Are you ready for more games because I guess I am. :P
KAMEN RIDER: DRAGON KNIGHT (DS)
One of the gaming companies that I hold in high regard like Treasure and WayForward is Natsume. They’ve developed some fun games over the years like Shadow of the Ninja on NES along with Ninja Warriors and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers on SNES. They also handled the DS version of Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.
I’ve only tested the game to see if it worked since it was used. Otherwise I don’t know how it is. I did read that unlike the Wii version, which is based on the Japanese PS2 release Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes, the DS version is an original game. Here’s hoping I’ll enjoy it for more than the license it’s based on.
I remember renting this game many, many years ago and liking it. HyperZone is a shoot-’em-up, but in more of a 3D style thanks to the Mode 7 graphics the game is based around (Example: Space Harrier). It has an interesting color scheme unique to each stage and the music is pretty good.
MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS: THE FIGHTING EDITION (SNES)
Speaking of Power Rangers…here’s the SNES fighting game. I’ve known about it for as long as I’ve known about the Natsume developed game mentioned above. I was a big fighting game fan back in the early 1990s and I still passed on this game back then just because (1) I didn’t care for the license and (2) I didn’t understand why I could only use the ‘Zords instead of the individual Rangers themselves.
As it turns out none of that matters because it’s damn good for a fighting game. The fighting system is simple, but it also has strategy elements to consider. Sure it may not have the Rangers selectable, but it does have a selection of the ‘Zords (Thunder Megazord, Mega Tigerzord, Ninja Megazord, and Shogun Megazord) and other enemies.
The overall style of the game reminded me of the time I played a few rounds of Gundam Wing: Endless Duel against Usagi704. I guess it makes sense after looking up and reading that Natsume also made that game and this one too!
Thanks for reading. Until next time “Let’s Ride!”