Parents' Guide to

Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Violent superhero brawler quickly gets repetitive, boring.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2014
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age 6+

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age 6+

An absolute masterpiece

This game... Gosh this game... Is there really anything else I can say about it that hasn't been said? Well, I guess I'll say it anyway. Where do I even begin with what makes this game so good? The story is raveled with a ridiculous amount of mystery, and there's a lot up for speculation. The humor is so ridiculously silly, that you can't help but giggle, perhaps burst in laughter. The soundtrack is gorgeous, combining classic 8-bit tracks, beautiful piano tracks, and just plain epic boss themes. The characters are so endearing. Even if they have their flaws, they all mean well, and are willing to become better people. While the fan-favorite is definitely Garfield the Cat, and for good reason, I truly enjoyed EVERY character equally. The game breaks several cliches of the typical RPG. Excessive grinding is not necessary to complete the game (unless you're playing the Genocide route), the non-playable characters aren't just blank slates, and have meaningful or humorous things to say instead of game tips, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. The game's battle system is unique in that it involves your soul (represented by a red heart) floating around, avoiding obstacles. This "bullet-hell" mechanic is unique, in that it keeps each battle new and refreshing instead of boring and mundane. Another one of the the best aspects of this game is it's message and how it's executed. In a world where even the most kid-friendly fodder of video games encourages killing your enemies, seeing them as nothing but obstacles, along comes this game to flip that trope on it's head! This game encourages you to listen to your misunderstood enemies, help them solve their problems, become friends with them, spreading peace in a world ruled by fear and evil. The best part, however, is that the game isn't completely one-sided. You CAN kill things if you want to, and the story route you go down if you choose to do so actually offers some interesting character insight. That being said, it's pretty clear what route the game wants you to take.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce is easy to pick up and play. It's a side-scrolling game with minimal platforming action and straightforward controls with three attacks: close combat, distance, and charged strikes. There aren't any combos or defense strategies to worry about; kids simply run back and forth and mash attack buttons, jumping to different levels or across pits. The boss fight at the end of each level provides a slight break to the button mashing as kids take on the aspect of a Megazord (a large robot made from smaller ones) and fight another gargantuan robot.

Initially, you have 10 characters to choose from; you can unlock up to 30, but with only three attack modes, it feels like window dressing. Unfortunately, once you get through several easy levels, the game becomes monotonous. The environments may look different, but it feels the same. The faceless enemies don't change much either, so it feels like you're playing the same battles over and over again. In essence, it's a game that Power Rangers fans can easily play but will probably become bored with quickly.

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