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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Retro Reflections: On that time I didn't know I was playing a Dragon Ball game


Retro reflections by Nick H.

When I think back to my early years of video gaming, I have a lot of really fond memories. Sometimes the titles were a little obscure, but I stumbled onto some future classics in there as well. And sometimes, we look back at a game and just shake our heads and regret that we ever picked up that controller. Dragon Power is one such title for me.

Now, in the heading I made a reference to Dragon Ball. At that time, I knew nothing about Dragon Ball. It would not be until years later when I was in college that I happened upon Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network, and found it to be a funny, action-packed good time that I would regularly watch after college classes. Then I saw the original Dragon Ball series, and a few things started to catch my eye and ear. Little hints of something that I recalled from years before. The dots did not fully connect until some time later, when I recalled my very first Nintendo Entertainment System video game.

Dragon Power.

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Retro Reflections: On that time I didn't know I was playing a Dragon Ball game
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