This weekend, I came across something that made me unexpectedly happy – a Japanese game I had discovered and played a lot in the happy days when I got my first computer and got into emulation actually had an English fan translation! The game is Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuden: Kakusei-hen for the SNES, and the translation is not exactly professional, what with its author not having that great of a grasp of the English language, but it’s alright! It still makes the game so much more understandable to the average player who doesn’t know much Japanese (like me).
The game is pretty neat in that it follows the manga, but also offers alternative routes depending on the choices you make. It’s kind of like an RPG, you play as Goku and, later, Gohan, and the battle system is kind of like rock-paper-scissors, where you choose different attacks, as does the opponent, and, depending on what you both chose, either you hit, you get hit, or it’s a draw. Anyway, it’s really fun, and has a great soundtrack to boot, composed by Kenji Yamamoto (not the Nintendo one). I love a lot of the themes, but I can share just one with you today, and it’s called “Friend” (at least in the fan translation). Enjoy!
Composer: Kenji Yamamoto
Game: Dragon Ball Z Super Gokuden: Kakusei-hen