Battle Stadium D.O.N

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Battle Stadium D.O.N
Battlestadiumdon.jpg
GameCube cover art
Developer(s) Eighting
Q Entertainment[1]
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Composer(s) Hitoshi Sakimoto
Manabu Namiki
Kimihiro Abe
Kenichi Koyano
Masaharu Iwata
Mitsuhiro Kaneda
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution 1 × Nintendo optical discs, DVD-ROM

Battle Stadium D.O.N (バトルスタジアムDON?) is a Japanese crossover fighting game for the GameCube and PlayStation 2. The "D.O.N." in the game's title is derived from Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto, the three manga series published by Weekly Shōnen Jump upon which the game is based. Both versions of the game received a rating of 26 out of 40 from Weekly Famitsu.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Similar to the Super Smash Bros. series, players fight their opponents on dynamic stages in battles based around free-roaming two-dimensional character movement. Unlike other fighting games, D.O.N uses a "tug-of-war" fighting system. Attacking opponents will knock glowing orbs out of them for players to collect, with a bar at the top of the screen indicating what percentage of the orbs in play each character possesses; the size and value of these orbs vary depending on the strength of the attack used. Players who collect a majority of the orbs will enter "burst mode", dramatically increasing their speed and attack power. To win a fight, a player must either collect all of the orbs in play, leaving their opponents with none, or possess the highest percentage of orbs when time runs out. As such, a fight can potentially last indefinitely if no time limit is set. Characters have access to a host of special moves and abilities, with certain characters being able to use temporary transformations to increase their strength.

The single player mode has the player fight through five rounds, 2 or 3 of which have missions with randomly-selected goals; the higher the difficulty chosen by the player, the more missions are given out. Fulfilling these missions' goals rewards the player with coins that can be used in the slot machine upon defeating the boss character, allowing players to potentially unlock characters, stages, and other bonuses.

Up to four players can participate in a multi-player session, though a multitap must be used for more than two players for the PS2 version.

Playable Characters[edit]

The game features a total of 20 playable characters, 12 of which are available from the start.

Dragon Ball Z One Piece Naruto
Goku Luffy Naruto
Gohan Zoro Sasuke
Piccolo Sanji Sakura
Vegeta Chopper Kakashi
Trunks1 Nami1 Lee1
Frieza1 Usopp1 Gaara1
Cell1
Buu1
^1 Unlockable character.

Stages[edit]

The game features eleven playable stages, many of which feature interactive elements. Items and power-ups from each series are also found in the stages.

Dragon Ball Z One Piece Naruto Original
West City The Going Merry Hidden Leaf Village Battle Stadium1
Planet Namek Baratie Final Valley
Martial Arts World Tournament Arena Giant Jack1 Forest of Death1
Hyperbolic Time Chamber1
^1 Unlockable stage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ps2.ign.com/objects/827/827836.html
  2. ^ a b IGN Staff (July 25, 2006). "Now Playing in Japan". IGN. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 

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