|This article is about a/an mobile video game in the Power Rangers franchise.|
|Power Rangers Legacy Wars|
|Release date:||March 23, 2017|
Power Rangers Legacy Wars is a mobile video game released to tie-in to the 2017 movie. Power Rangers Legacy Wars is a cross-series mashup of various Ranger teams where players can team up with or battle other users online. It was announced at San Diego Comic Con in July 2017 that the app had surpassed 18 million downloads.
"Rita Repulsa, the space witch, has infected the Morphin Grid, creating virtual monsters and Ranger clones programmed to fight on her behalf. Fight back with your own curated team of legendary Power Rangers and villains from the multiverse! Unlock new Rangers, upgrade your best warriors and create the best team to defeat Rita, and save the Morphin Grid."
Players can strategize, dodge, and fight against real players in real-time PvP and unlock different arenas from famous locations in the movie and TV Show. New Rangers are unlockable with 40+ warriors ranging from the new movie Power Rangers to classic Rangers to villains from across the Power Rangers multiverse. With a team, a player can challenge top players from around the world. Warriors are upgradeable with Zeo Shards earned through battles, missions and more to increase winning streaks and battle stats. Players may build alliances to share, chat and trade tactics, strategy and combos. Replays are available to learn from other members and follow favorite players.
Teams and Attacks
The player chooses one leader character and two support characters per team. The leader is the only one directly controlled by the player. The two assists act as Support Cards. The players have a power meter of 10 and must choose from one of three types of moves: Strike, Defense, or Breaker. Strikes can interrupt Breakers. Defense moves can block strikes (and in some cases counterattack), and Breakers can strike through Defense. Additionally, strike-canceling was introduced, which allows multi-hit strike attacks to be stopped by the player for the purpose of "faking out" the opponent. Each type of attack drains the power meter, though it does recharge over time.
In addition to selecting attacks, players are able to move in two directions: forward and backwards. During the movement animation, characters are immune to projectile attacks. Players can "push" opponents backwards, but only minimally since an earlier update.
The selection of characters also influences the team's stats. For instance, characters such as Goldar increase the player's HP more than other characters do. Each character has an amount of HP they add to the team's total. This amount (as well as attack powers) can be increased through Orbs of Eltar, as well as the use of Zeo Shards to level characters up. The use of Orbs of Eltar are limited by the player's level.
Players are able to join alliances in-game. Alliances allow for in-game chat, friendly matches that don't count toward rewards or rankings, and the ability to donate and receive Zeo Shards. Players can post Zeo Shard requests for Common and Rare warriors they have already unlocked (on Mondays, requests for Epic characters is allowed, but only once per Monday) and those who donate receive Power Coins (in-game currency) and experience points. The number of shards players can donate per request and per day is limited by the player's league.
With the October 2017 update (see "Megazords" below), special alliance missions became available. These missions can be completed collectively by all members of the alliance, and all alliance members can reap the rewards, whether they contributed or not.
Daily and weekly missions are available to players. Various Morph Boxes are awarded to players who complete various missions. While most missions are daily or weekly, some are special event missions, such as those to unlock The White Tiger or Rito Revolto. Some missions require players to do damage, while others require players to battle and win using specific types of characters (Red Rangers, male Rangers, villains, etc.).
- Daily Missions are posted each morning specifically to be completed before the end of the day. Completion awards the player with a free Morph Box. If the player completes five of the seven missions in a week (before the Monday at midnight cutoff), the player is awarded with an additional Morph Box. The gauge for the week-long mission is purple and it takes missions of the same color to fill it.
- Damage Missions are empty gauges that players must fill to the max by completing live PvP battles. Every point of damage dealt in battle goes toward the completion of the mission, similar to opening a Corrpution Box. The amount required to fill the box increases with the player's League. Damage dealt will be awarded whether the player wins or loses a battle. Some damage missions may restrict the types of warriors used by gender (male or female), alignment (good or evil), or type (attacker, defender, or balanced).
- Challenge mode features a 12 win or 3 loss attempt at winning an unreleased and unpurchasable fighter (eventually becomes available for purchase or shards can be earned later on). This consists of using three completely different team sets. The player loses no points for failing the challenge. Players receive a prize for participation (no battles won) as well as for the amount of battles they won if they fail the challenge. The prize is a morph box which contains shards for upgrading fighters as well as orbs to upgrade fighter stats. The challenge runs for one hour every few hours over a twenty four hour period. If players fail the challenge in under an hour; they get multiple chances to reenter if they use ten crystals.
- Corruption Box gauges can be filled during challenge mode.
The October 18, 2017 update added Megazord battles to the game. Integrating alliances into the fights, Megazord Battles allow Rangers in alliances to battle for points that would be added to Alliance totals for the purposes of ranking. Zord Battles differ from regular battles in that Zords (and giant monsters) have six moves, no assists, and special power-ups called "Megas" which can be activated by taking damage, dealing damage, and using EP. Selecting a Mega for a battle will consume it, whether it was used or not. The battles are slower paced than Ranger battles, and projectiles cannot be dodged by dashing.
Much like Challenge Mode, Megazord Battles can only be played during specific windows of time, though the initial window was a week long. To participate, players must select two megas and have at least one point of Energy (up to 20 can be stored). Energy can be gained from Corruption Boxes, Free Boxes, and Missions.
A player's League is the most public showing of their skill. Players climb Leagues by earning Medals through combat. Medals are earned in victory, and lost in defeat. The exact amount varies by an unknown metric, but most battles can award or revoke between 19 and 31 medals depending on outcome. More Leagues are added in updates, and the locations and medal requirements are listed below. League promotions occur when players reach the medal threshold; demotions occur when the player falls 50 or more medals below said threshold.
- League 0: The Pit from Power Rangers (2017) The level all players use during the tutorial and training.
- League 1: Angel Grove Krispy Kreme (0+ medals)
- League 2: Lord Zedd's Throne Room (400+ medals)
- League 3: Dino Charge Rangers' Dino Lab (1000+ medals)
- League 4: Shiba Grove (1700+ medals)
- League 5: Rooftops (from Power Rangers: In Space) (2,500+ medals)
- League 6: Harwood County (3,000+ medals)
- League 7: Island Fortress (3,400+ medals)
- League 8: Ernie's Juice Bar (4,000+ medals)
- League 9: Zord Graveyard (from the Boom! Studios Comic Series ) (4,500+ medals)
Independent of Leagues is the player level. Donating shards and making upgrades grants experience points to level the player. Leveling permits players to further upgrade their characters' abilities. Prior to the July 2017 update, team HP increased with player level as well, but this was removed with the introduction of the talent system.
Morph Boxes are awards offered to players through various means that contain Zeo Shards, Orbs of Eltar, Power Coins, and/or Power Crystals in varying numbers, similar to how the Mother Boxes work in Injustice 2. Essentially, Morph Boxes act as loot crates for the game's "Gear System". Like the Mother Boxes, most of the Morph Boxes are earned through combat or the completion of missions, though some can only be purchased in the store with real currency, and others are given away at random. The output of each box is determined by the box's rank, which is usually based on the league of the opponent faced to win the box. Once the box is selected by the player, (s)he must wait a set number of hours before the boxes open (except for free and corruption boxes).
- Free Award - 2017 Movie Alpha prepares these boxes for players every four hours. The player can have up to two unopened boxes at a time.
- Noble - These light blue boxes take 3 hours to open.
- Grand - These red boxes require 8 hours to open.
- Super - These purple and gold boxes require 12 hours to open.
- Mega - These silver boxes require 18 hours to open.
- Ultra - These solid gold boxes require 24 hours to open.
- Corruption - Once per day, players receive a Corrpution Box. They are opened by dealing damage in PvP battles. The amount of damage required is determined by the player's league. Corruption boxes are among the few that give Orbs of Eltar, which are used to power up warriors' individual skills.
- White Tiger - A special box offered in-store and as a quest reward for the release of the White Mighty Morphin' Ranger. It contained White Tiger Leader and Assist shards, along with various other rewards.
- Lord Drakkon-
- Challenge Mode- A special box offered in challenge mode. Offered as consolation prize if you lose and if you win shards & orbs for winning fights or the recently released character at the end. This box opens immediately upon receiving it.
The types of rewards that can be earned through opening Morph and Corruption Boxes are as follows.
- Orbs of Eltar
- Zeo Shards
- Alpha Shards
Characters can be divided up by season or rarity in-game. The rarity scale ascends from Common to Rare to Epic, and to Legendary. Higher-rarity warriors have stronger attacks, more HP, rarer shards, and lower level caps. A character's rarity as a leader can differ from their rarity as an assist.
|Name||Designation||Origin||Class||Rarity (Leader)||Rarity (Assist)|
|Jason Lee Scott||Mighty Morphin Red Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Attacker||Common||Common|
|Zack Taylor||Mighty Morphin Black Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Defender||Rare||Common|
|Billy Cranston||Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Defender||Common||Common|
|Trini Kwan||Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Attacker||Common||Common|
|Kimberly Ann Hart||Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Attacker||Epic||Common|
|Tommy Oliver||Mighty Morphin Green Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Balanced||Rare||Rare|
|Tommy Oliver||Mighty Morphin White Ranger||Mighty Morphin||Attacker||Epic||Epic|
|Katherine Hillard||Zeo Ranger I - Pink||Zeo||Defender||Common||Common|
|Jason Lee Scott||Gold Zeo Ranger||Zeo||Balanced||Legendary||Legendary|
|Zhane||Silver Space Ranger||In Space||Balanced||Epic||Rare|
|Kendrix Morgan||Pink Galaxy Ranger||Lost Galaxy||Balanced||Common||Common|
|Mike Corbett||Magna Defender||Lost Galaxy||Defender||Legendary||Legendary|
|Danny Delgado||Iron Bison/Black Wild Force Ranger||Wild Force||Defender||Rare||Common|
|Trent Fernandez-Mercer||White Dino Thunder Ranger||Dino Thunder||Balanced||Legendary||Epic|
|Udonna||White Mystic Ranger||Mystic Force||Balanced||Epic||Epic|
|Lauren Shiba||Red Samurai Ranger (female)||Samurai||Attacker||Epic||Rare|
|Gia Moran||Super Megaforce Yellow||Super Megaforce||Balanced||Legendary||Rare|
|Koda||Blue Dino Charge Ranger||Dino Charge||Defender||Epic||Rare|
|Kendall Morgan||Purple Dino Charge Ranger||Dino Charge||Balanced||Common||Rare|
|Jason Scott||Red Ranger||2017 Movie||Balanced||Common||Common|
|Zack Taylor||Black Ranger||2017 Movie||Defender||Common||Common|
|Billy Cranston||Blue Ranger||2017 Movie||Balanced||Epic||Epic|
|Trini Kwan||Yellow Ranger||2017 Movie||Balanced||Common||Common|
|Kimberly Hart||Pink Ranger||2017 Movie||Attacker||Rare||Rare|
|Name||Origin||Class||Rarity (Leader)||Rarity (Assist)|
|Alpha 5||2017 Movie||Defender||Rare||Epic|
Villains and Evil Rangers
|Name||Origin||Class||Rarity (Leader)||Rarity (Assist)|
|Rita Repulsa||Mighty Morphin||Balanced||Epic||Epic|
|Lord Zedd||Mighty Morphin||Attacker||Rare||Epic|
|Rito Revolto||Mighty Morphin||Balanced||Rare||Rare|
|Tommy Oliver (Green Ranger v.2)||Original Character||Attacker||Epic||N/A|
|Rita Repulsa||2017 Movie||Attacker||Legendary||Epic|
|Psycho Red||In Space||Attacker||Legendary||Legendary|
|Dai Shi||Jungle Fury||Attacker||Legendary|
|Snide||Dino Super Charge||Attacker||Epic||Common|
|Lord Drakkon||Boom! Studios Comics||Attacker||Legendary||Legendary|
|Black Dragon||Boom! Studios Comics||Defender||Epic||Epic|
|Dino Megazord||Mighty Morphin||Common|
|Thunder Megazord||Mighty Morphin||Legendary|
|Mega Goldar||Mighty Morphin||Rare|
Character Gallery by Season
- At pre-registration, the game has a near-equal male-to-female ratio at release with nine women and ten men.
- Curiously, Super Megaforce Yellow was seen wielding a Samurai Ranger Spin Sword at release, without first assuming a Legendary Ranger Mode Samurai, as opposed to her own Super Mega Saber alongside her Super Mega Blaster. This was later corrected.
- In the Rooftops location, a building marked Terra Venture can be seen in the background. With the alien ships hovering over the city, this location is Angel Grove during the mass invasion at the end of In Space.
- In June 2017, the game saw the release of the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger v2, also called the Dark Dragon. The character's in-game description refers to the character as an alternate-universe version of Tommy Oliver and he is seen wielding the Sword of Darkness, but the game makes no further mention of the character's origin or alignment. However, he is considered a villain for the purpose of quests.
- Interestingly, character models aren't rotated but flipped based on which side of the field they are on. While this was likely done to avoid hurtboxes and hitboxes being different based on position, the backward flip on asymmetrical characters like the Dino Charge Rangers is obvious.
- Purchasing morph boxes are at the player's own risk. No character advertised is guaranteed unless it explicitly says so.
- Udonna was on a Twitter poll were fans were asked to vote which character should be added to the game next. Oddly, Udonna came in last but is being added before the poll's winner (the Gold Zeo Ranger). This may be due to the current focus on Disney-era teams causing the developers to create Udonna well before the poll was released.
- The mission "I Am Worthy" which requires a leader character from the 2017 movie is a reference to Rita Repulsa's line in the film.
- The mission "Forever Red" which requires different setups of Red Rangers, is based on the groundbreaking Wild Force episode of the same name.
- The mission "We Can Do It" references a wartime propaganda poster which has become a symbol of female empowerment.
- The mission "Evil Space Aliens Arise" which requires various villain setups references the generic term for most Power Rangers villains in the toyline.
- The mission set "United Alliance of Evil" refers to the combined group of enemies from the first six seasons who banded together to invade Earth during the finale of Power Rangers in Space.
- The mission "Not Backing Down" is a reference to Jason's line as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers become a six-man team in Green with Evil
- The missions "Lost Galaxy" and "Lights of Orion" are both references to Lost Galaxy
- The missions "On the Attack", "A Ranger's Duty" and "A Delicate Balance" don't have any direct references to the show, though Trini once uses the phrase "a delicate balance" for a topic unrelated to Rangers or the show.
- The challenge "Dark Harbinger" references how Black Dragon appeared to be the primary antagonist for the Boom! Comics series until it was revealed that he is merely a Zord controlled by Lord Drakkon.
- Missions that unlock new characters are typically named after the episode the new character (or powers) was introduced in. Examples include White Light, Quasar Quest, and Survival of the Silver.
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ORnZRKHC4
- ↑ http://www.cbr.com/power-rangers-game-movie/
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 http://playlegacywars.com/version-1-1-release-notes/
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 [https://www.comicbookmovie.com/sci-fi/power_rangers/power-rangers-legacy-wars-partnering-with-boom-studios-comic-characters-will-join-game-in-major-update-a152550]