Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (GBA; 2006)
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure is ’80s nostalgia on two fronts: It’s about the original Dragon Ball cartoon, and it’s a side-scrolling platformer. If you needed a game to bring you back to the days of watching cathode-ray tube TVs and renting short, colorful games from Blockbuster, look no further. The game’s story mode casts you as young Goku, from his very first adventure to find the Dragon Balls, up to his climactic confrontation with King Piccolo. The graphics are vibrant and cheerful, and after you finish the breezy story mode, there are tons of extras to unlock, including almost 30 playable characters.