Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z MUGEN Edition 2

Freeware 2D combat game featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z

What do you get if you cross Manga animation with a blistering martial arts fighting game? Super Dragon Ball Z. This classic arcade fighting game is based on the retro MUGEN graphics engine and will appeal to anyone who likes Street Fighter or Double Dragon. View full description

PROS

  • Great graphics
  • Fast gameplay
  • Excellent sound effects

CONS

  • Limited features
  • Can be problematic on newer operating systems

Is it addictive?

Very good
8

What do you get if you cross Manga animation with a blistering martial arts fighting game? Super Dragon Ball Z. This classic arcade fighting game is based on the retro MUGEN graphics engine and will appeal to anyone who likes Street Fighter or Double Dragon.

In the Dragon Ball Z start menu, you’re presented with several different modes. Arcade means you go 1 on 1 against the computer; in VS mode you take on a friend; Team VS lets you play various team-up modes against a friend; Team Arcade means various team-up modes against the computer and Team Co-op allows you to beat the crap out of the computer tag-team Dragon Ball Z style. Finally, Training allows you to work on your moves and Watch mode allows you to observe computer controlled characters beat the hell out of each other in various modes. There’s also an options menu where you can configure such things as the level of difficulty, time limit, sound features and controls.

Dragon Ball Z lets you take on the role of of almost 30 characters. Highlights include Chibi Trunks, Future Trunks, Normal Trunks and Mr Boo. As one of these Dragon Ball Z fighters, you take on a series of martial arts beasts in an effort to win battle points and collect dragon balls. If you choose to take on a friend in the “VS” mode, make sure you’ve either got two joysticks or at least one whilst the other plays on the keyboard. For beginners, I’d advise going straight into training mode where you can practice some special moves which range from a simple karate-chop to a “fist of death” hammer blow which involves pressing at least seven different keys at once. Remember those old Amiga and Atari games where a special move literally involved snapping the joystick and you’ll get the picture. You can also customize your own Dragon Ball Z player although it’s mainly limited to changing the name and colours here and there.

Dragon Ball Z itself works on the basis of battle points - the more you beat-up, the more you win. Points give you access to a “skill tree” which enables you to pimp-up your character and give him/her some new moves. Along the way, you also collect dragon balls and once you have collected 7, you can call forth the “dragon of Shenron” which grants you a wish. According to the developers, this can range from adding a new move to your character to creating an entirely new one. The gameplay is just like a classic arcade game thanks to the ever-popular MUGEN graphics engine. Dragon Ball Z's sound is also excellent with some classic satisfying retro kicks and punch effects. On the downside, it can seem a bit limited and boring compared to fighting classics like Street Fighter or Tekken but for a game that’s only around 30 MB , it certainly packs a punch.

Be warned also that although the developers claim this game works on all Windows platforms, some forums report that users with anything above Windows 98 have experienced problems starting the game. More advice is available from the developers’ website.

In summary, a must have for any retro fighting fan.

This is a freeware combat game whose main attraction is that you can play as the characters from the animation Dragon Ball. Apart from that, it is a very complete arcade fighter, with four modes of play; arcade, versus, team battles and training. An enjoyable freeware title, especially if you are a fan of Dragon Ball.

This game is based on the M.U.G.E.N game engine.

Dragon Ball Z

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— User reviews — about Dragon Ball Z

  • bilalali97025314

    by bilalali97025314

    "its good not bad"

    nah hate it !bore of it played it thousand times :/ its too boring easy . More.

    reviewed on March 29, 2015

  • rishabhrok

    by rishabhrok

    "tekkan is better"

    cool, awesome XD , game i have ever seen . i mm the biggest fan of Dragon Ball Z . I lov u gohan and vegeta . More.

    reviewed on August 7, 2011

  • Dylman60

    by Dylman60

    "did not work"

    When I downloaded it after I finished it, It came up as a folder saying the character names and other dumb stuff I click... More.

    reviewed on July 28, 2011

  • yyuuuuu

    by yyuuuuu

    "DBZ"

    pcsx2 0.9.6 emulator can be used to run budokai tenkaichi 3 in pc just you need to download a torrent of ntsc dragon ... More.

    reviewed on December 3, 2010

  • kanthu

    by kanthu

    "dragonball z"

    its very interesting.i would like to have it with my own. dragonballz is the best game and cartoon i have ever seen. More.

    reviewed on August 12, 2010

  • Rustin06

    by Rustin06

    "Rustin"

    Dragon Ball Z is an amazing animated tv series... I like all the characters and episodes of this show. I like to watch D... More.

    reviewed on May 15, 2010