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Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden Gameplay

Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden is a classic fighting game and the first part of Butōden video game series released for Super Nintendo. The series also includes Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 2 and Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3. Characters and events from the game are based on Dragon Ball manga and Dragon Ball Z TV show from Piccolo Jr. Saga through Saiyan Saga, Frieza Saga, Androids Saga, ending with the Cell Saga conclusion.

In Story Mode, you'll experience the most important battles from almost entire Dragon Ball Z series (excluding Buu Saga). You'll start with a duel between Goku and Piccolo on Tenkaichi Budokai, before Raditz came to Earth. Next in order are Vegeta, Frieza, Androids, and Cell. In the further parts of the game you'll decide which character to choose for the next fight. The second noteworthy game mode is Tournament in which up to 8 players or computer-controlled characters fight each other. The rules of the tournament are the same as at all Tenkaichi Budokai that could be seen in the entire Dragon Ball manga and TV show. The winner of course gets a blinking trophy. In the classic Arcade mode, you can fight against a character controlled by computer AI or invite your friend to play and check which of you is a better fighter. You can set multiple rules in this mode.

There are 8 playable characters available from the beginning of the game and an additional 5 ones available after unlocking using a trick. The default characters are Goku, Vegeta, Android 20 (Dr. Gero), Android 16, Piccolo, Frieza (Full power), Android 18, and Imperfect Cell. You can add SSJ Goku, SSJ Vegeta, SSJ Future Trunks, SSJ Gohan (Teen), and Perfect Cell to the game. How? Press following combination during the game of intro: Hold and release A + D, and then press  , S,  , X,  , A,  , D. If you've done it right, you'll hear the sound. Then repeat the whole combination from the beginning and if the trick works you will hear Goku's voice. If you haven't heard the voice, you must try again.

Super Butōden features 12 different stages, including most well-known scenes for every Dragon Ball fan. You'll fight in World Martial Arts Tournament, Planet Namek, Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Cell Games Arena, and others.

How to play two player mode: Hover over the game screen and click the gamepad icon. Set keys for player two and play with a friend.

You can find more information about Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden, Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 2, and Dragon Ball Z Super Butōden 3 in our encyclopedia.


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