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Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game for the Nintendo DS.

New features[]

The Path of victory is in the cards, Search for duelists by touching the map they are ready to face your challenge, Summon powerful 3D monsters from over 1000 cards including some of the latest cards, Duel and Trade cards wirelessly with your friends.

Unlike the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Gameboy Advance games, it contains:

  • Utilization of the DS's touch screen to make faster and easier decisions, while still able to use the buttons.
  • The top screen shows a 3-D game board view of the duel including battle between monsters and animations of each Monster Card when they're on the field.
  • While in the Overworld, the bottom screen shows a map to freely navigate to different areas and find duelists.


You role play as a novice duelist participating in the Battle City Tournament featuring the original Yu-Gi-Oh! cast. The original Battle City storyline has been altered some to extend game play and include duelists such as Maximillion Pegasus and the Paradox Brothers. The Virtual World story arc is also included.

Special 3D Summoning[]

A list of monsters with special 3D summoning


The game features characters from season 1 to 3 of the anime.


  • Due to a glitch, after defeating Odion Ishtar for the first time, Pegasus no longer appears as an opponent. This makes it impossible for the player to trade for his cards (he is the only Duelist with "Imperial Order") and get his Deck Recipe afterward, so players who wish to fully complete the game must do both of the above before defeating Odion usually.
  • Shortly after the start of the game's storyline, Shadow Games are introduced. When traveling between locations at night, the player can be intercepted by evil duelists such as Rare Hunters and be forced to Duel them. Losing or even tying with them will result in being sent to the Shadow Realm, giving the player a Game Over and requiring them to restart from their previous save point. Only exception is Joey controlled Marik which if you win Joey will die as in the anime.
  • The Japanese version of this game uses the OCG card artworks.
  • Tristan Taylor and Duke Devlin do not appear in this game.
  • The cards "Blast With Chain" and "Kunai With Chain" have each other's effects.
  • The English version of the game is more faithful to the 4Kids Entertainment dub rather than the original script. The Japanese script is more faithful to the original Japanese version of the anime. For example, Joey is treated in a more serious way in the Japanese version. He would introduce himself as someone who strives to be number 1 Duelist in the Japanese version. The version in English is as follows: "I'm Joey. the duelist no one wants to face! ...No, not because I'm annoying!". Similarly, during the intro, the choices the game offers are more elaborated as the deck would reflects your personality:
    • "What Power do you desire?"
      • (En) Sword = (JP) A Blade that Cuts Everything - you'd get Giant Red Seasnake and Whiptail Crow (monsters with high ATK).
      • (En) Shield = (JP) A Shield that Repels Evil - you'd get Prevent Rat and Shining Abyss (monsters with high DEF, one of them is a LIGHT Fairy Monster, which can be used in an anti-DARK attribute deck).
      • (En) Knowledge = (JP) The Wisdom of a Sage - you'd get Copycat and Skelengel (monsters that can mimick the opponent's monster's ATK and DEF, and a monster than improves your draw).
    • "What is your dream?"
      • (En) Spellcaster = (JP) Achieving My Goals - you'd get Rush Recklessly and Stop Defense (Spell Cards that let you go through a monster's defense).
      • (En) Soldier = (JP) Improving Myself - you'd get Sword of Deep-Seated and Fairy Meteor Crush (Equip Spell Cards that let you improve your monsters).
      • (En) Schola = (JP) Understanding the World - you'd get Yami and Yellow Luster Shield (Field Spell Card that affect the field and Continuous Spell Cards that improve your monsters' DEF).

Promotional cards[]

The game also introduces 3 new Spellcaster support cards, including the Silent Magician archetype. The Japanese game guide also introduces a support card for the same themes.


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