Power Rangers Megaforce is a game for the Nintendo 3DS based on the Power Rangers Megaforce TV show. The game is a beat 'em up where the player can be one of the five rangers and fight the invaders. The game included a Power Rangers Megaforce trading card.
The game allows the player to be one of the five rangers and beat up enemies in sidescrolling stages. A single ranger is playable at a time but, they can switch freely between them using the L and R buttons. Rangers not in battle recover their health. In combat, melee attacks use the A button and Megashots use the Y button. Melee attacks can string into combos. Each of the rangers fight differently. Power Cards are collected through the game and can be activated with the touch screen for special attacks that uses a portion of the Card Gauge. Power Cards can also be used to get past certain obstacles. The other rangers can hop in for an attack with combos.
In Megazord levels, the game is more like a fighting game with fight restricted to the 2D plane. The megazord can dash with the B button held and the touch has the special attacks. When the enemy's health bar empties, the player can use a finishing attack to end the fight.
Each episode consists of 6 or so stages which consists of missions that halt progress. Every stage has a mission to collect a Power Card on top of other missions like defeating enemies or collecting medals. The game at certain points forces the player to play as a certain Power Ranger The end of each episode ends with a fight against a monster in a megazord.
The game uses the 3DS camera to take the player's picture to morph into the chosen ranger. This ranger gets the Gosei symbol meaning it is more powerful for the day.
The game takes place somewhere in the middle of the series with the player being introduced to Gosei who is giving them a breakdown of the current situation. The Power Rangers have been weakened due to the Megaforce's Power Cards being scattered after the last battle. Vrak and Metal Alice are preparing a plan to defeat the Rangers once and for all but, they need more time so, they send out monsters to distract the rangers.
The game was received poorly with a 30 on Metacritic. Many critics claimed the game was too easy with poor presentation and gameplay. The constant bland repeated commentary by the other rangers also was noted as a negative.
|Power Rangers & Super Sentai video games|
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers • The Movie • The Fighting Edition • Zeo: Battle Racers • Lightspeed Rescue (N64) • Lightspeed Rescue (GBC) • Time Force • Wild Force • Ninja Storm • Dino Thunder • S.P.D. • Super Legends • Samurai • Megaforce • Super Megaforce • Battle for the Grid