Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension

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Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (ドラゴン ボール ゼット ハイパー ディメンション, Doragon Bōru Zetto: Haipā Dimenshon) is a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in Europe on January 1, 1996 and in Japan on March 29, 1996 and developed by Tose Software and published by Bandai.

Story

It begins late during the Frieza Saga and ends at the conclusion of the Kid Buu Saga. The only prominent difference is that select characters losing certain battles does not impede on the progression of the plot. Other characters deaths, usually those of Son Goku or Son Gohan, require the use of a credit, appropriately a Senzu, to continue playing. Also, the Story mode of Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension is not like other fighting games in the genre, such as Street Fighter, Tekken, or Mortal Kombat, where the plot focuses on the character selected by the player. Scenarios during the game start with the focus on one character and generally end with the focus of another. The Story mode is also quite inaccurate to the true story, mostly due to the lack of characters during various points in the story. Examples include Piccolo fighting against Freeza in his Final Form and Goku being the one to defeat Cell as a Super Saiyan 2.

Gameplay

Gameplay

The amount of life for characters is measured by a number system from 1 to 999, which can be charged at any time during the match. When the life reaches a level below 80, the characters are able to perform "desperate moves", which cause significantly higher amounts of damage. The characters fight on a multi-tier stage, which allows opponents to hit each other to other stages.

In addition to the Story mode, the game features Versus, Tournament and Practice modes. Versus mode allows a player to fight a computer-controlled character or for two players to fight each other. The Tournament mode allows up to eight players to compete against each other, or computer-controlled characters, similar to the previous Butōden video game series. Practice mode allows a player to fight a player-controlled character, but no damage is dealt. This mode is useful for mastering combos or experimenting with the fundamental controls of the game.

Used to listen to background music and sound effects. Although the Story mode is not included in the French version of the game, the BGM tracks related to it can still be heard here.

Characters

Playable

Dragon Ball Z – Hyper Dimension character select.jpg

English translated ending dialogues

English translated Goku ending battle dialogue

English translated Super Saiyan Majin Vegeta ending dialogue

  • Dialogue after beating Son Goku: HAHAHAHA!! Is that all, Kakarot?! HAHAHAHA!!
  • Dialogue after beating Gotenks: You little punk! Such weak power..
  • Dialogue after beating Son Gohan,Vegito, Piccolo, Kid Buu, Freeza, Cell: HAHAHAHA!!! How Pathetic. You cannot defeat me!!
  • Dialogue after beating Fat Buu: You can't beat me if that's all you've got.

English translated Gotenks ending dialogue

  • Dialogue after beating Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Vegito, Piccolo, Freeza, Cell: My Super Saiyan 3 power level is amazing!
  • Dialogue after beating Fat Buu: You are a Fat Pink bastard! You really suck!
  • Dialogue after beating Kid Buu: Ha! Is that all you got? What a loser. Get lost!!!

English translated Gohan ending dialogue

  • Dialogue after beating Goku, Piccolo: Is that all?! I thought you were better.
  • Dialogue after beating Vegeta, Vegito, Fat Buu, Kid Buu, Freeza, Cell: You are weak.
  • Dialogue after beating Gotenks: Even fused you two can't beat me!

English translated Vegito ending dialogue

  • Dialogue after beating Goku, Vegeta, Gotenks, Gohan, Piccolo: Was that your best? That was way too easy.
  • Dialogue after beating Fat Buu, Kid Buu, Freeza, Cell: Your evil can never win against my power. Do you give up?

English translated Piccolo ending dialogue

  • Dialogue after beating Goku, Vegeta, Gotenks, Vegito, Fat Buu, Kid Buu: You will have to train much more to be at my level...
  • Dialogue after beating Gohan: Gohan... was that all...?
  • Dialogue after beating Freeza: I have now avenged the ones you have killed!!!

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Trivia

  • Hyper Dimension is the first Dragon Ball video game ever released in the PAL region.
  • Hyper Dimension is the last Dragon Ball video game to be released for the SNES.
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