Retro Gaming 90’s- Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2: (1993)

Everyone knows how popular Dragon Ball Z series was back in the 90’s especially as the anime got closer to the Cell saga. The Dragon Ball Z anime is considered to be a cult classic that really started to become very popular during the Namek Saga and eventually ended ended up becoming one of the best television shows to have appeared on Cartoon Network back in the late 90’s. Even though, the DBZ anime was very popular back in the 90’s there were a series of video games that appeared on the SNES that got overlooked because they were released exclusively in Japan. One of the few DBZ titles from the 90’s that many people are unaware of is Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 which came out for the SNES back in 1993. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 was released the same year as the prequel which included characters like Frieza from the Namek saga. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 included more characters from the Android/Cell saga and featured some people who appeared in the Bojack movie from 1993. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 had a couple of game modes that players could choose from including Arcade, Duel and Tournament which consisted of eight characters. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 featured popular characters such as: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Trunks, Cell, Bojack, Zangya, Cell Jr. and Piccolo. In terms of gameplay the game was arguably ahead of its time since characters could fight in mid-air and provided players with a split screen during gameplay when characters were separated far away from each other. Even though, Dragon BalL Z: Super Butoden 2 was not nearly as popular as arcade fighting classics like Street Fighter II or Mortal Kombat II the gaming experience overall was pretty unique in general. Its pretty odd that Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 was never released in America back in the 90’s; but since there were so many high caliber games on the SNES back in day its not too surprising why the game never appeared in America.

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