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Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボールZ, Doragon Bōru Zetto) is a video game for arcades based on the Dragon Ball Z series. It was designed and manufactured exclusively in Japan by Banpresto in 1993.



Vegeta vs. Goku

The game's cabinet was unique for being shaped like a robot with markings similar to Goku's gi, that held a monitor and controls. The game is played with four buttons and a 16 directions joystick. It has a gameplay very similar to the Street Fighter series. The background is destructible.

Although the game was a Japanese exclusive, rumors have persisted for some time that imported copies of the game and its sequel Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle have appeared in the United States. However both games have become available to English speaking fans through emulation.


Playable characters


Player Select screen

Secret character

  • Super Saiyan Goku (enabled when Goku wins 5 matches in a row. He'll stay transformed until the machine resets or until he beats Frieza in story mode)

Other characters

Battle Stages



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