Atari has provided us with an exclusive new Dragon Ball: Origins video focusing on Goku's arsenal of touch-controlled attacks using his Power Pole. They're all fairly self-explanatory -- the attacks all have various speed, distance and multiple-targeting advantages, and can be used to smack environmental objects in order to solve puzzles.
In addition to his proficiency with a stick, the little monkey boy is powerful on his own. Non-pole abilities include the Rush Attack (not to be confused with the Rush 'n Attack), in which Goku dashes straight into an enemy; the Power Punch, a combo punching attack; and, of course, the famous Ka-me-ha-me-ha, in which Goku throws an ancient Hawaiian king. If the video isn't enough Dragon Ball awesomeness for you, or even if it is, we've also got eight exclusive new screens in our gallery!
Gallery: Dragon Ball Origins
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-16-2008 @ 11:14AM
I'm strangely relieved that they left in the GONKing. It's not a western onomatopoeia but it really is the sound I'd imagine hitting a triceratops in the head with a stick would make.
Before I decide if I'm getting this I'm still waiting for word of whether or not the game will be censored. It's just not Dragonball without the grade-school humor.
10-16-2008 @ 11:19AM
NetOperator Wibby said...
LMAO, ah yeah. Dragonball was a funny series. The pole vaulting mode looks really good IMO.
10-16-2008 @ 12:12PM
10-16-2008 @ 12:50PM
Monkey Thing?!!? said...
So is it just the Pilaf saga? Or do we get some World Tournament and Red Ribbon action?
10-16-2008 @ 12:58PM
Word has it that the game covers the Pilaf and World Tournament sagas. If the game's good, at least that leaves room for a sequel.
10-17-2008 @ 4:20AM
I played the Japanese version. It's mondo cool.
Also, I'm sure you've heard this before, DS Fanboy, the "stick" is called a Power-pole.
I can recite the history of the power pole, but posting on a comment on a video game blog is nerdy enough as it is.