Tactical RPG Chroma Squad puts you in charge of a group of fed-up stuntmen starting their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show.
30-05-2017 - by Iris Wijers
Five stuntmen are sick of working for an overbearing TV studio and decide to produce their own TV show. The aspiring actors hole up in a warehouse to create their Power Ranger-esque new show, complete with colourful spandex suits and a big mech. The gameplay of the game is akin to XCOM or Fire Emblem, tasking you with maneuvering your five actors over a grid and beating your enemies in turn-based battles. Since you are producing a television show, however, simply completing your mission is not enough: you need to do it in style. Complete the director's instructions and use flashy moves to impress your fans and grow even stronger. It's all about the show, in the end.
While the gameplay of Chroma Squad is fairly simple and the battles are never especially difficult, there's a lot of strategy and tactics involved in the game. You can hire a roster of actors and assign them to any of the five roles in the team. Characters have different attributes, making them suitable for the different roles such as lead, techie or assist. Aside from using tactics in battles, you'll also need to manage the studio itself, hiring marketing staff, upgrading your cameras and getting your hands on the best costumes. Studio upgrades now only make you more popular with the fans, but also help you in combat. The mix between the everyday management of a studio and the fantasy of fighting crime in the streets works very well and turns a good strategy game into a great one.
Fans of the Power Rangers will probably enjoy Chroma Squad the most, as they can appreciate the many quirky references to the Super Sentai genre. However, the gameplay, humor and story of Chroma Squad are more than enough to make the game great for everyone, Power Rangers fan or not. You can download Chroma Squad for iOS and Android using the buttons below. The game costs €5,49. Make sure you have enough iTunes or Google Play credit! (Availability depending on region)