Release Date: May, 1996
Dragon Ball Z Legends
reinacts the great battles of the Dragon Ball Z story, including
the battle against Nappa, Vegita, the Ginew Force, Freeza, Androids
No. 19 and No. 20, Androids No. 16, No. 17, and No. 18, Cell,
Darbura, Buu, Super Buu, and Kid Buu. It's all here. The story
unfolds in cinematic sequences between battles. Try to follow
as closely to the real story as you can, or pick any 3 of the
characters you've beaten so far and fight against your friend
and his 3 favorites.
Although this is
almost identical to it's PlayStation counterpart, Legends for
the Saturn does have a few differences. First of all, it seems
a little more difficult, in that a bit more strategy is required
to defeat the enemies. There are more items in the scenery such
as trees rocks, and shrubs. These can actually be knocked down
or destroyed by attacks during the fight.
Some of the characters
have different attacks from the PlayStation version. This is
both good and bad. Some characters have more moves,
some have less moves, and some are just different. More on this
later when I start complaining.
A neat thing that
happens in this version that doesn't happen on the Playstation
is that occasionally an enemy will hit you and knock you flying
VERY far across the ground, through any trees and mountains
that might be in the way.
The action is quicker
than on the PlayStation as well. As far as gameplay is concerned,
I would have to say this one is the best of the two.
Now for the negative
differences. The glowing effects around the characters are two-dimensional
color fields in front of the character, not 3D shells of energy
like on the PlayStation. Also, some of the changed moves are
just plain stupid looking. For example, Kuririn's attack is
just two Kienzan (Destructo Discs if you watch the American
show) that knock the oponent down. On the Playstation, Vegita
does the Big Bang Attack and Final Flash, which are both spectacular.
What does he do on the Saturn? One cheesy move where he starts
building up power, says "Shi ne!" (DIE!), and fires some weird
green blast upward into the opponent. This is affectionately
known as "The Green Weenie" by friends of mine. I can only assume
that it is supposed to be the move Vegita uses to dispose
of Nappa in the TV show. Ironically, Nappa is the only character
he doesn't fight in the game.
Legends is a good
game, no matter which version you have. If you're a big fan
or a completist, by all means, get them both, as they were produced
in massive quantities. However, there don't appear to be enough
differences to warrant favoring one over the other.
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- Fast fighting
action, just like on the show
- Follows the
entire Dragon Ball Z story
- Great sound
- Nice looking
- Vegita's "Green
- Can be frustrating
- Two player
mode is almost unplayable
- Intro movie
isn't very good
- Not really
a straight up fighting game
(940 KB file): A 41.1 second RealMedia clip of Goku hitting
Vegita with the Genki Dama (Spirit Bomb).
(1001 KB file): A 44 second RealMedia clip of Vegita hitting
Gourd with the infamous "Green Weenie".
(559 KB file): A 22.9 second RealMedia clip of Freeza hitting
SSJ Goku with a barrage of laser blasts from his finger. Notice
the lightning flashes in the background.
(491 KB file): A 20.1 second RealMedia clip of SSJ Goku hitting
Freeza with his KameHameHa.