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Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans review

A throwback to the GBA days of DBZ


  • It's DBZ!
  • Pleasant RPG approach
  • Retro appeal


  • Feels a bit dated
  • Doesn't take advantage of the touchscreen
  • Doesn't try anything daring

We%26rsquo;ve lost track of how many Dragon Ball Z games there have been, possibly because there are more than ten and that%26rsquo;s all the fingers we%26rsquo;ve got to count on. Still %26ndash; one more won%26rsquo;t hurt, eh?

Rather than the many Dragon Ball beat-%26rsquo;em-ups there have been over the years, the DS-based Attack of the Saiyans is a role-playing game, and distinctly of the old school variety. In fact, it resembles nothing so much as the old Dragon Ball RPGs on the Game Boy Advance (phew, that%26rsquo;s going back a bit now), as your party of three characters wanders around exploring and fighting.

The touchscreen is used for very little, though, so while this may be a pleasant enough role-player, it%26rsquo;s very old-fashioned indeed.

Nov 10, 2009

More Info

GenreRole Playing
Description<p>Taking the classic first storyline from DBZ, this old-school, turn-based RPG has you controlling Goku and friends as they defend earth from Saiyan invaders. It's reliable fun, if a tad predictable.</p>
Franchise nameDragon Ball
UK franchise nameDragon Ball Z
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor rating12+
Release date:10 November 2009 (US), 6 November 2009 (UK)
Available platforms:DS
Genre:Role Playing
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