You Can Turn Dragon Ball FighterZ into an Atari Lynx Game If You Lower Your PC Settings Far Enough

You Can Turn Dragon Ball FighterZ into an Atari Lynx Game If You Lower Your PC Settings Far Enough

"It's Buu versus Vegeta! ...I think."

Playing Dragon Ball FighterZ is much like playing an actual episode of the anime (albeit a cracked-out episode where someone's fanfiction comes to life). Those of us who've been fans of the show since the '90s are proud to see our beloved franchise rise to such godlike heights in the gaming sphere.

I'm not suggesting I want to make a return to the long stretch of years when Dragon Ball Z-themed fighting games offered bland polygons and blurry textures, but seeing Dragon Ball FighterZ run on its lowest PC settings hits me hard in my nostalgia muscle (located just below the solar plexus).

Over on Twitter, "Nittomata" posted video after they got the idea to make Dragon Ball FighterZ's PC settings as 2001 as possible. The thick-lined results are eerily reminiscent of a PlayStation game.

Great! But the characters are still recognizable! Let's drop things down to 300 x 200, "the normal resolution of an IBM PC from 1981-1983."

No. This is the single most awe-inspiring wonder I've ever witnessed.

Oh, man. Look out, Game Boy. With this hot exclusive, your days are numbered.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is also on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but if you play on console, you can't sink the game's performance down to an Activision game circa 1984.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

In other news

SNK Is Building a Brand-New Console For 2021

A new SNK box is on the way, it seems.

The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Will Test Its Might Next April

Warner's pushing back its toasty release for a dual debut in theaters and on HBO Max.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Need help?

All Mortal Kombat 11 Characters and Future DLC Fighters

Here's our full Mortal Kombat 11 characters guide, including the current roster, and all forthcoming DLC characters.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character - Every Fighter in Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Terry Bogard Tips

SNK’s Terry Bogard has been added to Smash Bros. Here’s how to play him.