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  • Summary: The single player game follows Goku and his clever sidekick Bulma as they travel the world overcoming enemies and obstacles to collect the 7 Dragon Balls. In the shoes of Goku, the player must protect Bulma from incoming enemy attacks using special skills, such as fighting with his power pole, or unleashing a kamehameha. Combined with Bulma’s ability to invent machines and weapons, the intrepid pair make a formidable team able to defeat even the strongest enemies or trickiest of obstacles. [Atari] Expand
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    Simply put, Dragon Ball: Origins is the most interesting Dragon Ball adventure that Atari's put on the table since the first Budokai title.
  2. Origins is without doubt one of the best Dragon Ball titles.
  3. Origins is one of the best Nintendo DS-games of the year, and both appealing to fans of and newcomers to the Dragon Ball-universe. It’s got a good story, great humour, plenty of action, and some nice visuals to keep you coming back for more. My only gripe with it is the at times not so precise control system, and lack of co-op mode, which could’ve turned this game into an instant Kamehameha.
  4. It's not only one of the best Dragon Ball titles, it's also a great action adventure game.
  5. Dynamic gameplay, fantastic characters and good cut-scenes, furthermore appealing brainteasers and challenging boss-monsters make Dragon Ball Origins a very entertaining game, not only for fans of the anime-series.
  6. I can't see anyone playing through this game multiple times (especially people who know the story front-to-back already), but for the newly initiated or the curious gamer, it's just nice to see a popular franchise turned into a perfectly playable video game.
  7. Repetitive, bland and ultimately not very Goku. [Jan 2009, p.76]

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