Saturday, August 29, 2015

Power Rangers Dino Charge - The Royal Rangers - Episode Review

Riley puts a sign for the Treasures of Zandar, a display at the museum. Tyler and Koda wake up Kendall, who has made Dino Drive mode which is only in the zords but it was supposedly created because Fury has the Pterazord. Shelby shows art work to Kendall that this guy Julian made, who she dismissed. Shelby is worried about Julian. The Rangers see a painting of knight Sir Ivan and the Stone of Zandar. Riley says years ago, sir Irving helped a young prince on horses and when they stopped for water, Ivan spotted something shiny. The Rangers run to danger and a box glows.

The Rangers find the Pterazord attacking the city and Koda and Chase call their zords Stegazord and Parazord to fight against it. Fury forms the Ptera Charge Megazord with a black cape. Tyler calls Rexie and forms Megazord Para-Stego formation. The Rangers enter the cockpit without morphing. Kendall says to use the Dino Drive mode which they do. Fury fights dirty and fierce. Ptera Charge Megazord forms a blast and the Stego Shield holds it for a bit.

Pter Charge is running out of power, Para Zord blasts him and he retreats. At night, the Rangers rummage through the Zandar stuff like a tiara and knight helmet. They lift the stone of Zandar and it glows. Their gems glow. They wonder why Fury ran out of power. The box busts open and they find the Gold Energem. Keeper welcomes it back, saying it is bonded to the Pterdactyl, Zandar is an old European country, Shelby says Pterdactyl fossils were found in Europe. Meanwhile Wrench powers up the Dino Charger with the gold energy from Fury, which is now blocking the energy transfer. The Dino Charger is not half charged. On the other side of the ship, Poisandra and Curio watch a gossip TV show called Glitz World about a prince going to the show and he sees the Gold Energem.

Shelby comes in a princess dress, the guys are amazed and she complains. She wears the Gold Energem. She doesn't like princesses. Kendall offers to do it, until Shelby sees how great Tyler looks and then she changes her mind. Keeper tells her that princesses don't have to be spoiled. Riley is dressed as security, Chase as press, Kendall as a limo driver and a random press guy says he never heard of Zandar. Shelby kisses Tyler which makes him blush. Shelby sees Julian drawing and she takes the drawing and says she has to have it for the castle, in order to make him famous--which seems to works. Fury attacks and slashes off the Energem from Shelby.

Fury summoned the Ptera Charge and climbs in. This seems to be Tyler's plan, Kendall has it activate and it launches Fury out as it was a fake. Kendall tells them to get Chargers. Two blue monsters (Spikeballs?) come to Fury's aid. The Rangers morph and call Dino Steel and fight the Viviks. Chase gives Tyler the Para Chopper and he combine them to make T-Rex Chopper and fights Fury. Tyler demands the charger and he is about to give it to him but he glows with gold energy. Tyler de-morphs and refuses to destroy Fury. Tyler thinks it is his dad inside of Fury. Fury and the Spikeballs leave in their spaceships. Later at the Dino Museum, Julian is on the phone about his art in London and he thanks Shelby. Meanwhile, Tyler looks at a pic of his dad. Kendall walks in and says he had to chance to destroy Fury and asks what happened. Riley says he wouldn't do it, the others say he made the right choice until he knows. Kendall doesn't know. Tyler thinks Fury captured his dad ten years ago. Keeper tells him it is never a mistake, they can't destroy him until they free the person inside.

Seeing how hard Fury and Ptera Charge Megazord slashes and bashes the Rangers in their Megazord, it makes sense if they have armor if they are standing up in the cockpit. Now that I think about it, the Megaforce and Super Megaforce Rangers sat down and the Samurai and Dino Charge Rangers stand up so it makes sense they have armor to protect them if the fall or whatever. So that's one excuse for the new modes. I guess the Rangers needed the Dino Charger to put it with the Energem to get control of the Pterazord but couldn't Kendall make another Dino Charger? And why they even need the Dino Charger if that's something Kendall invented?  I liked that Shelby had 2 hidden agendas: helping out her friend Julian and her budding romance for Tyler. We clearly know thats not Tyler's dad but interesting development. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Power Rangers Dino Charge Rumble App Game

Saban Brands have partnered with StoryToys for an all-new app, Power Rangers Dino Charge Rumble, launching tomorrow on the App Store! The app will feature an original Power Rangers Dino Charge story in a 2D comic strip narrative, combined with stunning 3D battles between the Rangers and their alien opponents. 

StoryToys partners with Saban Brands to release Power Rangers Dino Charge Rumble, a high-octane game based on the new season of the iconic television series

Dublin, Ireland - August 27th, 2015 - StoryToys and Saban Brands today announced the release of Power Rangers Dino Charge Rumble, a 3D game for tablets and mobile phones integrating original comic book animation. Designed for Power Rangers fans of all ages to enjoy, the app is available from August 27th on the App Store, and is coming very soon to Google Play.

First launched in 1993, Saban’s Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running children’s action series in television history. The winning formula combines action, adventure, humor and heart with themes of teamwork, fitness, friendship and helping others. 

Power Rangers Dino Charge Rumble is a brand-new app based on the latest Power Rangers TV season, which returns to a dinosaur theme, one of the most popular themes throughout the history of the franchise. The app presents an original Power Rangers Dino Charge story in a 2D comic strip narrative, combined with stunning 3D ‘battles’ between the Rangers and their alien opponents. Rangers, villains, Megazords and more are featured in the game where players can battle the evil Sledge and his monster army with simple taps and easy swipes. Players can also master all the Ranger moves, choose between a range of weapons or giant robots towering over the city and control different Megazord formations in a clash with super-sized villains. There are seven chapters with over 20 levels to explore and master.

Additionally, the game engine adapts to reflect the playing ability of the user. The ease-of-use and contact-free action make this app suitable for even the youngest of fans, while dramatic visual effects and animations combined with a sophisticated comic book and mini games ensure that it will also have strong appeal for older fans. 

“Saban’s Power Rangers is one of the world’s most popular and enduring children’s brands, and we’re thrilled to have partnered with Saban Brands to create a fresh and innovative experience for fans of all ages,” said Barry O’Neill, CEO of StoryToys.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the brand experience for our passionate Power Rangers fan base and working with StoryToys has allowed us to provide a brand-new digital product for fans to enjoy alongside the Power Rangers Dino Charge TV show,” said Brian Maeda, VP of Consumer Products, Saban Brands.

I Lavender Rnager have played it and it is mostly for kids, the story is like a 2-D comic book and the gameplay is 3D graphics. You can't choose which Rangers you want to play, the gameplay works fine. I will have my grandnephew Jaiden play it and I'll write what he thinks later, he has loved the apple games before. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Power Rangers Dino Charge - When Logic Fails - Episode Review

Recovering from the last ep, the Rangers mourn the Gem tracker and the loss of the Gold Dino Charger. Koda is hungry and Kendall sent Chase to go get a pizza. The Rangers discuss the different motives of Fury, Sledge and Poisandra. Tyler is confused (he's lucky he's not on Lost Galaxy) and Riley clarifies it with marbles, that they are all seeking the same end. Chase is attacked and loses the pizza. The bad guys revel in that they have the charger and broke the tracker. Fury goes down with a new monster and Wrench. The new monster Puzzler takes hold of an abandoned building. 

Puzzler makes the place into a maze for the Rangers to get lost in. They get split up and can't escape. Koda ends up in a room with a vending machine where he can't get the food. Chase and Tyler end up in different hallways. Shelby ends up in a stairwell. Riley figures a way out through the vent shaft.

Riley sneaks a peak in a room where Wrench is trying to help Fury and he sees gold energy trying to escape, confirming what Tyler saw in the last ep. Riley comes out at the top of the building and finds Puzzler.

Riley plays Chess with Puzzler and throws the different marbles into different shafts, alerting the Rangers and they find their ways out through vents. When Koda finds his way out, he finds there were cookies in boxes outside of the vending machine. When they fight Puzzler when big, Fury busts out Pterazord. 

The Rangers fight the Pterazord and Puzzler and destroy Puzzler. Sledge becomes buddy-buddy with Fury with his success with the Pterazord. Tyler and Riley discuss the gold energy he saw in Fury.

Good ep but no real advancement in plot nor in characterization in Riley as he did use logic and the definition of logic in the episode seems a bit diluted. I did like Sledge liking Fury more.