Retro Gaming 90’s- Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3: (1994)

There are many people who were fans of the 16-bit era of gaming back in the 90’s and there were countless titles that appeared on the SNES throughout the entire decade. In countries like America RPG’s were primarily popular especially those games that were developed Square Enix including Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu along with Final Fantasy 4-6. There also a couple of Dragon Ball Z games that appeared on the SNES as Japanese exclusives including DBZ: Super Saiya Densetsu, DBZ: Hyper Dimension along with the the Super Butouden series. The Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden series began on the SNES back ’93 and consisted of a trilogy of games. The third Super Butoden game focused on the World Tournament and Majin Buu sagas and had popular characters from the series including Super Saiyan Goku, Majin Vegeta, Super Saiyan Gohan, Dabura, Majin Buu, Super Saiyan Trunks, Android 18 and Supreme Kai. The gameplay mechanics in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3 was pretty similar to its predecessors but with slightly better graphics. The soundtrack for Super Butoden 3 was not quite as memorable as the two prequels but it was interesting to see new characters for the Buu saga. Even though, the roster was small Bandi and TOSE Software Co. had decided to included the main characters who mattered the most to the story of the World Tournament/Buu saga. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3 was not really a huge commercial success on the SNES despite how popular the anime was becoming throughout the 90’s. DBZ video games did not start become popular until the 00’s following the release of the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai back in ’02 for the PlayStation 2. Even though, the 90’s was not the best decade for DBZ fighting games Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 3 unlike a majority of 2D arcade fighting titles that you saw back in the early 90’s which makes it unique.

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