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  • Summary: Heading back to the early days of the Dragon Ball story, players control Kid Goku as he sets out on fantastic adventures with his friends. The title faithfully reproduces the uniqueness and special humour of the early Dragon Ball series, while adding an original blend of action and adventure to the mix. With the original Japanese music and voiceover included for maximum authenticity, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo offers fans a dazzling new experience with the characters and universe they know and love. The visuals in Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo take the series to a new level by faithfully reproducing on-screen the original drawings of legendary Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama down to the finest pen strokes. Thanks to the high-quality, state-of-the-art graphics, fans immerse themselves in the Dragon Ball universe like never before. Game modes include Story mode which follows Kid Goku from the Red Ribbon Saga to the King Piccolo Saga with the ability to replay previously completed stages, and the unlockable VS mode where players can take different unlocked characters into battle. With in-game collectables, a host of unlockables, and more fun, fights and adventure than ever before all delivered in dazzling 3D, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo is the definitive Dragon Ball videogame experience coming to Wii. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. As much as I fell in love with this game, it isn't going to please everyone. It is short, easy and can be difficult to follow if you aren't familiar with the story already. It also sports a dated design, and I can't see anyone but the superfans forgoing all the other amazing games out right now to play this one.
  2. The combination of classic game genres make for a title that is balanced, engaging, and loyal to the franchise. Once more, if you are a fan, don't hesitate to try this one out.
  3. 75
    With the beat 'em up genre making a resurgence lately, future developers need to take some notes from this great, but flawed, tale from Dragon Ball.
  4. It's a little pricey to recommend for purchase at face value but either a used copy or a drop in price might warrant a purchase (especially for fans of the series).
  5. Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo for the Wii has all the right moves but falls flat when it comes to the enemies and the lack of real innovation.
  6. Warm, colorful and easy to get into, but still a bit of a parantesis. It's the lack of variation that makes this game stumble in the long run.
  7. Can we have it this simple, but a bit bigger? [Dec 2009, p.87]

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  1. XanderG
    Nov 11, 2009
    This game is really worth it if you're a fan of the Dragon Ball original series, simply for the gorgeous cutscenes and good gameplay, but if you're not a DB fan don't get this. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2011
    The gameplay isn't quite up to par with the graphics. It is however one of the most true to the anime/manga games of Dragonball out there. The multi-player is pretty poor, but that is clearly NOT what this game is about. Most of the levels in the single player are pretty good, some however do drag on a bit, slowing the pace of the game. I'd recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the series, not anyone else though. As fans could let some bad level design slide for the great cut scenes scattered throughout the game. Slight shortness and occasional suckiness drag the game down however. Collapse