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This article is about the Game Boy Color game. For the Sega Mega Drive and SNES games, see Dragon Ball: Final Bout.

Dragon Ball: Final Bout, known as Wukong Waizhuan - Wudou Pian (悟空外傳 武鬥篇) in Chinese, is a fighting game for the Game Boy Color. It was released using the "New GB Color" branding, and is tangentially related to the SNES and Mega Drive fighting games of the same name. This game was possibly released by SKOB, and is possibly one of the rarest known Game Boy Color games.

Overview[]

Dragon Ball: Final Bout uses the King of Fighters R-2 engine, found in the titular game released by SKOB as well as fighting games released by BBD, as it exhibits identical gameplay behaviors to those games. Performance is on par with the SNES version of Dragon Ball: Final Bout. The game has ten characters in its roster: Goku, Gohan, Cell, Frieza, Tien, Vegeta, Trunks, Kid Goku, Buu, and Piccolo, as well as SSJ versions of Vegeta and Goku. A curiosity with this game is that it seems to use corruptions of the characters' names from the Japanese anime, but only for certain characters: Frieza is called Frizar, Vegeta is Bezida, Tien is Tensin, and Cell is Zeru. These characters were named Furīza, Bejīta, Tenshinhan, and Seru in the Japanese anime, respectively. All music and sound effects in the game are taken from the Game Boy game Nettou The King of Fighters '96, also known as The King of Fighters: Heat of Battle in Europe.

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Trivia[]

  • The game has been dumped and is available online as an unmodified ROM and a cracked ROM that runs in most emulators. The unmodified ROM is currently unable to be emulated normally and the cracked ROM has known issues that do not appear on original copies.
  • During its run, the magazine Beckett Dragon Ball Z Collector often erroneously featured this game in their pricing guide as an official Japanese release with a price range between $20.00 - $30.00 USD.
  • The box this game comes in has a disclaimer written at the top in Chinese. When translated, it mentions that copies of the game would come with a free Game Boy screen light. It also lists the original price of the game, which is $199 NTD.
  • In the graphics data of the ROM of Dragon Ball: Final Bout is a Koei copyright screen (presumably a graphic from a licensed game) with the year 1999 mentioned in the copyright text. This suggests that the game may have been released as early as then.
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