Wii Dragonball Game Is A 3D Side Scroller

By Spencer . May 21, 2009 . 10:32am

db0There are so… many… Dragonball games these days. Most of them are fighting games, but every once in awhile Namco Bandai creates something refreshing with the license like Dragonball: Tenkaichi Daibouken.


Dragonball: Tenkaichi Daibouken (Dragonball: The Strongest On Earth Great Adventure) is a Wii exclusive and unlike Dragon Ball: Raging Burst it’s a 3D side scrolling adventure set in the original Dragonball universe. You control young Goku and run into famous characters from the series.


Namco Bandai plans to release Dragonball: Tenkaichi Daibouken in Japan this summer. A North American release date has not been announced at this time, but we’ll bet on an international release. Atari isn’t reluctant to publish Dragonball games and even if they were Namco Bandai would take care of this in a heartbeat.


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  • Lucian (GER)

    Klonoa+Dragonball :3

  • Hero of Legend

    Dimps is no doubt behind this, they made Advance Adventure for the GBA.

    This really reminds me of the Dimps-developed Sonic Rush series, even the boss battle with the fish looks like something out of Rush.

    Could Dimps 1UP Sega with a DB-themed good Sonic game (to put it in one way)? The Rush series as many probably know is the best recieved Sonic games since the Adventure series.

    I’ve been dying for Dimps to make a Sonic Rush game (or similar Sonic game) on the Wii, looks like it’s happening… only it’s a Dragon Ball game. lol

    Oh well, I love Budokai 1 & 2 for the GC, so I welcome this as well!

    But of course, the developer hasn’t been confirmed, but the resemblance to both Sonic Rush and DB Advanced Adventure (plus Dimps made both, and are still working on the series), PLUS Dimps got their Wii dev-kits back around Jan ’08, so this game ‘s had the appropriate dev time of a year and a half so far.

    How can it not be Dimps? :P

    • Something tells me it’s Dimps too, but I doubt it’ll be like Sonic Rush. Perhaps A little sonic or just Klonoa mixed with traditional beat em up gameplay.

      Ever play that One Piece sidescroller on GBA? I think it’ll be somewhat like that even. I can be wrong.

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    • Hero of Legend

      I reuploaded and added some more screens, such as the unmarked versions of the pics above!

  • jarrodand

    Wow, looks great. Wii’s really becoming something of a haven for 2D platformers (Klonoa, DKJB, Wario Land Shake, Lost Winds, MegaMan 9, etc, etc).

  • teenageriot

    More like mario+dragonball

  • ECM

    If it’s as good as the GBA sidescroller, this will be fantastic!

  • CleruTesh

    I was never a fan of the original Dragonball show, but this game looks really good.
    This will probably be the first game in the franchise that I buy.

  • Aoshi00

    Sweet looking, look at General Blue, TaoPaiPai, and Piccolo the Demon King, amazing! This reminds me of Dragonball Adventure on the GBA too. My true love is still side-scrolling, will be glad to import this!

    Despite being a huge DB fan, I never was a fan of all the rehash fighting games anyway (Infinite World on PS2 and Burst Limit on PS3 both were disappointing.), except the Super Famicom ones. So keep making platformers or real RPGs, especially w/ the original DB, I’d be real happy.

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