|Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004|
|English||Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004|
|Romaji||Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Expert 3|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Advance|
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Expert 3, is a video game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.
The game has been released on the Game Boy Advance.
In the game, the player can assemble three Decks and can play Duel Monsters against a variety of computer opponents.
The game features the first 1,138 cards released in Japan. (201 spells, 109 traps, 55 fusion monster, 16 ritual monster, 224 effect monster and 533 normal monster) It is noteworthy that you can collect Dark Magician and Polymerisation in two different artworks also counting as different cards.
The speed of Gameplay is relatively slow but can be sped up by holding L while dueling or just hold L while choosing an opponent.
There are 28 opponents in the game. Each opponent has different skills and Decks revolving around a certain theme (Yugi Muto = Basic, Rare Hunter = Exodia, Yami Yugi = Ultimate, etc.). There is no conversation, you just start duels right away.
You might miss the key monsters/strategies from the anime in their Decks like the egyptian god cards.
Sadly the weaker opponents Decks are full of junk monsters that aren't worth battling like Winged Cleaver. The stronger opposing Decks (Level Four and above) put up a higher callenge since they ignore card limitations.
Since many opponents don't use cards against opponents spells/traps the use of stalling cards like Gravity Bind can make winning a pretty easy task.
The number of total cards shown in the top bar is sadly not the number of different cards collected so far. It really means the total number of all cards you have. The other numbers in the sub categories only refer to the number of cards in your actually used deck.
You can sort cards (only ascending) by chosing sorting criterias one after another. The previous sortings are kept as far as possible. (i.e. sort by 1) name 2) DEF 3) ATK)
Sadly there is no useful sorting criteria for spells and traps beside "name".
For faster scrolling through the card list push the left/right-button.You wil jump to the next 4 cards. For even faster scrolling hold the B-button and press up/down.
You start the game with 120 random cards. The default Deck can be optimzed right away with other cards in your trunk in most cases.
Their are cards which are Limited or Semi-Limited. (for you but not for the opponents of higher level)
After winning a duel you can choose a booster pack containing 5 cards.
In most cases one of the cards is a (highlighted) rare card. There can be only 1 rare card per pack. Since the AI wants you to receive all cards in the game most of the cards he offers are cards you haven't collected so far which makes it hard to collect 3 copies especially of the rare cards.
see the booster packs here:
the following cards are also found in the game but it is not yet confirmed to which pack they belong:
- Big Shield Gardna
- Magician of Faith
- Dark Assailant
- Gemini Elf
- Giant Red Seasnake
- Coffin Seller
- Royal Decree
- Graceful Charity
- Mask of the Accursed
- Restructer Revolution
- Return of the Doomed
- Cyber Jar
- Exiled Force
- Fiber Jar
- Morphing Jar
- Sinister Serpent
- Slate Warrior
- Witch of the Black Forest
- Exodia the Forbidden One
- Left Leg of the Forbidden One
- Right Leg of the Forbidden One
- Left Arm of the Forbidden One
- Right Arm of the Forbidden One
- Card Destruction
- Change of Heart
- Dark Hole
- Delinquent Duo
- Graceful Charity
- Harpie's Feather Duster
- Heavy Storm
- Limiter Removal
- Mage Power
- Mirage of Nightmare
- Monster Reborn
- Painful Choice
- Pot of Greed
- Premature Burial
- Snatch Steal
- Swords of Revealing Light
- The Forceful Sentry
- United We Stand
- Upstart Goblin
- Call of the Haunted
- Imperial Order
- Magic Cylinder
- Mirror Force
- Reckless Greed
- Ring of Destruction
- Cards with "Dark Magician", and other magician cards such as "Magician of Black Chaos", in their text mistakenly replaces "Magician" with "Spellian". This can be seen on "Dark Magician Girl". This is likely as a result of a last-minute changing of "Magic" to "Spell" using a mass-text replacer on the ROM before release.
- You are not asked if you want to activate a trap on an empty game state. So it is not possible to use Call of the Haunted during your opponents end phase i.e.
- You cannot confirm your opponents deck by yourself when using cards like Nobleman of Extermination.
- Axe of Despair is not placed on top of your deck even if you have offered a monster for its effect.
- You take all the damage from "Burning Land".
- Terrain bonuses sometimes do not benefit the player, but it does benefits AI.
- Despite the text saying otherwise, "Maiden of the Aqua" does give the same stat bonuses and penalties as "Umi" when it is face-up on the field. Until another field card is played then it deactivates.
- After "Spear Dragon" has attacked, activate "Book of Moon" and "Spear Dragon" would be flipped facedown, therefore, the effect of "Spear Dragon" makes the card into facedown Attack Position.
- Monsters gained through the effects of "Red-Moon Baby" are glitched.
- Despite the text of "Spellbinding Circle" saying otherwise, if the targeted monster is Tributed, "Spellbinding Circle" is destroyed.
- If "Spirit Reaper" is targeted by an Equip Spell, only the Spell is destroyed.
- The opponent can switch Man-Eater Bug into Defense Position the turn it is Flip Summoned if no other cards in play prevent it.
- When you activate Call of the Haunted during your own battle phase while your opponent has no monsters the summoned monster attacks automatically.
- After Book of Moon was chained to set the target of an opponents Ring of Destruction the ring is sent to the graveyard even when Banisher of Light is faceup on your side of the field.
- The opponent can pay LP for Chain Energy even if it reduces them to zero.
- He doesn't pay for Chain Energy when playing a card that destroys it, like Heavy Storm
- In the following situation you receive Damage equal to the (600) DEF points of an opponents Man-Eater Bug: You Attack i.e. with Gemini Elf, the AI activates Mirror Force, you chain Ring of Destruction, opponent chains Seven Tools of the Bandit.
- when Zombyra the Dark is removed from the field i.e. by the flip effect of a Cyber Jar it just destroyed, a replacement monster gets his ATK reduced by 200 (even if it is summoned in facedown DEF mode).
Smartness of AI
- The AI...
- shows signs of "knowing" face-down cards. i.e. he never attacks a set monster if it has higher DEF than his monsters ATK.
- never attacks a monster with highest ATK on the field even if he has an equally strong monster and would be able to attack with other monsters afterwards.
- only attacks an opponents monster with equal or higer ATK in DEF mode (like i.e. Spear Dragon) when he has a monster with piercing effect.
- activates (all of his) traps/spells even while Royal Decree/Imperial Order is in play. They are all negated though.
- doesn't use his Mirror Force as long as he has Fairy Box in play.
- only returns 1 of the opponents monsters to his hand using Penguin Soldier
- sometimes uses his Mystical Space Typhoon on itself.
- allways tribute summons, even if the tributed monster was stronger than the new monster.
- tributes a facedown flip effect monster without flip summoning it first
- activates Monster Reborn in Main Phase 2 even if he would have won the duel when using it before his battle phase.
- does not hesitate tot finish himself i.e. by destroying a faceup opponents Black Pendant while having less than 500 LP.
- never uses his Snatch Steal
- uses Backup Soldier when its activation requirments are fulfilled even if he doesn't retrieve any monster from his graveyard at that time.
- If a card effect would make one of the AI's monsters stronger than your highest-ATK monster, but the monster is naturally weaker than the latter, the AI will still play it in Defense Position. However, it will switch the monster to Attack Position at the next opportunity.
The Japanese version of this game uses the censored TCG card artworks instead of the Japanese, except for some few cards.
The following cards were included in the English version of this game:
The following cards were included in the Japanese version of this game: