Power Rangers Samurai - Nintendo DS Game By Bandai
(information from Amazon.com)
- Protect the World From Evil! - Join the new generation of Power Rangers to master the mystical and ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give you control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth!
- Armed For Battle! - Use your Samuraizer (DS Stylus, Wii Remote) to master the symbols and morph into your Ranger, then use your weapon to battle hordes of Knighlok monsters.
- Teamwork - Martial arts training and fitness combined with team based battles teaches the importance of working together, friendship, & responsibility to battle armies of evil & overcome tough challenges.
- Samurai Power Up! Unlock secret passageways, access hidden levers, and mystical pathways to get hints on how to defeat the Nighloks and collect Zords to gain Samurai Megazord combinations and finishing moves.
- Samurai Megazord, We Are United! Engage in exciting boss battles against the likes of MegaMonster by combining your animal Zords to form the giant Samurai Megazord!
This is a side-scroller style game. It follows the story line of the television show of the same name and actions figures (as far as I can tell - I will admit to not being a big fan of the power rangers franchise).
You can select one of five different characters to battle against. Your job is to protect the world from aliens that are trying to conquer it. They enter our world via ‘portals’. When a portal is opened you’re dispatched to it and battle the aliens and finish the level by defeating the ‘boss’ or big alien guy. There are special attack and defense moves you can do by completing different combinations of button presses. At the end of select levels you get to battle as the Megazord, which is when all five samurai combine to make a large samurai that battles and equally large villain.
Controls are fairly standard. This game makes use of the touch screen and the buttons to work through different parts of the level. The game has a tutorial built in that requires you to read through instructions on how to do the special moves and make the movements needed to complete the level. Without being able to read you would miss a lot of key instructions about how the different controls work.
Graphics are on par with other DS titles and the music fits what you might see on the television program, and thus fits the game and it’s style.
If you have a Power Ranger fan in your house, then this game might just work well for you!