Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden
Dragon Ball Z: L'Appel Du Destin
|Released By||Dragon Ball Z Game Translations|
|Patching Information||SMD Format (GEN)|
|Genre||Action > Fighting|
|Game Date||01 April 1994|
|Release Date||27 Oct 2000|
|Last Modified||16 July 2013|
This is the French version of Dragon Ball Z - Buu Yuu Retsuden, which covers the Frieza and Cell sagas [which make up approximately two thirds of the main Dragon Ball Z storyline]. This is just like every other Dragon Ball Z game, with one exception - it’s actually FUN. Well to me it is!
There’s a story mode in which you use any of the game’s eleven fighters, and depending on who you choose, the battle order will be different and you will not face two characters. When the two fighters start getting far from each other, the screen splits, but you can track just how close you are to the other fighter by using the map below your energy / ki meters [all these three have been present in the Super Famicom DBZ games as well].
The premise is simple: Beat the other guy, while keeping your ki [power] above 50% [or yellow]. The ki bar doesn’t deplete unless you perform a special move that requires it, like most power blasts a la Kamehameha. No Snickers Aura needed! If your ki goes below the 50% mark, you’ll be left open to your enemy’s attacks. And that’s it, mostly. There’s no depth to the game, asides from it having somewhat awful controls, but it isn’t as bad as say, Dragon Ball GT - Final Bout on the PSX. God, that game really was trash…
This patch is for the French version of the game. Patching the game will get you a Red Screen of Death when playing it, so you’ll need to use the “Auto-Fix Checksum” option in Gens and Kega. Other emulators probably have that option too.
This is one of those oh-so-keen DBZ fighting games, for the Genesis. And I guess it’s the only Genesis DBZ game, too. Anyway, I guess the story revolves around the ‘Freeza Saga,’ and theoretically, 95% of the dialog is translated. There’s still a lot of stuff in French though, so it definitely is in no way complete. At all.
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