Konami Arcade Games
|Konami Arcade Games|
Konami Arcade Games is a series of cards based on characters from Konami's Gradius video game series and other "shoot 'em up" games. These include player-controlled ships, support items, enemies, and bosses. Certain cards were created solely for the Yu-Gi-Oh card game with their design based upon the Gradius games. The majority and most notable of these monsters are LIGHT Machines with 1200 ATK. Therefore, much of their support can be found in Structure Deck: Blitzkrieg of the Mechlight Dragons.
A Gradius Deck revolves around the use of the cards "Gradius" or "Victory Viper XX03" along with their support cards. The main strategy is to protect your monsters from traps with the effect of "Jade Knight" and boost them all with cards you can activate during damage calculation. The majority of the Deck's monsters have effects that trigger whenever it attacks and destroys an opposing monster; these effects involve increasing their own ATK, destroying opposing cards, and especially summoning more monsters. As a result, a Gradius Deck operates under a Swarm/OTK hybrid, which is augmented by additional ATK-boosting cards such as United We Stand. Another effective strategy is to utilize cards that drop opposing ATK scores, such as Gearspring Spirit. Due to having initially low Original ATK on a majority of its monsters, so this Deck must have a counter ready every turn as it is vulnerable to being overrun by large opposing beaters. A variation on this Deck reached the SHONEN JUMP Championship Nashville 2010, using cards like "Honest" (before it became Limited) and "Creature Swap". 
The mass swarming of this Deck provides the opportunity to rapidly Synchro Summon and Xyz Summon. The primary monsters are all Level 4 Light monsters, allowing Lightwave Tuning to be an option. However, one might feel hard-pressed to invest largely in both Synchro and Xyz strategies while maintaining an appropriate Deck size or card ratio.
If one wishes to incorporate Gradius, the player has access to the many support cards that come with being a low-ATK Normal Light Machine. A pair of Gradius may be searched using Rescue Rabbit, which can be used to Xyz Summon Gear Gigant X to search another Machine from the Deck or Starliege Paladynamo to overcome a difficult monster. Gradius' Option is a monster that can be automatically summoned when Gradius is out, and by using a combination of a Level 1 Tuner such as Mono Synchron or Unknown Synchron as well as Lightwave Tuning, it is plausible to summon Shooting Star Dragon the opening turn. The player may also wish to incorporate other Normal Machines to supplement Rescue Rabbit, such as the Tuner Genex Controller or the high-ATK Mechanicalchaser, or any other possible Normal Machine. Keep in mind that since Genex Controller and Mechanicalchaser are both Dark monsters, it highly increases the playability of Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning.
All plays should be focused on swarming and increasing ATK power. Both Gradius and Victory Viper have monsters that can copy their ATK, so equipping these monsters with United We Stand can be very beneficial, along with other ATK-boosting cards such as Honest. Other powerful Equip Cards for Machines are Mage Power, Fighting Spirit, and Break! Draw! Without their ATK-boosting cards, these monsters are vulnerable to high-ATK monsters. For these impenetrable monsters, simply take them with Creature Swap. This steals an opposing high-ATK monster while giving your opponent a low-ATK monster that your jets can easily eradicate. Jade Knight is an especially potent Swap, as you will still obtain its searching effect even if it is destroyed under your opponent's control. Although not a best-case scenario, if your own jet is destroyed by battle, it will still activate an effect so long the other monster is destroyed by battle as well (this is because the jets do not require the opposing monster to be sent to the Graveyard and occurs immediately after damage calculation).
- "Ryu Kokki" appears as a character in World Championship 2006;
- "Doitsu", "Moai Interceptor Cannons", "Sasuke Samurai 3", and "Ultimate Baseball Kid" all appear in World Championship 2007;
- "Metal Shooter", "Goe Goe the Gallant Ninja", "Lady Ninja Yae", "Sasuke Samurai", and "Sasuke Samurai 2" all appear in World Championship 2008;
- "Sasuke Samurai 4" appears in World Championship 2007 and World Championship 2009;
- "B.E.S. Big Core MK-2", "Nanobreaker", and "Solar Flare Dragon" all appear in World Championship 2010;
- "Delta Tri" appears in World Championship 2011;
- "Soitsu" appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller.
Midday Constellation is a Booster Pack in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force video game series whose contents are made up of cards from Konami games. The pack is unlocked by entering the Konami Code at a certain point in the game, and, depending on the game, costs either 5730 or 573 Duel Points (573 is a number regularly self-associated with Konami due their own Goroawase number).
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force: Midday Constellation (Noon Star)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2: Midday Constellation (GX04-BP)
This is a list of all the cards based on Konami games, not just the space shooters:
|Japanese name||Card type||Property|
|Alert||アラート||Trap Card||Normal Trap Card|
|B.E.F. Zelos||Spell Card||Field Spell Card|
|Big Wave Small Wave||Spell Card||Normal Spell Card|
|Big Wave Small Wave (Duel Links)||Spell Card||Normal Spell Card|
|Big Wave Small Wave (anime)||Spell Card||Normal Spell Card|
|Boss Rush||ボスラッシュ||Spell Card||Continuous Spell Card|
|D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation||Spell Card||Equip Spell Card|
|D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation (Duel Links)||Spell Card||Equip Spell Card|
|Flint (anime)||フリント||Spell Card||Equip Spell Card|
|Fuhma Wave||Trap Card||Normal Trap Card|
|Ninjitsu Art of Decoy||Trap Card||Continuous Trap Card|
|Ninjitsu Art of Decoy (Duel Links)||Trap Card||Continuous Trap Card|
|Ninjitsu Art of Transformation||Trap Card||Continuous Trap Card|
|Ninjitsu Art of Transformation (Duel Links)||Trap Card||Continuous Trap Card|
|Stage Select||ステージセレクト||Spell Card||Normal Spell Card|
- Konami Code - this famous cheat code makes an appearance in a number of Yu-Gi-Oh! video games