Who doesn’t remember the Konami card game Yu-Gi-Oh!? Or, the craze it caused when Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters was made into a video game for the Game Boy Advance (GBA). Ah, those were the good old times.
But even if you’re not Marty McFly and don’t have a DeLorean that can travel through time, you can still connect with your inner child and go back in time.
You might ask, “How is that possible?” So, this is why we’re here. We looked through the Nintendo archives to find the best Yugioh GBA games that have ever been made, so that our fellow duelists can improve their skills and remember good times from the past.
So, let’s not wait any longer and get to it!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Destiny Board Traveler
Release Year: 2004
What’s a Destiny Board, you ask? Strangely enough, it isn’t the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card with the same name.
Instead, the Destiny Board is a unique variant of Yu-Gi-Oh! created by Solomon Muto, Yugi’s grandpa. In a nutshell, it’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! and boardgame crossover that centers around controlling a large tabletop arena known as — you guessed it — the Destiny Board!
The game features 12 different characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe, including fan favorites like Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine, and Maximillion Pegasus! Play against these computer-controlled characters as you attempt to secure the board and attain the most Victory Stars.
Unfortunately, the game wasn’t well-received by critics due to its strange mechanics and slow pace. That said, it’s definitely worth trying out, if only to experience the wacky gameplay!
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards
Release Year: 2002
Next on our list of the best Yu-Gi-Oh! The important cards.
The Sacred Cards is different from other Yu-Gi-Oh! games because it has more role-playing elements than most of them.
What’s the point of the game? To fight your way through Battle City and beat other players so you can get the powerful Egyptian God cards.
We like The Sacred Cards because it’s hard and requires a lot more strategy than you might think. It also kind of follows the show’s story arc, giving you an exciting first-hand look at some of your favourite Season 2 events.
It’s too bad that it’s not very long, because critics thought that made it less good. But it still sold about a million copies around the world. It also had a sequel, which is the next game on our list of the best Yugioh GBA games.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction
Release Year: 2003
The Millennium Items have been lost, and Reshef, the Dark Being, is about to destroy the world. You, Yugi, Joey, and the rest of the gang must find the Egyptian God Cards to save the world from destruction. Are you ready for the test?
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction, you fight your way through a series of events to find the God Cards. As you fight your way to the top of the Yu-Gi-Oh! pack, you’ll get better cards and face stronger opponents.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction is mostly like the official trading card game, but there are a few differences.
The game was mostly liked by critics, who gave it an average score of 61 out of 100.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005
Release Year: 2004
From 2004 to 2006, Konami came out with a number of Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament games. They are all similar in how they work, and they are all on this list of the best Yugioh GBA games. But the one critics liked the least is right in the middle. It’s called 7 Trials to Glory and came out in 2005.
This version has 1000 cards, so you can choose from a lot of monsters, spells, and traps. You can build and manage up to 20 decks to deploy against your opponents throughout Story Mode, which follows the Battle City timeline from Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 2. Who are these opponents, you ask? All of the best anime characters, like Rex Raptor, Weevil Underwood, and, yes, even Seto Kaiba.
The biggest difference from the 2004 version that doesn’t work so well is that there is no Campaign Mode. That is, you can’t pick and choose which characters you want to fight from a list. Instead, you have to go on a whole adventure.
Even so, Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 is a great game that you should definitely play.
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Duel Academy
Release Year: 2005
Next on our list of the best Yu-Gi-Oh GBA games is Duel Academy, which isștiin GX.
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Duel Academy picks up where the first Yu-Gi-Oh! GX show left off. So, to start the game, players go to the — you guessed it — Duel Academy. Here, you can give your character a unique look and practise your duelling skills in “duel classes.” After that, you’re on your way to becoming the new King of Games!
The thing that makes this game really stand out is that it has a PDA system. The PDA system lets you change in-game settings, so you’re not continually bombarded about activating cards during your opponent’s turn. It’s a great game mechanic that we wish they’d put back into new games.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters
Release Year: 2001
Think back to Duke Devlin. Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters is based on the dice game that the famous enemy-turned-friend from the manga and TV show made.
This game shows Yu-Gi-Oh! in a different way because instead of turning over cards to fight, players roll dice. Play a dice duel against Yu-Gi-Oh! characters to see if you have what it takes to become a DD master.
Dungeon Dice Monsters has more than 100 monsters, more than 80 opponents, and the option to play with more than one person.
This version is for you if you want to change how you duel in the Yu-Gi-Oh! world. It’s a well-designed game that gets good reviews from both users and experts.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Eternal Duelist Soul
Another great game for the GameBoy Advance is The Eternal Duelist Soul. Only 819 cards are in this version of Yu-Gi-Oh, which is less than the number of cards in the last two titles we talked about.
You start the game by getting a red, green, or black deck. In this game, there are different levels of opponents. When you beat an opponent a certain number of times, you can move on to the next level. This means that you have to beat the easier opponents over and over again before you can play against the tougher ones.
Your cards are kept in a trunk that can hold up to 10,000 cards at a time. Your main deck must have between 40 and 60 cards, and a side deck can have up to 15 cards. The event calendar is a cool part of this game. On certain days of the week, there are special events that bring new challenges.
The Egyptian God Cards and special sets that let you unlock more rare cards are some of the cool things about this game.