Power Rangers Super Legends 15th Anniversary
|a game by||Handheld Games, and Behaviour Interactive|
|Platforms:||PC, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||2D Platformer Games, Power Rangers Games|
A classic beat’em up side-scrolling, fighting game Power Rangers Super Legends 15th Anniversary where you play as the iconic Power Rangers, accompanied by a classic story. It’s hard to not like this game. There is a version of this game available on the Nintendo DS, however, this is a review of the version of the Playstation 2.
Lord Zed has returned to wreak havoc on the Power Rangers and wants to destroy them all, not only in this dimension but in all dimensions. He has got his hands on a crystal that allows him to manipulate time and space. Luckily for the Power Rangers, they have an ally that can do the same. You’ll be summoning Power Rangers from other dimensions to help you in your fight against evil.
One could argue that this game lacks detail because the scenes don’t have much to them other than what they need to portray. I find this gives the game a nice clean look. Despite the poor graphics, it’s still easier on the eyes than a game that attempts to shoehorn loads of detail, which can often make things look messy. Not sure if this was because of a lack of budget or because they actually aimed for a cleaner graphical art style, either way, I mostly enjoy it.
Gameplay & Features
This game’s gameplay is a tiny bit clunky, not ideal for a fighting game. Animations feel a bit slow at times and I don’t feel as agile as I’d think a Power Ranger to be. But at least the game has a somewhat in-depth fighting system. You’ll unlock plenty of new attacks and combos throughout the game. Also, the more you play as a certain Power Ranger, the more their attack damage, health, and special abilities level up. Each Power Ranger you play as has a different special ability, but not really, they will strike poses from the infamous TV show and suddenly you’ll damage every enemy on the screen at once. The only difference between the Power Rangers’ special ability is which poses they make during this attack. As you can imagine they match the same poses that their color Power Ranger does in the TV show. Finally, there is couch co-op where a friend or sibling can join you in beating up baddies, until your heart’s content, or until you finish the game.
This game was surprising. It’s essentially a Streets of Rage but more kid-friendly. It has roughly 10 hours of content and a simple but good RPG system to upgrade your Power Rangers. The story isn’t something you’d fall in love with but suits the Power Rangers well. The main downside to this game is that it doesn’t age too well and it lacks any reason to replay it. Level design is basic with some decent platforming parts, but all in all, it’s very straightforward. Enemies are also basic and not particularly difficult to fight. This certainly caters more to kids, but if my son asked me to play this with him, I wouldn’t begrudgingly say yes. I’d prefer to play this with him rather than Fortnite. Beating baddies up feels good despite the game’s flaws.
- Good upgrades
- Story and animations stay true to the Power Rangers
- A solid amount of content
- Decent level design
- Clunky Controls (in a fighting game)
- Sub-par but decent graphics/art style
- The final boss fight is cheap & feels rushed