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your favorite new Dragon Ball Z GAMES including fighting, dress up, rpg, racing, action and adventure.The History of Dragon Ball Computer Games.
Dragon Ball – a really popular Japanese manga animation series – has inspired the creation of numerous computer and online flash games since the 1980s. The history of Dragon Ball Z started with the original Japanese developments that quickly spread to Europe and to America in the early 2000s.
Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama -
All of the Dragon Ball games are based on the manga series by the same name created by Akira Toriyama. A total of 519 individual chapters were published in the years from 1984 to 1995.
The original Dragon Ballz was based on a Chinese novel called Journey to the West. The protagonist Goku goes through numerous hardships and enjoys an array of adventures while fighting against villains and making new friends.
Goku has martial arts training and searches for seven orbs known as Dragon Balls. These orbs can be used to summon a wish-granting dragon.
Toel Animation was the company that produced two anime series based on the original manga. The series carried the names Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z which inspired a lot Dbz movies and clubs.
The Top Console Games of the 1980s -
Four version of the Dragon Ball game were launched in the 1980s. The first game named Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyō was released in September 1986. This very first Dragon Ball game was produced by Epoch and it enabled players to view the world through the eyes of Goku and to enjoy the protagonist’s adventures.
Dragon Ball 3: Goku Den became available on the market in the end of 1989. Bandai was the company responsible for the fourth Dragon Ball Z game. The series featured characters are Goku the protagonist and Piccolo as the main villain.
The 1990s -
The real Dragon Ball Z craze started in the 1990s. It all began with Dragon Ball Z: Kyôshū! Saiyan in October 1990. It was the first video game of the series to become available for use with Nintendo’s Famicom system.
Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku ranks among the most notable 1990s developments. It was released in August 1993 and it takes the player on a card battle RPG adventure. The game came with a multiplayer feature, as well.
1997 saw the launch of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout. The game gained popularity in Japan, North America and Europe. It came with a tournament, a battle and a build up mode. It also had a 3D environment and characters from both the Dragon Ball Z and the GT series.
The Modern History of Dragon Ball
Since 2002, Infogrames or Atari obtained the license for the Dragon Ball games and increased their popularity on the North American market.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai was launched in 2002 and the game was available for PlayStation, GameCube and Xbox 360.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the latest development by Bandai. The game was released in January, 2014, featuring a four-player mode, online multiplayer and a Battle Royale possibility available for eight players.