Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 cover
Developer:
TOSE Software Co.
Platforms:
Super Famicom/Super Nintendo
Publisher:
Bandai
Released:
March 1995March 1995

About Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3

ドラゴンボールZ 超武闘伝3 Doragon Bōru Zetto Sūpā Butōden Surī

Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 is a classic fighting game developed by TOSE Software and released by Bandai for Super Famicom/Super Nintendo on September 29, 1994 in Japan, and on March 1995 in France and Spain. It's the third game in Butōden fighting game series and fourth Dragon Ball game released on this console.

Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen
Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 (Japanese version) - Title screen

Overview

The game is set in the Buu Saga period, the only one not included in the predecessors. Unfortunately, this time the player will not experience the events from manga and anime, because unlike the two previous parts, the game doesn't feature Story mode.

Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen
Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen

Game modes

Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen
Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen

Characters

The game features 9 playable characters available by default and an additional 1 which can be unlocked, using a secret code during the game's intro. Each character uses a fighting style and techniques known from the manga, and yiels an attack's name during the performance as in the TV show. All playable characters in Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3:

  • Goku (Super Saiyan)
  • Majin Vegeta (Super Saiyan)
  • Gohan (Super Saiyan)
  • Goten (Super Saiyan)
  • Trunks (Super Saiyan)
  • Android 18
  • Supreme Kai
  • Dabura
  • Majin Buu
  • Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) - secret character
Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen
Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen

Stages

The game includes 9 different stages, but in practice, these are 4 unique arenas in few different color variants. There are several iconic places like World Martial Arts Tournament arena, Babidi's spaceship, a wastelands where Z Fighters fought Dabura, and Piccolo was turned into stone. An additional stage is the sky, in which characterss have full freedom of movement.

Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen
Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 - Title screen

Reception

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