was released by Bandai on October 27, 1989 for the Famicom in Japan.
was released only in Japan by Bandai on December 29, 1992 for the Famicom.
The series follows the adventures of Goku as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven wish-granting orbs known as the Dragon Balls.
The games are of various genres, mostly role-playing, platform and fighting games, although the latter have become the most prominent.
Up until 1997's Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, none of the Dragon Ball games were localized for the North American market, with the exception of Dragon Power which was graphically altered due to the lack of a license for the franchise.
In 2000, it was reported that Infogrames had acquired the license to produce and release Dragon Ball games for the North American and international market.