The New Power Rangers Game Isn’t Half Bad

The New Power Rangers Game Isn’t Half Bad

With a new chapter in the Power Rangers saga unfolding in theatres across the country, Saban and Lionsgate have teamed with mobile developer nWay to release Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, a real-time mobile fighting game featuring heroes and villains from throughout series’ history.

Legacy Wars is a little bit Marvel: Contest of Champions mixed with some Rock, Paper, Scissors. Players form teams of Power Rangers characters (one leader and two assists) and do battle with other players’ teams in order to fight their way to the top of their league’s leaderboards. This is all due to some plot by Rita Repulsa to pit Rangers from throughout history against each other, ’cause she’s petty like that.

Check out the video below for a look at the game in action.

Battling is by far the best part of Legacy Wars, which is fortunate considering its focus on fighting. Finger swipes move players backwards and forwards on the fighting plane as a power meter fills. Each leader character has a series of attacks they can employ in battle, from special melee moves to ranged projectiles. Winning is a matter of guessing how your opponent is going to attack and countering in kind. Cancel their attack out with a faster strike, break their block with a massive attack, or call in assist characters to do their thing.

It’s a nice little fighting system, striking a balance between skill and strategy that works very well for Legacy Wars‘ online multiplayer battles.

What isn’t so great is the game’s reliance on the whole collectable character thing. It uses a shard-based system for recruiting and upgrading characters, which can be very frustrating. Some of us get the team we want immediately, while others will have to deal with second string Rangers until luck shows up to play.

The New Power Rangers Game Isn’t Half BadAll the team I need.

All the team I need.

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars also features frustrating mechanics like having to wait out a timer in order to open reward boxes gained through battle, along with large ads featuring paid opportunities to add special characters to your roster.

The New Power Rangers Game Isn’t Half Bad

Despite these annoyances, I’m still having a pretty good time. The battles can get pretty intense, even if they play out more like a strategy game than a traditional fighter.

Your enjoyment may vary based on how easy it is for you to wait to add new members to your team without spending in-game currency.

The New Power Rangers Game Isn’t Half Bad

It isn’t going to be easy.

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is now available on iOS and Android devices.


    • I couldn’t last an hour.

      Every phone game seems to be the same;

      1. Press this, you have no choice.
      2. Press that, you have no choice.
      3. Congratulations, you’ve beaten the tutorial, give yourself a pat on the back. For beating that tutorial, you’ve received money! You wanna save that money for later? Too bad! Press here to spend your money on a box of unlockables/collectables.
      4. Congratulations! You’re soo amazing at this game. Press here to continue to tutorial stage two.

      Just, ugh…

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