Video 28 Jun 2 notes

Episode Ex2 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos!

Text 24 Jun

Questions and Answers (FAQ part 4)

It’s that time again! Let’s answer some more questions from our fans.

Q- What does the Guru card do? Does it increase just melee or ki as well

A- The Guru card appears to boost melee and ki damage as well. It certainly makes you stronger!

Q- Do Feint and Reading Ki have same effect or are they separate for ki and strength?

A- Feint and Reading Ki do pretty much the same thing. I haven’t noticed any difference between them at any rate.

And finally here’s Canadutch from the GameFAQs forum, welcome to the blog!

Canadutch - Hey Alex! Awesome blog you got here. You probably have this file right “DBZ - LSW Code List.xls? It’s an Excel file with all the GameShark codes.

Actually I didn’t! But anyway for those who would like an easy to read GameShark guide for LSW well here it is, many thanks to SSJ2 Dark for doing this! 
http://www.mediafire.com/view/prr89i8aq41n03z/DBZ-LSWCodeList.xls

Would it be possible to hack the game to create more balance? Like perhaps lowering the CC cost of really expensive attacks to make them more viable or changing the stats of weak characters like Goten?

Well you can modify quite a few different values, stats can definitely be changed as well as the number of limits allowed. CC for each individual card may be a bit fiddly to do but it is certainly not outside of the realms of possibility. I’d be more interested in making the damage system a lot easier to understand though if it was me!

Thanks again for all your questions, I look forward to answering the next batch, keep them coming!

Photo 24 Jun 1 note I can confirm that both Ult. Kameha (F. Kamehameha) and BuuBall Slam (V-Ball Crash) can both be acquired via Battle Mode, as seen in the above screenshots. So,if you’re playing the game and haven’t been able to get them in Story Mode, it is possible to get them in Battle Mode instead. Keep in mind however, that Special Card can still only be acquired by not losing even once in Story Mode in your first playthrough (and by pressing Start at the end screen), and that Majin Vegeta can only be acquired by losing against him first, and then beating him in a second fight- so go for Special Card first.
Exactly, Special Card should be your highest priority if you intend to collect all cards. Of course it’s just for bragging rights so it won’t actually have a major impact on your game if you don’t get it.

I can confirm that both Ult. Kameha (F. Kamehameha) and BuuBall Slam (V-Ball Crash) can both be acquired via Battle Mode, as seen in the above screenshots. So,if you’re playing the game and haven’t been able to get them in Story Mode, it is possible to get them in Battle Mode instead. Keep in mind however, that Special Card can still only be acquired by not losing even once in Story Mode in your first playthrough (and by pressing Start at the end screen), and that Majin Vegeta can only be acquired by losing against him first, and then beating him in a second fight- so go for Special Card first.

Exactly, Special Card should be your highest priority if you intend to collect all cards. Of course it’s just for bragging rights so it won’t actually have a major impact on your game if you don’t get it.

Text 24 Jun 1 note Legendary Super Warriors (American & European Card Lists)

Hi! I’m VenomSymbiote, and Alex has generously allowed me to write up a guest post on this Tumblr (the first of hopefully two posts!) For those of you with good memory, I was also Alex’s guest on the first podcast episode he made.

 Legendary Super Warriors was released in the West both in Europe and in America in 2002. As per the norm, LSW was released in America first, in June, while Europe got it afterwards in November (source: Wikipedia). Despite the 6 month gap between the two releases, online the European versions seem to be the most prevalent. Indeed, as Frankomatic stated in his first LSW video of his excellent Obscure Gaming Theatre Youtube series, “I never recall seeing [the American version] in stores at any point.” Indeed, the fact that the game even has an American version is almost a myth, perpetuated by the fact any gameplay footage online seems almost exclusively of the European version. It’s almost mythical- except it’s really not. The American version does exist- after all, I own it! And in this post, I’ll explain how one can tell which version of the game they have! Essentially, the two versions of the game had different translation teams, and the European version has some distinct differences in its dialogue (which I’ll cover in a different post) and, most importantly, its card translations, the differences of which I shall list here for reference!  

tl;dr The European and American versions of LSW have different translations for the cards. A list of the American cards follows, with the differing European translations in bold. If you’re unsure which version you have, consult the list below!

3 Stage Atk

4 Stage Atk

5 Stage Atk

6 Stage Atk

Cont. Punch

Cont. Kick

Energy Wave

Energy Bomb

Special Card

Masenko

Dunk Shot

Kamehameha

Super Kameha (S. Kamehameha)

Ult. Kameha (F. Kamehameha)

Sonic Kick

Resurrection

SpclBeam Can (S. Beam Can)

F. Lightbomb

Taiyoken

Mystic Ki (Misty Kiwave)

Destruc-Disk

S. Destruc-D.

Kaio Ken

Spirit Bomb

Solid Shot

Teleport

S. Saiyan 2nd (Sup. Saiyan-2)

S. Saiyan 2rd (Sup. Saiyan-3)

Tail

Galick-Gun (Galick-Ho)

Big Bang Atk

Final Flash

Desper. Atk (Suicide)

Rising Kick

Burning Atk

Final Atk (Fin. Buster)

Flash Punch

Kamekameha

Galactica D.

S.G.K. Atk

BuuBall Slam (V-Ball Crash)

Kiai

Atomic Break

Flash Sword

Barrier

N. Slasher

KiBlast Bomb

Light Cannon (Lightning C.)

Telekinesis

Mystic Sound (M. Soundwave)

Paralysis

Time Freeze

Breath

Eraser Can.

R.F.B. Atk

Crasher Ball

Purple Comet

P Comet Z

Speed Up

Mach Attack

Dynamite Hit (Dynami. Punch)

Body Change

Finger Beam

Super Kiball (Super E-Ball)

Grand Wave

Elbow Strike (S. Dash Elbow)

Eye Beam

Lock On

Rocket Punch

Hell Flash

Crazy Rush

Energy Slash

Energy Slice

18’s Attack (Attack No. 18)

Absorb Ki (Life Absorb)

Absorb Energy (Ene. Absorb)

Cell Combo

Step Up Atk

Flesh Guard

Potbelly Atk

Crasher Buu

Sweet Beam

Bulma

Chiaotzu

Tien

Yajirobe

Kaio

Dende

Guru

Hercule

Supreme Kai

Kibito

Babidi

Dabura

Yakon

New Scouter (Scouter)

C.C. Fridge (Caps. Fridge)

Qwk-Stop Dvc (Stop Device)

Medical Mach (Life Preser.)

Rejuv Chamber (Medical Mac.)

Gravity Dvc (Gravity Dev)

Ki Absorber (Ene. Absorber)

Sealed Ball

Trunks’ Swrd (Trunks Sword)

Dabura’s Spr (Dabura Spear)

Light Vest

Old Armor (Btl. Jacket)

New Jkt (New B-Jacket)

Sunglasses

Gamebomb

Champ. Belt

Spcl. Candy (H’s Choco.)

Heart Virus

Heart Pills (Heart Medi.)

Hourglass (Sandglass)

Roshi’s Book (Naughty Book)

Full Spirit

Afterimage

Reading Ki

Feint

Endurance

Telepathy

Foresight

Shockwave

Avoiding

Thanks to Alex for allowing me to post on the blog! Feel free to follow me on my own Tumblr, or at my Twitter account. Happy battling! Look forward to my next post, which will again cover translations, but this time for the game’s dialogue.

Many thanks to VenomSymbiote! We look forward to your future submissions to this fansite.

Video 3 May

Episode Ex1 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos!

Video 22 Mar

Episode 20 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos!

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Q. Can you teach me how to use the stage block technique? The one you did in episode 18 at 3:41?

A. Sure. The blocking part is quite simple as you just have press A when you see the ‘input’ symbol. It doesn’t require as much precision as the ‘stage fixing’ method but is a lot easier to do. Stage fixing by pressing the B button when the ‘input’ symbol appears requires precise timing and can be considered a bit more risky. Practice is your best friend here, try some battle mode sessions and fail your stage inputs on purpose in order to give yourself a reason to train your stage blocking/fixing skills.

Q. I’ve been trying to get V-Ball Crash and the Ult. Kameha for the longest time. I’ve heard they can be unlocked via Story Mode by beating the game without losing once… do these methods work?

A. Yes that is the best way to get those cards, but you can also get them in battle mode. The correct method is to ‘keep pressing Start at the family picture’ portion of the credits scene. If successful you should get a notification saying you obtained the new card.

Video 8 Feb

Episode 19 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos! 

Photo 6 Feb 15 notes Yahoo! The DBZ:LSW blog turned two years old today. Thanks for following!

Yahoo! The DBZ:LSW blog turned two years old today. Thanks for following!

Video 20 Jan 2 notes

Episode 18 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos!

Text 3 Jan Questions and Answers (FAQ part 3)

It’s that time again! Let’s answer some more of your queries:

Q. My card names and descriptions are different. The dialogue is different too, what is going on?

A. The European and American versions of the videogame were translated by different teams. As such there are differences between attack names and dialogue. Game mechanics remain unchanged between versions.

Q. I can’t seem to use the Special Card…

A. Special Card is a ‘joke card’ and as such as no actual function within the game. It might be nice to have in your library but don’t take it to battles.

Q. Is it true that there is a cheat that means you will never die?

A. By using a Gameshark code you can activate several cheats such as infinite HP, infinite CC or team battles. If you want to try them out there are some on SSJ Dennis’ FAQ on the website GameFAQs. 

Q. Is Feint/Reading Ki a useful card?

A. Yes, it can significantly boost your accuracy with certain moves. Best used for ones that have a low chance of hitting such as Recoome’s RFB attack.

Q. What does Stop Device do?

A. Stop Device is a special card that will destroy Androids in a single go. There are a few drawbacks however: Firstly it costs 21cc which is not exactly cheap and secondly there is a chance the enemy may move away and the attempt will fail. You also only have a maximum of 3 in you deck so you will struggle to use it in tag battles. If you are playing as an Android you cannot equip or use Stop Device.

That’s it for now, keep those questions coming!

Photo 20 Dec 2 notes From the LSW moderators and everyone who is on our Tumblr and Facebook pages… Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

From the LSW moderators and everyone who is on our Tumblr and Facebook pages… Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Video 15 Dec 2 notes

Episode 17 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos!

Text 4 Dec

Anonymous said: Can we "hack" this game or modify content in it? I really would like to start a project to improve this game.

For those who don’t know, there exist ‘ROM Hacks’ which are modified versions of existing videogames. For example there is a mod of the first Sonic The Hedgehog game which swaps Sonic for Knuckles complete with gliding ability.

There are several problems with editing or hacking an existing ROM. Firstly, it is quite difficult to do. Game files are not meant to be edited which means that unless you have the right software they are unreadable. Even if you could read them it would take time to discover how to edit parts of the game. There are some things only the developers know.

Game ROMs also have a restriction in memory. Say for example the game is on a 8-bit cartridge, there is only so much data you can add to the game before the system or media runs out of memory and can’t cope with the additional data.

There is not much free space in Legendary Super Warriors left for additional characters. At best you might have one or two extra characters but they would most likely have to use the cards already programmed into the game. Then there would be other factors such as selecting the character and knowing how to associate attacks with that character and so on.

It would be far simpler to create a remake or reboot of this game using modern programming tools. Budokai X and Devolution are two good examples of this. The only significant changes you could make to LSW would be to hack/edit the game textures or activate cheats.

Video 22 Nov

Episode 16 of my DBZ LSW Let’s Play videos!


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