The game isn’t exactly deserving of a full review, but here’s the scoop.
In the game you control Goku, who’s on a journey to find the seven dragon balls. Since this game is fairly challenging, I’ve never been able to collect all seven, but I’ve collected as many as five (which is basically just two stages worth since you start the game with three dragon balls). The action element of the game is pretty fun, but still leaves something to be desired, especially in terms of balance. Your health doesn’t just go down when you get hit by enemies; it also depletes as you walk around. While a lot of the enemies aren’t that hard to defeat, the boss battles on the other hand can be pretty challenging (like Yamcha, for example). It’s cool that they used music from the original Dragon Ball anime, but it’s annoying that it jumps to a dialogue screen every few minutes (for story exposition).
If you really want to torture yourself, you could also watch this gameplay video:
I’m not sure how the North American version differs from the Japanese version, but perhaps it’s worth a try?