Dragon Ball Z Sagas

Action adventure quest explores leveling up in the DBZ universe

  • Category:

    Action

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.7 (617)

Fervent anime fans can rejoice in the slick tag-team fighting simulation that is enshrined by Dragon Ball Z Sagas. The most powerful warriors in the universe are gathered in one place to test the limits of their might. This game uses the nostalgic Japanese cartoon as a template for nearly perfect side-scrolling combat mechanics.

The Dragon Ball Z series has been graced with one of the most formidable titles ever to rely on the MUGEN engine. Based on the franchise's notoriously barbaric brutes and dementedly strong aliens, this title pulsates with intergalactic carnage.

The character selection screen is vibrantly attractive and festively bright. A huge chunk of the ensemble is clearly represented, but there are a few glaring omissions. Still, there is a solid balance between good guys and foes. The list of combatants is rigorously packed to irresistibly entice diehard fans of the show.

Participating Z Warriors include:

  • Goku (Several Super Saiyan Incarnations)
  • Vegeta (Several Super Saiyan Forms)
  • Krillin
  • Gohan (All Ages & Great Saiyaman)
  • Chiaotzu & Tien
  • Trunks, Goten & Gotenks
  • Captain Ginyu
  • Frieza (Multiple Forms)
  • Androids #16, #18, & #20
  • Cell (Multiple Forms)
  • Babidi & Buu (Multiple Forms)
  • Pikkon
  • Gogeta & Vegetto

Slick animations make this game thrilling even for people that are just watching. The entertainment value is through the roof, especially for avid followers of Goku and his gang. Nothing can stop evil's desire to unleash destruction, but these warriors will not rest until all vile monsters are eradicated!

The sound effects are brilliantly loud and engaging. There is plenty of screaming to enjoy while the fighters charge their chi force, and the pained grunts emitted upon impact are viscerally satisfying. Vocals are solely in Japanese, which gives the adaptation a layer of authenticity that would otherwise be missing. Interactions between characters take place in between bouts, and these exchanges hint at deep personal histories between the tournament entrants.

Controls are stunningly easy to grasp for players of all skills and backgrounds. Cheap tactics have been eliminated by the uniquely balanced engine. For example, the use of excessive distance has been removed by the system's instant transmission technique. Double tapping any direction leads to an instant warp.

Every special attack is rewardingly detailed when the combo is properly executed. This leads to endless treats for the DBZ community, and enthusiasts of the fighting genre will love this title even without prior understanding of the series. The riveting quarrels between cast members are all included, and the drama will make newcomers want to start watching the anime.

Pros

  • Huge cast of popular Z fighters
  • Easy to learn controls
  • Scenic settings match the iconic series
  • Tons of complex combos to master

Cons

  • Lack of Saiyans in the roster
  • Overly simplified special attacks
  • Automatic animations interrupt combat
  • Familiarity with the show is needed to follow the plot

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