The original DragonBall was a Japanese manga series which was first serialised in a Japanese weekly. It first appeared in 1984 and was extremely popular. It spread throughout the world in a variety of formats and translations and appeared on television as dubbed serials. DBZ was created after the original series was completed and continued where this left off. As with all successful television series, there has been a great deal of merchandise released. Items such as cards, games and toys have been a huge hit with children and have increased the popularity of the Dragon Ball stories. With computer games being so popular, it is no wonder that many children, and indeed adults, are keen to play DBZ games and these are now huge sellers. If you want to play DBZ games you will find that there is a huge choice of titles available in the United States. These games are available for all the popular consoles including Playstation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Gamecube, X Box, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced. All the games feature the well known characters and most will include up to 150 different characters and many levels of play.