Today’s deal is Chroma Squad!
GO GO SMOOTHIE WORKOUT
Now, let us be clear. While definitely inspired by Power Rangers, today’s game Chroma Squad is more of a loving tribute than some kind of weird copy, since rather than being an in-world story, this one’s about a group of stunt actors who decide to make a sentai TV show together. As such, it takes place in a tv studio with rinky dink sets and cardboard monsters instead of a town like Angel Grove, where we only ever saw the park, the high school, and the squints “Angel Grove Youth Center Gym and Juice Bar”.
Wait, what? Now look, we know the score. Power Rangers is a fast food tv show, which means it’s more like eating some Taco Bell or McDonalds than it is a $60 NY strip, but that place is probably the weirdest single location in children’s television history, like a YMCA and a TCBY spontaneously appeared at the same time in the same place and tried to be both places at once. Like, they can practice karate there, have a birthday party there, play arcade games, and grab a smoothie all in the same place.
And if that isn’t enough, once Ernie, the wise-cracking juice bar/youth center owner decides to go help kids living in South America (weirder if you look up a picture of Ernie), he’s able to leave the bar to Lt. Stone, a police officer/police training instructor who literally adopts Bulk and Skull while they’re temporarily turned into monkeys, and then just sort of keeps them when they revert back to humans. Anyway, it’s weird, but Chroma Squad is not, it’s nice, it’s fun, and it’s only like three bucks, so go go give it a shot.
The official trailer for Chroma Squad:
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