ROM Hacks: Dragon Ball Z - Buyuu Retsuden gets an Android 18 Improved Sprite

Started by RHDNBot, February 07, 2022, 06:45:23 AM

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Update By: Kanon

Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden is getting an art update for the first time since... ever!

While most of the characters are carefully designed and look more than good enough, Android 18 art in the 16 bit era (not just Mega Drive) is somehow dull. While Dragon Ball games in later generation consoles present a more stylized look, closer to the source material, the 16 bit era had to settle with barely recognizable art.

This new hack for Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden by KanonZombie replaces every animation frame with their counterparts from Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS.

Additional changes include adapting hitbox data, projectile positions and more to match the new art, requiring a deeper understanding of the game program that paves the way for bigger changes in the future.

A demo video of the changes can be seen here (WIP at the time, some frames were replaced)

Download the patch HERE

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