Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (known in Europe and Japan as Dragon Ball: Final Bout) is a 2.5D fighting game developed by TOSE and published by Bandai for the Sony PlayStation in Japan on August 21, 1997, in North America on July 31, 1997, and in Europe on November 2, 1997.
The sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden, and the last in the Super Butōden series, Final Bout is the first Dragon Ball game released in North America without being heavily localized. It is also the first game in the franchise to be fully rendered in 3D and the first game to use assets from the Dragon Ball GT animated series. Despite the game's name in North America, most of the characters are from various points in the Dragon Ball Z series. It is also the last game in the franchise to be developed by TOSE.
The game would see a reprint in North America due to the increased popularity of the Dragon Ball franchise. Re-released in August 24, 2004 by Atari, the only difference is new box art.
The standard mode, here players can either face their friends or the computer in random battles.
Like other Dragon Ball titles, this mode allows players to fight their friends or the computer in Budokai tournament. This mode can allow up to eight players to join in. Players can also play as their build up character.
Build Up Mode
Carried over from Ultimate Battle 22, this feature gives player the chance to train a character of their choosing and save them via a memory card. Unlike Ultimate Battle 22, this version of the mode allows to build their characters strength to triple digit levels, and comes with experience chart in their character profile. Like Ultimate Battle 22, players have the opportunity to battle their friends with their character in the option called Build Up Battle.
The game includes 13 playable fighters (with 4 different variations of other characters, totaling the playable character amount to 17). Ten characters are playable from the start, with the other 3 characters (and the 4 variations) being unlockable with cheat codes. The game also includes an unplayable boss.
Despite the name of the game in North America, most of the characters resemble their Dragon Ball Z versions rather than Dragon Ball GT. The notable exceptions are Goku (in all but his DBZ outfit), Pan, and Trunks.