Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3 is the third game in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series. It is set in Duel Academy during the fourth season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. This is the last game of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force series.
The game includes a total of 3501 cards, the 4th most cards ever to date in a Yu-Gi-Oh! video game.
The cards in the game go up to Crossroads of Chaos, and also included are cards from the first two Duel Terminal sets, as well as any Starter and Structure Decks that were released prior to July 2008.
In addition to retaining the Free Mini Games from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2, a new Mini Game ("Ball or Bread") was added.
UMD Recognition with the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force UMD will unlock new cards, special Booster Packs, a new storyline, and the ability to partner with Bastion Misawa. However, if you get a very high score at the exam, you can unlock a pack from the shop, even one of the ones unlockable with UMD Recognition.
Unlike previous games in the Tag Force series, this game's Story Mode only has four Heart Events, not eight. However some characters have multiple storylines to make up for this.
A Photo Gallery feature has been added, allowing the player to view all pictures of the characters' Story Endings, pictures from the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force installments and watch videos of Monsters' Summon and Attack animations.
Anime Original Cards
As with all the other Tag Force games, some anime-original cards are present in the game. Anime originals from the previous two games are also present, but not listed here.
First Heart: Jaden has a flashback of him being the Supreme King and you are in Axel's place to defeat him. Jaden won't help you since he's the Supreme King.
Second Heart: In a flashback you duel with Jaden against Adrian Gecko and Yubel.
Third Heart: Sheppard tells you to meet someone at the Volcano. Once there you discover Sartorius, but Trueman interrupts, demanding a duel with you and Jaden.
Fourth Heart: After a conversation with Jesse at the Harbor, you go to the main gate with him and Jaden. Unfortunately Atticus loses to Fujiwara in a duel, meaning you and Jaden have to team up and take on both Fujiwara and Atticus as Nightshroud.
Jaden's (Normal) Story
First Heart: Syrus plans to have a special class with the Slifer Red students and Bastion Misawa from Ra Yellow being their teacher. Syrus thinks he's going to repeat a year so he duels you and Jaden in a tag duel along with another Slifer Red student with you and Jaden's graduation on the line.
Second Heart: The professors don't want all the 3rd year students to graduate so you and Jaden duel two professors with your graduation on the line.
Third Heart: Jaden has a flashback of meeting Damon when Damon stole the eggwiches and Jaden and the crew (Syrus, Alexis, Chumley, Dorothy, and you) went to meet Damon in the Forest. Damon challenges you to a single duel to test his drawing ability.
Fourth Heart: The professors are still against the graduation, especially Dr. Crowler. You and Jaden must duel Blair and Hassleberry with all of the students' graduation on the line.
Syrus' Story (Obelisk Blue)
Syrus in this adventure focuses more upon dueling other students than his friends, reminding everyone about the need to respect the opponent, as Zane taught him.
First Heart: Syrus interrupts a duel between two Slifer Red students and two Obelisk Blue students. You and Syrus duel against the Slifers.
Second Heart: Syrus interrupts a controversial meeting between Jasmine & Mindy and two Obelisk Blue students. You and Syrus then duel the Obelisk Blue students.
Third Heart: Syrus remembers the duel with the Psycho Style duelist (Inotsume Makoto). Then you meet two Obelisk Blue students at the Cliff who also use Psycho Style Decks and duel them.
Fourth Heart: At the Duel Field you and Syrus tag duel against Jaden and Zane in the exam duel.
Syrus' Story (Ra Yellow and Slifer Red)
This Syrus, in contrast to the one above, is one that never grew as a duelist or as a person; he lacks confidence, and has no respect either for himself or for others as duelists, childishly demanding the other party buying sandwiches for him and hiding behind the player character like a shield.
First Heart: You and Syrus tag-duel against Chazz and Jesse.
Second Heart: You and Syrus tag-duel against two Obelisk Blue students.
Third Heart: You and Syrus tag-duel against Hassleberry and Chumley.
Fourth Heart: At the Duel Field you and Syrus tag duel against Jaden and Tyranno in the exam duel.
First Heart: In the Slifer Red dorm's dining room someone has stolen Chazz' fried shrimp. Chazz will challenge Syrus and Jaden to a duel with your assistance.
Second Heart: Apparently someone has stolen Alexis' dress, prompting you and Chazz to challenge The Gambler and Sartorius to a tag-duel.
Third Heart: In Chancellor Sheppard's office during a conversation about the missing supply ship, Chazz challenges Aster and Jesse to a tag-duel with you as his partner.
Fourth Heart: Chazz believes he has discovered the thief's identity - Damon! However Damon's dueling partner Don Zaloog admits to being the real thief, prompting a tag duel with you and Chazz against Don Zaloog and Damon.
Chazz' Story (Obelisk Blue)
This Chazz is who he was at the beginning of the first season—even more arrogant and elitist than usual. His goal throughout this adventure is to take over the school's administration and force out all underperforming students to make it an elite academy. It concludes with him successful, standing at the side of his two older brothers, while the rest of the campus despairs.
First Heart: You and Chazz tag-duel against Syrus and Chumley.
Second Heart: You and Chazz tag-duel against Bastion and Tyranno.
Third Heart: You and Chazz tag-duel against Alexis and Dr. Crowler.
Fourth Heart: You and Chazz tag-duel against Zane and Aster.
Zane's (Underworld) Story
First Heart: You and Zane tag-duel against Jaden and Syrus at the Academy.
Second Heart: You and Zane tag-duel against two Obelisk Blue students at the Beach.
Third Heart: You and Zane duel against Nightshroud and Alexis at the Volcano.
Fourth Heart: To graduate, you and Zane face off against Aster and his sidekick, Chazz.
Zane's (Obelisk Blue) Story
First Heart: Zane has a flashback about his best friend, Atticus starting the Duel Academy's most handsome guy contest. Zane wants to cancel the contest so he duels Atticus and Mindy along with you in a tag duel.
Second Heart: Zane has a flashback again about Atticus causing him trouble when he wants Zane to accept the fact that Blair has feelings for him, so Atticus and Blair duels you and Zane in a tag duel.
Third Heart: As usual, Zane has a flashback about Atticus starting up a contest: "The search for Zane Truesdale's date". Zane is against it, so you and him duel Atticus and Jasmine in a tag duel.
Fourth Heart: You and Zane are tag dueling Atticus and Sarina for the graduation duel.
First Heart: At the Obelisk Blue boys dorm Blair is after a "Fortune favor" from Sartorius, but first she must defeat Sartorius and Jesse in a tag-duel with your assistance.
Second Heart: Blair and you duel at the Harbor against Chazz and Alexis
Third Heart: Blair duels with you against Tyranno and Bastion in order to claim their fish dinner as a present for a hungry Jaden.
Fourth Heart: Atticus and Jaden duel against you and Blair at the Harbour's lighthouse after Blair invites Jaden there to tell him something but is interrupted by Atticus.
Blair's Story (Obelisk Blue)
First Heart: At the Obelisk Blue Boys Dorm Blair is after a yearbook photo from Alexis and Tyranno, but first she agrees to duel them in a Tag-Duel with your assistance, because of nostalgia.
Second Heart: Blair and you duel at the Harbor against Zane and Atticus.
Third Heart: Blair duels with you against Chazz and Bastion in order to take a picture of the "Pro duelist". Afterward, she is sad that they fought so much against each other.
Fourth Heart: Tyranno and Jaden duel against you and Blair at the Duel Field to graduate you. After this, Blair talks to you at the Obelisk Blue Girls Dorm.
Blair's Story (Undisguised)
First Heart: Zane is back! So in search of him, the "Maiden in love" duels two Obelisk students in order to enter the Blue dorm.
Second Heart: Blair and you duel at the Harbor against Alexis and Jaden out of jealousy.
Third Heart: Defeat Crowler and his partner to prove Blair worthy of being in Duel Academy.
Fourth Heart: Duel of the Pros: Aster and Jesse vs. Blair and you.
Blair's Story (Disguised)
First Heart: Surprise, she's a girl. But to prevent Chazz from finding out, you have to duel him and Syrus.
Second Heart: Now it is Jaden who wants to go to the pool with Blair. As her knight, you battle him and Tyranno to help her out.
Third Heart: You have to duel Professor Wade to give her time to hide her girlish things.
Fourth Heart: Great duel against Crowler and Wade to prevent them from lifting your hats in public. After this, she talks to you at the lighthouse.
First Heart: Mindy and Jasmine approach Alexis and ask for a tag-duel with her and you for the graduation test.
Second Heart: Chazz tells Alexis that he has defeated Aster and will going to a pro league tournament. Chazz asks you and Alexis to duel them both.
Third Heart: There is a Graduation Test at the Duel Field and Atticus and Jaden are your opponents.
Fourth Heart: Alexis will ask you to come to the lighthouse at the Harbor and then challenge you to a duel. After the duel she will tell you something important.
Alexis' Story (Angry) -- This Alexis is much more hostile in general, and never fails to mention how she thinks the player character is a slacker at every opportunity, even when complimenting him. Her Deck is based around her Society of Light version's Ice Deck, and her goal is to shape up the player character and get rid of all the "slackers" at the school.
First Heart: Atticus is at the root of the "slacker problem" in Duel Academy, and Alexis plans to shape him up. First, you have to beat his right wing: Jasmine and Mindy.
Second Heart: Now it's time for his left wing: You duel Fonda Fontaine and passer-by Blair.
Third Heart: The root is the Slifer Red dorm! So you duel Jaden and Tyranno to make Jaden leave.
Fourth Heart: The final fight: You duel Atticus and Chazz, with Atticus's future on the line.
First Heart: You and Bastion tag-duel against Jim and Tyranno.
Second Heart: You and Bastion tag-duel against two Jinzos from the different dimension.
Third Heart: You and Bastion tag-duel against Trueman.
Fourth Heart: You and Bastion tag-duel against two Ra Yellow students in the exam duel.
Bastion concludes the adventure with the statement that although he is often forgotten by others, he will continue to fight for what is right, and be an "invisible protector" of the world.
Bastion's Story (Excited)
This adventure is a parody of Neo-Jaden's story arc above, with Bastion proclaiming himself to be a defender of truth and justice, hounded by fans at all times (in contrast to how things usually are, where most people keep forgetting he's there). In fact, at one point he expresses a wish that some people would forget him. The closing illustration for this adventure is identical to Jaden's, and Bastion's Deck happens to be classic Elemental Hero Fusion Monster-based, just like Jaden.
First Heart: Bastion has a flashback to his final duel against Kagemaru at the Special Finals Arena (parody of the same event in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force). You and Bastion tag-duel against Kagemaru and Titan.
Second Heart: Bastion has a flashback where the two of you encountered Sartorius and Sarina (parody of Aster Phoenix's eighth event in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2 You and Bastion tag-duel against Sartorius and Sarina.
Third Heart: You and Bastion tag-duel against Professor Viper and Axel.
Fourth Heart: The last storypart is the same like Jaden's: You and Bastion tag-duel against Fujiwara and Nightshroud.
Second & Third Tier Story
First Heart: You and your partner tag-duel against Tyranno and Crowler. If you tag with Tyranno or Crowler, you'll fight against Andrea and Lily.
Second Heart: You and your partner tag-duel against Yasmin and Atticus (Hawaiian shirt). If you tag with Atticus (in any form), you'll fight against Yasmin and Tania. If you tag with Yasmin, you'll fight against Atticus (Hawaiian shirt) and Tania.
Third Heart: You and your partner against Camula and Jesse. If you tag with Jesse, you'll fight against Camula and Atticus (Hawaiian shirt). If you tag with Camula, you'll fight against Atticus (Hawaiian shirt) and Jesse.
Fourth Heart: You and your partner duel against Amnael and Adrian. Amnael uses a Different Dimension Deck while Adrian uses an Exodia Deck. If you tag with Adrian, you'll fight against Amnael and Aster. If you tag with Professor Banner, as Amnael or not, you'll fight against Adrian and Jaden.
A minor lag seldom occurs during your opponent's turn. This could be due to the revisions that have been made with regards to the decision-making processes of the AI, coupled with the fact that the amount of memory stored on the game's UMD is a colossal amount due to the large card pool. However, this lag is enough to really disrupt the flow of the game to the point of almost irritating, like when there is a large number of cards on the field. Despite all the lags, the game can be played normally.
"F.G.D" seems to have a different effect in-game (although it is not written in its effect text). While your opponent controls it, all Dragon-Type monsters on its side of the field can pierce through Defense Position monsters, and Spell or Trap Cards cannot be activated when it attacks. This does not apply to Tokens.
Selecting Jaden's alter ego The Supreme King in Story Mode is not possible because the developers never got around to complete the game data to make him accessible.
"Plant Food Chain's" second effect (Special Summon a Plant-Type monster from the Graveyard if the card is destroyed by a card effect when equipped) can be activated whether or not the Trap has been activated and equipped to an appropriate monster.
"No Entry!!" misspells the word "monsters" to "montsers".
The game does not currently have a release date in the US, the game is region-free and therefore any of the imports can be played on any PSP. It is for that reason that many people in the US have ordered the UK version.
However, according to GameFAQs, the game is scheduled to be released in America in 2010, but it still has not been released.
Some of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force 3 game boxes come with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force 2 Promos instead of the correct promo cards. To rectify the problem, players can contact Konami through their support centre. If you supply a scan of the game's proof of purchase and your address, Konami will then send you the correct cards free of charge. Click here to go directly to the support centre. Alternatively, players can contact their local Konami office or one of Konami's distribution partners via regular mail, enclosing a copy of the proof of purchase. Details of local Konami offices and their distribution partners can be found here and here. This option works for Customers who have imported the game as well providing the game was purchased from a reputable dealer and there is a digital copy of the proof of purchase (Paypal sales page, digital recept, etc.).
You may choose between one of these when starting a new game: