Dragon Bowl

Dragon Bowl

Title screen.
Hack of Ninja Gaiden
Publisher Nics
Developer Nics
Original developer Tecmo (Koei Tecmo)
Console Arcade
Date 1992

Dragon Bowl is a beat 'em up game made for Arcade machines, developed by Nics and released in 1992.


The game is based on Dragon Ball TV series, and the player controls Son Goku in order to beat em up some enemies in animal and demon forms. The Player 2 will play as red Son Goku, which is just a palette swap of the Son Goku.


Dragon Bowl is a hack of the Arcade version of Ninja Gaiden, made by Tecmo (now Koei Tecmo Games) and released in 1988. The Arcade version really differs from the NES/Famicom version, as the gameplay of two are not equal between each other. However, Dragon Bowl runs on different soundchip configuration: It has a YM2151 instead of dual YM2203 found in the original game. The game graphics was completely redrawn from scratch, to make the game more friendly with Dragon Ball audience. The only exception is the font used in Title Screen.

The game features voices and sound clips from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior: The voices of Chun-Li are used in Goku, while the other characters are used by the enemies of the game.

The Game itself uses a Golden Axe soundfont and also Game Over music got directly stolen.

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