Dragon Ball Heroes’ Scanner Checks If Your Power Level Is Over 9000

By Sato . January 9, 2013 . 9:03am


imageDragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission is leaving arcades and coming to Nintendo 3DS on February 28. This version has a Scouter that lets you check your power meter using the 3DS’ camera to take a picture of your face.


Scanning people with the Scouter nets players Zeni and items.


Scan someone with a high power level and Great Ape Vegeta will appear as a boss fight! Players can tag up with their friends to take him on.


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  • Klyde Chroma

    That actually sounds pretty neat….. great way to pick up girls too…. I can’t wait to walk up to the first vixen I see and toss out a suave “hey there, mind if I check your power level?”…. seriously though, gamers aware of this aside, can you imagine peoples reaction as you scan them?… then proceed to explain that you are just checking their fighting aptitude in hopes to unlock a secret monkey…. ohhhh the madness…. I love it….

    • StarWarudo

      Thanks for cracking me up.

  • malek86

    So I wonder if there is any (however simple) algorithm for calculating the power level of a person, or it’s just randomized.

    … maybe it automatically gives you a higher level if you have blonde hair.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I would be so mad if that really happens as i would need to color my hair red to make the scouter explode lol.^_^

      • J_Joestar

        Isn’t being blonde normally enough to pop a scouter?

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Actually, Goku with Kaioken is enough to do that. ^^’
          So I’m guessing the red it is…

    • Max power if you’re hairy and have long black hair.

    • Aoshi00

      But a farmer w/ a shotgun only has power level of 5 lol… even Muten Roshi was like 100+ I think *.*; We are like ants…

  • Marik78

    If your power is under 5, you fight a rock.

    • Spirit Macardi

      Or just Yamcha. Same thing really.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        …………. i don’t believe Yamcha is under 5 here……… Krillin for sure.^_^

        • Krillin is actually stronger than Yamcha, as ironic as it is, lol.

          • Internet is Crash

            But Yamcha lasts longer and does a better performance in battle. You mostly see Krillin lying on the ground.

      • J_Joestar

        Not the same, A rock can win if someone throws it at your head hard enough, Yamcha on the other hand…

        • Spirit Macardi

          You make an excellent point, sir XD

      • Or Pilaf.

    • Aoshi00

      I know it’s just jokes, not sure if people remember, but actually the farmer w/ a shotgun had a power level of 5 from Raditz’s scouter.. When Bulma pulled it on Muten Roshi he was like under 200.. well, Yamcha and Kuririn are like gods amongst humans alrdy.. but yeah, anything for us over 5 from this is bogus lol.. I used to love the power levels in DB as they progressively got more powerful, then after Freeza’s last form it was off the charts..

      • Syn

        Which they screamed almost every time a new villain appeared, you would think bulma would have upgraded the current scouter to not explode when it reads new warriors(she is a genius after all) but that aside, the most powerful power level ever officially reveled is for SSJ Gogeta in a V-jump magazine(I think in 2004). His power level was 2,500,000,000(I think, but it was something like that)

        • Aoshi00

          I think it’s just Raditz’s scouter wasn’t equipped to detect such high power level, back then Vegeta’s 18000 was very high alrdy, then Goku topped him by using Kaio-ken x3 & x 4.. you know how they always don’t trust the device and say it malfunctions. I think Kiwi’s blown up too when he used it on Vegeta on Namek? Yeah, but after Freeza’s final transformation, it’s totally off the scale so never mentioned in the series anymore..

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Read an article about this 2 weeks ago on a japanese blog. But this seems pretty cool gunna pick this game up when its out.

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’ll be looking forward to future Youtube videos of people scanning the members of Team Four Star at conventions.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I had a feeling there are going to have some person who get themselves with under 10 power level lol.

  • Life is complete.

  • Göran Isacson

    What first came to mind would be the cruelty potential in this, if someone was, say, mocked by being called weaker than Chao-zu. I don’t know, for some reason I can imagine someone buying this game, maybe they’ve had a bad day and want to goof off a little, and then the game just slams them and calls them weak little weak mcweakypants.
    It’s funny because it’s cruel.

  • Read about this on ANN, oh my, this is awesome. What’s next the Ghost Recon game comes with a scanning scouter.

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