Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
Fighting 25 October 2016
Another installment in the 3D fighting game series by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the extremely popular manga by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 utilizes the same formulas as its predecessor by combining the elements of all the series of the DB anime (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super), as well as those from the movies. The game features a multitude of familiar characters and an option to create your own custom character; you can choose their gender, appearance and powers. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 focuses on battles taking place in 3D arenas, during which you use a range of unique attacks and powers derived from the original manga and anime series. The game utilizes the cel-shading technology, just like its first installment, and features the original anime voice actors, but thanks to the capabilities of the new generation devices, the visual and sound layer are much better.
Dragon Ball: Fusions
RPG 04 August 2016
An RPG based on the cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The game was developed by Ganbraion, with Konami acting as the distributor. We assume the role of a boy named Tekka, who along with his friend Pinich participate in a tournament requiring the participation of five-man teams. The title includes most of the characters from the animated series. Additionally, we can create our own fighter. The biggest highlight of Dragon Ball: Fusions is the titular fusion of several characters into one powerful fighter, with the game introducing a gigantic number of less or more probable fusions.
Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
Action 16 July 2015
A mix of puzzle, action and board game genres from Bird Studio. The title is based on a classic anime, based on the manga created by Akira Toriyama. Players must create an undefeated team of heroes that will win against all adversaries. Gameplay is based on two pillars, the first being unique battles that focus on combining groups of colorful Ki balls. This results in a certain amount of damage being dealt to the opponent, depending on type of combination, and effects can take the form of eye-catching animations, resembling the animated series. We can also charge powerful, game-changing special attacks. The second part of the game takes place on a two-dimensional board – we move our character to collect useful items and money. Additionally, there is a simple system of character development. Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle lets us play solo or with friends. The title is distributed in free-to-play model with micropayments – real money can be used to buy new character cards to our collection.
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
Fighting 11 June 2015
A battle game set in Akira Toriyama’s universe of Dragon Ball, developed by Arc System Works team. Players can choose from many varied game modes, starting from story campaign, through special challenges, and ending on skirmishes, 1 on 1 or in teams. There's more than a hundred warriors from anime series and movies, including the most iconic ones like Goku, Vegeta or Cell and minor characters like Guldo, Videl or Nappa. Most of them have unique, alternate forms – such as Super Saiyan, which let them execute stronger attacks, performing more effective combos and finishers. A distinct feature of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is the tactical advantage that players can get by using the shape and structure of the arenas. All of this is presented in high-quality visuals, which take a lot after the legendary anime series.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
Fighting 05 February 2015
Another installment in the best-selling fighting games series set in the universe of the popular manga by Akira Toriyama and anime TV series. The production was developed by the experienced Dimps studio, which already has in its portfolio several parts of the game, released for both home and handheld consoles. This installment of Dragon Ball focuses on presenting the most important and most spectacular duels in the history of the series, with the participation of Son Goku and the main villains: Vegeta, Nappa, Freezer, Cell, and Buu. In order to refresh the formula of the cycle, the creators introduced a new structure of the world, a futuristic city and new, mysterious characters. The graphics of the game employ the cel-shading technology, which gives it a distinctive comic style. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse marks the debut of the series on eighth-generation consoles, which obviously has influenced the visual experience.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
Fighting 23 January 2014
A dynamic 3D fighting game set in the Dragon Ball universe popularized by anime series and manga. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was created by ARTDINK - a Japanese developer popular for such titles as A-Train HX or Gundam Seed Battle Destiny. The players were offered a chance to assume the roles of their favorite heroes, such as Goku or Vegeta, as well as to participate in spectacular duels both in mid-air and on the ground. The game features several modes, such as a single player story campaign or an extensive multiplayer mode for up to 8 players. The game offers cel-shaded 3D graphics and because of that, resembles Dragon Ball comic books and cartoons to a large extent.
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection
Fighting 30 October 2012
A compilation of two fighting games from Dragon Ball Z Budokai series, developed by Dimps Corporation. The package contains Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 – titles based on the license of the cult-classic mamga created by Akira Toriyama. Each of the games sports improved visuals, video resolution having been upscaled to HD standard, and a re-recorded soundtrack. The player can decide whether he wants to choose the English version, or stick to the original, Japanese voice-over, which has been recorded by the actors known from the series. Aside from story mode, which is heavily based on the stories from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT series, each of the games included in Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection contains a multiplayer mode – we can invite friends for some offline gameplay, or compete with other players online.
Dragon Ball Z for Kinect
Action 05 October 2012
A first-person action game developed by Spike with Xbox 360 and the Kinect motion controller in mind. The players are taken to a fantasy world created by Akira Toriyama where they have to face fighters from the Dragon Ball Z animated series. There are over 50 famous heroes at our disposal as well as an advanced creator that lets us design our own warrior. Dragon Ball Z for Kinect offers two game modes: Story Mode is a classical story campaign in which we experience the plot in cinematic cut-scenes that are played between subsequent duels, while Score Attack allows us to fight a battle with the aim of scoring as many points as possible. The distinguishing feature of the title are its original controls — we control our avatar with our own body’s motion, and this is how we perform over a hundred of attacks and combos. The most notable of them is obviously the iconic Kamehameha. The production is characterized by high-quality graphics inspired by the manga original.
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
Fighting 25 October 2011
Another fighting game by Spike, based on the cult manga created by Akira Toriyama. The rich plot is based on the story told in the Dragon Ball Z series and serves as the story background for subsequent duels between the most famous characters of the franchise, including Goku, Cell, and Vegeta. Combat takes place on spacious and varied arenas, while fighters use a rich arsenal of attacks and special abilities, the most notable one being the iconic Kamehameha. Compared to the previous works of the studio, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi offers a reworked, user-friendly interface and simplified controls. Attractive graphics, faithful to the manga original, as well as dynamic soundtrack are among the game’s strengths. We can play both solo and with our friends — the multiplayer mode allows us to play over the Internet and in split screen mode.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
Fighting 02 November 2010
A production developed by Spike, based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama. It is a classic fighting game in which the events from the Dragon Ball animated series serve as the story background for subsequent duels. In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, more then 90 fighters are at players’ disposal, including 20 completely new ones. Heroes are different in terms available attacks and special abilities — the most notable one being the Kamehameha. Fights take place on varied arenas. Apart from the ones known from the game’s predecessor, the title features completely new battlefields. Compared to the original, the graphics were significantly enhanced (the advanced environment destruction is now not without influence on the course of a fight), while the camera system and controls were designed from scratch. The game also features the original Japanese dubbing accompanied by English subtitles.
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team
Fighting 19 October 2010
A fighting game developed by Bandai Namco. The action is set in the Dragon Ball universe created by Akira Toriyama. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the players can take part in two-member team (the eponymous Tag Team) fights. It applies to both multiplayer, where up to four fighters can compete, and the story campaign for solo players (in this case, the opposing team is controlled by the AI). The plot of Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team draws inspiration from the Dragon Ball Z TV series, letting us face such iconic villains as Cell or Freezer. The game also features additional modes, including Dragon Walker Mode in which we participate in a series of subsequent fights. The title is characterized by high-quality graphics that are strongly inspired by the works of the legendary Japanese cartoonist.
Dragon Ball: Origins 2
Action 22 June 2010
An action-adventure game by Game Republic, and a direct sequel to the first installment of the series. The story begins at the moment in which Dragon Ball: Origins ended. You discover the further fate of Goku, who has to face the Red Ribbon Army, which wants to take over the world. Unlike its predecessor, this time you control not only the protagonist, but also other characters from the animated series, such as Yamcha and Krillin. Like in the first game in the series, the gameplay was inspired by that of the Legend of Zelda franchise. The game utilizes an isometric view, and apart from exploration and combat, it also features platform and logic puzzle stages. Dragon Ball: Origins 2 allows you to play either on your own or in the multiplayer mode. Apart from the story mode, there is also the Survival Tower mode, in which you battle extremely strong opponents in special arenas.
Dragon Ball Online
RPG 04 February 2010
An action MMO game with RPG features, developed by NTL Inc. with the support of Akira Toriyama himself, who created the universe of Dragon Ball. This allowed the developers to faithfully recreate not only characters, but also locations from the animated adaption of the original manga. Our adventure in Dragon Ball Online begins with the creation our own warrior, starting with his or her race: Human, Namekian or Majin. Each has different profession and skills, while the looks can be modified in a complex editor to fit our preferences. Gameplay focuses on exploration, completing both main and side quests, fighting with enemies and developing our hero. The story itself is set 217 years after the events of Dragon Ball, when Earth is governed by an organization known as Dark Eye, under the leadership of Trunks – a mysterious member of Time Patrol. Visuals are one of the strong points of the game, with three-dimensional graphics retaining the style of the famous Japanese manga artist. As of the end of November 2013 – three years after the Dragon Ball Online’s release – the servers went down and the development of the game was halted.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
Fighting 10 November 2009
Another fighting game based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama developed by Spike under the supervision of Namco Bandai. The players can take part in the events presented in the Dragon Ball Z animated series as well as previously unknown side episodes. There are over 70 characters at our disposal, including the popular heroes (Goku, Vegeta) and the main adversaries (Freeza and Buu). Duels take place on extensive, destructible arenas. Compared to previous works of the studio, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast offers more freedom of movement in the air and better combat system on the ground. The graphics as well as characters’ facial expressions are also more detailed. Apart from a single player story campaign, the title offers the possibility of playing in a competitive multiplayer mode.
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo
Adventure 20 October 2009
An action adventure game developed under the supervision of Bandai Namco. The players have the possibility of experiencing the fantastic exploits of Goku and his friends. The plot, based on the events of the manga series by Akira Toriyama, features unique humor which is the hallmark of the franchise. The title also offers Japanese dubbing (characters are voiced by the actors known from the original) and an atmospheric soundtrack. The three-dimensional graphics that use actual designs of the legendary cartoonist are also noteworthy. Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo features several game modes: starting from a story module that lets us follow the adventures from the Red Ribbon to the Piccolo saga and ending with the Versus mode in which we can fight duels using the characters we unlocked.
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Sayians
RPG 28 April 2009
A classic role-playing game by Monolith Software, supervised by Bandai Namco. The game is based on the popular manga series by Akira Toriyama. The story of Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans takes place between the famous martial arts tournament, in which Goku and Piccolo participated, and the Saiyan invasion of Earth. The plot is divided into 15 chapters, in which you have to complete over 80 varied quests. The game features a range of characters from the animated original (e.g. Goku, Krillin, Yamcha), and the gameplay consists of exploration, developing your characters, and combat with enemies. The battles are turn-based, and up to three characters can take part in them. Apart from standard foes, there are also more challenging boss enemies. One of the game's strong points are the visuals, reflecting the original style of the manga.
Dragon Ball Evolution
Fighting 19 March 2009
A fighting game created by Dimps Corporation, based on the movie of the same title. Both products use the license of a very popular manga created by Akira Toriyama. The players assume the role of Goku, who is tasked with finding the legendary Dragon Balls to save humanity from the evil plans of its longtime adversary – Piccolo. Dragon Ball Evolution contains a Story Mode, where subsequent encounters are separated by numerous cut-scenes, Arcade Mode that involves continuous duels, and Mission Mode – a special mode that gives the player a number of various challenges. The game features characters that appeared in the feature film, starting with Goku, Bulma, Chi Chi, and ending with Oozaru, Roshi, and the aforementioned Piccolo. The production is a very loose adaptation of the manga series, with the animated characters exchanged with their movie version played by the actors. As a result, the game sports rather average visuals.
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
Fighting 04 November 2008
Another fighting game created by Dimps studio, based on the cult-classic manga created by Akira Toriyama. The mainstay of the game are the “Dragon Missions”, where we have the opportunity to take part in the events that weren’t used in the Dragon Ball Z games up to now – for example, Goku’s adventures during his stay in the afterlife. A number of different heroes were left at our disposal – aside from the aforementioned Goku, the game roster contains Vegeta, Trunks, or Piccolo. In all, we can take control of one of forty characters, each having different attacks and special abilities. The trademark attack – Kamehameha – is also on the list. The whole game is complemented by high quality visuals, faithful to the manga’s visual style.
Dragon Ball: Origins
Action 04 November 2008
A classic role-playing game created by Bandai Namco, based on the manga by Akira Toriyama. The main character is Goku, and the story, which begins with him meeting Bulma, focuses on their journey in search for the eponymous Dragon Balls. The gameplay consists of exploring the in-game world, completing various quests, solving puzzles, and fighting enemies. The combat is turn-based, and you attack by making simple gestures. Having reached the right Ki energy level, you can use many special attacks, including the famous “Kamehameha” shockwave. The 2D visuals have been based on the style of the original animated series.
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Fighting 06 June 2008
Another fighting game based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama, developed by Dimps Corporation. The players get to experience the events known from the original animated series, up to the fight with Cell. Subsequent storylines are presented in the form of film cut-scenes shown between duels. There is a rich set of characters at our disposal — including such characters as Goku, Raditz, Yamcha, Krillin, and the androids. Visually, the game features a style similar to the works of the Japanese mangaka, and the graphics are enriched with spectacular special effects that accompany various attacks. In Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, you can play solo or with friends, both over the Internet and in the split-screen mode.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Fighting 09 November 2007
Another installment in a series of fighting games developed by Spike. The franchise was based on classic manga series by Akira Toriyama and takes the player to the titular Dragon Ball universe dominated by masters of different various martial arts. The game offers over 150 fighters representing different races, such as the Saiyan (Goku, Vegeta), inhabitants of the planet Namek (Piccolo), humans (Tenshinhan, Krillin) or androids (#17, #18). Each of the characters has a unique set of attacks and special abilities. Moreover, many of them are capable of transforming and accessing new, more powerful attacks by doing so. Fighting takes place in 20 in-game locations and particular arenas can be visited both in daylight and when it is dark. What complements Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, are high-quality visuals that remain faithful to the art style Toriyama has been popular for.
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road
Fighting 20 March 2007
Another installment in a series of fighting games developed by Dimps Corporation specifically for PlayStation Portable. The game was based on the popular manga series by Akira Toriyama. A story mode is the core of the game, focusing on Trunks - the son of Vegeta and Bulma. Shin Budokai - Another World offers six game modes and the player can assume control of one of 18 characters from the animated series, including such fighters as Goku, Piccolo, Broly or Buu. The gameplay formula is based on spectacular duels requiring the player to make use of different attacks and abilities. Each of the in-game characters can transform, obtaining an alternative form, as well as gaining access to new, more powerful abilities, such as the iconic Kamehameha. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another World offers high-quality 3D visuals that remain faithful to the art style Toriyama has been popular for.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Fighting 03 November 2006
A hybrid of various genres, containing elements characteristic of cRPGs and fighting games. It’s a continuation of the popular video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, developed by Bandai. The players are once again taken to a iconic universe created by Akira Toriyama, reliving the events shown in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT series. The gameplay focuses on spectacular duels, taking place on fifteen different arenas – to emphasize the power of our heroes, we can now use or destroy many elements of the environment. We are left with over a 100 playable characters, including Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and many more. Each of the fighters has a unique fighting style and dozens of moves, with another plane of possible attacks unlocked with the transformation system. Aside from dedicated single-player modes, the developers introduced a number of multiplayer variants. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is characterized by high quality visuals, faithful to the style presented in the original manga.
Super Dragon Ball Z
Fighting 14 July 2006
A fighting game developed by Crafts & Meister. Super Dragon Ball Z was based on the license of the classic manga series by Akira Toriyama. The game offers several different modes, including the story mode (inspired by the popular TV series), the Versus mode that focuses on multiplayer competition, and the Survival mode. The player takes part in spectacular battles involving the original characters (such as Goku, Vegeta or Piccolo) and player-created fighters. Alongside progression, the player develops the skills of their character, enriching their move set with new kinds of attacks and special abilities. The characters can also transform, which gives the player access to more powerful abilities and attacks, such as Kamehameha. Super Dragon Ball Z offers high-quality visuals that remain faithful to the art style Toriyama has been popular for.
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai
Fighting 07 March 2006
A fighting game created by Dimps Corporation, specifically for users of PlayStation Portable. Shin Budokai was based on the classic manga series by Akira Toriyama. The experience focuses on spectacular encounters set in various scenery, such as open-air ground, the Budokai arena or the planet Namek. Dragon Road is the main game mode and the plot was inspired by the animated movie Fusion Reborn - the player has to face the evil Janemba. Furthermore, the game offers the Survival Mode, which requires the player to last in fight against several opponents; or Time Attack - here, one has to deal with the adversaries within a specified period of time. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai features 18 characters from the animated series, such as Goku, Vegeta or Trunks. Each of the in-game characters has their own unique fighting style and an ability to transform, which allows them to make use of more powerful attacks and abilities. In terms of the high-quality visuals present, those remain faithful to the art style Toriyama has been popular for.
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2
Fighting 22 November 2005
A sequel to the fighting game by Banpresto, developed mainly for the Game Boy Advance. The game was based on the wildly popular manga by Akira Toriyama. The gameplay of Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 focuses on spectacular battles, involving such characters as Goku, Piccolo or Cell. The game features a distinct team battle system, in which you fight using up to three warriors. You can switch from one to another or issue group orders. This gives the battles a tactical aspect. It is also worth noting that each of the sixteen playable characters has an unique fighting system and attacks, which can be further expanded by the transformation into a “superwarrior.” The game makes use of the Nintendo DS capabilities, such as the dual screen, and features 2D visuals, stylistically based on the original manga.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
Fighting 14 October 2005
A spectacular fighting game developed by Bandai on the basis of the cult manga by Akira Toriyama. The production is a successor to three Dragon Ball Z: Budokai games that were released between 2002 and 2004. The players are taken to the universe created by the Japanese mangaka yet again to fight spectacular duels on varied arenas. There are fifty fighters at our disposal, including Goku, Trunks, Piccolo, and Vegeta. Heroes are different in terms of available attacks and combat abilities. Moreover, we can also create our very own adventurer. Apart from the classical game modes, the game features a special gameplay variant that let us play the key scenes from the TV animated series as well as multiplayer modules. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is characterized by spectacular graphics which are faithful to the canon set by the legendary mangaka. Fights look even more dynamic thanks to the camera system that shows the battlefield from different perspectives.
Dragon Ball Z: Advanced Adventure
Action 17 June 2005
An action game created by Dimps Corporation, based on a cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The players are presented with an opportunity to experience childhood adventures of Goku – the main hero of the series. The game consists of fifteen diversified levels, allowing the players to relive the greatest adventures of the young hero, meeting characters known from the series, including Bulma and Piccolo. The gameplay in Dragon Ball Z: Advanced Adventure is presented as a side-scroller, and consists of exploration of the environment, jumping between platforms, solving simple environmental puzzles, and combat with encountered enemies. While standard opponents do not stand a chance, boss encounters that await at the end of every level require using advanced battle techniques of our hero (including the trademark “Kamehameha” generated from his Ki) and employing special tactics. The game is complemented by colorful visuals, inspired by the craft of Japanese mangakas.
Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
Action 22 March 2005
A multi-genre production including elements of action, adventure, fighting and role-playing games. It was developed by Avalanche software and based on the popular manga series by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas follows the story told in the Dragon Ball Z TV series — you play as the invincible Goku, who has to face more and more powerful foes, from Raditz, through Vegeta and Nappa, to Freezer and Cell. The gameplay consists on exploring, completing quests, and battling enemies. In combat, you use not only advanced battle techniques, but also powerful energy attacks, including the “kamehameha”. You can both in the single player mode or in the co-op mode for two players. The high-quality visuals were based on the original manga art.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
Fighting 16 November 2004
Another installment of fighting game series created by Dimps Corporation, based on the license of a cult-classic manga created by Akira Toriyama. The players can assume the role of the most popular characters from the series, re-living the greatest events that took place in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT series. While taking part in spectacular duels, we make use of not only advanced melee skills, but also of a wide range of special attacks, drawing from Ki power. Additionally, developers introduced four new attacks (Teleportation Counter, Teleportation Tornado Combo, Dragon Rush Attack, and Bukujutsu Flight Mode), while the player has freedom to decide where he wants to go next, accessing side adventures that yield extra experience. Aside from the story mode, called Dragon Universe, the game contains gameplay variants that are based on duels with competitors controlled either by the AI, or by other players. The game sports visuals that are based on original manga’s style, while the voice actors known from the series assume the role of the individual characters.
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury
RPG 14 September 2004
A role-playing game and the final installment in the trilogy, the other parts of which are Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku and Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II, developed by Webfoot. The story begins where its predecessor's plot ended — Goku returns to Earth to face his last and most powerful enemy, Majin Buu. However, before the final duel, the protagonist and his allies (including e.g. Vegeta, Gohan, Goten and Trunks) have other adventures, full of spectacular battles with their opponents. It is important to develop your characters — they can not only develop their combat skills, but also unlock better equipment. Unlike the previous installments, Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury features new character skill: Speed. The skill is affected first and foremost by the equipment a character uses. Apart from the single player mode, the game also features a multiplayer mode.
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors
Fighting 22 June 2004
A fighting game developed by Bandai, based on the license of the cult-classic manga created by Akira Toriyama. The mainstay of the game is the story mode, in which the players can follow the three sagas known from the animated series: Namek, Android, and Majin Buu. We assume the role of Goku, the most powerful warrior on Earth, who faces consecutive enemies. The points awarded for progress in each saga can be spent on additional characters, new difficulty levels, or Dragon Ball Museum. Additionally, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors offers several other modes: Z Battle focuses on 1v1 or 3v3 combat; Challenge is an encounter between a duo of heroes versus three opponents; in turn, Free Battle allows us to access fighters that normally stand on the other side of the barricade. The advanced combat system introduces various attacks and combinations, as well as special abilities, based on ki energy. The game is complemented by colorful visuals, inspired by the craft of the legendary mangaka.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2
Fighting 14 November 2003
A continuation of the popular fighting game, taking place in the universe created by Akira Toriyama. Once again, Dimps Corporation is the developer responsible for the title. The players once again participate in spectacular duels, assuming the roles of characters known from the animated original. The newest addition to the series is a rebuilt single player mode, called “Dragon World”, where the protagonists travel around the map in search for the titular Dragon Balls. Along the way, they encounter various enemies that are battled on different arenas. Additionally, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 contains Duel and World Tournament modes – the former allows the player to choose his opponent and leaves him the choice of the arena, while the latter introduces a series of encounters that are played as a tournament. It should be mentioned that we can either go solo, competing with the AI, or invite another player. The cel-shaded visuals are undoubtedly a mainstay of the game, paying tribute to the works of the legendary mangaka. The game introduces the ability to import your character from the previous installment.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
Fighting 14 November 2003
A spectacular fighting game developed by Bandai, based on the license of the cult manga by Akira Toriyama. The players assume the role of characters known from the series — among the 23 available ones we can find Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Trunks. Every one of them has a different set of attacks, special combat abilities and energy attacks, including the iconic Kamehameha. For the money we earn while playing, not only can we unlock additional fighters but also enhance their offensive capabilities with new, powerful elements. Story Mode remains at the core of the game. In it, we can take part in the most important duels from the animated TV series — starting from the fight against Freezer to the final battle against Cell. Fights take place in nine varied environments inspired by battlefields featured in the original, including the temple of Kami or the Chamber of Time. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai also offers a tournament mode, duel mode, and a special training mode that lets us hone our skills. The game features colorful three-dimensional graphics inspired by the works of the Japanese mangaka and high-quality dubbing — characters are voiced by the actors from the American version of the animated TV series.
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II
RPG 17 June 2003
A continuation of the 2002 RPG, created based on the license of the cult-classic manga from Akira Toriyama. The studio responsible for the title is Webfoot, seasoned developer of Dragon Ball’s video game adaptations. The plot continues the story initiated in the first installment, focusing on an imminent end of the world, heralded by Trunks - a visitor from the future. At the beginning of the game, we assume the role of Goku, but the hero quickly falls ill, succumbing to a vicious disease, forcing us to take over other characters: Piccolo, Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks. The gameplay in Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku consists of exploring a huge world, completing various main and side quests, and encounters with different adversaries. Our combat skills include a wide range of melee attacks and special abilities, amplified further by the transformation into a “Super Sayan”. Visuals are one of the strong points of the game, and are inspired by the craft of the famous mangaka. Soundtrack contains music that is well-known to every Dragon Ball enthusiast.
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku
RPG 14 May 2002
A two-dimensional RPG created by Webfoot studio, based on the cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The player assumes the role of Goku, an undefeated fighter, and re-lives the events seen in the animated series. We begin our journey battling Raditz, and then visit the nether world on the King Kai’s planet. The next stops include encounters with Nappa and Vegeta, and duel with Freezer on Namek. In all, we visit sixteen different locations, completing various main and side quests. These events are rewarded with experience points, which can be used to develop our hero. During combat, we make use of a wide range of attacks and combinations, including the trademark energy wave, known as “kamehameha”. Additionally, the list of available attacks is complemented by the ability to transform into so called “super fighter”. Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku can be praised for its colorful visuals, inspired by the works of the world-famous mangaka.
Dragon Ball GT: Transformation
A 2D action game by Webfoot, based on the Dragon Ball GT TV series, supervised by the author of the original series, Akira Toriyama. The game focuses on Goku, a legendary warrior, who was turned into a child by Emperor Pilaf. Goku's task is to find the seven Dragon Balls, scattered across seven planets of the Solar System. The game consists of 12 varied stages, which in turn consist mostly of fighting enemies. In each battle, you can use a team of three characters, such as Vegeta or Pan. Each character uses different abilities and attacks, and gets bonus ones after transforming into a “superwarrior.” Apart from the story mode and the similar to it Standard Mode, Dragon ball GT also includes the following modes: Endurance, Boss Endurance, Robot Swarm and Piccolo. They allow you to play together with another player. The colorful visuals have been inspired by the TV series.