Over the weekend, fans celebrated National Power Rangers Day, an event that occurs every year on August 28th to honor Saban's popular series about a group of teenagers that can transform into costume-wearing superheroes. And, as part of the celebrations, a developer named Pop Hero Games has revealed an exciting first look at a Power Rangers fangame that it is working on.
The game is a retro-style beat 'em up, similar to Natsume's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie for the Super Nintendo, and features the original cast of Trini Kwan, Billy Cranston, Zack Taylor, Kimberly Hart, Tommy Oliver, and Jason Lee Scott, as revealed in its trailer.
Up to four players can pick a character from this roster of six, and do battle against foot soldiers and more challenging enemies like the powerful space warrior named Goldar. Similar to the Natsume games, you'll be able to fight in your plain clothes, before being able to level up and morph into your Power Ranger form, which will unlock a new set of moves. The trailer even ends with a battle between the Megazord and a gigantic Goldar, suggesting we'll be able to jump behind the controls.
The game will be made available for free on PC in 2023, and you can keep up to date with it on Pop Hero Games' Twitter account. It's admittedly a bit of a wait, so in the meantime why not check out this other impressive fangame by Merso X Games, called Power Rangers: Beats of Power.
Did you play Power Rangers on the SNES or Mega Drive? Let us know your memories in the comments!
My goodness this looks super slick! I played the Genesis fighter back in the day and the beat 'em up based on the movie for the SNES and loved every bit of them 😭
I am a huge Power Rangers fan. There are many cool fan games. This reuses assets from other games and sound clips from the MMPR episodes. The thing is it really annoyed me that in the Snes game all morphed rangers were palette swaps. I really thought that the Game Gear versions better represented the show.
@belmont Hi Belmont, I am the leader coder of this project.
The game reuse some assets from the other games, but we have a lot of custom made sprites - something about 65% of the game was custom made.
About the morphed rangers, in our game they are not just palette swap - as you can see on the video, each one has different attacks, combos and specials
Stay tuned for more info.
@O_Ilusionista Thanks for reaching out. I have subscribed in your channel and will definitely check the game, as I mentioned I am a huge fan, I have watched all seasons of PR multiple times. And, to be honest, I really like the sound clips you use, looking forward to try the game.
@belmont Thank you!
I am developing an spiritual successor of the Arcade game Captain America and Avengers, if you wanna take a look
@O_Ilusionista Surely, I will check the game when I have time. Looks cool from what I see!
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