Dress Up Goku Before A Big Bout In Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale

By Spencer . May 25, 2011 . 12:55am

Namco Bandai’s Dragon Ball arcade game is out in Japan today. Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale uses a different combat system than the console games where up to four players can join in one fight.




The controls are similar, though. In addition to a joystick, there are five buttons: ki blast, punch (strike), jump, (bottom row) target switch, and guard. Press all three top buttons (ki + punch + jump) along with a direction to do special moves. Goku, for example, shoots a Kamehameha when you hit all three buttons. Hold down on the joystick at the same time and Goku throws a Spirit Bomb.


Punch and guard makes your character grab or throw an opponent. In 2 on 2 fights, you can hold an enemy in place while another player charges up for an attack. All characters can also use a spirit explosion (ki + punch + jump + guard) to knock opponents back if they’re surrounded and can retaliate against a team attack with a multi-counter (target switch + guard).


Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale has ten playable characters: Goku, Krillin, Vegeta, Frieza, Piccolo, Android 16, Android 18, Cell, Trunks, and Nappa. Win a match and you might earn a costume.


Namco Bandai lets players pick a costume, accessory, title, emblem, and write a comment before a fight starts. You have to be fast since customization time is only 30 seconds! Character data can be saved on a Bana Passport.


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  • malek86

    “Goku, Krillin, Vegeta, Frieza, Piccolo, Android 16, Android 18, Cell, Trunks”

    Fair enough, it seems these characters are all popular. Though the lack of Gohan is weird.

    “… and Nappa”

    Uhm, ok.

    • theworldofnoboundries

      Lol Nappa is badass!!! like his bald head and…….. ok it is only his bald head.

      and also his mouth beam??

      • Draparde

        Don’t forget, he makes some pretty good fireworks too!

      • malek86

        In a world where everyone has mouth beams that’s hardly an accomplishment.

        • Blacksofa

          He also has that “Flip the bird” attack that blows you up.

          • GamerKT

            That was one of the greatest attacks in DBZ.

          • Covnam

            “In 2 on 2 fights, you can hold an enemy in place while another player charges up for an attack.”
            That sounds like a pretty cool mechanic, especially if the player being held can break away and the other guy can get hit :)

          • malek86

            Yeah, but Freezer does it too, and then says that any Saiyan could use that attack, so it’s not an accomplishment either. I’ll admit it looks really cool tho.

  • GVmanX

    I’d love for this to get something like a PSN/XBLA release.

    • Guest

      Were getting that other new DBZ game.

      Though eventually this could end up like where we got Budokai 3 and then Super DBZ for PS2 (which also was originally an arcade game)

  • Let’s not forget; if Nappa ever went Super Saiyan, he would not grow hair, rather he would emit a constant “Solar Flare” effect from his baldness.

    • If he went super saiyan 3 he would have a regular amount of hair

      • Or an overbearing amount of glare.

      • theworldofnoboundries

        Well don’t forget that his moutache will grow as long as guan yu with gold colour.

  • Outside of #Tekken and #Wangan, I think I’ll enjoy a DBZ arcade game.

  • eilegz

    a DBZ using a gundam extreme vs engine? looks interesting as usual RELEASE BOTH ARCADE GAME FOR PS3

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