A Battle Royal (バトル・ロイヤル, Batoru Roiyaru) is a game of Duel Monsters involving more than 2 sides.
It applies the rules of a normal Duel, however since there is an extra player(s) on the field, the gameplay on a Battle Royal changes in many ways. The following characteristics are common in this kind of duel:
- Everybody is an enemy.
- One can help or attack another player.
- 2 players can co-operate against other players.
- Nobody can attack on their first turn.
This type of game has been carried out multiple times in the anime and manga series.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus, Primo unleashes the Diablo army, which attack the player in a fashion similar to the anime. However, instead of engaging in a free-for-all Duel, the player has to dodge the numerous Ally Salvos launched by the Ghosts for a set time. Afterwards, Battle Royal mode is available in the race simulator.
In Battle Royal mode in the video game, top speed and acceleration of the Duel Runner mean next to nothing. The player must survive for a set 90 seconds while dodging the attacks from Ghosts and picking up any items along the way. Accelerating will only move the player further up the screen, while braking does the opposite. Using a booster will allow the player to temporarily outrun the Ghosts and remain unattacked for a few seconds. Rank is determined not by how long the player survives nor how much the player is damaged, but how many items are picked up along the way.