- Genre: Card Battle
- Origin: Japan
- Number of Players: 2
- Features: Multi-cartridge Multiplay
Release Date: US: February 2005
Media: GameBoy Advance Video Game
ESRB Rating: E
Yu-Gi-Oh! Day of the Duelist (7 Trials to Glory) – World Championship Tournament 2005
The latest in the World Championship Tournament 2005 of this card battler is the most comprehensive simulation of the Trading Card Game to date. The one or two-player game features over 1000 cards to collect and duel with, and includes more than 400 brand new cards from the latest Trading Card Game Booster Packs. Players can also unlock their favorite Trading Card Game cards by inputting their codes to use them in the game. Other new gameplay additions in the 2005 edition include a new, refined Dueling system, an all-new RPG-style exploration mode has also been implemented, tournament scheduling, and improved card management.
The game will also feature enhanced Dueling reflecting recent rule updates, as well as an “RPG exploration” mode in which you can wander cities in search of opponents. You’ll also be able to arrange tournaments by theme and card type.
Konami’s also including three limited-edition official cards with the game.
Day of the Duelist, known as 7 Trials to Glory in North America and Duel Monsters International 2 in Japan, is the second game in the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship series. Unlike The Sacred Cards and Reshef of Destruction, this game supports the OCG Expert Rules.
The changes made since WCT 2004 are as follows:
- A total of 1000 cards up to the real-life OCG Invader of Darkness booster pack are featured, but some great cards (even ones that were in WCT 2004) are missing (presumably due to memory constraints, technical limitations and/or time pressures). There are actually less cards in this game than in the previous version.
- Dueling is more challenging and faster, though it’s still easier and slower than in other games such as Worldwide Edition.
- Campaign Mode (selecting opponents to duel from a list) has been dropped in favor of a free-roaming Story Mode, which is loosely based on the Battle City arc of the anime.
- The duel screen got a slight makeover, and is viewed from an angled prospective rather than a top-down look.
- You can manage up to 20 decks.
- Card passwords, side decks and tournaments are back.
- DP is required to buy card packs, structure decks or register for certain tournaments.
- There is a Forbidden/Limited/Semi-Limited Card List, which changes every week.
- Duel puzzles and structure decks have been added.
- There are less anime characters to duel.
- You can activate Quick-Play spells and traps at various timings.
- You can sort cards by Favourite.
- The “Rock, Paper, Scissors” Attack Order method is back.