Dragon Ball: Origins (Nintendo DS) - Overview

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Alternative Names

Dragon Ball DS


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Release Dates

11/04/08 Atari
09/18/08 Namco Bandai
12/05/08 Atari

Community Stats

Owners: 28
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 1
Now Playing: 0


Kid Goku and Young Bulma embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Dragon Ball: Origins introduces Goku and his clever sidekick Bulma who must travel the world overcoming enemies and obstacles to collect the 7 Dragon Balls.

  • Innovative Touch-Screen Control - Dragon Ball Origins is innovatively controlled by using only the touch screen although button shortcuts can be assigned.
  • Fun and Light Hearted - 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 rivers, and break rocks.
  • Power-Up 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!


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Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 2,941 n/a 519 3,460
2 n/a 1,588 n/a 279 1,867
3 n/a 1,923 n/a 339 2,262
4 n/a 3,311 n/a 584 3,895
5 n/a 2,173 n/a 383 2,556
6 n/a 2,945 n/a 520 3,465
7 n/a 4,067 n/a 718 4,785
8 n/a 3,941 n/a 695 4,636
9 n/a 1,753 n/a 309 2,062
10 n/a 1,281 n/a 226 1,507

Opinion (5)

arsenal009 posted 26/05/2009, 05:54
I want to get this game & the new Wii version
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Dante G posted 26/12/2008, 03:35
It's a pretty good game. It's already selling for $20 in gamestop and I guess that's because of how bad it's selling... so sad.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 12/12/2008, 11:30
I got this game, in the hopes that it would be both a good game and what it looked to be during development. A episodic retelling of the show overseen by Akira Toriyama. And it didn't dissapoint.

What I don't get is why it isn't selling. I can see why it might not in America due to lack of advertising and such, but its getting lukewarm sales in Japan for both a DS game and a Bird Studio/Dragon Ball game.
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Netlocke posted 06/12/2008, 04:43
Seriously, only 10k? the fighting games can sell in the millions, but a game that actually is well reviewed by critics can barely 10,000 units?
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AJM Ruler posted 05/12/2008, 02:07
Guess America doesn't care about Dragon Ball anymore.
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