Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is the title of five different video games based on the television series of the same name, which were released for the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive), Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Gear, and Sega CD. The Nintendo versions of the game were released by Bandai, while the Sega versions were published by Sega themselves.
The SNES version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a side-scrolling action game composed of seven stages, with two different gameplay styles. In the initial five areas, the player controls one of the five original Power Rangers (Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini) as they're sent to a location that is being invaded by Rita Repulsa's Putty Patrolers. The player begins the area as their selected character's civilian form, who will fight enemies using their unique hand-to-hand fighting style. When the player confronts that level's boss, they morph into their Ranger form, which fully refills the health meter and enables a greater range of attacks, wall jumps, and body blows. As a Power Ranger, the player is armed with that Ranger's signature Power Weapon and a special 'bomb' attack which damages all enemies on the screen. The bomb is a one-time attack and can only be replenished by picking up a rare 'bomb' item in the stage. In the final two areas, the player will control the Megazord and fight against a giant monster. The Megazord is equipped with the Power Sword, which charges up with special attacks using an energy meter on the bottom of the screen. When the enemy monster is defeated, Megazord charges up its sword for a finishing move.
The Super NES version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was developed by Natsume, who previously worked on the Chojin Sentai Jetman video game for the Family Computer released exclusively in Japan. The Famicom Jetman game feature a structure similar to MMPR on the Super NES, in which the game consisted of standard side-scrolling levels where the player controls one of the Rangers and fight against human-sized enemies, followed by end-level boss battles where the player controls the team's giant robot in a fighting game-like combat system. Natsume would go on to develop all the subsequent Power Rangers on the Super NES (Power Rangers: The Movie, Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition and Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers), as well as the Gekisou Sentai Carranger video game for the Sufami Turbo add-on in Japan.
Game Boy version:
The Game Boy version is a side-scrolling action game as well with five levels, each consisting of two segments. In the first segment, the player will control one of the five original Power Rangers as they fight the Putty Patrollers throughout the stage in order to reach their goal. The player can switch between a standard punch attack or a Power Weapon attack that will gradually consume their life gauge when used. When the player reaches the end of the level, they will control the Megazord and fight a giant monster. Like the Rangers, the Megazord can switch a regular sword attack and a lightning bolt sword attack that will consume a great portion of the life gauge.
The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version is a one-on-one competitive fighting game, featuring two different game modes, a Scenario Mode where the player competes against a series of CPU-controlled opponents and a Battle Mode for two players. Like most fighting games, the objective is for both players to fight each other until either one drains the vitality of the other. Each character has two basic attacks (normal and fierce), as well as a set of command-based special moves.
In the Scenario Mode, the matches consist of two segments: the player will fight against a regular sized monster as one of the Rangers during the first segment and after the defeating the monster the first time, they will battle a giant version of the same. Initially, only the five original Rangers and the Megazord, are available. The scenario mode consists of five stages with the following adversaries in order of appearance. In Battle Mode, the player can choose between the six Rangers, the two zords, and one of the four monsters in a standard best-two-out-of-three match. The Megazord, the Dragonzord, and Cyclopsis cannot be matched against any of the six Rangers and vice versa. Additionally, neither player can choose the same character.
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