DBZ: Super Butoden
Release Date: September, 1994
Fight as Goku, Gohan,
Goten, Mirai Trunks, Chibi Trunks, Majin Vegita, Majin Boo,
No. 18, KaiOhShin, or Darbura against your friends or a computer
opponent. Battle in an eight man Tenkaichi Budokai and see who
I waited a long time
for this game to come out, and when I had beaten it in one day
my response was a resounding, "What the heck!?!"
This is Super
Butoden 2 with some different characters. The only changes
to the controls are that you can now fly up or down while on
the same screen as your opponent and you can charge up much
faster. While these changes are welcome, they don't make up
for the fact that there is absolutely no story mode. You can
play one on one matches against a friend or the computer, but
if you want to see any credits in this game you merely have
to win the Tenkaichi Budokai.
There are only a
few backgrounds in this game, and many of them are just the
same places at different times of day, which is cheap if you
ask me. Piccolo would have added some variety and color to the
character lineup. Instead, we have a purple guy, a pink guy,
a red guy, and seven blondes. If you aren't a big fan of the
show, you might not even be able to tell them apart by their
selection screen pictures.
I like complaining,
but don't get me wrong; this is a solid fighting game for the
Super Famicom. I had just hoped for something much more spectacular
and varied from its predecessor.
By the way, the rumors
that Goku at Super Saiyan Level 3 is a hidden character in this
game are false. When this game was made, the battle against
Boo was still underway in both the manga and the anime. SSJ3
had not been introduced yet.
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- Controls even
better than in Super Butoden 2
- Mirai Trunks is
a hidden character
- The only 16-bit DBZ game
with Darbura as a playable character
- No story mode
- Same game, different
- Special moves
are excecuted the same way as in every other DBZ game
- Only 3 characters
without blonde hair
- Mirai Trunks is
the ONLY hidden character
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