Dragon Ball Z RPG Is A Bonus With Namco Bandai’s Retro Anime Game Collection

By Spencer . September 12, 2013 . 2:42pm

Namco Bandai will release J Legend Biography which is a compilation of retro anime video games for Nintendo 3DS. Games like YuYu Hakusho and Dragon Power are on the cartridge. Jump reports first print copies include a code to download one more retro Dragon Ball game, Dragon Ball Z: Frieza the Planet Destroyer. The Famicom title is a RPG that covers the Dragon Ball Z storyline through the Frieza saga.


Since the bonus is a download code it sounds like Dragon Ball Z: Frieza the Planet Destroyer could be sold or distributed outside of J Legend Biography.

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  • malek86

    I really can’t understand how that game works. It has shades of Super Saiyan Densetsu, but looks much more complicated.

    • Brutal2D

      It’s really not, played this a loooong time ago.

      • Aoshi00

        Yeah I had all the DBZ RPGs back on the Famicom too, I can’t believe I still remember the music.. the kanji-less 8-bit games were a bit hard to read, especially on a smaller 3DS now.. these were really great games back in the days though. not sure if I would import this, only have a regular Jpn 3DS.. even though these games were part of my childhood, I don’t think I would replay all over again. huge backlog from recent games alrdy.. sucks this is only a d/l code for first print copies instead of part of the game. Guess they wouldn’t include the 3rd game w/ the androids?

        • Brutal2D

          I doubt they’d include the 3rd game. But to be honest, their limitation on this as some sort of treat confuses me.

          When you’re playing games back in the 90’s, that’s one thing. But now? In the days where emulation are extremely possible? Just seems to be a weak hook on the uneducated.

          • Aoshi00

            well, I would get this for nostalgia and collection’s sake, but they’re really dated by today’s standard, and yeah, one save state each for Famicom and Super Famicom?

            W/ so many current games I have yet to finish (Gyakuten Saiban 5, Dragon’s Crown, Ducktales, Castle of Illusion, Killer is Dead, Sweet Fuse, KH 1.5, Puppeteer), I really would find it difficult to blow dozens of hours on these old RPGs again. I just wish they would make a new game in this format w/ today’s graphics, just like how Duck Tales & Castle of Illusion rec’d remakes. Now all DBZ games are pretty much 3D fighters..

            but yeah, who would want to squint thru long 8-bit RPGs on a 3DS.. that would kill my vision.. I have to play Gyakuten Saiban 5 in sessions now lol..

            Like most people say, I could stop buying games today and it would still last me a life time.. If anything, these should be released individually on VC so one could play on a big TV..

    • Ty Austin

      If you’re referring to the SNES game, the combat is nearly identical, the movement is the main difference. You use the same cards to move on tiles (similar to a board game.)

  • Seraph

    Here’s hoping it gets DBZ: Killer Androids and DBZ Gaiden.

  • $36598391

    I hope this comes out in NA

  • British_Otaku

    I already feel cheated… It’s already an arrangement of NES ROMs for the most part and the first print bonus is a whole game which depending on your point is worth dirt as you can emulate it for free/ buy a copy cheaply or is worth tons because you really want to play that content and expect stuff to just be in there…

    No idea why they couldn’t just make some keychain, print some mini artbooks of the illustrations with the original games or just stick in a card for one of the dozens of Cardass games…

  • Ty Austin

    I remember playing these long ago, loved these games. My main issue was how grindy they would get (especially the first one…) I remember playing the second one (the one shown here) training everyone on Goku’s ship just before fighting Frieza, then having Chiaotzu kill him XD

    • Aoshi00

      No kidding, my neighbor spent like one summer grinding the 1st and 2nd RPGs, dealing huge damage by the end, I think we were in grade school (we called leveling up “training”).. there were Romance of the 3 Kingdom RPGs too.. one time I had a sleepover and he was staying all night playing the 2nd DB RPG (not DBZ), crazy.. To think that we were totally blown away and entertained by old school games like these back in the days lol..

      And back then we didn’t even know Jpn other than memorizing the basic commands.. and using some strategy guides..

  • DanteJones

    Haven’t played Planet Destroyer, but I remember sinking countless hours into Super Saiya Densetsu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiQD-_BeRCk

    • British_Otaku

      I haven’t finished it, but it convinced me that there was some value in those card games for DBZ and there are a lot of them to play.

    • Morricane

      I’m pretty sure the RPG for the Super Famicom was a remake of the first two Dragonball Z RPGs for the Famicom. (which cover the Saiyan-Arc until Vegeta and the Frieza arc respectively)

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