Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan
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Developer(s) TOSE Software Co.
Publisher(s) Bandai
Series Gokuden series
Release date(s) JPN October 27, 1990
Genre(s) RPG/Card Battle
Platform(s) Nintendo Famicom
Media Cartridge
Input NES Controller
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Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan (ドラゴンボールZ 強襲!サイヤ人, Doragon Bōru Zetto Kyōshū! Saiyajin; lit. "Dragon Ball Z: Fierce Attack! Saiyan" or "Dragon Ball Z: Assault of the Saiyans") is a role playing video game and the first Dragon Ball Z console game. It was released only in Japan by Bandai on October 27, 1990, for the Nintendo Famicom. There was a limited edition gold cartridge of the game released.


Dragon Ball Z - Kyôshū! Saiyan (J)


Starting at the Saiyan Saga and ending with the battle against Great Ape Vegeta, the game also features Brocco and Pumpkin (two illusion Saiyans who fight Yamcha and Tien Shinhan in anime-filler), and characters from the movie Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone. In this game, unlike the timeline check in which the movie whould take place, the events of the first DBZ movie takes place after the battle with Raditz and not before it. Also, it seems Garlic Jr. does not get immortality, as the Dragon Balls he and his men (Ginger, Nikki, and Sansho) gathered are used by the Z Fighters to revive Goku. This game allows everyone to use cloning in order to train, just like Piccolo does in anime-filler.

The game features a tournament mode, in which a code is required to unlock Chi-Chi as a playable character.

The game's sequels are Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza and Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen. Kyōshū! Saiyan was "combined" with Gekishin Freeza in 1992 to form the Super Nintendo game Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu.


Playable CharactersEdit




A mock-up of the enemies who appear throughout Kyōshū! Saiyan

  • Kaiwareman (カイワレマン) – Blue Saibaman. His battle power is 200.
  • Kyuukonman (キュウコンマン) – Brown Saibaman. His battle power is 350.
  • Brocco (ブロッコ) – An illusion Saiyan who also appeared in the anime. He arrives on Earth with Raditz. His battle power is 500.
  • Pumpkin (パンプキン) – An illusion Saiyan who also appeared in the anime. He arrives on Earth with Raditz. His battle power is 400.
  • Onion (オニオン) – Recolored Pumpkin who can transform into a Great Ape. His battle power is 450 in his base form and 1,800 in his Great Ape form.
  • Cinnamon (シナモン) – Recolored Sansho. His battle power is 270.
  • Jasmine (ジャスミン) – Recolored Ginger. His battle power is 290.
  • Herb (ハーブ) – Recolored Nicky. His battle power is 300.
  • Saibaman (サイバイマン) – The type of saibaman used by Nappa and Vegeta on Earth. His battle power is 1,200.

Other charactersEdit


  • Raditz Area – Enemies encountered here are Kaiwareman, Kyuukonman, Pumpkin, Onion, Brocco.
  • Snake Way
  • Sansho Area – Enemies encountered here are Kaiwareman, Kyuukonman, Jasmine, Herb, Cinnamon.
  • King Kai's planet – Catching Bubbles.
  • Nicky Area – Enemies encountered here are Kaiwareman, Kyuukonman, Jasmine, Herb, Cinnamon.
  • King Kai's planet – Hitting Gregory with a hammer.
  • Ginger Area – Enemies encountered here are Kaiwareman, Kyuukonman, Jasmine, Herb, Cinnamon.
  • Garlic Jr.'s fortress – Enemies encountered here are Jasmine, Herb, Cinnamon.
  • King Kai's planet – Fighting with King Kai.
  • Final Area – Enemies encountered here are Kaiwareman, Kyuukonman, Saibaman, Pumpkin, Onion, Brocco.


  • This is the first Dragon Ball game to feature movie characters, being Garlic Jr. and his men.
  • Despite the game having power levels, they seem different to some characters, for example the two illusion saiyans have the battle power similar to Goku at the start of Dragon Ball Z despite the fact that they easily overpowered the combined powers of Tien Shinhan, Yamcha, Chiaotzu and Krillin of over 1,000 in the anime. Garlic Jr. is somehow now stronger than Raditz (despite the fact that Goku's and Piccolo's combined power easily overpowered Garlic Jr., while they were no match for Raditz's power) and Ginger, Nikki and Sansho rival Raditz in power.

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