Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors
Developer(s) Banpresto
Publisher(s) US/EU Infogrames
Release date(s) US June 30, 2002
JPN August 9, 2002
EU November, 2002
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) 1 Player, 2 Player, Battle Mode
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E)
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Media Game Boy Color Cartdrige
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Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (ドラゴンボールZ 伝説の超戦士たち, Doragonbōru Z densetsu no chō senshi-tachi) is a turn-based fighting game playable on the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and the Game Boy Advance SP.


Legendary Super Warriors was developed by Banpresto, which also developed the Dragon Ball Z arcade games and Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure. It is played with the use of in-game cards for attacks, techniques and support items.

The game's story takes place from the start of Dragon Ball Z, the Saiyan Saga, and runs right through until the end of the Kid Buu Saga, and two stories involving Future Trunks. The game boasts a large array of characters for a Game Boy Color game, featuring all of the Ginyu Force, Super Saiyan 1-3 Goku, as well as the forms of the fusion characters, Vegito and Gotenks.

Once the game has been completed, the player is free to replay the story mode or battle modes the game has with the freedom to use any characters and forms they choose in any of the given battles. For example, you can use Super Saiyan 3 Goku vs. Frieza, or King Piccolo vs. Majin Buu. Hero characters (Ex. Goku) are unlocked as the game progresses (with several exceptions, such as Vegeta) and Villain characters (Ex. Cell) can be obtained by meeting special conditions on the second play through (such as fighting Nappa with Piccolo to unlock Nappa). The full list of characters can be found below. Certain characters can be unlocked in more ways than one. Nappa can also be unlocked by beating him with Vegeta (Normal or Super Saiyan).

There are 125 cards in total.


There are 30 chapters + Future Trunks Ex sagas (which there are 2 of).

Saiyan/Namek Arc
  1. Evil Mentor! Gohans' Training
  2. The Fierce Saiyan! Gohan's Deathmatch
  3. Beyond the Limits! Goku vs Vegeta
  4. Time for a Miracle! The Saiyan Gohan
  5. Launch Into Space! The Hope of Namek
  6. Recoome's Attack! Strong and Evil
  7. Red and Blue Orbs! Jeice and Burter
  8. The Big Duel! Cap. Ginyu Emerges
  9. The Final Battle! No Escape For You
  10. Victory is Mine! Freeza's Battle
Androids Arc
  1. The Fateful Day! Fight for Future
  2. Stealth Weapon! The Androids Revealed
  3. Fearless No.20! Dr.Gero's Secret
  4. A Premonition! The New Terror
  5. A Walking Weapon!! The Android Cometh
  6. Goku and Gohan! Family Training
  7. Challenging Cell!! The Duel Unfolds
  8. Raging Gohan! Awakening Power
  9. Heir to Strength: His Name is Gohan
  10. Goku to Gohan.... Soul Transfer
  11. Ex. story 1: Another Ending Save Our Future
  12. Ex. story 2: For Future Peace.... Trunks' Last Fight
Majin Buu Arc
  1. Goku Resurrected?! World-Class Match
  2. Sheer Bliss! A Young Champion
  3. Dark Mastermind! Evil Master Babidi
  4. Warrior's Resolve! I'll Finish This
  5. Defeat Evil Buu! Gohan-Goten Training
  6. Training Success!! The End for Buu?
  7. Gohan Reborn!! Return to Earth
  8. Buu Brilliance!? A Shocking Power!
  9. Goku Revived!! Save the Universe
  10. Seize the Day! Universal Battle!

Game Modes


The multiplayer mode is unlocked when Story 11: The Fateful Day Fight for Future is reached.

Battle Mode

The battle mode is unlocked after completing Story 30: Seize the Day! Universal Battle! and pressing rapidly start at the "The End" picture (which shows Goku, Chi-Chi, Gohan, and Goten).


Playable characters

There are 48 forms of characters in total (considering Goku in base, Goku as a Super Saiyan, Goku as a Super Saiyan 2 etc. as different forms).


Support characters



  • Tail is the only defeat attack not to be blocked with Shockwave or Taiyoken. The special defeats (P. Comet Z, Rocket Punch, V ball smash and Potbelly attack) cannot be blocked with those defenses either, though you can avoid them with avoiding.
  • There are rumors that the last three character slots were supposed to be taken by the Buu Pure Evil, the Buu Gotenks absorbed form, and the Buu Gohan absorbed form instead of them being transformations of Evil Buu.
  • In the European version, Vegito is called "Vegeto".
  • In the European version, the words "die" and "death" are replaced with the words "lost" and occasionally "loses". No effort was made to correct the grammatical errors that this often produced. Despite this, the words "damn" and "Hell" are used frequently, and Dr. Gero says "You bastards!" after a victory over him in the Story Mode.
  • In some translations, like the Spanish one, some lines were cut (as they were too long for the cartridge's memory) and, being incomplete, make no sense.

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