Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitouden
No Alternate Title
|Released By||Spun Web Translations|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||25 August 1995|
|Release Date||19 Jun 2000|
|Last Modified||09 February 2016|
This is without a doubt one of the best original Game Boy games ever made. It has fantastic music, very good gameplay and, most important, stays very true to the DBZ manga and has some awesome Super Game Boy features as well. I loved this game as a kid and I remember I even managed to finish it with Goku transforming into the Super Saiyan and defeating Freezer, even thou I never understood the Japanese text but I somehow pulled through. I am so sad this never got a proper US/EU release as this is one of the great Game Boy titles from 1995. I really hope this will get translated one day into English by the DBZ community.
I checked the ROMs with a hex editor, and these three screenshots show actually, literally, all that was changed for this translation. You’d think that after finding out that the graphics were compressed, Spun Web wouldn’t even bother with a translation at all, so the fact that a patch was nonetheless released is… commendable? I guess?
Anyways it turns out that Spun Web also found a lot of text compression in the game, and that’s why they abandoned the project.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Dragon Ball Z - Gokuu Gekitouden (Japan).gb - NOINTRO
- CRC32: FF3C027D
- MD5: F29D7DC8D22C317BB7C17A7BBDC24EC6
- SHA-1: 1F7A08D2E51E90D770D9DBF4092166B2BFA5697E
- SHA-256: D7DD593ABAB1E0DB1B57235FD2705C0FB1612242A234E743F9D730A4EBB2C059