If you were a kid or teenager in France in the early 90s, you probably played Dragon Ball Z on Super Nintendo at some point. And if the early Gagabalians already thought they knew everything about the game, it turns out that the latter still contained elements that were well hidden in its files.
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“”Genki“A well-known figure among French-speaking Dragon Ball Z fans on the Internet recently released a long, two-part video in which he goes back in detail to the first game Dragon Ball Z
During this video, which obviously took a long time, “Genki“makes revelations about elements that are missing from the final game but that have been well planned by its developers. Searching the game code revealed the images intended for the character selection screen of five protagonists (among other things) that were not present in the marketed game. These signs are:
- Cell second form
- Gohan normal
- Suitcase normal
“”GenkiAlso spotted an image of Kame Sennin / Gnial Turtle for obvious use in dialogue sequences. During its archaeological dig, the Vidaste also came across some animation and techniques that were removed from the final Super Butden. To learn more, we invite you to watch the video above.
A leap into the golden age
But these are just some of theGenki“In his video. In fact, this nearly hour-long quasi-documentary looks back on the context of the game’s announcement and its commercialization in Japan a few months later. It also recalls where the manga and anime were – both in Japan and also in France when Super Butden was released in the Japanese archipelago (with the spoilers that this implied for the French who decided to import the game).
And that’s not all. It also deals with the game’s gameplay, its French version (the only localized version of the game), merchandising related to the game, etc. When certain hypotheses put forward by “Genki” are up for debate (which was shown in the Japanese press as the game announced does not necessarily reflect the actual progress of the game, so the editors often voluntarily withhold in short, this is enough to learn more about the one who remains very popular with longtime DBZ fans, and to have a nice nostalgic meal along the way. Even if the crunchiest secrets are revealed in the second part of the video, the first part deserves time.
What do you think of these revelations? Have you heard of any rumors surrounding the game? What memories do you have of this title and this time? Empty your pocket in the comments below.