Move over Mario, Goku is now side-scrolling!

Topic started by GodLen on May 22, 2009. Last post by shonen 5 years, 9 months ago.
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I am so very happy that game developers have finally figured out that a Dragon Ball game doesn’t have to be entirely focused on fighting; and for that matter, always taking place during the Dragon Ball Z timeline. Finally, the adventure manga/anime Dragon Ball will get the classic side-scroller game it deserves; maybe a few decades too late, but it’s coming and that's all that matters.

It’s name is Dragon Ball: Tenkaichi Daibouken, and will be a Wii exclusive game. The best part is, for a game on the Wii it looks absolutely beautiful; with cell-shaded graphics that appear as if they were lifted directly from the anime itself. Siliconera states that this game has not been announced for an international release yet, but bets the farm that it will get one.

I have been waiting for a game like this forever. Dragon Ball lends itself more to an adventure type game than a fighting game, and what better way to convey this adventure then a semi 2D-3D side-scrolling game. What do you think? Would you buy this for your Wii if it was released internationally?

Funny thing is, this is probably another after effect of Dragon Ball: Evolution.

Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Yum. Bring it to a system I own! (I.E. everything else)
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Post by godofchaos (4 posts) See mini bio Level 1
gia, just thought I'd mention, confirmed an international release months ago at FBR before we knew what the game actually was (at the time we only knew it was a non Z Dragonball game for the Wii, and the American dub cast had already recorded their characters)
Post by Pyro (49 posts) See mini bio Level 4
If this game were to play anything like Odin Sphere, I'd be all over it.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Pyro: I've got a mental image of Goku dressed in the fancy bird-ish outfit, except it's more like a chicken than a swan.

Thanks a lot.
Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Sweet I have a reason to turn on my Wii again.
Post by Pyro (49 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@gia: Anytime!

@MoonStorm: Check out Oboro Muramasa (Muramasa: The Demon Blade in the US), it's the spiritual successor to Odin Sphere, and comes out in September.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@moonstorm: Hello, Dokopon. I mean, don't you hate your sibling enough to destroy his will to live?
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@John_Martone: But you can get Dokapon on a DS now, too.

Though the Wii version is a bit better.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,322 posts) See mini bio Level 20
You know, I'm fairly sure there has been a Dragon Ball side-scroller already, on the GBA I think. And there is Dragon Ball Origins (I think that's the name atleast) on the DS, not a side-scroller, but it is a Dragon Ball game rather than a DBZ fighting game.

But anyway, nice to see more Dragon Ball games I guess.
Post by Sonata (36,366 posts) See mini bio Level 20
The game doesnt look that bad at all, if I had a Wii I'd give it a try
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 6
I want to play this.
Post by shonen (846 posts) See mini bio Level 10
So this goes up from where to where.
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