| Dragonball Z: The legacy of Goku
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Dragonball Z: The Legacy of Goku
II - reviewed by Andrew B
Review Date: 9 July 2003
Distributed By: Atari Australia
Dragonball Z the Legacy of Goku II is the latest Dragonball Z game to land on
the Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Advance SP that not only provides gamers with
an epic adventure but some of the best fun to have ever graced the console.
The game is a cross between an role-playing game (RPG) and an action game. The
game can be compared to games such as Final Fantasy, Jade Cacoon and the
previous game of the series called Dragonball Z the Legacy of Goku.
In Dragonball Z the Legacy of Goku II, you play the role of five central
characters to the Dragonball mythos that include Trunks, Vegeta, Piccolo,
Gohan and Goku who have been warned from one of their future sons that the
Earth will be destroyed by androids if they do not prepare themselves.
characters have been given a 3 year warning and they must now embark on a
vigorous training schedule to prepare themselves from this unknown threat. The
game contains various submissions that must be completed by different
characters that eventually join up to the main storyline. A mission may
involve finding children who have been in a bus accident and are now lost in a
deadly forest or finding items for key characters in the game.
As with all Dragonball Z games, your characters have different abilities that
must be used in conjunction with each character. For instance, Gohan can
channel the forces of the Dragonball to become an unstoppable warrior until
his power meter runs out. Other abilities include power blasts and various
martial arts skills that must be used against your enemies in the game. As
with all good Dragonball Z games, there are various bosses and powerups that
are littered throughout the entire game.
first character starts at level one and must slowly build his skills up. This
is done by defeating enemies that award your characters with experience points
that are then used to increase your hit points and power points.
Graphically, Legacy of Goku II looks amazing on the Gameboy Advance SP and
also contains a variety of special effects such as weather, lighting and
fighting effects. The characters themselves are extremely detailed, although
made up of sprites, they look quite impressive and detailed. The game also
contains a variety of enemies that range from wild wolves, deadly robots and
highly intelligent androids that look like humans. When talking to characters,
their face appears on the screen and beneath them is the text that they are