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Dragon Ball: Tenkaichi Tag Team (ドラゴンボール TAGタッグ VSバーセス Doragon Bōru Taggu Bāsesu, lit. Dragon Ball: Tag VS) is a PlayStation Portable fighting video game based on Dragon Ball Z.

The game features high-impact two vs. two combat. It is the third Dragon Ball Z game for the PlayStation Portable, and the fourth and final Dragon Ball series game to appear on said system.

The game was released on September 30, 2010, in Japan, October 19, 2010, in North America, October 22, 2010, in Europe and sometime in October 2010 in Australia. It was re-released in Japan on the PSP's The Best line on July 12, 2012.



Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team is the first Tenkaichi game to be featured on the PSP. A demo was released on PSN on October 19. It featured Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Android 19 and Dr. Gero as playable characters.

Tenkaichi Tag Team is the first Tenkaichi game that does not include characters from Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball, but it is the first Dragon Ball Z game to feature the cast of Dragon Ball Z Kai.

It is also the first Tenkaichi game to feature 1 vs 2, 2 vs 1 and 2 vs 2 battles, besides the general 1 vs 1.

Key Features[]

  • Over 70 deeply customizable characters.
  • 10 different stages.
  • Character customization.
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai voice acting.
  • Incredibly deep combo system.
  • 1 vs 1, 1 vs 2, 2 vs 1 & 2 vs 2 battles.
  • Complete Tenkaichi experience on PSP.
  • High-Impact battles.
  • Consists of Blow Exchange and Shot Exchange.
  • In-game transformations.
  • Three Super Blast moves, or combat moves for all characters.
  • Dragon Walker, Battle 100, and Survival modes.


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Goku and Gohan battle Trunks and Vegeta in a tag team battle

The gameplay is very similar to that of the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Players are able to play solo or team up via "Ad-Hoc" mode to tackle memorable battles in a variety of single-player and multiplayer modes, including Dragon Walker, Battle 100, and Survival Mode. The game does team attacks. It features 70 playable and deeply customizable characters, multiple modes, and Ad-Hoc Party gameplay. The game has only English voice overs and excludes the Japanese voice-overs. The English voice actors are those of Dragon Ball Z Kai instead of the Funimation dub voice actors which have been there in all the previous Dragon Ball Z games.[4][5][6]

Game Modes[]

Dragon Walker

The Dragon Walker mode takes players through the entire Dragon Ball Z story arc from the Saiyan Saga to the Majin Buu Saga. This mode features classic stages similar to what is happening in the storyline at that very point, with the stages changing as the saga does. It enables the player to move into a virtually liberal environment and hover over different places on the map, allowing to do side missions, play mini-games, or directly jump into battle with the enemies by going to the location they are in.

Once the original Dragon Walker story is completed, new what-if stories are added to some adventures.

Battle 100

The Battle 100 mode tasks players to relive the most epic encounters, as well as newly created situations from the Dragon Ball world in ever increasingly difficult situations.


Name Playable Transformations Available at Start
Android #16 No
Android #17 No
Android #18 No
Android #19 No
Android #20 No
Bardock No
  • Legendary Super Saiyan
Burter No
Captain Ginyu No
Cell Yes
Cell Jr. No
Chiaotzu Yes
Cui No
Demon King Dabura Yes
Dodoria No
Frieza Yes
Frieza Soldier No
Gohan Yes
Goku Yes
Goten Yes
Gotenks No
Guldo No
Jeice No
Kid Buu No
Kid Gohan Yes
Kid Trunks Yes
Krillin Yes
Majin Buu Yes
Majin Vegeta No
Nappa No
Piccolo Yes
Raditz No
Recoome No
Saibaman Yes
Super Buu
  • Base
  • Gohan absorbed
Super Gogeta No
Super Vegito No
Teen Gohan Yes
Tien Yes
Trunks (Sword) No
Trunks (Fighting Teen) Yes
Vegeta Yes
Vegeta (Scouter) No
Videl No
Ultimate Gohan No
Yamcha Yes
Zarbon No

Battle stages[]

Tenkaichi Tag Team - LSSJ Broly holding SSJ Goku by the face

Broly vs. Goku

Available from the Start


The game has scored 63/100 on Metacritic, and 66.14% on GameRankings. Most reviewers criticized the game due to being too similar to previous Budokai Tenkaichi games, and the tutorial being too confusing.


  • This is the only Budokai Tenkaichi game whose Demo Version can be downloaded.[7]
  • This is the first and only Tenkaichi game where characters formed by the Fusion Dance can defuse.
  • When Teen Gohan fights Goku or Krillin, he calls them Piccolo. This mistake would later be repeated in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.
DBZ TTT Goku SSJ's Super Kamehameha

Super Saiyan Goku uses Super Kamahameha.

  • In early images, Super Saiyan Goku is seen using a Super Kamehameha, it is later removed in the final game and is replaced by an Angry Kamehameha.
  • The European release of this game on October 22, 2010, featured two different promotional keyring figurines made by Bandai for buyers: Frieza in his final form and Super Saiyan Goku.
  • When Raditz uses the move "I'm A Top-class Warrior!" the lines are reversed. He says "Death is near! Let me give you an example." rather than "Let me give you an example, death is near!".




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