Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team
Tenkaichi Tag Team
Developer(s) Spike
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai
Series Budokai Tenkaichi series
Release date(s) September 30th, 2010 JPN[1]
October 19th, 2010 USA[2]
October 22, 2010 EU[3]
October, 2010 AU
Rating(s) ESRB: T
PEGI: 12
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Media UMD
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Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (ドラゴンボールZ TAG VS, Doragon Boru Zetto TAG VS; lit. "Dragon Ball Z Tag VS") is a PlayStation Portable fighting game based on Dragon Ball Z. It was released on September 30th for Japan, October 19th, 2010 for North America, October 22th for Europe and sometime in October for Australia. The game features high-impact two vs. two combat. It is the third Dragon Ball Z game for the PlayStation Portable, and the fourth Dragon Ball/Z/GT game for the PlayStation Portable.



Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team is the first Tenkaichi game to be featured on the PSP. A demo was released on PSN on October 19th. It featured Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Android 19 and Dr. Gero as playable characters.

Tenkaichi Tag Team is the first Tenkaichi game that does not include characters from Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball, but it is the first Dragon Ball Z game to feature the cast of Dragon Ball Z Kai.

It is also the first Tenkaichi game to feature 1 vs 2, 2 vs 1 and 2 vs 2 battles, beside the general 1 vs 1.

Gameplay and FeaturesEdit

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Goku and Gohan battle Trunks and Vegeta in a tag team battle.

The gameplay is very similar to that of the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Players are able to play solo or team up via "Ad-Hoc" mode to tackle memorable battles in a variety of single player and multiplayer modes, including Dragon Walker, Battle 100, and Survival Mode. Dragon Walker Mode takes fans through the entire Dragon Ball Z story arc from the Saiyan Saga to the Majin Buu Saga. This mode features classic stages similar to the what is happening in the storyline at that very point and the stage changes as the saga does. It enables you to move into the virtually liberal environment and hover over to the different places and do side missions or play minigames or directly jump into battle with your enemy by joining with them. Battle 100 Mode tasks players to relive the most epic encounters and newly created situations from the Dragon Ball world in ever increasingly difficult situations. The game does team attacks. It features 70 playable and deeply customizable characters, multiple modes, and Ad-Hoc Party gameplay. The game has only English voice overs and excludes the Japanese voice overs. The English voice actors are those of Dragon Ball Z Kai instead of the FUNimation Dub voice actors which have been there in all the previous Dragon Ball Z games.[4][5][6]

Key FeaturesEdit

  • Over 70 deeply customizable characters.
  • 10 different stages.
  • Character customization.
  • DBZ Kai voice acting.
  • Incredibly deep combo system.
  • 1 vs 1, 1 vs 2, 2 vs 1 & 2 vs 2 battles.
  • Complete Tenkaichi experience on PSP.
  • High-Impact battles.
  • Consists of Blow Exchange and Shot Exchange.
  • In-game transformations.
  • Three Super Blast moves or combat moves for all characters.
  • Dragon walker, battle 100, and survival.

Playable CharactersEdit

Available from the Start

Known Attacks/Moves/AbilitiesEdit


Available from the Start


Ability TypeEdit

  • Attack Up 1
  • Attack Up 2
  • Attack Up 3
  • Defense Up 1
  • Defense Up 2
  • Defense Up 3
  • Ki Up 1
  • Ki Up 2
  • Ki Up 3
  • Super Up 1
  • Super Up
  • Super Up 3
  • Struggle Power
  • Throw Master
  • Smash Master
  • Combo Master
  • Homing Master
  • Vanishing Attacker
  • Vanishing Counter
  • Ki Skill Control
  • Final Burst
  • Long Burst
  • Dual Burst+
  • Sacred Water
  • Ultra Divine Water
  • Hidden Power Of Earthlings
  • Betting On Super Attacks
  • Attack From The Brink
  • Defense From The Brink
  • Super From The Brink
  • Ki From The Brink
  • Gambit
  • Ki Control
  • Self-Destruct Control
  • Dende's Healing Technique
  • Super Regeneration
  • Guru's Power
  • Ever-Changing
  • Iron Wall Guard
  • Berserk
  • Battle Protector
  • Armor Breaker
  • Revenge
  • Unmatched Zenkai Power
  • Scouter
  • Sunglasses
  • Broly's Ring
  • Land Battle Domination

Tag TypeEdit

  • Runt Power
  • Kibito's Healing Technique
  • Combination Attack
  • Reliable Ally
  • Perfect Fusion
  • Chocolate Parfait
  • Strongest Duo In The World
  • Heart Of Justice
  • Secret Plan
  • Kami's Help
  • Blood Of Low-Class Warrior

Intellect TypeEdit

  • Goku Type
  • Vegeta Type
  • Gohan Type
  • Trunks Type
  • Piccolo Type
  • Frieza Type
  • Cell Type
  • Broly Type
  • Captain Ginyu Type
  • Guldo Type
  • Recoome Type
  • Chiaotzu Type
  • Tien Type


  • Dragon Claw
  • Fighting Of The Spirit
  • Force Majeure
  • Enigmatic Soul
  • Burst Open
  • Fire Nation
  • Super Strength
  • Deadly Zone
  • Explosion

Reception & SalesEdit

The game has scored 63/100 on Metacritic & 66.14% on GameRankings.

It has sold 179,682 in the Americas & Japan combined. Its sales in the EMEAA region has not been undermined yet.


  • This is the first and only Tenkaichi game where characters formed by the Fusion Dance can defuse.
  • When Teen Gohan fights Goku or Krillin, he calls them Piccolo.


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