The year is 3000 AD and the mutant Ransik, along with some of his cronies, has traveled back in time to change the time stream. This, of course, would be a bad thing, so the Power Rangers are sent to retrieve Ransik and save history. After your time craft is 'putted' (after the intro movie, you will know what I mean) through the time portal you have to fight your way to the 'Odd Jobs Shop'. This serves as a good training level to get you accustomed to the ins-and-outs of the game. Once you reach the shop, you are presented with a hub to the other time periods. When you first enter each of the levels, you are given your mission goal and then it becomes a race against time (yes, you are timed) to complete the level. As you progress through each level, you can pick up various power ups such as power/speed boosters and the all important time bonuses. For those wanting a real treasure hunt, you can also look for the artifact hidden in each level, which unlocks the Quantum Ranger. Keeping with Power Rangers tradition, each level ends with a Megazord battle against the giant mutant boss of the level.
As I said before, this is all an interesting premise, but everything feels thrown together and rushed. In fact, this is the same formulaic Power Rangers game as last year, only with new villains and Rangers. In each level you fight the same one or two easy enemies and an even easier boss. This makes for very tedious gameplay and the game quickly loses any sense of fun. Searching for the artifacts does add some challenge, but the time limit kills the fun of searching.
In addition to the one-player game, Time Force also offers a two-player battle mode. In this mode you choose your character and battle it out in one of the seven Megazord arenas. This is a welcome addition to the game, but I would have preferred the option to play the main game with two people.