Dragon Ball Heroes
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The game lacks a true story, but there are general themes for each set of card released. Typically each set, except the first of course, introduces a new main villain, but also includes cards of the main villain from the previous set. For example, the second set of cards featured Cell and Bojack, while the third set featured Bojack and Majin Boo (good). The game offers you missions to complete using these themes from each set, but don't have an actual plot. A series of short trailers featuring new animation have been released to promote the game, and each one offers a very short, standalone plot.
The first trailer shows a boy (the main promotional character featured as a protagonist in these commercials) running to the nearest arcade game and inserting a Capsule Corporation card into it, soon getting sucked into the game. Upon arriving, to the protagonist's surprise, he's become a Dragon Ball character, having grown a Saiyan tail. Here, he also meets Future Trunks, Goku, and two other mysterious characters (also with Saiyan tails). The protagonists are busy fighting Cell, in his perfect form, and his Cell Juniors. Super Saiyan Goku does battle with Cell, but gets blasted away. The boy then cautiously attacks Cell, but is thrown aside as well. Goku and the boy then join forces and launch a Kamehameha at the over-confident Cell, and the footage fades to the logo.
In the second trailer, the same boy and Future Trunks attempt to do battle with Majin Boo (good), who is in possession of a Dragonball and turning a city's population into candy. Before the fight can really begin, a part of Boo comes to life on its own and forms the Majin "Hero". Trunks attacks the Majin, only to just knocked back and have the creature land on his companions from the sky. Boo then begins to eat the candy from earlier, which anger Trunks. The Saiyan powers up to a new level and transforms into a Super Saiyan 3. Ready to end the battle, Trunks step between the Majin "Hero" and Boo, and uses his sword to send the demon skyward. Up above, the boy powers up an attack in one hand while holding the 4-star ball in the other. Trunks powers up his own attack from below, and the two launch them at Boo, leaving the animation to fade to the logo again.
In the third animated trailer has Super Saiyan Goku doing battle with Freeza's final form on Namek. The two titans fight as Freeza's ship hovers in the sky behind then, only to have the boy and a similar looking Female Saiyan Heroine appear using two Time Machines like the one used by Future Trunks. The kids ignore the battle and infiltrate Freeza's ship, to the alien's dismay. They two begin making their way through the ship's corridors and defeat all the henchmen they encounter. Once they arrive at the control room, they attempt to destroy it, but are interrupted by Freeza, who just smashed in the ceiling. The alien takes aim at the children, but is faced with Goku once again when he steps between them. The kids get back up and take out two more of Freeza's cronies before charging the angered space pirate himself along with their Super Saiyan savior.
The fourth trailer with new animation, features a new, unknown planet that is presumably home to the purple, mushroom-headed aliens featured in it. One of the mushroom kids throws a rock at the "Hero" from Freeza's race, having confused him with the tyrant himself. The "Hero" ignores the and continues walking as the screen changes to Lord Slug and his minions. They begin to attack the planet and its people, with Slug going as far as transforming into his Super Namekian form and trashing the city. Goku and the Saiyan boy arrive and begin to combat the threat, with Goku taking care of some of Slugs grunts on his way to fight the giant, leaving the rest for his companion. Goku gets knocked around by Slug, the Saiyan hero has trouble with Medamatcha, and Dorodabo starts attacking the mushroom kid who threw the rock earlier. The tides turn though as the "Hero" from Freeza's race steps in and dispatches of Dorodabo while the boy handles the frog-like alien. The two Saiyans team up with the Freeza lookalike and bring Slug to his knees, with the commercial fading to the logo as Goku and the member of Freeza's race turn to face each other.
A fifth trailer, which has yet to be released in full and may contain more than described here, features the characters facing off against Majin Buu after he has absorbed Gohan. The young Saiyan Hero watches as Goku and Vegeta are forced to resort to fusing with the Potara in order to stand a chance against the pink demon. The two Saiyan warriors are forcibly drawn towards each other, and after a brief flash of light, Vegetto is born. The newly fused Saiyan immediately transforms into Super Saiyan, ready to go head to head with Buu.
The last currently available trailer, and sixth overall, features Goku facing off against the "Legendary Super Saiyan", Broly. The bulked up Saiyan manages to hold an edge over Goku, and after a few minor clashes, manages to grab his head head and slam him into the side of a building. Seeing Goku trapped, the young hero tries to attack Broly, but is swatted aside. Broly pummels Goku and manages to knock him out of his Super Saiyan transformation. As the boy attempts to return to the battle, Goku yells at him, telling him to stay back. Unable to stand watching the beating, the young hero becomes enraged on the sidelines. As his anger and sadness swell up inside him, the boy triggers the transformation for himself, becoming a Super Saiyan. The newly transformed hero charges Broly, but is unable to land an effective blow and is easily swatted aside again and then sent hurling towards the ground by a ki blast. With Broly distracted, Goku teleports to the ground below and catches the kid before the impact. Goku puts the child back down on his feet, both powering up as Super Saiyans and charging their opponent once more. The three Saiyans clash and the landscape is blown away by a huge explosions as the video fades away the to game logo.
As part of a promotional tie-in with V Jump, Chilled, a member of Freeza's race, and his henchman, Toobi, were available to be fought in a special mission that mirrors the plot of the new manga special, Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock. In the special, Bardock survives Freeza's attack on Planet Vegeta and gets thrown into the past. He arrives on Planet Plant and becomes a Super Saiyan while locked in combat against Chilled.
Dragon Ball Heroes is an arcade game that uses a turn-based battle card system where cards featuring characters from the Dragon Ball franchise are given specific powers and abilities that allow for unique and strategic combat experiences. Depending on the conditions of the match, up to five cards can be placed on the machine's game mat and are then moved on the playing field in an attempt to gain an advantage against the opponent. Characters further back on the field receive less damage than those in the front, but they also deal less damage as well. During both the attack and defense phases of battle, timing meters will appear on the screen and force you into a mini-game to determine the amount of damage dealt. The goal of these mini-games is to press your button with precise timing and attempt to fill your meter more than your opponent in order to gain the advantage in the exchange. It had 10 sets pre-"Galaxy Mission". "Galaxy Mission" has 7 sets currently.
 Character list
Playable Villains (Cont'd)
- This is the first game to feature Bido, Bujin, and Gokua.
- This game features four new "what if" transformations: Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks, Super Saiyan Bardock, Super Saiyan 3 Gogeta, and Baby controlled Janemba.