Each character has thirty "levels", which makes them stronger and occasionally changes their sprites and abilities. This is used in story mode to simulate the characters being stronger or weaker than their opponents.
If you're completely new to the fighting genre or need to learn all you can about how the game is played, check out the Basics section. Need a rundown on the various modes of play in the game? Check out Game Modes. Want to learn about your character or see how to perform his or her moves? Head on over to Characters.
The player can use strong and weak variations of close combat attacks, and charge their ki to fire strong and weak energy blasts. Each character also has three unique "Certain Kill" abilities that deal heavy damage to the opponent. The Certain Kill ability varies depending on where the player is located - above, below or horizontal to the opponent.
The story mode is presented through short scenes; where long texts associated with pictures and scenery are involved.
Only after defeating the first enemy team, the player can unlock new teams to fight against until the mode is completed.
[Z Battle Mode]
In Z battle mode the player chooses a character, and must battle against 8 enemies, however after completing a round of Z battle mode, the chosen character is given a ranking. As the player defeats more opponents with a single character, the ranking of that character will increase and various statistics are given, allowing players to continuously build on various characters to complete their full ranking. All rankings and statistics are viewed in the options mode under the rankings tab.