Kamehameha! This installment of Nostalgia Game Review takes a look at Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure. It takes a young Goku on an adventure to stop the wicked King Piccolo from taking over the planet and obtaining the seven Dragon Balls.
Developed by Dimps, Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure is a game made for the Game Boy Advance. First released on November 18, 2004 (Japan), Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure features over 30 playable characters including Goku. It also has a multiplayer mode and is a beat-'em-up style game.
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure is actually a nice beat-'em-up to play. The controls feel great and the game isn't too difficult. Advanced Adventure actually has an awesome combo system that is also diverse. You can lock your opponent in a combo and pull off different combos with different inputs. The fighting system itself is thought out well.
The game also follows the Dragon Ball timeline early, although there was no Oozaru Goku. You fight the likes of Tien, Mercenary Tao, and more, which brings back memories of early Dragon Ball.
Overall, Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure is an awesome beat-'em-up to try. It invokes memories of Goku's early years and tells the tale nicely. If you want a beat-'em-up to try, give Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure a shot.
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