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Shonen Jump (Issue 23, November 2004)

Video Games

Dragon Ball Z: Buu’s Fury

Calling all Dragon Ball Z gamers! Dragon Ball Z: Buu’s Fury packs furious punch in the latest Game Boy Advance title, just out. The sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II, Buu’s Fury is a real-time strategy game based on the third and final installment of the Legacy of Goku series. This installment lets players experience the most thrilling moments of DBZ, from fight training to interplanetary hopping.

Continuing from where Legacy of Goku II left off, Buu’s Fury retraces the storyline from the Other World Tournament Saga to the Kid Buu Saga, where Goku finds himself in heavenly limbo in the sky above the Other World. He must acquire 10,000 years of fighting technique from the locals in order to win the tournament — only then can Goku be reborn on Earth.

With more features than Legacy of Goku II, the new Buu’s Fury game lets players choose from one of five different characters (Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Goten or Trunks), and even includes a few playable surprise characters. In story mode, players can collect up to 150 items, add points to any of the three stats and explore an expansive terrain — Buu’s Fury has twice as many maps as the previous game, giving players the option of exploring not only Earth but also the Other World.

In Buu’s Fury, you can also fuse characters, merging Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Goten or Trunks into new fighters, such as Gotenks or Vegito. Also, improved fighting techniques include blocking attacks in battles, such as the Energy Block, which renders your character invisible. Players can invite up to three friends to play in Multiplayer Dojo Mode (using the Game Boy Advance Game Link), which broadens the character choice to some 32, not counting your own carefully trained fighters. With more flavor and diverse playing options, Dragon Ball Z: Buu’s Fury is a welcome addition to the Dragon Ball Z series.

Transcription & Notes: VegettoEX