Based on the original Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Origins for Nintendo DS is the latest edition to the Dragon Ball franchise. Players will experience a thrilling adventure that is more fun and lighthearted compared to later Dragon Ball stories. Gamers can collect the 7 Dragon Balls while traveling around with their CPU controlled partner, Bulma, who is protected by the character Goku. In the shoes of Goku, the player must protect Bulma from incoming enemy attacks using special skills, such as fighting with his power pole, or unleashing a kamehameha. Combined with Bulma's ability to invent machines and weapons, the intrepid pair make a formidable team able to defeat even the strongest enemies or trickiest of obstacles. If either is defeated it is game over!
The innovative controls mean the player uses only the touch pad to control Goku. Players must draw lines or shapes to direct the character and control the action by tapping on the screen, for example a double tap on Goku followed by tapping on the Ka-me-ha-me-ha letters unleashes his devastating signature move.
Multiple Gaming Styles: Players can choose from puzzle solving, fighting action, and mazes as younger Goku and Bulma travel through action-packed levels that show the origin of Dragon Ball.
Innovative Touch Screen Feature: Dragon Ball Origins is innovatively controlled by using only the touch screen although button shortcuts can be assigned.
Fun and Lighthearted: Based on the original Dragon Ball series. Players will experience a thrilling adventure that is more fun and lighthearted compared to later Dragon Ball Z stories.
Two modes of attack for Goku: Use either standard Combat Mode or Power Pole Mode. The type of attack or move differs depending on what mode Goku is in. Use the extendable Power Pole to solve puzzles, cross ricvers, and break rocks.
Power-up both Goku and Bulma: To increase overall health Goku and Bulma can collect “heart pieces,” found in treasure chests throughout the stages. Players can increase skill points by collecting “skill orbs” which appear after defeating enemies. Skill points can be used to power up all of Goku's attacks as well as Bulma's sub-weapon.
Unique 3D Feature: The entire game is in 3D, including full polygon cut-scenes.
Martial Arts Tournament: Gamers will have an opportunity to play through the Martial Arts World Tournament.
More Characters: Characters that appear include Master Roshi, Yamcha, Ox King, Oolong, Puar, Chi Chi and more!