Zyurangers had an American adaptation that was known as the cult classic series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. And in this game you can play as only five of the six sentai warriors of the show, so it's time to review another foreign game that was never released on the United States. However, this is one of the toughest games ever created by Nintendo of Japan. This game will push you to the limit with it's hard difficulty and bad design.
Plot. Five young warriors from an ancient civilization of Dinosaur-evolved Humans, are awakened after 170 million years of suspended animation when their sworn enemy, Bandora the Witch, is inadvertently released from her magical container on Planet Nemesis by two astronauts. Now, the five warriors must summon their colossal mechanical deities, known as Guardian Beasts, each modeled after the prehistoric animals. Also, a sixth warrior named Burai, joins the battle against Bandora.
Concept. Players get to play on five stages, starting with Boi, then with Mei, Dan, Goushi, and Geki. When crossing into one of Barza's gates in each stage, the Zyurangers get to fight with their Legendary Weapons. Between stages, players will be challenged in minigames such as a pong game between Dragoncaesar (Dragonzord) and Goryuujin (Megazord) and another one between Goryuzin (Titanus) and Lammy (Scorpina. The player will battle different bosses such as Pleprechuan (Finster) , Bukbak (Squatt), Totpat (Baboo), Grifforzer (Goldar), and Bandora (Rita Repulsa).
Design. The game is 2D rendered and it is a sidescrolling adventure platforming game. However, the graphics seem to be a little bit low down, especially with the designs of the warriors. However, they look cool during dialogue sequences before starting the stage. T
Music and Sound. The sound effects are ok, but music in stages are too repetitive. Only good theme I find in the game is the main theme.
History. This game is based on the show of the same name. The Super Sentai has a very long history of excitement, action, kick-ass epicness, and more. The Super Sentai began in 1975, inspired by the animated show Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. It started with Himitsu Sentai Goranger (Secret Squadron Fiveranger), and with it's success, there were new Sentai warriors. Then when Zyurangers came in 1992, the Americans decided to adapt it into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which began in 1993. The major differences are between the two sagas is: Yellow Warriors in Super Sentai are mostly male, but in America most of the Yellow Rangers are girls. In Super Sentai, warriors die fighting, while in America, they constantly whine about losing power. I'd take the Super Sentai anyday.
Rantings. The gameplay is harsh, and it will have you ranting with a passion. I also found ridiculous that getting ten coins in each stage will restore your health. What also pissed me off is that Burai was not playable, just like Tommy was not playable in the SNES game of the Power Rangers.
Good Aspects. This game has moderate replay value, but still it is not that recommended to play. The game is only in Japanese, and can be downloaded as a rom to play on your NES emulator. Depending on which one you have.
Overall. My final score for this game is a 5 out of 10.