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  • Summary: It's a strategic card battle game featuring characters from across the entire DRAGON BALL series. Collect cards & build your deck as you play through an all-new DRAGON BALL story.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Apr 11, 2019
    85
    Great gameplay, lots of depth, tons of content and even more fan service. If you love Dragon Ball and you’re happy to try something different, don’t miss it.
  2. Apr 8, 2019
    80
    It's not the most complex strategy game out there, but it will appeal to the Dragon Ball set for sure. SDBHWM offers an amazing quantity of characters, references and attacks from the Dragon Ball universe. Fan service made right.
  3. May 6, 2019
    80
    Based on the original Japanese coin-op game, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a pure fan-service gem. With more than 350 characters covered and over 1000 collectible cards, there is a lot of stuff to have fun with. Even if it is a card-based game, you can still feel the signature action of regular Dragon Ball Games.
  4. Apr 10, 2019
    70
    Visuals are rough, interface is clunky and the game is not really updated to the latest expansion pack, however there is a lot to love if you are a fan of the franchise and the tactical gameplay is surprisingly deep.
  5. Apr 20, 2019
    70
    Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is the best version of the long-running card-battling series yet, boasting a raft of new adjustments, extra cards and fresh missions to keep you coming back for more. It’s packed to the rafters with content, from a heavy-duty story mode to local and online battles, so if you’re a fan of the series you’re going to lap up this entry now it’s finally arrived in the West. While it lacks the deeper tactical nuance of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions, it’s still a fun and unapologetically Japanese arcade experience right there on your Switch.
  6. Apr 8, 2019
    65
    Super Dragon Ball Heroes is pure fan-service and a great adaptation of the original arcade game. Nevertheless, its visuals are out-dated and its core gameplay is soon redundant. Tolerant fans might enjoy it.
  7. 40
    Super Dragon Ball Heroes is strictly for Dragon Ball mega fans looking to have some fun with the series canon. Everyone else should stay far, far away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 3, 2019
    10
    I only recently got into DBZ and DBZ games,
    but as a huge fan of cardgames (yugioh, magic, etc) and the artstyle
    this game is a gem,
    I only recently got into DBZ and DBZ games,
    but as a huge fan of cardgames (yugioh, magic, etc) and the artstyle
    this game is a gem, beautiful cutscenes, an IMMENSE amount of content (ton of arcade, long story mode, a ***ton of cards...-) certainly a time sinker
    opening card packs ((all in game currency no worries)) is so satisfying and feels like a lootbox every time.
    the game mechanics are neatly designed, a ton of team opportunities.
    I could go on and on praising this game and go into detail,
    but in short,, is this game worth the current prize? YES
    hope this game sees a lot of DLC, certainly my top pick for mixed cardgame of the year
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  2. Apr 11, 2019
    10
    The game fast paced ,nerve raking, and really fun. This is best in the xenoverse franchise and that's saying a lot.
  3. Apr 9, 2019
    10
    For over 9 years, Dragon Ball Heroes has been around in Japan for a very long time and never got a release in the West. Now the wait is over,For over 9 years, Dragon Ball Heroes has been around in Japan for a very long time and never got a release in the West. Now the wait is over, thanks to Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission on the Nintendo Switch, which i think is the perfect console for the game as it makes you feel like it as playing the actual card arcade game. Is it a bit expensive? Yeah you could say that, but you get a lot to do in this game, like the Story Mode, the Arcade Mode, there are over 1,000 cards and over 350 playable characters to create many teams. So please, if you have Nintendo Switch and are a Dragon Ball fan, get this game and support it. Cause if we keep supporting Super Dragon Ball Heroes, we might get the actual Arcade game in the West. Dragon Ball in Dave N Busters anyone? Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2019
    9
    Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a great example of how to do a port from the arcade to home systems; if maybe a bit too accurate.Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is a great example of how to do a port from the arcade to home systems; if maybe a bit too accurate.

    This game emulates the arcade pretty much perfectly. Over 300 Characters on over 1000 Cards, ridiculous concepts such as SSJ4 Broly, Cell X, Kid Buu (Demon Lord Dabura absorbed), Vegeks (Vegeta + Trunks) and sooooo many more. The game is simply a blast to play, no matter how long you play it; for short sessions or long-plays.

    The game looks, sounds and plays like it would in an actual arcade, for those of you who have never played any of these games before, that's a good thing!
    That being said, some elements seem a bit too close to the arcade. Those include:
    -Graphics, which under-perform, especially when compared to the standard that games like Xenoverse 2 and FighterZ have set
    -Specific Motion-Actions, which would easily work in an arcade, but are somewhat awkward to do in docked mode, like for example scratching your card up and down really fast or following a specific pattern
    -Sound-effects, which sound like they've been lifted straight from the arcade, so much so, that they sound very low quality and just... bad

    The story, if any of you are wondering, follows both a new concept as well as old villains' plans from other editions of (Super) Dragon Ball Heroes, so if you've never played them before, the story is a blast.

    TL;DR
    -If you love the arcade, you'll love this game
    -If you love Dragon Ball, you'll love this game, though don't set you expectations to that of a regular DB game
    -If you're an anime fan, go check this game out
    -If you don't like strategy games, you might want to wait for a price drop
    -If you're a casual, you'll want to try this game out. Easily the easiest one to get into, especially with the English Translation
    -If you're a graphics whore, you're not a gamer (and also shouldn't play this game)
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  5. Sep 7, 2019
    8
    this game looks like **** dog **** to be exact I have nightmares every night about every characters nose coz its literally not there But andthis game looks like **** dog **** to be exact I have nightmares every night about every characters nose coz its literally not there But and there's a BIG Butt this game is great ya this game could run on your potato of a computer you dad's parents brought when he was 10 but other the that the game is really good in its gameplay I love it its a good game but don't buy it at full price as its worth a 10$ reduce in price Expand
  6. May 26, 2019
    8
    A fun addictive rpg card game with fun and interesting game mechanics,HOWEVER your enjoyment ultimately depends on how much you like theA fun addictive rpg card game with fun and interesting game mechanics,HOWEVER your enjoyment ultimately depends on how much you like the Dragon Ball franchise as the fan service in this game is over 9000! And there’s something so satisfying about gaining cards of your favorite characters for battle. If you’re not a Dragon Ball fan I will give you cautious recommendation as you probably find games with similar mechanics that do it much better than this game, however if you’re a Dragon Ball fan than I highly recommend this game as it’s fan service incarnate! Expand
  7. Apr 13, 2019
    3
    SDBHWM is the popular card game from Japan digitized. It blends a mix of tactical combat and RPG elements with fighting. It reminds me of theSDBHWM is the popular card game from Japan digitized. It blends a mix of tactical combat and RPG elements with fighting. It reminds me of the Dragon Quest RPGs because of the turn-based tactical combat. Players obtain cards and create powerful decks and then place them in combat against enemy teams.

    The game boasts 350 characters using cell-shaded animations from the Budokai series, and players can collect over 1000 different cards. Players can also use the custom card creator to create their own card with effects, super attacks, and transformations. Collecting cards and editing them is very time consuming, and I prefer to get straight into the fighting.

    This is a huge service to mega fan boys and geeks that have to have everything Dragon Ball. Dimps knows if they slap a picture of Ultimate Gohan on a card, fan boys will buy anything. However, it is a turn-off for those who prefer pure fighters. It is basically Dragon Ball team reduced to mini-games. You press the A button and try to win a charged impact or super attack, and watch the characters perform the same animation over and over again. This is a very unimaginative way to play the game and becomes mundane after a while.

    With the number of characters, Dimps could have created a really exciting and fascinating followup to Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3. Budokai 3 had better core mechanics and players could enter various punch kick combinations and then use devastating ultimate attacks. It would have been awesome to perform all the super and ultimate attacks now in SDBH in a new Budokai game. This is truly a waste of good characters.

    Players have also complained that's it's tedious to move the cards around, and the controls are awkward if you're using a controller and no stylus on a PC. There's also no English dub so you won't hear Sean Schemmel's voice shouting the famous word, "Kamehameha!" If Dimps spent a little more time on the game, they could have sent it to Funmation for an English dub.

    The game also comes with a hefty price tag ($60), and the anime music add-ons cost extra. It is definitely not worth the cost. I would rent the game or try to get a free copy and try it out. If you like the game, then you can take your save game and transfer it if you decide to buy later on.

    On the positive side, the game is unique and it does offer a lot of replayability. Players can go back to story missions and try to complete the ultimate clear conditions to collect items. This is bound to keep fans occupied for hours.

    Unfortunately, the game fails to leave a lasting impression and its easy to put down the controller on this one. I think Dimps needs to capitalize on all 350 characters, their special moves and create a really good pure fighting successor to Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3.
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