Dragonball fans shouldn't miss this really rather good action game for the DS, although this is definitely not one to buy for the kiddies, thanks to some surprisingly racy content!
Amazon's price makes this an unmissable game for anyone who enjoys the show and has a Nintendo DS, at just £6.34, it knocks nearly a fiver off the next best of the competition, Cool Shop, who are selling it for £10.99.
This is essentially a retelling of the classic anime. With stylus in hand, players take on the role of Son Goku who, along with pal Bulma, is on a quest to find the seven mythical Dragon Balls, before going on to train under legendary (and disturbingly perverted) martial arts teacher Master Roshi so that he can compete in the 21st Tenkaichi Budokai.
Dragon Ball: Origins is a very enjoyable game, which is filled with humour and charm. It's not quite up there with the very best that the console has to offer but it is certainly well made and the controls usually work very well (though they can get a little shaky when there's a lot going on on-screen). If you like the show then you will love the cut-scenes reliving classic scenes from the show and really appreciate those which were cut from the English version of the anime but are reproduced here. There are frequent frame rate issues but overall the presentation is very good, with impressive 3D graphics and some lovely, detailed character models.
Any fan of the franchise is bound to love Origins (while those of us who couldn't give a stuff about it can still find plenty to enjoy in the game) and, for less than seven pounds, it's a real bargain.
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