Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Fresh Prince » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:59 pm

Budokai 2 (PS2)

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Chelentano » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:19 pm

Raditz wrote:Another spaniard! :wave:

I think my first DB game was one of the Super Butōden for the SNES.
Hi there Raditz!

I feel like we are the olders here, playing SNES and Mega Drive.
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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Sshadow5001 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:08 pm

The first Dragonball game I played was likely Hyper Dimension on SNES, the first game I owned was the first Budokai game on PS2.
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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:21 am

The first I played as that flash game called Dragon Ball Z: Tournament on the Cartoon Network/Toonami website.
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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by ryou766 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:38 am

Xeztin wrote:Mine was Budokai 1. My cousin had it and Goku vs Freeza seemed like it was really hard!
I had more trouble aligning Raditz in the right position so that Piccolo could connect his Makankosappo.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by MetaMoss » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:23 am

ryou766 wrote:
Xeztin wrote:Mine was Budokai 1. My cousin had it and Goku vs Freeza seemed like it was really hard!
I had more trouble aligning Raditz in the right position so that Piccolo could connect his Makankosappo.
Don't even get me started with that final fight against Cell...
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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Kokos » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:11 pm

metamoss wrote:
ryou766 wrote:
Xeztin wrote:Mine was Budokai 1. My cousin had it and Goku vs Freeza seemed like it was really hard!
I had more trouble aligning Raditz in the right position so that Piccolo could connect his Makankosappo.
Don't even get me started with that final fight against Cell...
Or Goku + Teen Gohan in the Legend of Hercule :P Crazy hard stuff :? I'm kind of surprised (and relieved!) they didn't make a trophy for it in Budokai HD Collection.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Gyt Kaliba » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:28 pm

ryou766 wrote:
Xeztin wrote:Mine was Budokai 1. My cousin had it and Goku vs Freeza seemed like it was really hard!
I had more trouble aligning Raditz in the right position so that Piccolo could connect his Makankosappo.
Oh god. The horror, I'd forgotten all about that. Though granted, a couple of those mini-game things in Infinite World weren't a cake walk either, like hiding from Piccolo as Imperfect Cell. The idea of minigames is something I'd love to see come back though.
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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Raditz » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Chelentano wrote:
Raditz wrote:Another spaniard! :wave:

I think my first DB game was one of the Super Butōden for the SNES.
Hi there Raditz!

I feel like we are the olders here, playing SNES and Mega Drive.
Yeah. You can see that people here are rather young in this thread :?

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Doctor. » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:23 pm

My first DB game was Shin Budokai for the PSP, it was how I got into the franchise in the first place.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by MajinVegetaSSj6 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:26 pm

Final Bout (Ps1). At The time i know nothing about Gt series so i was kinda shocked and hyped when i saw Bebi Vegeta Ozaru e Ssj4 Goku!

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Bullza » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:38 pm

I remember I started watching the show in either August or September 2008 and then I very quickly became a big fan and sometime in the November I went on eBay and bought Budokai 1, Tenkaichi 1 and Legacy of Goku 1 at the same time.

I think I may have played Budokai 1 first.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Nejishiki » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:12 am

Hm, it had to be either be Hyper Dimension or Final Bout. That feels like an eternity ago to recall and I had only just started to get into Dragon Ball at the time so I didn't understand the characters in either title anyway, ahaha.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Power Metal » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:14 pm

Like many in this thread, the first game I played was Final Bout. A friend of mine bought a copy from somewhere and we had to take his PS1 to this shady ass flea market to have it modded so we could play the game.
Looking back, the game sucked but at the time, we loved the hell out of it.

Then the first game I actually owned was Legacy of Goku for GBA. I've been thinking about re-playing it lately so I might have to dig out my old Gamecube (pretty sure I gave my GBA to my younger brothers) and play through again.
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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by ryou766 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:18 pm

It's strange, I was never able to complete the story mode for BT2.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Grimlock » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:30 pm

Either Dragon Ball Z: Legends or Dragon Ball: Final Bout, can't remember.

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Post by RisanF » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:12 pm

Believe it or not, my first Dragon Ball game was none other than Dragon Power for the NES, which basically my introduction to Dragon Ball in general. The game was so awkwardly localized that it took me a while to realize it was even a Dragon Ball game. however, this game is part of the reason I enjoyed Dragon Ball Origins 2 so much. Not only does the Japanese version feature an unedited emulation of Dragon Power (I have both the Japanese and American version of Origins 2) , but the game itself pretty much plays a spiritual successor to that early Dragon Ball goes.

Anyway, one of the most memorable parts of Dragon Power for me was fighting Boss Rabbit/Monster Carrot with the staff. I ended up writing about him in one of my fanfics, and I think it's because of my connection with this game.

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

Post by Kunzait_83 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:56 am

The first that I'd sat down with and actually played? That would be...

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...the first Super Butouden sometime in mid/late '93.

The first that I'd simply heard of or saw before that? Had to be either Gekitou Tenkaichi Budokai (the NES "Barcode Battler") or Super Saiya Densetsu (the first SNES RPG) sometime circa '91 or '92 (via magazine previews).

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Or at least those would be the ones that I knew straight from the jump were Dragon Ball games. Before even that though? Heh, well...

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Re: Your First Dragon Ball Video Game

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Btw the oldschool covers are way better than the game covers from nowadays, in my opinion.
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