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Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
  PS1Beat_em_upJPN  
  opened by paleface at 19:12:06 08/31/03  
  last modified by paleface at 03:37:32 12/01/03  
  paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Beat_em_up; loc=JPN]
           
Not strictly the sequel to Hyakujyu Sentai Gaoranger, but unquestionably its descendent in the silly-costumes-beat-em-up genre. QCF/QCB fighting-game-style moves for the different rangers, as well as various hand-to-hand weapons, mini-game sequences, and button-mashing segments certainly add depth and variety to the highly formulaic gameplay of the earlier game, but sacrifice some of its beautiful punch/kick simplicity.
 
I'm particularly not that keen on having a Jump button for the on-foot segments, but ah well. All is forgiven to Bandai for their inclusion this time around of two-player co-operative play, so that now instead of fighting alongside a CPU teammate (which you can still do, of course) you can fight alongside your buddy Charles who gets a bit too excited and spills Dr. Pepper on your carpet.
 
That's okay, though, because you can have your hideous revenge on Charles in the full-fledged Vs. mode, whose character selection screen seems to indicate over 20 characters to choose from once you've unlocked everything. Not quite as charming as Gaoranger but quite a bit more to do.
 
  paleface 03:37:32 12/01/03
           
...from Bandai, is what I meant. Hm, I should fix that.
    
references:
· Hyakujyu Sentai Gaoranger (PS1)
· Masked Rider 555 (PS2)
· Simple 2000 Series Vol.60: The Tokusatsu Henshin Hero (PS2)

 
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