Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout last edited by Marino on 01/29/19 05:23PM View full history

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Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (known in Europe and Japan as Dragon Ball: Final Bout) is a 2.5D sci-fi fantasy fighting game developed by TOSE and published by Bandai for the Sony PlayStation in Japan (on August 21, 1997), North America (on July 31, 1997), and Europe (on November 2, 1997).

A spiritual sequel to the Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden series of fighting games bearing the Dragon Ball license, Final Bout is the first game in the franchise to be fully rendered in 3D, the first to be released in North America without being heavily localized, and the first to use assets from the Dragon Ball GT animated series. it is also the last game in the franchise to be developed by TOSE.

Similar to Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 and Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butoden, the game contains no main storyline and is considered a "dream match" game. It was later re-released in North America by Atari on August 24, 2004.

Game Modes

Battle Mode

The standard mode, here players can either face their friends or the computer in random battles.

Tournament Mode

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.

Characters

The character selection screen, showing all 17 playable characters.
The character selection screen, showing all 17 playable characters.

The game includes 10 playable characters from the start, with seven additional characters and transformations as unlockables and one additional character as the game's unplayable final 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.

Dragon Ball GT era

  • Goku (with his Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 4, Kid, and Kid Super Saiyan forms as unlockables)
  • Trunks (with his Super Saiyan form as an unlockable)
  • Pan
  • Baby (unplayable final boss, Golden Great Ape Vegeta form)

Dragon Ball Z era

  • Goku (Super Saiyan form, unlockable)
  • Gohan ("Majin Buu Saga", "Ultimate" form)
  • Piccolo
  • Vegeta ("Majin Buu Saga", Super Saiyan form)
  • Frieza (final form)
  • Trunks (alt. timeline, Super Saiyan form, unlockable)
  • Cell (perfect form)
  • Vegito (Super Saiyan form, unlockable)
  • Majin Buu (pure/"Kid" form)

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