A great fanmade fighting game based on Dragonball Z, one of Japan┤s most famous manga/anime series. The game is based on M.U.G.E.N., a powerful 2D fighting game engine that lets you create your own fighters, program their special moves and various attacks, and string them together with backdrops to form a CAPCOM-style 2D fighting game.
The highlight of Dragonball Z Millennium is the gameplay. Although it doesn┤t boast as high a number of fighters you can choose from as other MUGEN games, all the characters are very well integrated into the backdrops. The familiar characters are all here, though - from the well-known (Goku and his relatives) to the obscure (various baddies from different episodes). The game has many ┤rough edges┤ and inconsistencies that belie its amateur origins, such as some pixellated characters, different-sized fonts on the same screen, typos, and a few other quirks. However, it┤s the gameplay that counts, and here Dragonball Z Millennium delivers a lot of fast, furious action that fans of the anime will enjoy. Each character sports his/her own attacks that are faithful to the series, including ┤Super Saiyens┤ attacks of Goku and his brethren. I feel the game is a bit on the easy side-- combo attacks seem a bit too easy to make, for example, and enemies┤ responses are not quick. Veteran gamers will therefore find little challenge in the game, but with a variety of fighters from the show, great backdrops, and excellent features that MUGEN provides (e.g. practice, VS, and arcade modes), Dragonball Z Millennium is probably the best Dragonball Z fighting game in town for PC gamers.