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The 20 Best 'Power Rangers' Games, Ranked

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G Tucker / ONE37pm

If you're a 90s baby, then you were definitely enamored with all the amazing animated and live-action TV shows that catered to a younger demographic.

When the Japanese action TV series Super Sentai made its way over the United States, young viewers got treated to their latest obsession in the form of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The color-coded warriors defended the small town of Angel Grove by transforming into their iconic power suits and beating up Putty Patrollers & the many beasts that were sent to destroy Earth by Rita Repulsa. And 28 seasons later, Power Rangers fans have been treated to a wealth of variations that have introduced new characters, new suits, new Megazords, and so much more.

It comes as no surprise that the Power Rangers IP has been used to put forth a bevy of video games of varying quality. From the very first game introduced in 1994 right up until the highly requested team-based fighting game that launched in 2019, we're here to rank each and every Power Rangers game that's ever been released. Side note - there are a few mobile Power Rangers titles that are no longer playable on our side of the pond or are exclusive to the international regions it was released in.

Now without further ado - IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!

20. 'Power Rangers Zeo vs. The Machine Empire'

Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Bandai Pippin

Power Rangers Zeo actually got three games devoted to it. But honestly, all of them aren't exactly quality bangers. This mid-90s beat 'em up is miles behind the home console games that most gamers still look back on fondly. Power Rangers Zeo vs. The Machine Empire is simply a stiff and none too pretty game that sadly doesn't work within a genre that's so easy to get right.

19. ‘Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers’

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

We're sure a lot of you missed out on this one because most of you were busy playing the best kart racer on the SNES, Super Mario Kart. Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers tried to replicate the winning formula of that aforementioned classic, but it sadly didn't measure up. While it's somewhat cool to be able to hit the track with different types of vehicles and blast your rivals with laser fire, the gameplay itself just isn't all that exciting to keep you playing for more than 10 minutes or more.

18. 'Power Rangers Zeo: Full Tilt Battle Pinball'

PlayStation

There are so many franchises out there that have gotten physical and digital pinball tables. And of course, the Power Rangers universe got one of its own. However, it's a digital PlayStation experience that's below average at best. Power Rangers Zeo: Full Tilt Battle Pinball's fun factor starts out at a decent level, but it quickly peters out due to its overly repetitive nature. Some of the attractive table designs and the ability to take on all sorts of baddies on those same tables are the only two compliments we can afford this one.

17. 'Power Rangers Wild Force'

Game Boy Advance

Power Rangers Wild Force is an isometric action game that gives players control over their preferred Ranger from that season. And as one of those many licensed Game Boy Advance games, it serves as nothing more than Walmart discount bin fodder. The four-player Battle Mode provides a slight sense of joy, but that feeling quickly dissipates the more you and your unlucky friends try to enjoy it.

16. ‘Power Rangers: S.P.D.’

Game Boy Advance

Power Rangers S.P.D. keeps it simple - you walk from left to right and beat up anything & everything that tries you. This Game Boy Advance beat 'em up tries to inject some interesting mechanics into the gameplay loop, such as each Ranger being able to utilize their very own signature ability. Plus there are halfway decent racing levels that freshen up the entire experience. This GBA Power Rangers game isn't amazing by any means, but it's not an outright disaster as one would expect.

15. ‘Power Rangers Ninja Storm’

Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows

Power Rangers Ninja Storm embraces the simplicity of the side-scrolling beat 'em up genre once again. And for the most part, everything that's on display here is merely passable. Six Ninja Storm Rangers are at your disposal as you wield their chosen weaponry and activate their signature abilities in battle across several stages. Plus those towering Megazords come into play during stage-ending boss fights. It's just too bad that those same boss battles are nothing more than lame quick-time events.

14. ‘Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue’

PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue actually changes up its formula across the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Color variations. The first one is your good old-fashioned beat 'em up with a few platforming segments thrown in for good measure. The second version focuses a lot more on run & gunning, plus vehicle sections. And finally, the third portable version goes the side-scrolling route for its Rangers-focused action. All three of these games are nothing to write home about, however. Shockingly, the Game Boy Color version will annoy you the least.

13. ‘Power Rangers Time Force’

PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Every version of Power Rangers Time Force isn't terribly compelling, to be quite honest. The home console and handled versions keep it real simple - pick your favorite ranger and embark on some mild platforming and action segments that are all about punching & kicking to your heart's content. Zord battles also come into play, which is to be expected. Overall though, every iteration of this game won't hold you for more than 15 minutes at most. At least the PlayStation and PC versions look halfway decent.

12. ‘Power Rangers Dino Thunder’

PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance

Power Rangers Dino Thunder's home console iterations don't feature any sort of Ranger action whatsoever, which certainly comes as a shock. In actuality, you'll take control of various Zords and complete numerous missions across open landscapes. Not being able to land some lethal punches and kicks from your favorite Dino Thunder Ranger is pretty deflating. The Zord action in play here is as basic as it gets. If you're looking for more traditional Power Rangers action, then you're much better off checking out the Game Boy Advance version of this title.

11. 'Power Rangers Super Samurai'

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 Kinect doesn't have the best track record when it comes to the types of experiences that are actually worth returning to. And sadly, that also rings true for Power Rangers Super Samurai. The concept put in place for this one is commendable as players use their full-body motions to act out the battle animations that occur onscreen for your chosen Ranger. The execution of that concept just isn't up to par, however. After waving your arms for far too long to pull off sword attacks and Zord activation motions, you'll quickly step away from this one. The little ones in your life will probably get a kick out of this motion-censor-powered experience, though.

10. 'Power Rangers Megaforce'

Nintendo 3DS

This Nintendo 3DS exclusive provides a quick afternoon of beat 'em up action that leaves your memory as soon as you're done with it. Power Rangers Megaforce certainly incorporates some decent mechanics, such as the ability to quickly switch out which playable Ranger you're using in the middle of a stage and the incorporation of physical cards that can actually be utilized in the game. But overall, this handheld beat 'em up is just about what you'd expect from your everyday Power Rangers game.

9. 'Power Rangers Super Megaforce'

Nintendo 3DS

Power Rangers Super Megaforce is a somewhat respectable follow-up to the game we mentioned beforehand. It brings back the cool physical card feature that relies on "Ranger Keys" this time around. And the playable cast of characters is a lot bigger than expected since you can call upon the powers of 30 Rangers from across several iterations of the long-running series. You know what you're getting here, folks - a beat 'em up that doesn't do anything truly remarkable, but it'll keep the young gamers in your life satisfied for a few fleeting hours.

8. ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition’

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

As far as fighters from the 16-bit era go, this one gets the basic formula right. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition is all about Megazords and all the evil beasts they clash with coming to blows in some locales that reflect the tall stature of each character. This game doesn't come anywhere near the Street Fighter's and Mortal Kombat's of the time it was released, but its solid fighting game mechanics still get the job done. You'll most likely get some Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness vibes from this one.

7. ‘Power Rangers: Super Legends’

PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS

Power Rangers: Super Legends is an all-hands-on-deck celebration of the series that ranges from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way up to Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. This all-star adventure gives players the chance to wield the abilities of various Rangers from across the series' vast timeline and participate in some basic side-scrolling excursions. The cel-shaded art style and wealth of playable Rangers on deck here adds a bit of life to this throwback beat 'em up.

6. ‘Power Rangers Samurai’

Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS

You know what? The Nintendo Wii version of Power Rangers Samurai isn't half bad! It's all about running around at surprisingly high speeds and pulling off some slick combos with your Ranger of choice. Is it repetitive? Yes. But does it perform better than the previous beat 'em ups on this list? Also yes! The Zord battles aren't all that intriguing, however. The Nintendo DS version handles everything from a side-scrolling viewpoint, which presents it as a simple action game that's not all the way bad.

5. ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’

Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Gear

Say what you want about the first Power Rangers movie being super campy and whatnot - it's still a watchable piece of entertainment for all the old heads that are young enough to remember it. And the game that accompanied its original 1995 release is a solid little piece of work. The side-scrolling you'll hop into here lets you hop into some cool scenarios here and there, such as snowboarding and water rafting levels. The basic enemies tend to just take one hit to eliminate though, which kinda kills the purpose of a truly great beat 'em up. At least the boss fights give players more of a challenge to overcome.

4. ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle’

PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle takes it all the way back to the very first season of the series for a four-player crusade against the evil forces looking to disrupt Angel Grove's peacefulness. Even though the overall art style of this game isn't all that great, the gameplay itself provides a fun time. Pulling off team attacks and everyone's signature maneuvers across a host of varied levels will keep you and your nostalgic buddies happy for a bit. If the Megazord quick time event battles weren't so bad, this game would have been ranked a spot higher.

3. ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’

Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Gear, Sega CD

We gotta give all the props to the original Power Rangers game on SNES that got the ball rolling for the series during its initial wave of immense popularity. It's pretty much your everyday beat 'em up that lets you take the fight to Rita Repulsa's evil forces in human and Ranger form. The Megazord battles stick the landing when it comes to relying on a familiar fighting game structure. The lack of a two-player co-op option is super deflating, of course. But Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' simplicity and satisfactory solo playthrough make it slightly better than most games of its ilk. Over on the Sega Genesis, there's a decent amount of fun to be had via its solid 1v1 fighting game mechanics. It's still just as hard as we remember it being, though.

2. ‘Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’

iOS, Android

A mobile game is really the second-best Power Rangers game anyone has ever played? Yes, and it's highly deserving of such an accolade. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars adopts the well-tuned mobile fighting game controls that power such greats as Mortal Kombat, Injustice 2, and Shadow Fight 3. This game's roster gives rise to a who's who of legendary Rangers from across the series' vast history and lets you battle it alongside custom three-person teams. The gameplay itself is hard to take a break from, plus the Megazord clashes and guest appearances from Street Fighter characters help bring Legacy Wars' fun factor up an extra 10 points.

1. ‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam, Google Stadia

Easily the greatest Power Rangers game ever made, Battle for the Grid gives fighting game beginners and pros full control over the mechanics introduced in Legacy Wars. And what came from that wise decision is a fighter that feels like a natural evolution of the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Battle for the Grid provides a wild 3v3 battle system that lets players go combo crazy with character assists, EX moves, super moves, and a bevy of other combat specials. This game's better-than-expected story mode, flawless online netcode, and continuous updates have all morphed it into a fighter that even casual onlookers can get a (literal) kick out of.

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