Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (ドラゴンボール アドバンス アドベンチャー Doragon Bōru Adobansu Adobenchā) is a Game Boy Advance video game based on the Dragon Ball manga and anime series. The game contains 30 playable characters. It contains five modes of play. The story of the game starts at the beginning of the series when Goku meets Bulma, and goes up to the final battle against King Piccolo.
Goku goes on the adventure of his lifetime. Most of the Dragon Ball story arcs are represented; the only one noticeably missing is the “Piccolo Junior” storyline from the end of the Dragon Ball series.
There are many items to collect in the game, most of which are hidden. Items include those that increase the player’s health and/or ki, Dragon Balls, objects such as Master Roshi’s sunglasses and Mercenary Tao’s cyborg headgear. The player is only able to play as Goku at first. Clearing Goku’s Story Mode once unlocks the ability to play Story Mode with Krillin. However, with Krillin, there aren’t any cutscenes or story; just the levels. Story Mode cannot be played with any other character.
There are 3 main level designs:
- Platform levels- Goku/Krillin travels through an area and fights standard enemies.
- Nimbus levels- Goku/Krillin fights enemies in the air on the Nimbus Cloud.
- One-On-One levels- Where one character fights another character individually, like in the tournaments.