I can't be the only one who, as a little kid reading Dragon Ball, dreamt of one day getting my hands on a Dragon Ball radar and a scouter and going hunting for Dragons Balls.
With the release of Google Glass in the near future, it looks the a Dragon Ball scouter could soon be a real possibility. Dragon Ball radar, however, is available now in Te ni Irero! Dragon Ball! App (iOS version here). This is quite the dream come true!!
Start up the app and go to the radar and instantly you can see all the Dragon Balls in your vicinity! Or not, because those marks on the screen are actually showing Lawson and Mini Stop convenience stores.
You guessed it, this app is part of the advertising run-up to the release of a new Dragon Ball movie this month.
So I follow the radar to my nearest Lawson, ready to see what awaits my arrival. When I get close, a Get Dragon Ball button appears on my screen, so I tap it and...
I got one! Now I've got one Dragon Ball in my previously-empty box. Any fan of Dragon Ball will understand just how cool of a feeling this is.
Collect 7 Dragon Balls, and you get to enter into a drawing for the special action figure shown above. In addition, everyone gets a free wallpaper to download.
Personally, I'm not terribly interested in the swag, but I do like the sense of adventure I get from going out in the real world and collecting Dragon Balls. If you grew up on Dragon Ball like me, you need this app.
Ah, what a wonderful time to be alive; I can't wait for more advances in technology that bring even more of the Dragon Ball universe to life!
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Device used: ELUGA power (P-07D)
Publisher: DNP DIGITALCOM
Last updated: 3/11/2013
Compatibility: 2.3 or higher
Translation by Jason Morgan