At the coliseum in the Virtual World, the Duel between the champion and Joey begins. They are both masked at first, but it isn't long before Joey realizes that the champion is Mai Valentine. He removes his mask, and after discussing the situation, Mai uses "Harpie Lady" to steal the "Niwatori" card. The four run off, and the villagers pursue them, but Joey stops them using "Trap Hole". They use the monster to cross the desert and find a temple. After crossing the maze and defeating the "Gate Guardian", they meet up with Princess Adina, who looks like Mokuba. They are taken to her palace and she explains to the story of the "Mythic Dragon". Every year, her kingdom and another town offer one human each in hopes of reviving the dragon. The other town chose Seto for this year's tribute while Adina volunteered for her kingdom.
However, there is a myth that legendary heroes will save the town and destroy the dragon. Yugi and his group are convinced that they are the ones to answer this challenge. To stop the dragon's revival ritual, they must reach a "Castle of Dark Illusions" high in the sky, and the castle is surrounded by a barrier that no duel monster can pierce. However, a flying machine was used long ago by the heroes that repelled the dragon originally. Just as the four modern heroes get ready to go to the castle, the town is attacked by a herd of Duel Monsters. Adina is kidnapped, but it is revealed that she and Mokuba switched outfits, and it is actually him they took. It is now more vital than ever that they reach the castle soon. Yugi finds the ancient flying machine, but it has long since been corroded and buried. Joey uses "Time Wizard" to turn the machine's time backwards, restoring the machine and freeing it from the earth. But back in the real world, Tristan and Tea are in a tight spot, doing their best to keep Kemo and his crew from breaking into the room and unplugging their pods.
A close up of Joey's crotch is cut out from the US version.
Cut from the US version is a whole section where the citizens of Meyari's land hear a proclamation urging them to help defeat the "Five God Dragon" by searching everywhere for clues on how to revive the airship.
The words "TO BE CONTINUED" are added at the end of the dub episode.