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Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, known in Japan and Europe as Dragon Ball: Final Bout (ドラゴンボール ファイナルバウト Doragon Bōru Fainaru Bauto), is a fighting video game developed by TOSE Software Co. for the PlayStation game console and released by Bandai in Japan, Europe (with the exception of the United Kingdom) and North America in 1997. The game was reissued in the UK in 2002 and in North America in 2004.

Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout has the distinction of being the first game in the TOSE fighting game series to be rendered in full 3D, and the last Dragon Ball game produced for the original PlayStation console. There would not be another new Dragon Ball console game released until Dragon Ball Z: Budokai in 2002. It is also the first Dragon Ball game to be released in North America, which would not occur again until Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku five years later in 2002.



Besides the cast immediately available, the game features several unlockable characters, the majority of them are Super Saiyan transformations or alternate versions of pre-existing characters, such as GT Kid Goku for example.

While the graphics seem blocky and out of date by today's standards, the music is still held in high regard. The soundtrack mostly contains rearranged versions of themes used in Bandai's Super Famicom Dragon Ball games, such as Super Butōden 3 and Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen. It also uses various themes from various movies and TV specials, such as an instrumental version of Future Trunks' theme, "Hikari No Will Power". The game also contains a few new songs, such as Super Saiyan 4 Goku's theme, "Hero of Heroes".

Golden Great Ape Baby vs SS4 Goku

The game featured one of the first FMV introductions in the Dragon Ball game series. The video, consisting of entirely new animation, shows the various playable characters fighting each other. The video is set up to The Biggest Fight, a song specifically composed for the game and sung by regular Dragon Ball vocalist Hironobu Kageyama. This would be his last contribution to the music of Dragon Ball until 2003, when Kageyama performed a new song set to another FMV introduction for the game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, and once again for Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3.


The original North American edition was released in 1997, a year after the premiere of Dragon Ball GT in Japan. Only 10,000 copies were produced due to the series being unfamiliar with audiences at the time. Up until a re-release of the game in 2004, Final Bout enjoyed some of the highest collectible premiums a PlayStation game has ever seen, with prices on eBay ranging from $100– $250 (but it can now be bought on eBay for cheaper prices). It has also been one of the PlayStation's best-selling games, with releases ranging from 1997 to 2002 and finally to 2004. The game debuted in Japan and Europe in 1997, despite the UK not seeing a release until later in 2002.

The North American version did not feature the voice actors then working on Dragon Ball Z and instead opted to go for uncredited voice actors, whereas the European version used the original Japanese voice actors.


Playable characters

Player Select screen

Name Playable Forms Available at Start
  • Perfect Form
  • Final Form
Future Trunks
  • Super Saiyan
  • Ultimate
  • Super Saiyan 2
Goku (Little) Yes
Goku (Little)
  • Super Saiyan
Goku (GT) Yes
Goku (GT)
  • Super Saiyan
Goku (GT)
  • Super Saiyan 4
Kid Buu Yes
Pan Yes
Piccolo Yes
Trunks (GT) Yes
Trunks (GT)
  • Super Saiyan
  • Super Saiyan 2
  • Super Saiyan

Goku (Super Saiyan 4) is only playable through a cheat command in the "press start" screen or without a being damage when the player wins against Golden Great Ape Baby Vegeta.



There has been a cast list compiled over time by people comparing the voices in the game to several Animaze actors. This cast list is unofficial, but widely accepted as the most likely cast list available without confirmation and most of the actors have confirmed their involvement.

Character Japanese English
Goku Masako Nozawa Steve Blum
Vegeta Ryō Horikawa Milton James
Piccolo Toshio Furukawa Dan Woren
Trunks Takeshi Kusao Skip Stellrecht
Kid Goku Masako Nozawa Brianne Siddall
Pan Yūko Minaguchi Lia Sargent
Gohan Masako Nozawa Lex Lang
Cell Norio Wakamoto Jonathan David Cook
Baby Vegeta Yusuke Numata Joe Romersa
Frieza Ryusei Nakao Kevin Seymour
Kid Buu Kōzō Shioya
Vegito Masako Nozawa
Ryō Horikawa
Steven Blum
Milton James



  • The American release of this game was the first time a Dragon Ball game used the name "Dragon Ball GT" in its title.
  • The giant robot Pan faces in the opening looks like the invaders' mobile suit, Ribugigo, introduced in the Dr. Slump chapter "The Biggest Bye'cha of All".
  • A puppy resembling Bee can be seen in the opening.
  • This is the first game to feature adult Goku in his GT clothes. This game marks also the first time adult GT Goku appears as a Super Saiyan (which was never shown in the anime series itself). This game is also the first time GT Frieza appears in his Full Power form.
  • Vegito retains his original name from the Japanese versions of the series, "Vegetto".
  • In the American release of the game, it has English quotes when the player chose any characters in the select screen and from the next stage. However, in-game, their battle grunts were kept in Japanese.
  • In YouTube, a user posted the English quotes of this game being fan dubbed by their voice actors in the original English dub from Funimation Dub instead of their original English voice actors in the actual game.


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