Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
English  Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
Japanese translated  Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Nightmare Troubadour
Developer(s)  Konami
Publisher(s)  Konami
Platform(s)  Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • Flag of Japan July 21, 2005
  • Flag of the United States August 30, 2005
Genre(s)  Mild Fantasy Violence
Ratings  E

Nightmare Troubadour is the first Yu-Gi-Oh video game for the Nintendo DS.

New features

The Path of victory is in the cards, Search for duelists by touching the map they are ready to face your challenge, Summon powerful 3D monsters from over 1000 cards including some of the latest cards, Duel and Trade cards wirelessly with your friends.

Unlike the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Gameboy Advance games, it contains:

  • Utilization of the DS's touch screen to make faster and easier decisions, while still able to use the buttons.
  • The top screen shows a 3-D game board view of the duel including battle between monsters and animations of each Monster Card when they're on the field.
  • While in the Overworld, the bottom screen shows a map to freely navigate to different areas and find duelists.


You role play as a novice duelist participating in the Battle City Tournament featuring the original Yu-Gi-Oh! cast. The original Battle City storyline has been altered some to extend game play and include duelists such as Maximillion Pegasus, the Paradox Brothers. The Virtual World story arc is also included.

Special 3D Summoning

A list of monsters with special 3D summoning


The game features characters from season 1 to 3 of the anime.


  • After defeating Odion Ishtar for the first time, Pegasus no longer appears as an opponent. It is suggested that players get his cards (via Trading) and Deck Recipe before defeating Odion.
  • Shortly after beginning, Shadow Games are introduced. When moving at night, the player can be intercepted by evil duelists such as Rare Hunters and be forced to duel them. Losing or having a tie with them will result in being sent to the Shadow Realm, aka Game Over.
  • The Japanese version of this game uses the censored TCG card artworks instead of the Japanese.
  • Tristan Taylor and Duke Devlin do not appear in this game even though Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler and Tea Gardner do.

Promotional cards

The game also introduces 3 new Spellcaster support cards, including the Silent Magician archetype. The Japanese game guide also introduces a support card for the same themes.



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