IV. Walkthrough (1)
As per usual with my Dragon Ball guides, the walkthrough itself will be done
from Vegita's point of view. Take it away, Veggie!
"Thank you, ugly. ('HEY!') Ok, so where do we begin? Why don't you start by
selecting the 'New Game' option? Heck, even if you have a saved game, you
could start a new game over. As long as you never get to the point where you
have to beat me, or that part near the end where I die, then I'm perfectly all
right with you playing through the game.
"...ok, so you actually want to play, eh? Well, let's start from the
beginning. After the introductory message boxes, you will be placed in the
role of Gokuu (hmph, wimp), located on Master Roshi's island.
Master Roshi's Island
"Feel free to talk to anyone there - the Turtle, Master Roshi, Kuririn, Gohan,
or Bulma - to hear some inane chatter. But wait, it would appear that Master
Roshi has a job for you to do!"
***** Quest #1: Roshi's Magazines *****
2 Sensu Beans
"Master Roshi has lost his...erm, 'naughty' magazines, and wants you to find
them for him. It would be in your best interest to do so, Gokuu, since Gohan
is an easily impressionable child and you DON'T want him seeing that trash.
Therefore, your job is to locate Roshi's 3 'lost' (chuckle) magazines and
return them to him. The first one is directly to the RIGHT of Roshi, so pick
that one up (using the A BUTTON). The next Magazine is on the UP and to the
LEFT of Roshi, so walk along the shore and pick this one up as well. The last
Magazine is in Roshi's living room, so enter the Kame House (walk up the stairs
from the left, then walk straight up) and pick up that one as well. If you
want to hear some of Gokuu's witty reparte, walk up to Roshi's refridgerator or
the Closet next to the fridge. The first 2 Magazines will net you a Senzu Bean
each, while the 3rd will get you an Herb and 350 Experience.
*** Quest #1 Completed ***
"Since all you needed to gain a level was 350 Experience, this means Gokuu will
gain a level up. This oh-so-proud moment of the weak getting stronger is
spoiled by the arrival of Gokuu's older brother, Raditz. See, Raditz knows
that Gokuu was sent to this planet to destroy all the life on it, but since
everyone is still alive, this means his brother has failed. That doesn't
surprise ME any (Kakorotto is SUCH a lower-class Saiya-Jin), but to him it is
a shock. Gokuu refuses to help Raditz by harming anyone, which doesn't amuse
Raditz any. Raditz then makes the decision that Gohan would make a more
suitable replacement as a warrior, and kidnaps him. Gokuu, too weak to do
anything, is powerless to stop him (Gokuu is pretty darn weak, lemme tell ya).
Raditz leaves, Gokuu and Kuririn bluster, and Bulma stands there, looking
attractive as ever (I DO end up marrying that girl, you know).
"Piccolo arrives shortly after, commenting on how Raditz is too powerful for
either Gokuu or himself to handle. Therefore, you should set aside your
differences and team up against him if you want to succeed. Gokuu, ever the
consumnate weakling ('Why get stronger than my opponent when I could have
someone help me?') agrees to this. He then decides that the fastest way to
travel is with his riding cloud, the Flying Nimbus (which, of course, is
incorrect, as Gokuu could easily outfly that little thing under his own
power...by why am I nitpicking the game?). Gokuu, displaying his vast
intelligence, immediately heads...back to his house. His son has been
kidnapped, his supremely-powerful brother is threatening to kill everyone on
Earth, and his Arch-Nemesis is impatiently waiting for Gokuu to arrive...and
Gokuu goes HOME. Folks, let's give a hand to the dumbest hero in the world.
Gokuu's Home/The Forest
"Hey folks, let's think about this logically - your only son has just been
kidnapped by your evil, violent, extremely powerful brother. Your wife is
notoriously protective of your son, not even wanting him to train in the
martial arts because she doesn't want him to get hurt. Therefore, if your son
was kidnapped like Gohan has been, would you immediately fly to a location
where your wife could find out about what happened? Of course you would, since
Gokuu has the brains of a pea. Heck, he doesn't even have a good REASON to
come home, yet here he is! Well, I suppose you'll just have to make do with
what you're given. If you want to see some of Gokuu's quick-thinking skills,
walk behind his house and talk to Chi-Chi. Gokuu will be prompted - rather
heavily - to go save their son. You'd best do that, then.
"We might as well explore the area a bit and maybe gain a level or two while
we're at it. When Gokuu first arrived at his house, he commented on a snake
problem. Don't worry, it's hardly a problem - there are a lot of snakes, but
they don't pose much threat to Gokuu (he would have to sustain a LOT of bites
just to be seriously injured, so you're ok). Follow the path South of Gokuu's
home and you'll notice a Crab walking along near some water. Go ahead, leave
the path and talk to the nice Mr...OUCH! Hey, that Crab isn't very nice!
Gokuu, I DEMAND you kill that thing, pronto! In fact, there are several near
that little pond - kill them too!
"These crabs are nice experience, easily bumping Gokuu up to level 3 and
getting him fairly close to Level 4. However, you need to fight more enemies
to reach that level - and, more importantly, you'll need some Herbs and/or
Senzu Beans to replenish your life, should you get hurt too much. Don't worry,
both of them are very close. First, walk Down, past the large rocks, and then
head back Left toward the path (you'll be South of the water where you first
saw the Crab). If you walk Down in this area, you'll see 6 patches of tall
grass. Shoot the grass with Ki Blasts and you'll uncover a different-colored
patch of Grass. These are herbs, so pick them up! You'll need them if you
want to heal!
"If you walk North (up) from the pond where the crabs were located (which is to
the Right of the Herbs you just found), you'll find a set of stairs moving up
to a higher area. This one has a bunch of snakes on it, which aren't that good
for experience OR healing, so don't bother with that one...instead, walk on the
Right of side of this path, continuing Up until you find another path. At the
top of this path are 2 Rocks that block the path to the Right; these rocks can
be removed by shooting them with Ki Blasts. However, on the other side of the
rocks lies a Wolf, so be careful! Once you release the dog, defeat it quickly
before it can hurt you too badly! After getting rid of the dog, move right
along, then turn and walk down until you find a Senzu Bean on the ground. Pick
it up, Gokuu, you'll probably need it!
"Ok, so you've beaten up on seafood, reptiles, canines, and...squirrels.
What's left in this place? Well, let's start by moving back to ground level by
walking down the stairs. If you proceed Left from here, you'll notice a Flight
Charge up on a hill directly south of you. The funny thing about this Flight
Charge is that the only way to get it is by flying...so it seems a little
redundant, eh? Ignore it and keep moving Left. You'll find another patch of
Tall Grass and a Wolf, hounding your progress (lame pun) - blast them both at
your leisure (preferably the Wolf first). Continuing Left will eventually meet
with the Path you originally started on. If you'd follow the path, you will
see a lot of trees, a couple of snakes, and 2 patches of Herbs. Therefore,
grab the herbs, ignore the snakes, and then head to the Upper-Left corner of
the map, where the path will lead you to the next area...