Battle Stadium D.O.N was a fighting game released for the GameCube and PlayStation 2 in July 20, 2006. The game features characters from One Piece, Dragon Ball Z and Naruto, three of the most popular anime and manga series in Japan.
The game is a basic fighting stadium where players can choose characters from the main cast of any three of the franchises. There is also a mission mode.
Similar to the Super Smash Bros. series, the players are put onto either a moving or non-moving stage. Borrowing from arena fighters such as Power Stone, these stages have some level of interactivity. Players must then fight their opponents. Unlike other fighters, D.O.N uses a combined health gauge, that is, decreasing the health of one player will in turn increase the health of the other players via picking up red orbs dropped from the target(s) hit (which can be picked by any player to fill their own HP bar). Thus, in order for one player to win a fight, they must make their own health bar take up the entire bar. As such, a fight can potentially last indefinitely if no time limit is set; the one with the longer HP bar in a timed-match wins the fight in that scenario.
Each character has 6 basic attacks (4 on the ground, one while dashing and one while in midair; though there are some exceptions like Kakashi), along with 7 total strong attacks that are usually akin to special moves (i.e. Kamehameha for Goku and Summoning Jutsu for Naruto); each character can also perform throws as well as a Super Attack that can be charged up and uses a set amount of a meter that passively refills or can be filled by picking up food items; the said meter is also used for charging up strong attacks, shielding and rolling. However, having it empty will cause a staggering guard break.
In addition, some characters can induce a temporary transformation during the battle (i.e. Sasuke's Sharingan and Luffy's Gear Second) via having their portion of the HP bar fill up, where it induces a "Burst Mode" for the remainder of the HP threshold (this can apply to team matches where more than one member can enter Burst Mode at once) and enables any chargeable attacks to reach their full stage with no charging, though the said mode can end when another opposing HP threshold overrides it; this in turn can allow for a "Reverse Attack" to happen, where using a counter-based attack (or counter-hitting) a Burst Mode-powered character during any of their strong attacks will cause massive red orbs that can be picked up which will evenly distribute among the available fighters.
The single player mode has the player fight through five rounds, 2 or 3 of which have missions with goals selected randomly. However, depending on the difficulty chosen by the player, different amounts of missions are given out with easy giving the least and very difficult giving out the most. Fulfilling the missions' goals rewards the player with coins that can be used in the slot machine available upon completing the fights. The slot machine is the way through which unlockables are obtained. There are also items which players can buy to help the characters in battle.
Up to four players can participate in a multiplayer session, though a multitap must be used for more than two players for the PS2 version.
- Son Goku [SSJ] (Spirit Bomb; Super Spirit Bomb)
- Son Gohan [SSJ] (Super Kamehameha)
- Piccolo (Hellzone Grenade)
- Future Trunks [SSJ] (unlockable) (Shining Sword Slash)
- Vegeta [SSJ] (Final Flash)
- Freeza (unlockable) (Death Ball)
- Cell (unlockable) (Super Kamehameha)
- Majin Boo (unlockable) (Chocolate Beam)
- Monkey D. Luffy (Ultimate Attack: Gomu Gomu no Hanabi/ Burst Mode: Gear Second)
- Roronoa Zoro (Ultimate Attack: Santoryu Ogi - San Zen Sekai)
- Nami (unlockable) (Ultimate Attack: Tornado Tempo)
- Usopp (unlockable) (Ultimate Attack: Usopp Pound)
- Sanji (Ultimate Attack: Collier - Épaule - Côtelette - Selle - Poitrine - Gigot - Mouton Shot)
- Tony Tony Chopper (Ultimate Attack: Kokutei Cross)
- Naruto Uzumaki [Nine-Tailed Demon Fox Chakra] (Rasengan)
- Sasuke Uchiha [Cursed Seal Lv1] (Chidori)
- Sakura Haruno (Inner Sakura Power)
- Kakashi Hatake [Sharingan] (Lightning Blade)
- Rock Lee [5th Gate] (unlockable) (Hidden Lotus)
- Gaara (unlockable) (Sand Tsunami)
Dragon Ball ZEdit
- Battle Stadium
Many of the stages have interactivity of some sort. Items and power-ups from each series are also found in the stages.
- As with all of the characters in the game, Luffy has 3 alternative color schemes; curiously, two of them appeared many years later in the series (the orange one appeared in the Thriller Bark arc, and the blue one in the Sabaody Archipelago arc).
- Sanji's ultimate attack is similar to the Rankyaku technique.
- The One Piece side is the only side without a villain as a playable character.