Dragon Ball Z: Sagas

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Dragon Ball Z: Sagas is an action-adventure game for the Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Microsoft Xbox. It was released on March 22, 2005 and developed by Avalanche Software and published by Atari.


The game features a single player Adventure mode which ranges from the beginning of Dragon Ball Z through the destruction of Cell. Additionally, the entire game can be played cooperatively with two players. Sagas is the first and only Dragon Ball Z game to be released across all sixth generation consoles, the first Dragon Ball Z console game to be developed by a non-Japanese developer (North American in this case), and the first Dragon Ball Z game to be released on a non-Japanese console (Xbox). It also ended up being the only Dragon Ball Z game to be released on the original Xbox, while the Japanese machines (mainly PlayStation 2) continued to get a steady stream of Dragon Ball-related games, all of which are still made by Japanese developers.


Sagas has fighting-based gameplay with new abilities becoming available via upgrade. There are three basic fighting styles: Melee, Combo, and Ki. Melee attacks are often swift and leave the opponent temporarily stunned. Combo attacks are several consecutive punches or kicks to the opponent which may contain up to 10 hits. Ki attacks are energy blasts that rely on a rechargeable meter for power. The most powerful Ki blast is the "Special Move" found in the first level.

Stages and sagas

There are about 19 levels which are split into sagas. The sagas are the Saiyan Saga, Namek Saga, Frieza Saga, Yardrat Saga, Trunks Saga, Android Saga, and Cell Games Saga. In the levels of the game, you must complete many quests, buy upgrades, kill many opponents, and fight powerful bosses.



  • Son Goku (The Arrival, Saiyans Duel, Ascended, RIT Armor, Cell Games)
  • Vegeta (Saiyan Elite, RIT Armor, RIT Armor Variant)
  • Son Gohan (Kid, Kid RIT Armor, Teen RIT Armor, Teen Namekian Uniform, Teen Cell Games, Adult)
  • Piccolo (Normal, With Cape)
  • Future Trunks Brief (No Jacket, Dark Jacket, Light Jacket, RIT Armor, RIT Armor Variant, Teen)
  • Future Son Gohan (Adult, Classic orange and blue uniform, has one arm)

After completing the game, along with being able to play any level with any of the previous characters, the following characters are unlocked:



  • Raditz (Saiyan Saga)
  • Nappa (Saiyan Saga)
  • Vegeta (Saiyan Saga)
  • Recoome (Namek Saga)
  • Jheese and Butta (Namek Saga)
  • Commander Ginyu (Namek Saga)
  • Ginyu in Goku's body
  • Freeza (First Form) (Frieza Saga)
  • Freeza (Second Form) (Frieza Saga)
  • Freeza (Final Form) (Frieza Saga)
  • Soba (Yardrat Saga)
  • Android 17 (Trunks Saga)
  • Android 17 and Android 18 (Trunks Saga)
  • Android 19 and Android 20 (Android Saga)
  • Android 18 (Android Saga)
  • Android 17 (Android Saga)
  • Cell (Semi-Perfect Form) (Android Saga)
  • Cell (Perfect Form) (Cell Games Saga)


Sagas received mixed reviews adding up to a 53% on Game Rankings.[1] Due to this, Sagas wasn't shipped anywhere outside of North America.[citation needed] IGN gave the game 4 out of 10,[2] claiming that, "In the end, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas fails in all departments. It's nowhere near as fun or functional as the Budokai games, and completely fails in taking the series into a new direction." The reviews were mainly a result of lack of gameplay. IGN also claims that "The lack of characters, sagas, and moves is what brings the game down. There is no reason why the very great Dragon Ball Z franchise should be taking a step backwards."


  • In the anime, it is never officially stated if Broly is stronger then Cell. In this game, however, Broly practically is stronger since Cell can be beat by a few punches from him.



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