid and exciting with a fun soundtrack based on the show (you know "go go power rangers....")



All in all, a very fun diversion at the very least. It certainly kept me away from blogging for a bit! But when I was playing this game....it reminded me of another I played a long time ago, so I did some research (ie: google: power rangers) and found out that the company that made this game used the exact same engine to create another favorite game of mine: Gundam Wing: Endless Duel!

Almost the same fighting system, similar sound effects, and same style of music samples. Of course, Gundam Wing was never released overseas, but that's not a problem these days.  Here's another youtube video you can try comparing both the power rangers and the gundam game and you're bound to notice some similarities!  That or I just gone crazy confusing games for other games...



I think video games are fun. Later.

15 comments:

  1. Both of those things were so awesome growing up! god do I miss those days.

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  2. I used to love that power ranger game

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  3. This looks pretty sick, I'll check it out

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  4. I like those games, and I'm a huge fan on the powerrangers... Good post! The gundam series isn't that great IMO

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  5. I'm going to have to pick this one up.

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  6. wow, never heard of this game before, but it seems fun!

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  7. It's an odlie but godlie game yes I agree too bad it's a bit TOO old for my tastes...

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  8. wow.
    definately gonna have to check this out, thank you!

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  9. Every SNES game ever? Sounds like a good find! Game looks pretty good for its time, and I love the music!

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  10. I played that power rangers game! It was actually pretty awesome

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  11. I really love this blog because I LOVE GAMES! The power rangers game I dug was on the sega genesis. But once you unlocked the giant silver robot, you just owned with it. Its funny how balancing was not super important back in the day. They would have like 20 characters somewhat balanced, but then you unlocked the final boss and everyone else shits their pants! Good stuff...

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  12. Remember playing it sometime. Good times...

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  13. never heard of these games. they look so fun, i will try to find a emulator for it.

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  14. I remember playing this game, I loved it. And I loved power rangers so that probably explains it.

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  15. I used to play this. Good game.

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