Having transformed into his final one, Frieza’s power is showing that it’s too much for everyone. With a plan to harness the Saiyans’ ability to grow stronger when brought to the brink of death, Vegeta gains some more power thanks to Dende’s healing ability. You’ll be in control of Vegeta here and since there’s nothing else to do, approach Frieza to begin a new battle.
Vegeta vs. Frieza (Final Form)
Frieza is definitely stepping up his game, as he’ll gain a few new moves. Death Pummel is a melee-range attack, where Frieza will whip his tail around for a roundhouse-like attack. The range seems a bit larger than something like Raditz’s Cyclone Monday, so it might be better to try and block it than dodge, as that increases the chances of being hit. Death Beam looks similar to Death Bullet from the previous battle, but it doesn’t lead to a cinematic attack if you get hit. However, Frieza will fire off a bunch of the little beams in a spread, but there’s more than enough space in between them to not have to worry about continuously dodging in any direction.
Also, one of his moves is a little different than in previous battles, which is Death Blaster. Instead of larger Ki blasts, Frieza will shoot a bunch of smaller ones that seemingly are random, although they do track you a little bit. He will then shoot off a larger Ki blast after finishing with the spread of them. Anything else Frieza has available is the same as before, although he definitely seems a bit more aggressive in using Super Attacks/having super armor. Note that you are alone in this battle, so you want to be careful in going too much on the offensive. The battle will be over when you get Frieza to around half health.
Frieza is too much for Vegeta, as he is pretty much frozen in fear after trying a strong attack that he just knocks away. With Vegeta getting smacked around by Frieza, the game cuts to Goku, who finally recovers from his wounds after being possessed by Captain Ginyu. There’s nothing new on the area map, so fly straight to the mission marker, where you will eventually have to do battle with Frieza.
Goku vs. Frieza
This is pretty much the same exact battle that you just did with Vegeta, down to Frieza using all of the same moves, too. You might be more familiar with Goku’s playstyle, since you’ve likely played a bunch more of him than Vegeta. Remember that Frieza is still just about as aggressive as in the previous fight, although he doesn’t seem to rely on Death Beam too much and uses Death Pummel a bit more. There isn’t really much more to say about this fight, except you do have to deplete his health all the way this time.
Goku realizes that Frieza is a lot more powerful than he realized, so he tries one more attack that leaves him drained. However, Goku has one more trick up his sleeve, the Spirit Bomb. The problem is that Frieza doesn’t realize what’s going on, although he does find out a bit later. This leads to some scenes and when they’re all done, Goku ends up transforming into a Super Saiyan, leading into the next fight.
Super Saiyan Goku vs. Frieza
There’s not much to say about this fight, as it’s the same as the previous two, except Goku is a lot stronger. Look above for the same strategies, in case you need them, although you probably won’t. You can be a little more aggressive in this fight, as long as you pay attention and don’t get too carried away.
When this battle is over, there will be a number of cutscenes that follow it, highlighting King Kai’s brains in utilizing the Dragon Balls on both Earth and Namek. When all is said and done, it will be one final fight with Goku and Frieza.
Super Saiyan Goku vs. Frieza (Full Power)
This is the final bout with Frieza, who will be using everything in his disposal to try and win. Frieza will be a lot more aggressive here, utilizing all of the skills you’ve seen thus far. He’ll also have a few new attacks while in this form, the biggest one being Death Ball. Similar to the one fight with Vegeta back during the Saiyan Saga, you will see a bar underneath Frieza while he charges up the attack. Hitting him during this will cause the bar to deplete and if you empty it, then the attack will not happen. Should you not do it in time, then Frieza will toss the Death Ball at you, which can be hard to dodge because of the huge explosion.
The other new Super Attack that Frieza has is called Death Slicer. If you ever messed around with Krillin’s Destructo Disc attack, then this is pretty much the same thing as that. If not, it’s a flat disc that Frieza will fire at you that homes in a little bit on Goku. As per the big battles, Frieza has a rage mode, where he will fire off one Super Attack after another, while being impervious to any kind of knockback. It’s best to avoid attacking him and focus on not getting hit. Later on in the battle, he can use Death Ball without having the bar to cancel the move, so you’ll need to dodge it to avoid major damage.
One of the last things Frieza will do is trigger his surge like normal, but all he’ll do is toss Death Slicers at you. Once he finishes with those, the camera will take a top-down view and you will have to continue dodging the Death Slicers. If you go in a large circle, you should be able to easily avoid all/most of them. This is definitely the most challenging Frieza fight out of all of them, so you want to make sure you heal if necessary, especially when Frieza goes crazy with the Super Attacks.
With that battle over, you will finally see the end of Frieza and Goku will frantically search for a way to escape Namek. There will be a few more scenes, then that’ll be the end of the Frieza Saga.
Emperor No More
Complete the Frieza Saga.