Parents' Guide to

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Difficult boss battles ruin the rest of cartoony fight game.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+
this game is pretty cool

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (2):

This side-scrolling fighting game starts off with a nice old-school feel to it, but soon becomes repetitive. For instance, the first three bosses you'll encounter, though very different looking characters, all put you through what is essentially the same battle. And bosses are the game's biggest problem -- they're far too difficult. The interior of many levels can actually be deceptively easy, which makes it all the more frustrating to suddenly find yourself engaged in a near-impossible boss battle. The only way to survive is to either be really good, or to replay early levels over and over until you earn enough money to buy power-ups that will increase the size of your anemic health meter. There are no power-ups to replenish your health meter during boss battles, which is excessively punative to young kids trying to enjoy a video game. The two-player tournament mode is much better and can actually be a lot of fun, provided you've unlocked enough characters from the solo adventure.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: October 22, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Cartoon Violence, Mild Language, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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