DBZ: The Plan to
Destroy the Saiyans
Release Date: September, 1994
The evil Dr. Raiichi
has set up Destron gas units all over Earth. These machines
are blocking the Z team's Ki attacks, and are slowly rendering
them powerless. Goku, Gohan, Piccolo and the gang must travel
all over the Earth, finding these machines and destroying them.
In the final battle, Trunks and Vegita arrive to help the others
fight many enemies they defeated long ago, such as
Freeza, Slug, Taurus, and Cooler!
an original story created just for the game, and lots of your
favorite villains from the past making a return appearance!
Freeza, Cooler, Slug, and Taurus all show up to be fought by
Trunks, Goku, Piccolo, Gohan, and Vegita in this game. Not to
mention an army of generic monsters and 5 big machines to blow
up. At certain key points in the story, the action pauses for
you to chose what to do. Do you want to punch, kick, or KameHameHa?
In some instances, every choice is right, but will just change
what you see. At other times you have to chose where to go inside
a pyramid or a volcano, find the right location where the machine
you must destroy is hidden, or chose whether a fan, snow, or an asbestos
suit is the best way to get Piccolo past molten lava. The game
is exciting to watch and has a decent amount of replay value
due to the fact that some events only occur if you make a mistake,
but are worth playing to see. Some elements appear to be random.
There is a pause
button on the controller so you can freeze any picture you want
to look at better. That's how I got all of these screenshots.
On the downside,
this game is way too short and easy. I beat it the day I got
it before I ate breakfast! The times when you are in control
of the characters' actions are surprisingly few and far between.
Entire battles are carried out without a single chance to interact.
This was disappointing, and if the game weren't so fun to watch
I would probably be more upset. I can't help but get the feeling
that this game was designed for very small kids. I think a 4
year old could beat it. Also, you can't skip boring elements
of the game after you've seen them, like the long speech by
Bulma and the intro sequence. On top of that, the game ends
without you ever meeting the real bad guy, and says "to be continued"
on the screen. In spite of these shortcomings, this is still
a fun and really cool collectors item.
(342K file): A 14.3 second RealMedia clip showing Piccolo trying
to enter a volcano using an fire retardent suit, and failing
(543K file): A 22.9 second RealMedia clip showing Trunks fighting
(554K file): A 23.9 second RealMedia clip showing Gohan really
beating the stuffing out of Taurus.
(351K file): A 16.2 second RealMedia clip of Piccolo using his
arm stretch technique against Slug.
(368K file): A 19.1 second RealMedia clip showing Vegita nailing
Freeza with his Big Bang Attack.
(371K file): A 14.3 second RealMedia clip. Remember the movie
where Gohan found out that his whistling drove Namekians crazy,
and used it to defeat Slug (driving Piccolo to rip his own ears
off and grow them back later)? Then you'll appreciate this one.
(759K file): A 32.5 second RealMedia clip showing Goku punching
the stuffing out of a bunch of monsters outside Capsule Corporation
(474K file): A 21 second RealMedia clip showing Piccolo missing
Slug with his Makkan Ko Sappo (or to you American DBZ fans,
"Special Beam Cannon").
- Original animation
- New battles with
- Decent replay
- Way too short
- Way too easy
- Can't skip things you've seen before
- Not enough opportunities