The original Dragon Ball was a Japanese manga series which was first serialised in a Japanese weekly. It first appeared in 1984 and was extremely popular. It spread throughout the world in a variety of formats and translations and appeared on television as dubbed serials. Dragon Ball Z was created after the original series was completed and continued where this left off. As with all successful television series, there has been a great deal of merchandise released. Items such as cards, games and toys have been a huge hit with children and have increased the popularity of the Dragon Ball stories. With computer games being so popular, it is no wonder that many children, and indeed adults, are keen to play Dragon Ball Z games and these are now huge sellers.
If you want to play Dragon Ball Z games you will find that there is a huge choice of titles available in the United States. These games are available for all the popular consoles including Playstation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Gamecube, X Box, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced. All the games feature the well known characters and most will include up to 150 different characters and many levels of play.
For the younger fans who are keen to play Dragon Ball Z games, you will find that the fighting engine in some of the games, for example Ultimate Battle 22, make the play simple enough for even the youngest players. Most of the games can be played by multiple players and some, such as Taiketsu, are absolutely brilliant for challenging your friends in multi player battles.
If you want to play Dragon Ball Z games amongst your friends you must be certain that you have compatible equipment and all aspects of installation are correct. You will then be able to have long and heated battle amongst your friends. Some of the later Dragon Ball Z games show in improvement in the graphics. This was always a great aspect of the games, but recently you notice some wonderful facial expressions during the fighting and if they are not doing too well then you may start to notice that the characters start to look a little battle weary and their clothes show the effect of repeated fighting. Every little detail, such as these, goes to make the series of games very enjoyable.
Some of the games can become quite involved. In most cases, as you progress, you will meet up with new characters, of which there is a seemingly unending supply. You do not need to be a fan of the Dragon Ball series to play Dragon Ball Z games. A general understanding of the story lines can be gained from playing the games themselves and keeping an eye on things. Scenarios can become quite complicated at times but, as you get to know the characters and plots, you will find that you can become as involved as you wish.