Gaming Anniversaries March 24-Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokūden – Totsugeki-hen

Released March 24, 1995- Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokūden – Totsugeki-hen

Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokūden – Totsugeki-hen or just Super Gokuden for short, was released on this day in the Japanese market. For the Super Famicom!

Super Gokuden is one of the first in the “Interactive fighter” genre of games in the Dragon Ball Z series! In this one, players will often take the role of Goku to progress through the first volume of the story in the Dragon Ball Manga!

The gameplay is a little different. While it is a fighting game, most of the game is played using menus and dialog. To that end, Goku can choose to say things to keep the story going. Additionally, the fighting element in the game is a little awkward. Players must carefully examine their enemies movements and attack at just the right time in order to proceed.

Despite the weird quirks in the game, it managed to spawn a couple of sequels and was actually fairly popular in Japan. Sadly, they were never released in English, let alone in North America. Moreover, translated ROMS of the game don’t seem to do it great justice. So in order to play the game to its full extent, its probably required to actually learn Japanese. OUCH!

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