Your first Dragon Ball video game

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Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Luso Saiyan » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:12 am

So, what was your first Dragon Ball video game?

My first game was Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden for the Sega Mega Drive. Unfortunately it was only in japanese, so it was hard to navigate the menus, but it had great gameplay and a nice character roster to choose from:

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Shnuki » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:55 am

Budokai 2 for PS2. It was also the very first game I ever owned (beside the demo disc which was included with the console).

However, I don't remember when was the last time I played it. I did play it a lot when I got it, but pretty much stopped completely once i got Budokai 3.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Ajay » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:11 pm

Final Bout was mine.

I had absolutely no idea who any of the GT characters were since I don't believe GT was even on TV when we got this in the UK.

It was a pretty godawful game looking back on it but as a kid, I was just happy to be able to play a Dragon Ball game in some format.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by TheDevilsCorpse » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:12 pm

Same here. The Japanese import of Final Bout.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Kakarot88 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:22 pm

Super Butouden 2

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by dbboxkaifan » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:27 pm



Super Butouden 2 Pirate cartridge for pirated Famicom-like consoles back in the 90's. Pirate carts were kind of hard to stay away from until games were required to have a seal of approval in each country sold, that way, it wasn't as much but they still kept rolling.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Patrick » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:28 pm

I may have started a little late with the games, but at the very least, I chose one of the best DBZ games to get!
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by 90sDBZ » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:30 pm

Budokai 2 on PS2. I remember wanting B1 for ages but couldn't afford a PS2 and ended up getting B2 first along with my PS2 for xmas 2003. I played that game non-stop for months until I got B1 and started getting hyped for B3.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by TheGmGoken » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:35 pm

Budokai 1 or Final Bout. I forget. I just remember both playing them while I was a kid.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Hellspawn28 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:38 pm

It might have been DBZ Legends at my friends house. I just started watching DBZ at the time, so the game blew my mind. Legacy of Goku was the first DBZ game that I own.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by hulkty » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:17 pm

Budokai 1 for the PS2 or Ultimate Battle 22 for PS1.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Shinnin » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:55 pm

Legacy of Goku. I never made it to Raditz.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by BlazingBarrrager » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:09 pm

I think mine was Budokai 1 for the PS2. Can't really remember to be honest.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:24 pm

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (2002)
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by VegettoEX » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:40 pm

T'was Final Bout for me back from its original release.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by InfernalVegito » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:09 pm

Final Bout for me too. Dragon Ball just started airing here and I had really no grasp of who some of those characters in the game were, but I knew that it had to do with Son Goku because he was in it, even if he (his GT kid form) looked a little different than when he was really a kid. I didn't play anything else back then and was addicted, the questionable gameplay aside. Immediately fell in love with its score and still revisit it to play some rounds due to nostalgia.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Darknat » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:24 pm

Dragon Ball Shenron no nazo. A friend of mine got it somehow.

It's not the first game I owned, but the first I played. After that it was probably either the butoden 1&2 or the Dragon Ball Z for arcades.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Eddie » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:39 pm

I first got into the series a bit before the big game resurgence. My first game was Legacy of Goku. It wasn't particularly good, but at the time I had some fun with it. I was still pretty underwhelmed, though. Ah, well. Things got much better that Christmas when I received Budokai and (the underrated gem) Legendary Super Warriors. :)

My first DBZ gaming memory, on the other hand, was the big feature in GamePro. It definitely got me pumped up for those early Atari releases, and there was a nice little sidebar that gave me my first exposure to the oldschool games.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by DBZ Mick » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:30 pm

I believe a copy of Final Bout that didn't work properly on my PS1...
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Kantico » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:39 pm

Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden for the Sega Mega Drive

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