Your first Dragon Ball video game

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Freeza Soldier #156 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:42 pm

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Yes, with that cover.
Interesting that Spopovich is on the cover when that game didn't even cover that portion of the series.
Along with Saiyaman.
Great Saiyaman was actually an unlockable character, so that one makes some sense.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Kamiccolo9 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:46 pm

Freeza Soldier #156 wrote: Great Saiyaman was actually an unlockable character, so that one makes some sense.
Ah. I never did anything after beating Cell.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by VeggieXD » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:05 pm

mysticboy wrote:This bad boy right here:
Wow haha, I had forgotten about this! I actually loved it haha
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by kazamino » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:17 am

VeggieXD wrote:
mysticboy wrote:This bad boy right here:
Wow haha, I had forgotten about this! I actually loved it haha
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Rukura » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:01 am

Final Bout, which I played once (when I was 6/7) and thought was awesome for the longest time :P

Years later, I followed that up with Tenkaichi 2, 3 and then Super DBZ, Budokai 3 and Infinite World.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Nickolaidas » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:28 am

Nice topic.

Well, back in ... 1996-1997, when I was in my late teens, I bought a PC magazine which had demos from (un)licensed games. One of them was a amateurish Dragon Ball fighting game by a dude ... I never got his name. Anyway, the demo was a street fighter like game which had a 23rd Budokai Goku character (who was called WuKong for copyright reasons, I guess) and a cell saga Krillin (I actually thought he was Tien at first because he looked too tall and muscular to be Krillin - back then the Greek Television was showing the Picolo Daimao saga - I ... don't remember the name the Krillin character had).

Now you must understand that back then I was hyped as hell with Dragon Ball and I didn't yet have internet to know that outside Greece there were like, 20 Dragon Ball games released in Sega and Nintendo consoles.

I played that demo like there was no tomorrow, just with these two characters. A couple of years later, the first Dragon Ball game was released in Greece, Final Bout and ...

Well, out of topic. Anyway, that was my first Dragon Ball video game experience. I ended up sharing the game with one of the webmasters from www.PlanetNamek.com (RIP). I think he posted it for everyone to download it, eventually.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by MajinVegetaSSj6 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:39 am

Final Bout, and i love it!

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Pan-tastic » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:25 am

Final Bout was my first Dragon Ball game. At the time I had a ton of fun with it, trying to unlock stuff blindly... I wasn't sure who some of the characters were at first, but the internet helped me out (as shoddy as it was back then). While it was extremely clunky compared to the 2D Capcom fighters I was playing at the time. While it hasn't aged well, it hits me in the nostalgia feels. The oldest good DBZ games I later played were Hyper Dimension or Super Butoden 2.

It is kind of bitter-sweet how often DBZ fighting games hop all over the place. New franchises, different developers. They need to go competitive one game and super fan service the next, then back again. The way they're doing it results in more bad games than good. Haven't played XV yet, but it looks great. Prior to it, RB2 was the last game I liked, with Burst Limit before it.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Black_Liger » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:12 am

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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.
was it possible to save in final bout? I played with a friend on his ps 1, and every time we would finish the game and get characters but once we turned it off all progress was lost :C
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by songohan619 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:20 am

Budokai 3! :D And it was geeewd! The gameplay, the graphics, the music, everything was just so fantastic, so new, so... Dragon Ball! To this day, Budokai 3 is my favorite DB game! It`s one of the few DB games my friends would come over to play!

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Super SaiyaJon » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:23 am

When I first got my PS3 was around the time I started really getting into Dragon Ball. When I was looking at the store shelf, I noticed 2 Dragon Ball games: Raging Blast 2 and Ultimate Tenkaichi. I had no idea what either game had to offer, so I chose UT on a whim.

Ultimate Tenkaichi wasn't horrible to me when I first played it because I had no other Dragon Ball games (or other fighting games at all, sans Sonic the Fighters) to compare it to. I didn't think it was super good, but I thought it was at least decent. Of course, playing it now is unbearable by comparison to any other DB game I own on my PS3.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by UpFromTheSkies » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:13 pm

The first Dragon Ball game I played was for Game Boy back in the 90's. I don't remember the name, but it was a black and white game, and I remember running along snake way and then training at North Kai's planet.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by jjgp1112 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:04 pm

Legends on my older brother's friend's hacked PS1. It was a pretty fun game.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by kamenriderneko » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:14 pm

Bought the Japanese import of Final Bout after renting the English one once, and cringed at the horrible voice acting.
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I remember how much I loved that game, I could only beat it with chibi SS Goku. Man, good memories of that game, even though I know how awful it truly is. My copy was stolen, sadly.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:49 pm

kamenriderneko wrote:Bought the Japanese import of Final Bout after renting the English one once, and cringed at the horrible voice acting.
Trunks "This is going to be a problem!" *DERP*

I remember how much I loved that game, I could only beat it with chibi SS Goku. Man, good memories of that game, even though I know how awful it truly is. My copy was stolen, sadly.
I wouldn't call it stealing, more like relieving.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by kamenriderneko » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:07 pm

DBZAOTA482 wrote:
kamenriderneko wrote:Bought the Japanese import of Final Bout after renting the English one once, and cringed at the horrible voice acting.
Trunks "This is going to be a problem!" *DERP*

I remember how much I loved that game, I could only beat it with chibi SS Goku. Man, good memories of that game, even though I know how awful it truly is. My copy was stolen, sadly.
I wouldn't call it stealing, more like relieving.
Haha! That's beside the point. It was not cheap to get at the time either.
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Dbzfan94 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:08 pm

Budokai 1 for gamecube lol

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Post by AlexFili » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:49 am

While DBZ Legend/Legends and Budokai 1 were some of my favourites, the ones I played most were the famicom RPGs, Legendary Super Warriors and Budokai Tenkaichi 3. I've played quite a few of them, some of them I did manage to complete (I especially liked the ones where you could play as Raditz or Vegeta)
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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by Man-Child » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:32 pm

My first was actually "Legend of the Super Saiyan" for the snes. My older brother used to download emulators pretty frequently back in the late 90's - early 00's, which was how I got to play it. The game itself was fine enough, though I recall getting annoyed by the repeated battle music.

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Re: Your first Dragon Ball video game

Post by jrdemr » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:21 pm

My first was Legends, for the Saturn. Still have both the game and the console in my brother's room (though we haven't played it in ages). It was an okay game, kinda repetitive and bare-bones but easily accessible. Also had pretty good music. Have the entire soundtrack in mp3 format on my cell phone.
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Yes, with that cover.
Interesting that Spopovich is on the cover when that game didn't even cover that portion of the series.
I had that version as well. I think they just put him on the cover since the Buu arc was being aired in English around the same time the first Budokai was released.
The European covers for the first Budokai (both the PS2 and Gamecube versions) and Legacy of Goku II were terrible. It was mostly copy-paste of the first character images the cover "designer" found on the Internet. Legacy of Goku II, for example, had chibi Trunks and teenage Gohan (not to mention Vegeta on his Buu arc outfit) on the cover of a game that only has the Artificial Humans arc:

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