We’ve all heard of Dragon Ball Dokkan Battle or Dragon Ball Legends, the only official games for one of the most popular manganimes to have made it to the west. But if you’re prepared to venture into less hospitable territory you can find a ton more. The realm of fangames and works released in countries with more “lenient” copyright laws is a goldmine for games you wouldn’t find in the big app stores. This selection of games brings back all your favorite characters from the work of Akira Toriyama – and they’re all available on Uptodown for download via APK.

Dragon Ball Fighting

Tencent casts a long shadow, and in fact, it was one of the pioneers when it came to harnessing the official license of the work by Toriyama on Android. With many years behind it, Dragon Ball Fighting is a typical Asian MMO that uses the gacha system to unlock characters, free development, and a lot of automation. And one little detail: the graphics will probably look familiar. That’s right; Dokkan Battle uses the same sprites. [Download]

Arena of Saiyan: Dream Squad

We get started with one of the easiest on the eyes. With a “super deformed” style graphics, Arena of Saiyan sets you the job of collecting characters from Dragon World as you win auto-battles that play out based on your characters’ level and equipment. Daily missions, clans, an objects store, and all the standard fare for Android MMOs are its main appeal. That, and the ability to use Bulma with a shotgun. [Download]

Dragon Ball Strongest War

The current crown jewel. It’s an MMORPG with spectacular 3D graphics that let you follow the entire Son Goku story chronologically, unlock new characters, and participate in all sorts of challenges in a sort of “expanded universe” from the work by Toriyama. That said, for now it’s in closed beta phase, although we explain how to access it in our Twitter account, at least until its next testing phase. [Download]

Goku Saiyan Warrior

A yellow card to the developers here for using graphics from the old Dragon Ball Supersonic Warriors for Game Boy Advance, but this game has still been available on all the main app marketplaces for ages now. In it, and with Goku at the center of the setting, you have to hit punch in both directions at the enemies that flank you and constantly appear in waves. [Download]

Dragon Legend

The idea here involves positional battles on a grid where you’ve got to use cards from your deck to deploy units into combat. Though characters and settings from Dragon World appear, the game gets inventive about adding new hero profiles, as if Toriyama were birthing countless clones for Dragon Quest. [Download]

Dragon Ball: Tap Battle

There are also other official titles that aren’t available since the closing of its official servers as is the case of this Dragon Ball Tap Battle for Android, that offers 2D combats that are just as good as other similar games. There are versions that have modified their APK to get rid of the network requirement, converting it into an offline title, while also adding characters that come even from Dragon Ball Super. [Download]

Super Saiyan World / DragonBoy

In this case the idea goes no further than putting Goku and Vegeta into a 2D platformer. Though they can turn Super Saiyan Blue and explode your precious childhood into a million pieces, this remains an oddity with much more success than it should have. But there it is, raking in the downloads. [Download]

Z Fighters

Real talk: within just a few minutes of starting to play this game you’ll realize you’re not looking at an official product. Its development doesn’t go beyond automated static battles and crafting until you use up your combat resources while advancing over something like that a tabletop game board, but thanks to its delightful graphics and the good performance of its interface you’ll likely end up getting hooked, with all the Dragon Ball iconography that hits the nostalgia right in the soft spot. [Download]

Dragon Shadow Battle Warriors

This game uses one of the most extended resources to skillfully evade copyright problems. It simply camouflages the characters with dark silhouettes to deliver a legally spotless game that, with a bit of imagination, satisfies your Dragon Ball cravings. In this 1vs1 action game you’ve got to defeat your enemies via energetic attacks of various kinds. Transparently the stuff of every Z Warrior battle. [Download]

Super Dragon Warrior

Not quite a reskin but close. In this platformer you play a young Goku who can morph into a Super Saiyan (heresy!) and has to find dragon balls. You’ll run into Bulma and the enemies bring to mind canonical characters like that alien cyborg from the Red Ribbon army. [Download]

Dragon Ball Awakening

A JRPG with semi-automatic combats who’s main allure is having nice 3D graphics and animations that could easily pass for any console game from a couple generations ago. Anyone remember the legendary Dragon Ball Legends? [Download]

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