Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 8: Reshef of Destruction (遊戯王デュエルモンスターズ８ ～破滅の大邪神), is a Game Boy Advance game by Konami based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.
In the start, the player is in his room with Joey. The Player, Joey, and Yugi are going to a duelist competition. Joey organizes his Deck, and asks the player how he is. The player gets two choices. Whichever he chooses doesn't affect the plot.
Joey gets excited and talks about the duel competition, but Yugi isn't there yet and Joey gets impatient. Suddenly Yugi enters and informs them that his Millennium Puzzle has disappeared along with Yami Yugi.
So then Yugi and Joey follow the player outside (They will follow him for the majority of the game). Téa waiting at the Clock Tower Square and is shocked by the bad news, but it gets even worse. Ishizu appears reporting that all Millennium Items have disappeared and asks the player for help in saving the world from a Dark Being, Reshef.
To resurrect him, it is necessary to gain the power of all three Egyptian God Cards that turned into stone.
Before leaving, the player can check out the other duelists to win some extra cards. When he tries talking to Téa, she'll leave the Clock Tower Square wishing him the best. He may even go to Truesdale's card shop to buy some cards or challenge Duke and Tristan outside or even duel Yugi and Joey inside the shop.
If the player heads over to KaibaCorp (this is optional), he'll see Rebecca trying to reclaim one of Kaiba's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" cards because he had torn-up Truesdale's one. To prove to Kaiba that she's worth dueling, the player has to face her.
After defeating her, she will leave. Now the player can duel the KC DuelTek 1000. It can be found right from the statue in the middle of the three Blue-Eyes White Dragons. Before dueling it, the player can choose from the following:
- "Novice": This is pretty easy. The computer's cards are not hard to beat at all.
- "Standard and above": When this option is chosen, the player must choose from the following:
The player needs to find the Millennium Items and restore their power in order to fight Reshef. The player has no choice but to start this new adventure.
The Egyptian Exhibition
Now answer the controller's question with "Yes". After that, you and either Yugi or Joey will duel against two of the controllers that want to test your abilities (it doesn't matter which character you choose because either one of them will win).
Right after defeating the controllers, PaniK (Player Killer of Darkness) arrives and follows you into the train but before entering the Duel Express itself, you may want to reinforce your Deck by dueling the four duelists in front of it.
However, if you just want to continue the story, you can enter the Duel Express by talking to the controller. Once you've entered the train, talk to the far left steward. The train will depart where you can duel the two passengers and the controller you already talked to before moving onto the next car.
After defeating them, head over to the second wagon where you will meet PaniK. He'll challenge you and once you manage to defeat him, the Duel Express will arrive at the Egypt Exhibition. If you want to power up your Deck, head left to the final wagon first before leaving the Express and challenge the young lady with the red ribbon and her father.
Now follow PaniK and talk to the guy standing in front of the door at the end to pass and enter a dark room where some artifacts are stowed away.
As you enter, you will see PaniK losing his consciousness. The other guy standing in front of him is the Millennium Items Keeper that now wants to prove your worthiness to gain the Millennium Necklace.
After defeating him, the Millenium Necklace is handed over to you but at the same time, it brings you a vision: The world's final doom! And Yami's watching it!
Outside the room back at the Express station, you have to meet Seto and Mokuba Kaiba. After that, leave the Exhibition by following the yellow line to the upper left exit of the controlling station and head back to Ishizu who is waiting at the Clock Tower Square.
When you try to talk to her, a mysterious looking guy with a violet carpet appears. He calls himself the Puppeteer of Doom (Ventriloquist of the Dead) and challenges you to a Duel.
After defeating him, he'll give you a special invitation card from his master Sol Chevalsky. Put it in your Duel Disk to view the video saved on it. It will give you the location of the next Millennium Item: Domino Pier.
Challenge the guy that is admiring the yard with his girlfriend before going on board.
Inside you see Jean Claude Magnum, head to Mai and help her out by defeating him. After doing so, talk to Mai. She gives you information on a mysterious cargo on this yard. Duel the other lady to get one more rare card.
Now head to the cargo bay, from there, you will found the Millennium Items Keeper. You have to duel him in order to get the next Millenium Item. After defeating him, you will receive the Millennium Key. Shadi appears to tell you that every Millennium Item carry its bearer's memories.
Head back to Ishizu to get the next location. When you show her the Millennium Key, Slifer the Sky Dragon regains its power! She wants to give it to Yugi but he refuses because Slifer would belong to Yami, so you get the card instead.
Side Quest: At this point, you can challenge Mai. After you defeated her, go to Kame Game Shop. After watching the end of the duel between Tristan and Duke, Duke will mentioned that since he won, he will going out with Serenity. After overhearing this, Joey became angry, specially which Tristan that made the whole deal in the first place. Then Serenity will come and end the fight. After Duke questioned her about liking strong duelists, she mentioned that she might like them but thinks Mai is the best, so Tristan and Duke decide to challenge Mai. Go to the Domino Pier, and inside the board you will see Mai giving orders to Tristan and Duke. When she (jokingly) mentioned about a training quest, they decide to leave again. Go to the KaibaCorp, when they try to convince Roland to let them pass in order to train with the KC DuelTek 1000. After Mokuba shows off and let them pass, they dueled the Dueling Machine. After Tristan loss and Duke victory, the Dueling Machine mock them for their incompetence, despite Duke victory, though Mokuba mentioned that the Dueling Machine will not be impressed by barely defeating it. So, they decide to stay and train more (At this point, you won't be able to duel the Dueling Machine until you finish the side quest). Finally, return to the Kame Game Shop. When Joey questioned Serenity about their feelings, she mentioned she actually likes somebody, in fact, everyone of her friends. After overhearing this, Tristan and Duke ask her about what she said earlier about liking strong duelist, though she doesn't remember saying it, she mentioned that all her friends are strong duelist after all. At this point, Serenity will stay in the Kame Game Shop along Duke and Tristan, you can duel the Dueling Machine again and unlocks a hidden side quest after the Egyptian Gods became stone, but before the Neo Ghouls appears.
With Slifer on your side, you can now travel to Italy. Another Millennium Item should be buried there somewhere. Head to the next screen and speak to Bonz. Defeat him, then Bandit Keith will arrive along with his two accomplices Strings and Rare Hunter. He tells you that he has control over them and that they call themselves the "Neo Ghouls". After the "Neo Ghouls" leave, Bonz shows you a hidden room where the Millennium Items Keeper awaits to test you.
The next item will be found in China.
A guy will welcome you. Head to the next screen at the right and talk to the other guy who's standing in your way. It doesn't seem that he would let you pass, so return to the first screen.
Challenge the guy at the snack bar, it will be revealed that he is Para, then the other guy will arrive and reveal that he is Dox. They challenge you in a Tag Duel. Kaiba and Mokuba arrive to help you and then you will have to select one of them to duel him and Kaiba will duel the other.
After you defeat them, they will combine themselves to form F.G.D, so you will need the help of Kaibaman. Then Roland dressed up as Kaibaman appears where he Summons Black Luster Soldier and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, he then fuses them to form Master of Dragon Soldier. Finally, he attacks and destroys F.G.D to end the show.
When you return to Ishizu, she gives you the next location: Canada
Side quest: At this point, Tea will be in the Clock Tower Square, lamenting about a fortuneteller reading. Then, Johnny Steps interrupts her and asks her to going out with him, so Tea asks you to defeat him. After winning, he walks away. Then, Crump, dressed as Nightmare Penguin, appears and mentions that the fortuneteller told him that Tea will bring him luck so he demands that she works form him in order to make his dream come true, "Penguin Land". After Tea refuses, she asks the player, again, to help her. After winning, he walks away in disdain. Tea then reveals that the fortuneteller predicted that she will have the worst luck with men that day. Afterwards, she returns to the Kame Game Shop.
Go back to Ishizu to learn the next location: The Galapagos Islands.
When you enter, you will find Mako. If you want, you can duel him several times to get some rare cards. To complete the story, you will need to advance deeper into the Islands where you will find Weevil again.
If you want, you can duel him, if you didn't just enter the ruins. Inside the ruins, you will find Yami Yugi in front of the Millennium Scales but after a long conversation, it is revealed that he is not Yami Yugi but actually Mimic of Doom (Mimic of The Dead).
If you head back to Ishizu and talk to her, Slifer loses his power and turns back into stone again. Ishizu's shocked because she thought that the power of the Millennium Items you gathered would resurrect The Winged Dragon of Ra.
If you had done the Serenity's Side Quest, after the Egyptian Gods became stone, Ishizu will ask for time in order to plan their next move. Lucky will arrive and starts barking, this will prompts Joey to think something is wrong and Ishizu asks them to check it out. When the player arrive at the Kame Game shop, Serenity and Duke will explain that a Monkey Robot came out of the Kame Game shop and that Lucky was talking to it. Duke didn't believe that there was a another person close to Lucky and this cause Duke to realize that the only person who was close to Lucky was Tristan. They explain that Tristan has been turn into a Monkey Robot possibly due to Reshef's resurrection. When the player talk to Solomon Muto, he will remain skeptical. With Mokuba, he thinks that is silly, but he remembers that they made them and were never sold well. When the player talk to Mokuba again, he will say that they were programmed to behave like monkeys and by showing them, a banana, it becomes excited. Before the player arrive at Galapagos, the three Monkey Robots are excited when they found banana and told the fourth one to leave. When the player arrive at the scene, Joey is shock to see them and Yugi will say that it impossible to find Tristan. The three Monkey Robots are angry and then, challenge the player to a Duel. When the player has beaten them, the player can enter the old building to face the fourth one. By beating the last one, the player enter the Kame Game shop to found out that the Monkey Robot belong to Solomon Muto. The real Tristan come back and will say that he gone to get some food. At this point, the fourth Monkey Robot will stay the Kame Game shop for the rest of the game, so the player can Duel them again. Also, returning with Ishizu will progress the story where it left off, ask you to look for Kaiba while she chase The Millennium Puzzle.
The Neo Ghouls are comin'
You don't have to go a long way to find Seto and Mokuba. They're at the KaibaCorp building. Talk to him, no matter what option you choose, Seto will leave.
If you return to the Clock Tower Square, you'll watch two Neo Ghouls attacking a couple of weaker duelists. Chase them away by defeating them.
At the upper right part of Clock Tower Square, Hanasaki dressed up as Zombyra the Dark is trying to get rid of one of the Neo Ghouls but he fails and the Ghoul leaves. Whenever you try to talk to him, a Neo Ghoul comes to you to duel you.
When you reach the place where you usually would meet Ishizu, you'll see another cut scene, Rare Hunter in a Duel with Espa's younger brothers and he summons Exodia to defeat them.
Right after the duel ended, Espa Roba himself appears to defend his brothers. They notice you and the Rare Hunter will challenge you to a duel while Espa takes on the other Neo Ghouls.
Defeating him should be quite easy, I don't think he'll be able to summon Exodia just in time. Thanks to Jinzo, Espa is able to do away with the other two Neo Ghouls. From Espa, you'll learn that Ishizu was kidnapped by the Neo Ghouls and brought to the Domino Station.
Once you arrive at Domino Station, you will see 3 Neo Ghouls but they will not let you pass, so you have to duel and defeat one of them. However, if he leaves, another Ghoul will take his place. You'll have to draw them off the train station somehow.
There's only one solution: It's time to ask your duel friends for help!
Need of help
First, you should go to Domino Pier to help Mai out of her misery.
For this you have to get rid of Arkana. As soon as you drive the Ghouls away, Mai will thank you and leave to do what she can to defeat the Ghouls at the Clock Tower Square.
The next ally is Mako who is still on the Galapagos Islands, in the island's ruins. From there, you'll have to face off against Strings in order to make Mako go to Clock Tower Square.
The other allies are Weevil who can be found in China, Bonz in Italy and Rex in Canada. Defeat the Ghouls to help them out.
Now finally, go back to Clock Tower Square and talk to Espa Roba. There are still some Ghouls in the town that you have to defeat. You'll have to duel the Rare Hunter one more time at the Kaibaman Show while Espa Roba will take on the Big Bad Five. Please be very careful, because this time, the Rare Hunter will be much harder to beat than last time.
Afterwards, you'll be able to head to the Egyptian Exhibition but you're still not able to get there directly. So you'll have to take the Duel Express which has been taken over by the Neo Ghouls.
They are no big deal to defeat because of their lowered Life Points. After you have forced your way through the carriages, the Duel Express will arrive at the Exhibition station.
Deal with the three Neo Ghouls and move towards the chamber you already were before. As you meet Kaiba, talk to him so that you can reach it. Hand over the Millennium Items to Keith in order to save Ishizu.
Keith receives Ra's judgment. As a reward you get "The Winged Dragon of Ra (Sphere Mode)". Yugi and Yami's reunification does not last for long because Reshef will take control over Keith where he will smash the Puzzle into many pieces.
Para appears and steals a piece of the Millenium Puzzle so Yami is once again trapped inside his own item. At the station, you'll meet Seto who is forced to watch as Mokuba is kidnapped by Dox. Para comes out of the room and the two brothers leave with Mokuba inviting Seto to visit Pegasus.
Now you need to meet Paradox to find out where Sol's castle is located.
As you enter China once again, Paradox appears in front of you. He tells you that Ra would not be able to help you if he is in Sphere Mode, so you need to find someone who can activate Ra's battle mode.
Head back to Clock Tower Square and ask Ishizu to find out that the only one who could help you is her brother Marik who now lives in Egypt.
When you arrive, Odion welcomes you. On Marik's command, he lets you pass if you choose the first option otherwise he'll duel you if you choose the second option.
Marik will surely help you but he has to test your abilities. Afterwards, if you beat him, he'll awaken Ra's battle mode. However, Marik is not able to resurrect Ra's invincible Phoenix Mode. He asks you to return if you found out the secret behind that Mode.
Now return to Paradox but before you are able to gather any information from him, you have to play a game with him.
Now here comes the most complicated part of the game. Head right to the next screen where the guard will block your way. After you defeat him, he gives you a card as a reward. However, if you want to get inside the room, you will only enter the screen again and you will have to duel the guard again and again until he lets you pass.
But before Paradox is providing any information, you have to do a little quiz:-
Which card you obtained first?
Which was the fifth?
Then he'll challenge you. After defeating him, he'll provide you with the location of Pegasus's hideout.
Before moving to his hideout, you might want to get Ra's Phoenix mode.
Head back to Solomon's shop and enter the following code into the Password Machine:51404976
Now head to Egypt where Odion welcomes you. You tell him that you've found out the secret of Ra's Phoenix mode. He leads you to his master Marik who will transform Ra into its Phoenix mode.
By now, you should be prepared for the final quests. Be careful, as the opponents you face from now on will start to have a Life Point advantage at 10000 rather than the usual 8000.
Enter the cable railway to follow Kaiba but it's a trap! Three of Pegasus Servants attack you so you will have to duel them. After leaving the cable railway, PaniK awaits you and Mimic of Doom supports him. You and Joey will face them but they won't disappear so Joey himself will take on the two of them, leaving you and Yugi to continue on.
When you enter the dungeon, you may choose whether to go left or right, it doesn't really matter. There are just two enemies you can't walk around.
After you reach the stairs at the top of the dungeon, two other duelists appear, Para and Dox. You and Yugi have to defeat them but if they're defeated, they will not free the way. So Yugi frees it for you by dueling both the Paradox Brothers on his own.
Now you're alone...
As you make your way into the castle, Paradox appears and tells you that you'll need 5 spirit cards from your friends to be able to pass the labyrinth that awaits you.
So head to Mako, Mai, Weevil, Espa Roba, Bonz and Rex to duel them. They will give you their dearest cards: The Legendary Fisherman, Harpie Lady, Insect Queen, Jinzo, Pumpking the King of Ghosts and Two-Headed King Rex. (They can be found where you met them in the first place).
After you've gathered the required cards, you may proceed to enter the castle.
You'll meet several Pegasus Servants that are disguised as your "fellow duelists" as Paradox would say. First you have to battle Bonz, second is Rex and then comes Weevil, followed by Mako, Espa Roba and Mai.
After defeating Sol's Servants, right before entering the room where you meet Kaiba, you can turn left and enter a hidden room. Look at the large picture so that Shadi appears. He'll tell you what happened to Pegasus after Yami Bakura defeated him and took his Millennium Eye if you choose "Yes".
Entering the room is neither necessary for completing the game nor lets you enter a different storyline though seeing Shadi will clear up the story a bit more.
Now you'll be able to watch Kaiba defeating one of the servants. Ishizu also arrives and asks Kaiba for help but he's still thinking he will beat Pegasus with his "perfect" Deck. Mokuba suddenly shows up under Reshef's control and wants to challenge Seto but he is not able to harm Mokuba. So it's up to you to bring back Mokuba and defeat him.
Once Mokuba regains his senses, Seto thanks you but although he owes you his help, he will not give you his Obelisk The Tormentor unless you defeat him in a Duel.
The Final Battles
Now after defeating Kaiba, you will face Sol Chevalsky. Take caution - he starts off with 20000 Life Points. Once you defeat him, Reshef will be released. Drawing on the despair from the many duelists you defeated to get this far, Reshef will prove to be overwhelming.
However, Kaiba, Yugi and Joey will show up to offer you some encouragement, along with weakening Reshef with their signature cards so that you can face him. You will then need to defeat Reshef, who boasts an extraordinary 40000 Life Points and holds all 3 God Cards, without even having a chance to restore your Life Points.
After defeating Reshef, he tries to regain strength by drawing on Sol Chevalsky's soul. Sol Chevalsky will have none of it but as Reshef has an unbreakable grip on his soul, Chevalsky opts to become the new vessel in which Reshef will be sealed and calls on the player to use the power of the 3 God Cards to seal Reshef within him. After Chevalsky's sacrifice, the player and his party escape Chevalsky's collapsing hideout.
Peace returns to the world and Domino City as all the player's friends part ways. Ishizu Ishtar returns to once again ask for the return of the God Cards so that they will be sealed. After the player does so (without much of a choice here), the end credits roll.
Hall of Eternity
After you beat the game, you can re-load your last save and a new location on the world map will be opened, the Hall of Eternity. In the Hall of Eternity, you can find some of the hardest duelists in the game, each of which upon defeat, yields some of the most powerful cards in the game, along with a massive (by this game's standards) 10-20 increase in Deck Capacity.
Duelists in The Hall of Eternity
- Maximillion Pegasus - Starts off with 30000 LP
- Seto Kaiba - Starts off with 60000 LP, possesses Obelisk the Tormentor.
- Dark Joey - Starts off with 30000 LP
- Yami Bakura - Starts off with 60000 LP
- Yami Yugi - Starts off with 60000 LP, possesses Slifer the Sky Dragon.
- Yami Marik (After unlocking The Winged Dragon of Ra (Phoenix Mode))- Starts off with 60000 LP, possesses The Winged Dragon of Ra (Phoenix Mode).
- Noah - Starts off with 60000 LP
- Shadi - Starts off with 30000 LP
- Paradox - Starts off with 30000 LP
When you have completed the game, Ishizu will ask you to hand over the Egyptian God Cards, so that they can be sealed again but even after giving her the Egyptian Gods, the player will still have them in their Deck or Trunk.
In Reshef of Destruction, as with the Sacred Cards many effect monsters are treated as Normal Monsters, many Fusion Monsters are treated as Effect Monsters and all Ritual Monsters are Divine-Type and can be summoned either with a Ritual Spell Card (do not have to be in the deck) or by Tributing normally.
Reshef of Destruction, being a sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards, runs a similar battle system to its prequel. Introduced however, are continuous Monster effects. In between each move, a cursor scrolls across the screen - if any continuous Monster effects are detected, they are applied. Many of such monster effects are those that increase or decrease ATK/DEF, like Slifer the Sky Dragon. The game's inability to sustain these effects between moves and the need to keep checking for them can make a duel tediously long.
Reshef of Destruction increased the game's difficulty and length by raising the card restrictions. Many cards now have a much higher card capacity and purchase cost than before and the increase in Deck capacity has been drastically reduced - the player only receives a paltry increase in 1 capacity when defeating a Duelist that can be challenged repeatedly and 3 for any Duelist that will only duel once.
The player is also subject to a more restrictive card restriction list than before. For example, they can only use one copy of Torrential Tribute compared to 3 in the prequel. However, to the ire of many players, AI opponents are not restricted by this list to compensate for the lack of actual thought, resulting in late-game opponents having 3 copies of Raigeki, Change of Heart, Monster Reborn and so on, in addition to them having unlimited deck capacity and duelist level to use cards far stronger than the player can afford.
The player's Life Point counter can reach 5 digits rather than maxing out at 9999. Unfortunately, his Life Points always carries over between duels unless he travels home to restore his Life Points, and the player starts their next duel at 8000 LP if they end a duel with more than that amount. With the player needing to defeat multiple opponents in a row late in the game and endgame opponents starting with more than the default 8000 Life Points, this too has proven to be a source of frustration.
- The Player
- Yugi Mutou (武藤 遊戯 Mutō Yūgi)
- Katsuya Jonouchi (城之内 克也 Jōnouchi Katsuya) / Joey Wheeler
- Ishizu Ishtar
- Seto Kaiba
- Mokuba Kaiba
- Anzu Mazaki / Téa Gardner
- Hiroto Honda / Tristan Taylor
- Ryuji Otogi / Duke Devlin
- Taiyō Tenma (天馬太陽 Tenma Taiyō) / Sol Chevalsky
- Keith Howard / Bandit Keith
- Pandora / Arkana
- Rare Hunter / Rare Hunter
- Ventriloquist of the Dead / Puppeter of Doom
- Mimic of Dead / Mimic of Doom
- Mei / Para
- Kyu / Dox
- Millennium Items Keeper
- The Big Bad Five
- Neo Ghouls
- Dark Yugi / Yami Yugi
- Dark Bakura / Yami Bakura
- Marik Ishtar
- Mai Kujaku / Mai Valentine
- Esper Roba / Espa Roba
- Insector Haga / Weevil Underwood
- Dinosaur Ryuzaki / Rex Raptor
- Ryuta Kajiki / Mako Tsunami
- Ghost Kotsuzuka / Bonz
- Rishido / Odion
- Shimon Muran
- Jean Claude Magnum
- Step Johnny / Johnny Steps
- Rebecca Hopkins / Rebecca Hawkins
- Monkey Robot
- Noah Kaiba
- Dark Marik / Yami Marik
A number of cards featured in Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction were video game-only at the time of the game's release.
- Yugi Muto's appearance on the box cover for this video game is taken from the title page for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist - Duel 137.