Go Go Power Rangers! …for Famicom

I’ve still been collecting and gaming a lot the last couple of months, and my latest addition that arrived in the mail today was two Power Rangers games for Famicom! I’ve seen both of these occationally as pirated copies, and I actually never thought they really existed as released games. Until I bumped into the originals from a japanese seller on eBay ^_^ I bought them instantly because I’ve always wanted to know what they would be like, and I assumed they would be platforming games, which I love!

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - famicom

The first one is called Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, and this one is not too good.. but they definitely made an effort!

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - start

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - yellow
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - pink
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - blue
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - black
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - red
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - evil queen
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - guy

It’s a platforming game, but the controls are a bit slow, unresponsive and stiff. You can collect orbs and when your meter fills you get a scene with the machine/animal the Power Ranger can transform into, but I tried every possible combination of buttons and did not manage to transform >_<
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - screenshot standing
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - screenshot shooting
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - screenshot sitting
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - tiger

Then I reached a boss and 4 hits kill you even though you have a much larger power meter than just 4 bars.. deceiving! After reaching Game Over I gave up, it just wasn’t any fun..
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - boss

However, they have 3 bonus games you can play, some are even 2 player! The first one is some kind of quiz where you get three answers to choose from. This is all in Japanese and I don’t really know that much facts about Power Rangers anyway ;D
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - quiz

The second one is a kind of Pong game, this can be played in VS.
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - pong

In the third one you throw a bomb between you and the monster and who ever holds it when it explodes looses. You can hold it for a little while but if you hold it too long it also explodes even though the time limit isn’t up.
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger - throw ball

These extra games are nothing special, they should have put more effort into making the platforming experience better instead!

Choujin Sentai Jetman - famicom
The second Power Ranger game is called Choujin Sentai Jetman. This game was much more fun! It’s also a platformer, and if felt way more like the series I remember from my childhood.

Choujin Sentai Jetman - start
Choujin Sentai Jetman - intro
Choujin Sentai Jetman - intro2
Choujin Sentai Jetman - intro3
Choujin Sentai Jetman - select Power Ranger

First you run around as the human form Power Rangers, and you can choose from the 5 different ones. The Grey and Red one have swords which kills enemies with 1 or 2 hits. The Pink and Blue one have some type of long range gun, but it takes 2 or 3 hits to kill enemies though. The Yellow Power Ranger has a short range blow that is similar to the sword.
Choujin Sentai Jetman - stage 4
Choujin Sentai Jetman - last stage screenshot
Choujin Sentai Jetman - stage 5

There are 5 various stages to choose freely from.
Choujin Sentai Jetman - select stage

At the end of each stage you reach a boss, and this is when your Power Ranger transforms!
Choujin Sentai Jetman - stage 2 boss

Then you get to fight the monster in a kind of beat ’em up / fighting style battle. This gets quite easy once you learn the patterns of the bosses and how to block in time ^_^
Choujin Sentai Jetman - stage 4 boss
Choujin Sentai Jetman - stage 6 boss

After all 5 stages there’s a 6th Last Stage.
Choujin Sentai Jetman - last stage

The boss on this stage was hard if you tried to have time to block, I eventually just went all in punching him and managed to get more blows in than he did ^_^
Choujin Sentai Jetman - last boss

This games was quite easy, but fun nonetheless :) And the music wasn’t all that bad either ^^

Choujin Sentai Jetman - win