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Budokai is based on the TV action animated series Dragonball Z. The story begins after Goku defeats Piccolo at the World Martial Arts Tournament and he comes to visit Master Roshi, when all of a sudden, his brother Raditz appears and kidnaps his son, Gohan. After he saves him, he is sent to Other World to train with King Kai for for two more powerful Saiyan arriving one year later. This wild ride story takes the player from the Saiyan to the Cell Games Saga.

There are also several options in the game: there is a world tournament mode where the player may buy new moves and a practice mode where to sharpen skills before entering story mode. The player may also summon Shenron after collecting all 7 Dragonballs.


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  • "Dragon Ball Z" -- Japanese title

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Game Chronicles Nov 28, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2003 7.25 out of 10 72
N-Zone Nov 21, 2003 70 out of 100 70
NintendoWorldReport Feb 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Apr 22, 2008 69 out of 100 69
IGN Oct 20, 2003 6.4 out of 10 64
1UP May 09, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Nov 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Nov 16, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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