Power Rangers
Image: Saban Entertainment

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!

[source youtube.com]