This Dragon Ball Z Fighting Game Is So Retro

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Bandai was making Dragon Ball fighting games back for the Super Famicom and had some clever ideas to adapt the epic feel of battles on 16-bit hardware. The sparse map in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 switches into a split screen when players get too far away from each other, a workaround because scaling was too much for the SNES. You can jump between two planes, ground and air, which has the spirit of Dragon Ball Z’s midair battles.


Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 will be re-released for Nintendo 3DS as one of the games in Jump Legend Biography. Jump magazine says this is the final game in the 3DS compilation which also includes the NES game Dragon Ball: Mystery of Shenlong (aka Dragon Power),  and if you pre-order the game Dragon Ball Z II: Frieza the Planet Destroyer.


Bandai Namco Games Presents Jump Legend Biography comes out on November 7.

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