The Duelist Joey Wheeler isn't afraid to face danger to help his friends, especially for his best bud Yugi. Always ready to take a chance, his cards often rely on luck. However, his go-to monster is the reliable "Red-Eyes B. Dragon."
After the player advances to Stage 3, they will encounter Joey for the first time, making an unexpected arrival through the Gate. He is apparently taken off guard by the unexpected transportation, and threatens to pummel its processors if he gets transported like that again. Upon recovering, he comments that Duel World looks similar to Domino City, and that he'll feel right at home as he tries to become the Duel World King. He declares that all other Duelists should watch out, since "Joey Wheeler is comin'!" before mentioning that Kaiba neglected to send him a personal invite; he angrily states that he'll show him.
Until the player defeats Joey at least once, whenever they challenge Joey to a Duel, he notes that the player can't get to the next Stage unless they beat him first. He then prompts the player to show him their skills, followed by his declaration of "Step right up so I can knock ya down!" which he privately enjoys, thinking his 'trash talk' sent shivers down the player's spine.
Until the player defeats Joey at least once, whenever they lose to him, the latter briefly cheers. However, he then reveals to the player that he's been bothered by something: his current Deck is different from his one in the real world, as it's missing some cards. He recommends that the player check their own Deck as well, before wishing them good luck and saying that he'll see them around.
When Joey is defeated for the first time, he will be briefly surprised, but quickly recovers by stating that he's not giving up on his dream of becoming the Duel World King, since he's never surrendered before and won't surrender now. He then tells the player that when he Duels, he always gives it his all, with his "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" fighting by his side. After this dialogue, the player unlocks him as a playable character, along with his Deck.
If you had 4000 or more Life Points at the start of that turn, your Life Points will not fall below 1 for one time only.
This Skill will only activate once per Duel.
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. Return one card from your hand to your Deck and draw a random Warrior-Type monster.
Roll 'n' Boost
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. Show 1 monster card in your hand to the opponent and roll the die once. The Level of the monster shown becomes that of the die number until the end of the turn.
Can be used in your Main Phase, starting from the fifth turn. Upon activation, reduces your LP to 100 and discards 2 cards from your hand. You roll a die and draw that number of cards. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Luck on Your Side
If your Life Points drop below 1000, your coin tosses always land on heads.
Fields of the Warriors
Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Sogen" activated.
When starting a Duel with Yami Yugi, Joey announces "Yuge! You promised that you'd Duel me, and it's time ta' pay up!"
When he wins the Duel, he says "Yuge! Dat was a Duel for the ages!"
When he loses the Duel, he says "Dat's why you're da' one and only King of Games! Thanks for da' Duel, Yuge!"
When starting a Duel with Seto Kaiba, Joey announces "Kaiba! It's time I put ya' stinkin' mug in it's place!"
When he loses the Duel, he says "The ONE person I didn't wanna lose to! Argh! I'll never hear de end of dis!"
When starting a Duel with Mai Valentine, Joey announces "Mai, show me what ya got!" followed by "'Cause I'm gonna Duel to my last breath!"
When he loses the duel, he says "Not too shabby, Mai!" followed by "You took me down like a champ!"
When starting a Duel with Weevil Underwood, Joey announces "I thought I smelled a dung beetle." followed by "I'll show dis Duelin' disgrace who's boss!"
When he wins the Duel, he says "It's not that I'm too strong..." followed by "It's that your too weak bug boy!"
When starting a Duel with Yami Marik, Joey announces "I'll play your Shadow Game, ya' freak! It's time for da Rare Hunter to be da rare hunted!"
When he wins the Duel, he says "Welcome to Loserville, Marik! Population - you!"
When he loses the Duel, he says "Marik... I'll put an end to your evil someday..."
When starting a Duel with Odion, Joey announces "Listen up, ya' bald headed freak! I'm not scared'a you!"
When he wins the Duel, he yells "Can ya' say 'Vic-to-ry' for 'J-o-ey'!"
When starting a Duel with Bandit Keith, Joey announces "I'd call ya a dirty rat, but I don't wanna insult da rats!"
When winning a Duel with Mako Tsunami, Joey says "It's been an honor to Duel ya, Mako."
When Joey Wheeler Summons "Red-Eyes B. Dragon", a cut-in frame of Joey Wheeler appears, and he announces "Red-Eyes Black Dragon! This pal o' mine's a super rare monster!" If that player hasn't already Summoned "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" during that Duel, a cutscene of "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" being Summoned plays afterwards.
Most of the time when Joey declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Red-Eyes! Inferno Fire Blast!"
When Joey Summons "Gilford the Lightning", a cut-in frame of Joey briefly appears, and he announces "My legendary fighter has the power to control the skies and crush all your hopes! Gilford the Lightning!"
Most of the time when Joey declares an attack with that monster, he announces "I attack with Gilford the Lightning! Lightning Crush!"
When Joey activates the effect of Gilford the Lightning, he announces "Gilford the Lightning's special ability activates! Bring da thunder and rain down the pain!"
When Joey Summons "Divine Knight Ishzark, a cut-in frame of Joey's face briefly appears, and he announces "My noble knight's strength comes straight from the heavens! Divine Knight Ishzark!"
Most of the time when Joey declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Divine Knight Ishzark! Breakdown Distortion!"
When Joey Summons "Jinzo", a cut-in frame of Joey's face briefly appears, and he announces "Wait til you see this, Jinzo!"
Most of the time when Joey declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Jinzo attack! Cyber Energy Shock!"
When he activates that monster's effect, he announces "Jinzo's effect activates!" followed by "Trap Search!"
Most of the time when Joey declares an attack with "B. Skull Dragon", he announces "B. Skull Dragon! Crush 'em with Molten Fireball!"
Most of the time when Joey declares an attack with "Battle Warrior", he announces "I attack with Battle Warrior! Ultimate Battle Fist!"