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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, the game can be played in English or Japanese, suggesting that Banpresto might have planned to release this game internationally.


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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