Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories is Weird and Terrible

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories is Weird and Terrible. This game was released on the Game Boy Color in North America in 2002, and was succeeded by two other Yu-Gi-Oh! games that same year! Thus, today we’re doing a Yu-Gi-Oh! retrospective, going over series memories (mainly, from the beginning of Duel Monsters through GX), and most importantly, explaining why Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories is so odd and horrible!

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ChaosInvoker says:

This guy seemed informed about the card game. I thought after all these years I’d finally learn what Pot of Greed does, but I guess it will remain a mystery.

Green Eyed Gamer says:

I used to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition hella back when I was playing competitively at local malls, and I used the game to come up with strategies, and test builds. But if you want a good YGO game with the same RPG elements as Forbidden Memories, then you should check out The Sacred Cards, and the sequel Reshef of Destruction for the GBA. I think they’re highly underrated in my opinion.

Michael Lewis the JRPG King says:

Wait until you get to The Sacred Cards and Reshef of Destruction. You thought the rules were altered in Dark Duel Stories you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! It became a RPG with monster strengths and weaknesses. You might think that is easy RPG elemental strengths and weaknesses are pretty simple but the Yu-Gi-Oh GBA RPGs along the basic 8 elemental strengths and weaknesses combined it with the 20+ monster types. You will command your monster with 3500 Attack points to destroy a money with 300 Attack points only to see your monster in the Graveyard (GY ain’t gonna happen) and your Life points decreasing.

Henrystickman1234 says:

ironic that i was watching yugioh and this just came up lol

Cake Pie Muffin says:

I always preferred the Pokémon tcg game the video game.

Beyond Stafford says:

Got to say pokemon and yugioh were a big part of my childhood but now im only in to pokemon

Espurr / Cosmic says:

I want Super Mario Party DLC.
New characters + dice blocks
Baby Mario, 3, 3, 3, 6, 6, 9
Baby Luigi, 2, 5, 5, 5, 6, -4
Baby Peach, 0, 0, 5, 5, 9, +3
Pauline, 1, 3, 7, 7, +2, -1
Birdo, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Luma, 1, 5, 5, 5, +4, +4
Oh and Birdo’s purpose for this game can be replaced by Toadsworth.
New game board ideas (4)
Science Lab
A Mario Kart Track
Fighting Arena
Hot Area/Volcano/Desert
Minigames (10)
4 Free For All’s
3 1v3
2 2v2
1 8v8 (team)
Items to use in game boards
Bad Luck Pipe, it will transport a rival to a bad luck space. Rival cannot move when it is their turn. This item is very rare.
Purple Cloud, transports a rival right in front of the star, meaning in some maps, they would have to go all the way around to get the star. This item is rare.

TokenGeek says:

What does pot of greed do?
Great video man! It was fun helping out with this one!

Rawman says:

Some of these voice overs sound familiar…I know it’s Fabrizio!!! I love that dude!

chocolatepain says:

Ohhh I had this game and I am excited to watch. 🙂

Korgol Smash says:

I still think “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy” is the best one

Direct Man says:

I played this as a kid and it sucked

KeithShizuo says:

damn. i was going to review this one early next year. im editing it now

Luiz Eduardo Steffens says:

I finished this game last week and took 4 days, dueling only 5 times with each character, not using “card building” and not using any password (including grandfather’s). I surprised at how you, even using all these elements, could not beat Darknite, he is not even the last boss of the game. Baruka and especially Marik are much worse. I played this game when I was a kid, so I went back to adulthood and I’m glad it’s not just nostalgia. Despite the impractical menus and different rules of the original card game, the mechanics of the game of elements and mergers (which you did not even mention in your video) work very well, serving as a basis for other games, such as PS1 FB and sacred cards. Sorry for my bad English, but this game does not deserve such hate.

4EverBanishment says:

“Dark Duel Stories is my childhood Yuugiou (Yu-Gi-Oh!) game =)”

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Wheatley says:

Is Yu-Gi-Oh like Sonic:It was meant to appeal to teens, but becauseit was made to appeal to the teens of 2000’s, the today’s teens want to facepalm with a brick?

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