Dragon Ball GT: Transformation Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. This is not only one of the better Dragon Ball games in recent memory, but also one of the best Game Boy Advance titles of the year.
  2. The action is non-stop, the visuals fantastic and the game is long and challenging enough to keep you playing for a while.
  3. The fun gameplay will draw you in and the extras will keep you playing until you've unlocked them all.
  4. It could still be called repetitious because of the continual combat but it's presented in such a way that you just can't wait to get into the next skirmish.
  5. The game doesn't bring anything new to the this genre, but its rock-solid design and succulent visuals should be more than enough to satisfy Dragon Ball fans that are looking for some on-the-go butt-kicking.
  6. A really decent beat 'em-up game. It is a shame that the developers didn't include a co-op mode, which this game screams for it. If you are a fan of this series, then you will enjoy this game.
  7. 70
    A good player can wrap this game up in just under three hours, which definitely makes it a tough sell to all but the hardcore fans. But for fans, the experience is short and oh-so sweet, and the unlockable content -- additional characters like Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Super Saiyan Vegeta -- is sure to make it worthwhile.
  8. A sorely-lacking entry into the GBA library and a shameful step in the wrong direction for the Dragonball series of video games.
  9. For the most part, it succeeds, but slippery control, merely average graphics, and short playtime leave this one to be a rental at best.
  10. Nintendo Power
    The level design is straight-forward to a fault. [Oct 2005, p.101]
  11. 55
    If you have friends with the game, and if you know and enjoy the Dragonball series then you've found you've one of the most complete and enjoyable Dragonball titles available.
  12. 40
    But anyone looking for a good brawler on the GBA needs to look somewhere other than Dragon Ball GT: Transformation.

Awards & Rankings

#41 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
#12 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 30, 2015
    A side-scrolling, beat 'em up brawler that makes great use of the material from the anime. Levels designs are taken right from the episode(s)A side-scrolling, beat 'em up brawler that makes great use of the material from the anime. Levels designs are taken right from the episode(s) they are based off of as are the enemies and bosses. Some liberty was taken in order to have enough variety of regular enemies to bash through, but for the most part these are the creatures you saw/would see in the anime. The ones that aren't felt like they would have been. The graphics are fantastic. It's bright, colorful and the characters look just like their anime counter parts.

    The storytelling doesn't have all of the dialog the anime has, but for the most part covers the stories it uses very well. The gameplay is solid and fun, if not terribly remarkable. It uses the exact same brawler formula that gamers have been playing since the NES. That's not really a bad thing, but it means we don't see much new here. Still, it is fun and has plenty of reasons to keep you coming back.

    The main story mode is a bit brief, but multiple modes and unlockables will keep hardcore Dragon Ball fans coming back. Things like new characters, multiplayer modes, and survival modes are available to unlock. You have to grind for "Zenie" to unlock them which takes a while. This means that those who want to do it all have hours of gameplay to keep them busy.

    Whether or not it is actually worth sticking around long enough to unlock everything just comes down to how much you enjoy the gameplay. It's fun at it's very core even if this formula has been done to death by now. Still, the faithfulness to the source material and all around solid gameplay make it worth picking up for any fan of the series or just those who love beat 'em ups. Even better is that there is plenty of content to keep you coming back if you find you want more after the credits roll. Overall I fine "Dragon Ball GT: Transformation" to be a solid and enjoyable game.
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