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DragonBall Origins or DragonBall DS as it's known in Japan are series of Nintendo DS exclusives games based off Akira Toriyama's famous manga/anime of the same name. The game's retell the adventures of Son Goku and his friends in their younger days in their quest to find the seven Dragonballs. The gameplay consists of action-adventure elements while incorporating some light platforming and puzzle elements. So far two games have been released Origins which covers the early parts of the series up until the 21st budokai arc, and Origins 2 which covers the Red Ribbon Army and Fortuneteller Baba arcs. While the third game has yet to be officially announced it will presumably cover the the remaining three arcs of the series.


!! Tropes appearing in the game.

* AdaptationalBadass: Although Bulma would sometimes carry a gun in the manga and anime, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale it was always to shoot the other guys with when they annoyed her]] and never used against a serious threat, and she would always need the help of Goku or one of the other fighters to bail her out of trouble. Here she has no problem assisting Goku or fighting on her own by blowing away whatever enemies come her way, with firepower ranging from handguns all the way to a ''bazooka''.
* AdaptationDistillation / AdaptationExpansion: Both games play with both tropes bizarrely enough.
* ActionGirl: Colonel Violet, Mai,Arale, & Bulma.
* BackTracking: You'll be doing a lot of this in the first game.
* BadassInDistress: This happens to Goku & Master Roshi after the former unintentionally leads General Blue to Roshi's house who promptly paralyzes them, takes their Dragon Balls and leaves a bomb to dispose of them all. They're ironically enough saved by Lunch's last minute return.
* BossRush: The first game allows you to fight every fighter Goku didn't fight in the Budokai Tournament.
** "The Battle Tower" in the second game lets you fight against every major boss in the game.
* BonusBoss: Master Roshi, Korin, Arale, & Goku become bosses you can fight in the second game as certain characters,
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Suprisingly averted at least where certain scenes are concerned i.e. Krillin pulling down Bulma's top during Yamcha's fight with Sasuke, leading to the iconic scene that follows.
** Played straight with some of the original music liked [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL6riUIpFss Makafushigi Adventure!]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI_Jzh3SYg4 Romantic Ageru Yo]] well too bad they're not in the European or American versions.
* BrutalBonusLevel: An extra chapter in the game, has players roaming through a separate dimension in one of Korin's jars. A level which also turns into PlatformHell.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: One of the extra chapter revolves around Bulma attempting to catch Oolong after the latter spied on her in her room.
* CuteBruiser: Arale
* CutLexLuthorACheck: You kind of wonder why Mai & Shu never put their knowledge or skills with machinery to any other use. Other than trying to Kill Goku and steal the Dragon Balls for Pilaf.
** Subverted with Tao Pai Pai who uses his martial arts skills to supplement his career as an Assassin.
* DisproportionateRetribution: One of the extra chapter revolves around Yamcha being forced to fight Bulma after the latter goes batshit insane over a minor issue. Following this Bulma punishes Yamcha for "justly defending himself" by making him jump into a lake at gunpoint.
* DistressedDude: One of the extra chapters in Origins 2 has Arale trying to rescue Senbe and Turbo-Kun from Pilaf's Sky fortress.
* FauxActionGirl: Subverted with Bulma which you might not realize if you've never read the manga (beyond the cover art) or watched the anime beforehand though it does turn into Wallbanger fuel in one case.
* FlashStep: Goku's "After Image" technique.
* ForTheEvulz: Commander Red's reason for wanting the Dragon Balls which led to his KarmicDeath.
%%* FragileSpeedster / GlassCannon: Arale, at least when you play as her. A move with invincibility frames does help her out.
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Despite both games having a T rating the team localizing still opted to have characters use "Darn" instead of "Damn" which becomes ironic when you see Goku call someone a Bastard in one chapter in the 2nd game.
* HumiliationConga: Pilaf,General Blue,and to a much lesser extent Colonel Silver suffer this fate.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Pilaf (Obviously) see also Jerkass Woobie.
* JackOfAllStats: Origins 2 allowed players to play as 5 other characters besides Goku. And needless to say Goku is the most balanced out of the six playable characters.
** Yamcha also fits this to a lesser degree in comparison to the other characters excluding Goku.
* KickTheSonOfABitch / ItsAllAboutMe / KarmicDeath: Commander Red saying he doesn't care about his underling and only wants to be taller.
* LightningBruiser: Krillin is an interesting variation as he's actually weaker then Goku but due to his speed, his combos do more damage. He also has low reach as his downside.
* MarathonBoss: Korin is a slight version of this do to that fact that players can't beat him as easily and traditionally as the other bosses.
* MightyGlacier: Hatchan/Eighter fits this well, though he has some moves to get him closer to the enemy.
* MookMaker: While not too common the second game has a few these lying about in some levels in the form of things like doors and igloos.
* NoExportForYou: The Japanese version of the game came with a port of "Shelong no Nazo". Guess what happened when the game got brought to America & Europe.
* NonStandardGameOver: Happens when you fail the PressXToDie sections in the second game.
* PlotHole: Someone at Game Republic forgot or isn't aware of the fact that Tao Pai Pai didn't die during his apparent KarmicDeath scene in the Red Ribbon Army Saga. Which will look hilariousinhindsight if and when Tao Pai Pai returns in Orgins 3.
* PressXToNotDie: The second game has a few sequences that requires players to press and hold certain parts of the touchscreen during some cutscenes.
* PunchClockVillain: Tao Pai Pai.
* SequelHook: Blantanly obvious given the source material. Though given Games-Republic current status, the likelihood of it coming it now is pretty low.
* SceneryPorn: The second game has this a certain points within a level.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In Origins 1 players can fight through the [[TournamentArc Tekaichi Budokai Arc]] as Goku. And as is the case in the actual Tournament you can win by knocking your opponents out of the ring rather than depleting their health. Won't work on Jackie Chun/Master Roshi who needless to say crosses into "ThatOneBoss" territory.
* TheUnfought: Subverted with Colonel Violet in the second game. Who in the original story was one of the many ranking Red Ribbon Army officers Goku did not fight. However you have to fight her at the end of one of the main chapters.
* TurnsRed: Some of the bosses in the first and second game will start abusing certain attacks or using new ones as you lower their health.
** The various "4-Legged Robot" type enemys in the second game do this literally.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The Flying Nimbus levels in Origins 1.
** Climbing Korin's Tower in Origins 2.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Commander Red forces General Blue to fight Tao Pai Pai for being unable to bring back Goku's Dragon Balls.
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