Super Gokuden 2
Release Date: September, 1995
In this continuation
of Super Gokuden 1, follow
Goku's adventures starting with his battle against Piccolo at
the Tenkaichi Budokai and ending with his defeat of Freeza.
Like before, try and keep it as close to the comic as possible.
Can you finish the game perfectly?
The interface appears
to be much the same as its predecessor's, but has actually been
improved in several areas. You still have to select what moves
are initiated by particular key presses, but now the opponent's
move is shown on the screen for you to decide how to retaliate.
You don't have to wait for Goku or Gohan to walk to a certain
point on the screen. You can attack whenever you want! A blue
border around the name of your move indicates that your opponent
is about to get attacked. A red border indicates that it's your
turn to take damage. Green means that the round is a draw. The
graphics are much improved over Goku
Den 1. Transparent glowing effects, scrolling battle
fields, and huge fireball attacks really add to the gameplay.
I have yet to encounter any mazes in the game like in Goku
Den 1. That is a big plus!
In spite of these
improvements, it's still not much more fun than its predecessor.
Not only that, but it is VERY hard! I fought Raditz dozens of
times before finally defeating him. Don't expect to walk through
this one easily. Often there will be decisions to make on the
screen. These are usually a choice of what Goku will
do or say. If you don't pick the exact path that Goku took in
the manga then you will not get the best ending. For example,
when ChiChi appears at the Tenkaichi Budoukai you can choose
either to recognize her or to not recognize her. If you choose
to recognize her then you will not fight her. This is the wrong
choice, because Goku did fight her in the comic, so you won't get the best ending. You can tell if you made the right
choice if you hear a chime. If you are wrong you hear a buzzer.
This game is well
put together, but leaves out a lot of the excitement of the
show. Give it a shot and see what you think, but I recommend
it only for the serious Dragon Ball Z fan.
and Codes at Gamefaqs.com
- Exciting visuals
- Covers DBZ's story
through the Freeza Saga
- Very difficult...requires
- Even more difficult
without a knowledge of Japanese
None as of yet. I'll
try to make one soon.