One of the most significant manga series of all time is Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama, which helped establish the shonen genre’s trademark dramatic battles and rising stakes. With the release of Dragon Ball: The Breakers today, we thought we’d take a look back at how Goku and company’s adventures have fared in the modern day. The fights between spiky-haired martial arts masters, aliens, demons, and other monsters are also perfectly suited for video games.
A FOREWORD: THE 1980s In Japan, Dragon Ball was an instant hit, and the first games didn’t take long to appear. However, given that it was the middle of the 1980s, a standalone handheld LCD device offered the quickest route to market. If you’re not old enough to remember, outdated gadgets like Nintendo’s Game